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Cooper, now posting on Instagram

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Articles, News | Comments Off on Cooper, now posting on Instagram

My buddy, Major Vin Cooper, late of the USAF OSI, is currently in Syria (I think…he won’t confirm in as many words) and posting daily on Instagram, when circumstances permit. I gather the posts are vaguely relevant to a novel I have written, titled, KINGDOM COME, which is set in Syria, among other places. So, if you’re interested, catch up with Vin on Instagram @vincooper04....

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The Kingdom is Coming

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Articles, News | Comments Off on The Kingdom is Coming

I said it would become available in November, but that was before reality got in the way. As of the end of November, it’s in typesetting and pagination. I’m hoping it will hit shelves and e-shelves sometime in the last half of January. When I know for sure, I’ll let you know. Sorry for the massive inconvenience. I know you’ve been losing sleep wondering what happened to it...

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Trial of Midnight Rider: Railroaded in the Deep South

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Articles, Blog, News | Comments Off on Trial of Midnight Rider: Railroaded in the Deep South

In the history of filmmaking, there have been many deaths on set. But not a single film director has ever been held accountable and jailed. Until now. That’s how the documentary begins. You may remember the incident. It happened on February 20, 2014, on a railway trestle way down in Wayne County, South Georgia, USA. A train ploughed into a film crew shooting a scene on railroad tracks  for a biopic about Greg Allman of the iconic band the Allman Brothers. Sarah Jones, a 27 -year-old camera assistant, was struck and killed by the locomotive. The film’s director, Randall Miller, was subsequently charged with criminal trespass and involuntary manslaughter. He took a plea and was jailed for two years, reduced to one year for good behaviour. The prosecution claimed that Miller knew the crew had been denied permission from the railroad to be on the racks, and that he had set the shoot up there anyway and “stole the shot.” But is that what really happened? I met Miller a number of years ago when his wife, writer producer Jody Savin, enquired about obtaining a film option on my Cold War book, THE ZERO OPTION. Miller didn’t seem to me to be the reckless type. He made friendly family movies and was himself the big gentle bear type. So I started to look into the evidence piled up against him. Over six months of filming, 75 interviews and many depositions later, the TRIAL OF MIDNIGHT RIDER: RAILROADED IN THE DEEP SOUTH is the result. Was Miller guilty or innocent? Would Ms Jones be alive today but for his actions? You’ll have to wait to see the documentary, but it will likely be considered controversial. It will be released late in January, the trailer available after...

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War Lord, Kindle Edition

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Blog, News | Comments Off on War Lord, Kindle Edition

Some people in the US have found it impossible obtaining a copy of WAR LORD in Kindle. And it’s particularly in my case because my books are published officially in both the UK and Australia, but not currently in the US (which has created a bit of a hole).

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Meet the sig

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Blog, Front page slider, News, Research | Comments Off on Meet the sig

The Sig Sauer 226 is the standard weapon of the AFOSI (Cooper’s unit). It’s weighty at 34 ounces when loaded with 13 rounds of 9mm ball (12 in the mag and one in the chamber), but Cooper likes it because the weight of it reminds him of the Colt .45, his favourite handgun.

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You don’t mess with a Ranger

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Blog, Front page slider, News, Research | Comments Off on You don’t mess with a Ranger

The Texas Rangers is a 144-man team that represents the pinnacle of Texas Law enforcement. “You don’t mess with a Ranger” was something I heard time and again when I was in Texas recently, researching STANDOFF (2012).

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