Ventura, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/17/2014 -- In the ongoing aftermath of Edward Snowden’s revelations about NSA spying, Peter Shadowhawk’s action-packed thriller about an out-of-control CIA couldn’t be timelier. Intense, fast-paced, and chillingly real, “The Knights of the Cold War and The Road to Bin Laden” (ISBN 0615976913) portrays a convoluted clandestine world where arrogance and egos run rampant and heroes, rogues, and psychopaths are pitted against each other on their way to putting an end to the communist menace.
A master of suspense, Shadowhawk weaves a twisted tale that traces the AIDS virus back to a secret research facility in Africa, where a rogue CIA agent attempts to create the ultimate Cold War weapon. When it gets loose, it’s just another example of the same kind of mismanagement by Washington of its covert operations that will go on to create Bin Laden and bring the Taliban to power.
Shadowhawk slashes through social ills such as bigotry and third-world exploitation as sharply as he stabs at the excesses of the world of espionage, exposing how racism, homophobia, arrogance and greed are the underlying forces that drive world events with blazing insight and fierce wit.
In 1962 William Hampstead, the CIA Director of European affairs opens a secret base in Liberia, West Africa to engineer the ULTIMATE Cold War weapon. Released accidently by the Monster, psychotic CIA agent Emile Beaucroix its release threatens to plunge the world into war. One can never have too much fun! But in the game there are also good dragons. CIA operatives William Hogan and Max George aided by the free-wheeling army intelligence officer, the Shadow form an unlikely alliance with KGB Special Operations Chief Slava Kurnov to kill Beaucroix the Monster. By doing this, they agree to keep the Cold War cool and prevent the heat of war. The AIDS virus is now loose on the world and President JFK orders the base closed and evidence destroyed, but William Hampstead has other plans. Soon the world would count one less altar boy, and William Hampstead will pick the new king. The first in a sweeping series by master storyteller Peter Shadowhawk explores Washington’s out-of-control covert foreign policy, The Knights of the Cold War and The Road to Bin Laden will in turns terrify you, shock you, make you think, and have you laughing out loud at the stark reality that the world of espionage is behind far more than you know.
In this intense, fast-paced, spy-versus-spy tale, one CIA agent takes it upon himself to bring an end, once and for all, to the communist menace—by engineering the ultimate biological weapon. In a world of lies and deceit, where arrogance and egos run rampant, the AIDS virus is unleashed and you won’t be able to tear yourself away from finding out the chilling truth.
The Knights of the Cold War and The Road to Bin Laden slashes through social ills such as bigotry and third-world exploitation as sharply as it stabs at the excesses of the world of espionage. A master of suspense, Shadowhawk creates a fascinatingly complex web of interrelationships between spies and events that are frightening, sexy, thought-provoking, and laugh-out-loud hilarious.
Action-packed and filled with surprises at every turn, this book will keep you constantly reassessing what you thought you knew. Shadowhawk’s insights into how homophobia, racism, arrogance, and pure greed are the underlying forces that drive world events hit so close to home that readers will wonder who really runs the show in the complex world we live in.
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Peter Shadowhawk’s book “The Knights of the Cold War” is the first to be released in the Road to Bin Laden series of suspense thriller novels.
Due to the success of this first novel, Shadowhawk has recently announced his plans to continue with further volumes and create a series around these revelations.
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About Peter Shadowhawk
Peter Shadowhawk was born in Lombard, Ill USA and spent his childhood in Saint Paul, Minn. before moving to California in 1962.
He is a skilled storyteller who enjoys the twists and turns of an artfully told tale.
His current projects are the Road to Bin Laden quad ology as well as a very well-studied non-fiction book on Economics titled "Global Justice in a Global Economy.
A writer whose style is purely his own Shadowhawk likes to portray the pettiness of men by splashing the paint of social commentary and brightly painting them with their own base motives.