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Skyjack
Skyjack: A Kidnap-and-Ransom Thriller | K.J. Howe
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International kidnap expert Thea Paris is escorting two former child soldiers on a plane from an orphanage in Kanzi, Africa, to adoptive parents in London when the Boeing Business Jet is hijacked and forced to land on a deserted airstrip in the Libyan desert. On the ground, Thea comes face-to-face with a former nemesis, a Sicilian don who wants something, or someone, on that plane. Her old foe imprisons her in the hangar and takes to the air with the boys and the passengers still aboard, mysteriously demanding that Thea use the resources of Quantum International to hijack a truckload of Syrian refugees bound for Budapest. He makes it clear he will return the passengers only when the truck and its contents are in his possession. Thea, Rif, and the Quantum team must race against the clock to discover the don's true motives before any harm comes to the two boys and their fellow passengers. Revealing a deadly conspiracy that connects the dark postwar legacy of World War II to the present, this case will bring all parties to an explosive conclusion that will decide the fate of millions across Europe and the Middle East.
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We‘ve got a #giveaway courtesy of #BLC19 author KJ Howe: 10 lucky Book Lovers who are 18+ and reside in the US will win a copy of SKYJACK! Enter using the link in our bio.

Care to join KJ and over 200 other authors for #BLC19? Visit www.BookLoversCon.com for more information.

#BookLoversCon #BookLovers #BookConvention #AuthorEvent #AuthorEvents #AuthorMeetnGreet #KJHowe #Skyjack

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This is the 2nd in the Thea Paris series and it quickly topped the 1st one (which I liked as well). I liked less family drama in this one and more about Thea doing her job with a planeful of passengers and another complex plot. Thea has diabetes and must always take her health into consideration—real life!! I love that human touch. I did have some logic problems with the story line involving Johan. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ out of 5.

Texreader Can‘t wait for book 3! @KJHowe 1y
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So happy to start this one as my next Audible. I skipped it after finishing Freedom Broker on Audible to start the freebie In the Woods but I had to bail on it. Too long, too slow and the app (Volumes) to listen to the freebie was awful—lost my place and way too hard to find it again. So I‘m a few minutes into this one and it‘s nonstop action. Ok life is back to good again. Thanks @KJHowe !

KJHowe Really hope you enjoy Thea‘s next adventures and look forward to hearing your thoughts Texreader. Thea Paris is there for you and I am hard at work on the next book. 1y
Texreader @KJHowe Keep up the good work! Looking forward to number 3. I‘m going on a road trip tomorrow so I‘m excited to listen to lots more of book 2! 1y
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Laura317
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Really enjoyed this book! If you like action thrillers, this would be a good pick. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Texreader I enjoyed the first one. Looking forward to this one!! @KJHowe (edited) 1y
KJHowe @texreader thank you for the kind words. I hope you enjoy the Freedom Broker and I am hard at work on the third one! 1y
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Wrong place, wrong time, wrong people.

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Welp, I‘m sucked in. If you like Lee Child and similar books, this might be a good choice. Thea is no- nonsense hostage negotiator. Loving this so far!

KJHowe @laura317 I am really pleased you enjoyed Skyjack Laura. I actually studied with Lee Child while I was writing this novel and his advice was of great help to me. He is a very kind and talented man. 1y
Laura317 @KJHowe I look forward to reading your other books. 1y
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Ready to try this next! It sounds promising.

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RJHowe
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K.J. Howe‘s second novel Skyjack is on sale today on all of the e book platforms, including Amazon for $2.99. In fact I think Amazon may be offering it for a little less. A good deal for some great reading.

Laura317 This sounds good! Buying. 1y
KJHowe @Laura317 thanks Laura! I hope you enjoy it. Don‘t be shy about letting me know what you think of it. (edited) 1y
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There is no doubt my favourite female author is my lovely wife @KJHowe I can say with some confidence her favourite book is David Morrell's Brotherhood of the Rose 😀.

There are so many great female authors it is hard to narrow down from the rest but if you are looking for a female spec fic hidden gem try Nalo Hopkinson. Her fav is Shattered like a Glass Goblin by Ellison.

ErinSueMreads Lovely! I didn‘t know you both were authors! Thanks for joining in! Would you like to be tagged in the prompt each morning? There are nine more days. 1y
RJHowe @ErinSueG I would love to be tagged thanks. This is a great game. 1y
ErinSueMreads Awesome! I‘ll tag you in day one too in case you want to do that one 1y
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Kind readers make all the hard work worthwhile. This reader takes books she enjoys and then puts them in floral and other artistic arrangements and takes stunning photos of them. She sent me the photos with some very kind words on my writing. Talk about making someone‘s day!

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For an author, no day is more amazing than Pub Day and today is U.K. Pub Day for my second novel #skyjack. A few more events over here in the incredible city of London and then back home to get cracking on the next book. It is a crazy, demanding, cycle but I love it and wouldn‘t trade it for anything.

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On the BBC discussing the release of #skyjack in the UK. My main character, Thea Paris, suffers from Type 1 Diabetes. By remarkable coincidence the first interviewer‘s wife has the condition and the second interviewer had just been diagnosed with Type 2. The conversation around the impact of the illness and how it should not hold people back from pursuing their dreams brought us together and was very uplifting.

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Having a drink with George R. R. Martin and Lee Child at #thrillerfest cocktail party last night. Two gents, both with a great sense of humour, and pretty good writing skills!

BookaholicNatty That‘s absolutely ahmazing!!!!!❤️ (edited) 2y
dgingo So fabulous! Any particularly fascinating topics of conversation? (Is Martin drinking a white Russian?) 2y
BooknerdsLife How cool is that!!!! 😃 Must be one fascinating night! 🙌💛 2y
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LoverofLit Holy cow this is awesome! So jealous ❤ 2y
Dragon So cool 😎!!!! 2y
Cinfhen That‘s pretty freaking awesome 🙌🏻‼️ 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled THAT is COOL!! How amazing!! 2y
CatLass007 I‘m jealous. 2y
Briget66 You‘re so LUCKY!! 2y
KJHowe @BookaholicNatty @dgingo @booknerdslfe @LoverofLit @dragon @cinfhen @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @CatLass007 @Briget66 It was great fun. Talked about writing, baseball, and things to do in Santa Fe. Was also at GRRMs table tonight and he was full of good humour and generous with fans. Oh yes! He was drinking Bailey‘s on ice. 2y
dgingo @KJHowe Wonderful! Another night at his table? How lucky! Thanks for replying! 2y
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KJHowe
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Yes we have some books and promotional items to give away at #Thrillerfest this year. Thanks to the amazing publishers who support us.

Samplergal Wow! 2y
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RJHowe
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Last reminder that #KJHowe‘s #beatdiabetes giveaway entry period closes at midnight July 5.

Prizes include three signed Brenda Novak novels and signed hardcovers of K.J.‘s books.

Litsy support has already helped raise substantial funds for diabetes research. All you have to do to enter is sign up for K.J.‘s mailing list at

https://www.kjhowe.com/mailing-list/

Wishing a wonderful Independence Day to our American friends and neighbours.

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Loved visiting the Sleuth of Baker Street store in Toronto! ❤️💜🇨🇦❤️💜

britt_brooke Great photo! 2y
KJHowe Thanks! It was fun hanging out with Marian from the Sleuth. 👍 2y
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KJHowe
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I am holding a #giveaway to help beat diabetes.

First prize is three signed copies of Brenda Novak books and a tote bag she donated. Second and third prizes are a signed hardcover of my first or second novels.

To enter, join my mailing list by July 5. A donation will be made to diabetes research for each entry.

Enter directly here, https://www.kjhowe.com/mailing-list/ or at my website kjhowe.com

Good luck to all and thanks again Brenda!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Joined!! 💗 2y
TNbookworm Me too☺ 2y
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KJHowe
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Thrilled and honoured to have Skyjack selected for Reese Witherspoon‘s Hello Sunshine Father‘s Day Reading Gift List.

#fathersday #reesewitherspoon #femaleprotagonist #readwomenmonth

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RJHowe

If you are in the Toronto area, author K.J. Howe will be doing a signing on her Skyjack book tour at The Sleuth of Baker Street from 2-4 pm. Feel free to stop by and say hello and learn all about #thrillerfest as well. Hope to see you there.

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Out now everywhere Books are sold. Buckle up for some turbulence. 😀

Richryan52 Welcome to Litsy 2y
KJHowe Thank you! Excited to be here. 2y
Laura317 Welcome! Glad you‘re here. 🙂 2y
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MrBook Love this! 2y
mcipher Congrats! And welcome to Litsy! 👏 2y
tammysue Congratulations!!😊 2y
tpixie Sounds awesome! Congrats!! 2y
tpixie Welcome! Check out @Chelleo ‘s videos on YouTube for some #LitsyTips. The link should be in her bio. ( also @RaimeyGallant has A link to great Litsy tips in her bio) 2y
ptkpepe98 Umm...do I want to read this before getting on a plane? 🤔😀😉 2y
KJHowe @Laura317 @MrBook @mcipher @whatshesreadingnow @tpixie Thank you all for the warm welcome. I am excited about joining the Litsy community. 2y
KJHowe @ptkpepe98 Take your chances! The protagonist suffers from a fear of flying and there is more than a little turbulence early on. 2y
ptkpepe98 @KJHowe...I'm in! Breaking my no new books until Mount TBR shrinks rule. I will wait until I return from my conference, though.🛫🛬😉 2y
ReadingisMyPassion Sounds intriguing. 2y
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Husband started reading it really enjoying glad I have books to share.Love my book mail 💕📚

Chelleo Lovely #shelfie 🤩 2y
tpixie It‘s looking pretty nice on your shelf!! 2y
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