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My new freedom-oriented novel is out.
EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ^ | June 16, 2011 | Matthew Bracken

Posted on 06/16/2011 12:40:27 PM PDT by Travis McGee

My new novel is out. As with all of my writing, it's about the attempt to live free in a world that is creeping steadily towards tyranny.


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Here's the blurb on Amazon:

Dan Kilmer is a former Marine sniper in his early thirties. He returned home from military service in the Middle East and gave college a try, but his combat experiences prevented him from fitting into campus life. In a South Florida boatyard, his uncle was attempting to refurbish an old cargo schooner, and Dan left college to help him finish the flagging project. After two years of work but before the sixty-foot boat was relaunched, his uncle fell from a scaffold and died. While still in his twenties, Dan inherited the schooner Rebel Yell. Soon after, he left the United States to embark on a series of voyages, mostly in pursuit of beautiful women and good times. While he was away from America, new federal taxes were imposed on luxury property, including privately owned yachts. Dan cannot pay these or other new taxes, so he can’t return to the States without risking confiscation of his schooner. Instead he must always fly under official radar and earn a living by his wits while staying one step ahead of the IRS and other government agencies. He must navigate the reefs of government control while always searching for a way to make money without the permission of the local authorities. This usually requires some type of shady dealing, subterfuge, and stealing from thieves as Dan moves from port to port. A shifting cast of crew members inhabits Rebel Yell, but the novel is about Dan Kilmer and his quest to live as a free man in an increasingly unfree world. In Castigo Cay, Dan must sneak back into South Florida under the radar to conduct a short-fuse rescue operation. The first hundred pages of Castigo Cay (and all of my novels) can be read on my website.

1 posted on 06/16/2011 12:40:32 PM PDT by Travis McGee
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To: Travis McGee

Kick Ass!


2 posted on 06/16/2011 12:41:58 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Eaker; afnamvet; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; An Old Man; APatientMan; ApesForEvolution; aragorn; archy; ...

3 posted on 06/16/2011 12:42:29 PM PDT by Travis McGee (Castigo Cay is in print and on Kindle.)
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To: Travis McGee

Nice. Thanks for the heads up.


4 posted on 06/16/2011 12:43:19 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Travis McGee

Thanks


5 posted on 06/16/2011 12:44:48 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Travis McGee

Oh this is definitely on my to get list!!! I may beg an autograph on this one if you’d be so inclined for a fan.


6 posted on 06/16/2011 12:45:23 PM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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bump


7 posted on 06/16/2011 12:46:22 PM PDT by Grunthor (Make the lefts' collective brain cell implode; Cain/Bolton 2012.)
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To: Travis McGee
Would make a fun TV series. Like a maritime Firefly.
8 posted on 06/16/2011 12:47:37 PM PDT by Rio
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To: Travis McGee

BTTT


9 posted on 06/16/2011 12:48:19 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Travis McGee

Awesome!


10 posted on 06/16/2011 12:49:42 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Travis McGee

The first one hundred pages is a teaser! If people read the first one hundred, they’ll definitely buy the book!


11 posted on 06/16/2011 12:55:29 PM PDT by hiredhand
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To: Travis McGee

Best of luck! Sounds like a good book to order for the man in the house for Father’s Day.


12 posted on 06/16/2011 12:57:35 PM PDT by EverOnward
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To: Travis McGee

Best of luck! Sounds like a good book to order for the man in the house for Father’s Day.


13 posted on 06/16/2011 12:57:45 PM PDT by EverOnward
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To: Travis McGee

are you publishing on itunes or anything?


14 posted on 06/16/2011 1:00:57 PM PDT by rokkitapps ( Hearings on healthcare waivers NOW! (If you agree make this your tagline))
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To: Travis McGee

Just ordered. Hope it arrives when I’ve hit the last page of Demonic.


15 posted on 06/16/2011 1:13:34 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: Travis McGee
Congrats. I read the teaser a ways back... and don't even remember it, so I'm happy to be starting it again soon. I ordered it from Amazon yesterday, as soon as I saw it was available.

I'll review it on Amazon when I've finished it.

Love the cover of the new book, very nice.

The funny thing is that I had lent out all three of the EF&D series a few years ago and the last one, the Blue one, just came home a few weeks ago. And I had just started re-reading it just cause it was sitting in my study on top of a bunch of really boring books I *need* to read but don't really want to.

Your books are the ones I *want* to read, at least twice.

As I'm getting older I seem to enjoy re-reading more than I used to.

16 posted on 06/16/2011 1:13:57 PM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: Travis McGee

I received my copy in the mail two days ago, and my dad got the copy I ordered for him yesterday. We’re both looking forward to the read!

Thanks Travis!


17 posted on 06/16/2011 1:14:20 PM PDT by aragorn (We do indeed live in interesting times. NRA, GOA, SAF, CCRKBA. FUBO.)
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To: Travis McGee

Sweet!


18 posted on 06/16/2011 1:18:23 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Travis McGee

I have been wanting to get your books. Which one do you recommend for first time readers of your writings? I will put this one on my wish list at Amazon. Good luck!!


19 posted on 06/16/2011 1:23:15 PM PDT by sand88 (Sarah Palin announces her run: August 12, 2011 11:10am ET)
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To: Travis McGee

I don’t know if I can affrod to read your latest novel ... every time I read one of your novels, I spend too much time and money at the range, and end up buying more weaponry at the next gunshow! ... Then I sell it all anticipating the next gunshow. Right? Should I write the name of the buyer down next time so I don’t forget so easily?


20 posted on 06/16/2011 1:25:09 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Travis McGee
Dang! Still working my way through the first one . . .

So much "life" going on right now . . .

I will get them all read one day, though! Keep up the great work!

21 posted on 06/16/2011 1:26:44 PM PDT by haywoodwebb (The "Manchurian Candidate" Will Fall!! - - You Betcha!)
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To: Travis McGee

I’m a prize winning author and college writing teacher myself and have read Matt Bracken’s books with a critical eye.

If you like fast-paced adventure novels I highly recommend his work. Besides, he’s one of FR’s own so give him some love and buy a book.


22 posted on 06/16/2011 1:26:57 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: Travis McGee

Thanks for letting us know about it.

Cheers


23 posted on 06/16/2011 1:37:29 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Rio

It would. But not in today’s PC media world.


24 posted on 06/16/2011 1:43:57 PM PDT by Travis McGee (Castigo Cay is in print and on Kindle.)
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To: EverOnward

I agree with that!


25 posted on 06/16/2011 1:45:05 PM PDT by Travis McGee (Castigo Cay is in print and on Kindle.)
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To: rokkitapps

Just on Kindle, which can be downloaded as an app on most e-readers.


26 posted on 06/16/2011 1:45:56 PM PDT by Travis McGee (Castigo Cay is in print and on Kindle.)
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To: Jack Black

My favorite letters are when folks tell me they have re-read my books a couple of times.


27 posted on 06/16/2011 1:47:17 PM PDT by Travis McGee (Castigo Cay is in print and on Kindle.)
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To: Jack Black

PS: the first 100+ pages is quite a bit different than what you might have read even a few months ago, so be sure to start reading on page one.


28 posted on 06/16/2011 1:48:34 PM PDT by Travis McGee (Castigo Cay is in print and on Kindle.)
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To: aragorn

Make sure to set aside the time to read the last 100 pages in one sitting. Really, you’ll be glad if you do.


29 posted on 06/16/2011 1:50:13 PM PDT by Travis McGee (Castigo Cay is in print and on Kindle.)
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To: sand88

I would read this one first.


30 posted on 06/16/2011 1:51:20 PM PDT by Travis McGee (Castigo Cay is in print and on Kindle.)
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To: wildbill

The only prizes I’ve won have been some very nice fan mail. But they are the best applause of all, especially when I’m told my books have been reread several times.


31 posted on 06/16/2011 1:53:03 PM PDT by Travis McGee (Castigo Cay is in print and on Kindle.)
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To: Travis McGee

I just ordered it and it’s just in time for the hubby’s birthday.


32 posted on 06/16/2011 1:56:35 PM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: Travis McGee
Listed under non-fiction?

;^)

33 posted on 06/16/2011 2:05:51 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo

For now.


34 posted on 06/16/2011 2:07:11 PM PDT by Travis McGee (Castigo Cay is in print and on Kindle.)
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To: Travis McGee

Read it in 3 days on my Kindle. An absolutely riveting story. You make your characters incredibly believable and develop them enough to make me love or hate them even after I’ve finished the book!


35 posted on 06/16/2011 2:10:04 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: sand88

Start with this one, sand! Castigo is great. I finished Foreign and Domestic last weekend and am halfway through the Reconquista. If you enjoy Castigo (which I loved), you’ll love Matt’s style overall.


36 posted on 06/16/2011 2:11:31 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

That’s my goal! I plan to write a few Dan Kilmer books now, so most of the setup work is done. The boat can now show up just about anywhere.


37 posted on 06/16/2011 2:12:13 PM PDT by Travis McGee (Castigo Cay is in print and on Kindle.)
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To: Rio
Like a maritime Firefly.

Awesome idea!

38 posted on 06/16/2011 2:13:25 PM PDT by Vor Lady (The Lord will turn the arena of suffering into a platform of opportunity. R. Zacharias)
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To: Travis McGee

Thanks for the ping!


39 posted on 06/16/2011 2:14:06 PM PDT by Vor Lady (The Lord will turn the arena of suffering into a platform of opportunity. R. Zacharias)
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To: Travis McGee

Will do - thanks for the heads-up!


40 posted on 06/16/2011 2:14:56 PM PDT by aragorn (We do indeed live in interesting times. NRA, GOA, SAF, CCRKBA. FUBO.)
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To: Travis McGee

Matt,

I read this on my Kindle last month, just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it. You have a real gift for storytelling and writing, and I hope you continue.


41 posted on 06/16/2011 2:15:40 PM PDT by cryptical (The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: Travis McGee
Best of luck with your latest. So far, the buzz is prety durn good.
42 posted on 06/16/2011 2:15:53 PM PDT by danielmryan
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To: sand88
I have been wanting to get your books. Which one do you recommend for first time readers of your writings? I will put this one on my wish list at Amazon. Good luck!!

The other three, Enemies Foreign and Domestic, Domestic Enemies -- The Reconquista, and Foreign Enemies and Traitors are all part of the same story line and share a lot of characters. Of that group, you have to read EFAD first. You could read the DETR and FEAT in whatever order you like (both stories stand on their own without having read the other), except that DETR comes first on the timeline and so FEAT would have some slight spoilers in it if you still intended to read DETR.

Castigo Cay isn't part of that plotline and really doens't have any connection to the other books, so it can be read in any order.

43 posted on 06/16/2011 2:20:21 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Travis McGee

That’s awesome! Kilmer is by far your most loveable character and an excellent central character. I can discern a lot about your own experiences through him. Reminds me a lot of my buddy Allan, God rest his soul.

He did 5 tours in Iraq as a Sgt. in the USMC. Never wanted to leave, came back home, couldn’t adjust, and took his own life one morning after breakfast. I miss him greatly, and this story would’ve made him proud.

Thank you, Matt!


44 posted on 06/16/2011 2:20:36 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Travis McGee

I see it’s available for Kindle. Looks like I’ll be downloading it for Father’s Day!


45 posted on 06/16/2011 2:30:38 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Travis McGee

bump!


46 posted on 06/16/2011 3:42:04 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
So when is the version for the iPad coming out? $;-)

Great read, Matt. It's really engaging -- one of those books where you've been reading for a while and it's getting late, and you tell yourself "I'll stop at the end of this chapter." By the end of which you continue on because you just have to know what happens next.

This book would make a great movie.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

47 posted on 06/16/2011 4:02:02 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Travis McGee

I downloaded it to Kindle last week already and have been reading it - spellbinding, absolutely spellbinding stuff.
Again, like your EF&D series, the scenario is well researched and scary plausible.
It is my bed-time reading and I have to force myself to stop and go to bed, so I can get a decent night’s sleep.
I used to be a prolific reader many years ago, and just recently acquired a Kindle to take up my old hobbie again.
And Matt Bracken’s writing is addictive.


48 posted on 06/16/2011 4:15:57 PM PDT by LegalAlien1949
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To: Joe Brower

I read the first three and they really are pretty good. One thing I noticed is I kept going back and reading a bit more because I wanted to find out what happened to the characters.

I had to fight the urge to skip ahead. I have just about quit reading books now but am glad I made an exception with these.

Another thing I liked about them is I learn a lot about technology which I was unaware of.

One interesting thing to me is I had formed a mental picture of one of the villains, in fact it was so strong that I really could see his face, but then it did not match the description later given in the book. I had him pictured much uglier.


49 posted on 06/16/2011 4:27:38 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Travis McGee

I just ordered my hardcopy. I wish it came with a free Kindle copy. I want it on my shelf when I am done but would enjoy the freedom of having an electronic version. Obviously, such enjoyment has a value to me of less than ten dollars.


50 posted on 06/16/2011 4:29:23 PM PDT by William Tell
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