Book Spotlight/ Dragonflies: Shadows of Drones

Today, I am honored to be the first stop on author,  Andy Straka sci-fi thriller, Dragonflies: Shadows of Drones, virtual blog tour. He will be touring the blogosphere from August 5 – September 27, 2013. This is his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!



Shamus-Award winning crime novelist Andy Straka breaks new ground with this near-future science fiction thriller in which a former pilot and the ex-infantryman who saved her life search for justice in a world where surveillance by micro-drones is fast becoming the reality.

Former Army helicopter pilot Raina Sanchez is plagued by nightmares. She can’t erase the memories of being shot down in Afghanistan, of losing her foot in the crash, and the death of her commanding officer. When asked by an ex-military contact to participate in a secret drone operation with ties to the war, she jumps at the chance to exorcise some of her demons.

She joins Tye Palmer, the decorated ex-infantryman who rescued her from the flaming wreckage of her Kiowa chopper. As civilian private investigators, together they embark on a sensitive, risky effort: using cutting-edge micro air vehicle drones in an attempt to expose the son of media mogul Nathan Kurn as a campus date rapist.

But as Raina and Tye come closer to the truth about Kurn and his powerful allies, Raina’s loyalties take a potential detour when she begins to understand a chilling reality. In a world where surveillance devices as small as tiny insects are being piloted into places most would never imagine, public and private forces both large and small are maneuvering to control them with inevitable consequences. For Raina and Tye the danger didn’t end when they finished their military careers?the threat has just begun.

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Publisher’s Weekly has featured Andy Straka as one of a new crop of “rising stars in crime fiction.” He writes the bestselling Frank Pavlicek novels starring an ex NYPD detective turned private eye and falconer (A WITNESS ABOVE, A KILLING SKY, COLD QUARRY, THE NIGHT FALCONER, FLIGHTFALL) and is the author of two widely-praised thrillers, RECORD OF WRONGS and THE BLUE HALLELUJAH.

Andy retired early from a career in medical sales to pursue his passion for writing. A licensed falconer, he lives with his family in Virginia where he hunts, hikes, and rails against the powers that be. He has also managed to survive a longstanding stint as a stay-at-home Dad, which makes neurosurgery look like tiddlywinks. An admitted technogeek, he opens a new series in 2013 with the near-future Sci-Fi thriller DRAGONFLIES: SHADOW OF DRONES.

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Dragonflies: Shadows of Drones Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Monday, August 5 – Guest blogging and First chapter reveal at Cindy’s Love of Books
Tuesday, August 6 – First chapter reveal at The Book Barista
Wednesday, August 7 – First chapter reveal at Literary Winner
Friday, August 9 – First chapter reveal at Raven Reviews
Monday, August 12 – Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book
Tuesday, August 13 – Book featured at Working for the Mandroid
Wednesday, August 14 – Book reviewed at Vic’s Media Room
Friday, August 16 – Book featured at As the Pages Turn
Tuesday, August 20 – Guest blogging at The Writer’s Life
Wednesday, August 21 – Guest blogging at Literarily Speaking
Thursday, August 22 – Guest blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Friday, August 23 – Interviewed at Review From Here
Tuesday, August 27 – Book featured at Between the Covers
Wednesday, August 28 – Interviewed at Examiner
Friday, August 30 – Interviewed at Broowaha
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