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Thursday, 2 July 2020

☀ Anarchy of the Mice: Third Chance Enterprises [1] - Jeff Bond

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Anarchy of the Mice, an Action-Adventure by (, Jeff Bond, 462 pages).

This is the first book in the Third Chance Enterprises series.

Don't miss our interview with author Jeff Bond.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below, as well as full details of the series.

Anarchy of the Mice is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

Author Jeff Bond will be awarding a $20 Amazon gift card to two randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).


|| Synopsis || Teaser: KCR Preview || The Series || Author Q&A || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||

Synopsis

From Jeff Bond, author of Blackquest 40 and The Pinebox Vendetta, comes Anarchy of the Mice, book one in an epic new series starring Quaid Rafferty, Durwood Oak Jones, and Molly McGill: the trio of freelance operatives known collectively as Third Chance Enterprises.

Molly McGill, Quaid Rafferty, Durwood: the trio of freelance operatives known collectively as THIRD CHANCE ENTERPRISES.How far could society fall without data? Account balances, property lines, government ID records — if it all vanished, if everyone’s scorecard reset to zero, how might the world look? What savagery would take hold?

The Blind Mice are going to show us.

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Molly McGill is fighting it. Her teenage son has come downstairs in a T-shirt from these “hacktivists” dominating the news. Her daughter’s bus is canceled — too many stoplights out — and school is in the opposite direction of the temp job she’s supposed to be starting this morning. She is twice-divorced; her P.I. business, McGill Investigators, is on the rocks; what kind of life is this for a woman a mere twelve credit-hours shy of her PhD?

Then the doorbell rings.

It’s Quaid Rafferty, the charming — but disgraced — former governor of Massachusetts, and his plainspoken partner, Durwood Oak Jones. The guys have an assignment for Molly. It sounds risky, but the pay sure beats switchboard work.

They need her to infiltrate the Blind Mice.

Danger, romance, intrigue, action for miles — whatever you read, Anarchy of the Mice is coming for you.

For more on Anarchy and other Third Chance novels — including real-time Twitter adventures and reader-submitted missions — visit the official series website.


The Series: Third Chance Enterprises

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Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.

Dear Durwood [2]


Book two in the epic Third Chance Enterprises series, Dear Durwood is a standalone mystery pitting uncompromising principle against big city greed.

Durwood Oak Jones is a man of few indulgences. One he does allow is a standing ad in Soldier of Fortune magazine soliciting “injustices in need of attention.”

This month’s bundle of letters includes one from Carol Bridges, mayor of the dusty, blue-collar town of Chickasaw, Texas. For nearly a century, Chickasaw has relied on the jobs and goodwill of Hogan Consolidated, a family-run manufacturer of industrial parts. Now East Coast lawyers and investment bankers have taken aim at the company. The citizens of Chickasaw fear it may be acquired or bankrupted, leading to massive layoffs — effectively destroying the town.

Durwood and his trusty bluetick coonhound, Sue-Ann, fly to Texas to see what can be done. They find a young CEO born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Factory workers with hammers. A good woman, Carol Bridges, who knows her town is being cheated but can’t get to the bottom of how. And lawyers.

Dirty, good-for-nothing lawyers.

[Published 5 April 2020, 175 pages]

The Begonia Killer [3]


When Molly McGill – the founder and sole employee of McGill Investigators – hears Martha Dodson's account of her neighbor hacking up his begonias in a fit of rage, she's curious. When she hears about the papered-over bedroom above the man's garage, she's intrigued.

When Martha reveals her theory, that Kent Kirkland is holding two boys against their will in his home? A boy whose parents "lost track of him" eighteen months ago, and another whose dad may or may not have carted him back to Venezuela?

She begins to wonder if she's taken on the wrong client.

The Begonia Killer, book three of the Third Chance Enterprises series, chronicles Molly's pursuit of the possibly psychotic Kirkland. To pull back the curtain of suburban normalcy, she's going to need all her wiles: grit, finesse, the knowhow that's come with raising a six- and fourteen-year-old, the insights into abnormality available to her as a psychology PhD. (Well, almost PhD - twelve credit-hours shy.)

And if Detective Art Judd wants to help, fine. Molly's not holding her breath.

[Published 15 November 2020, TBA pages]

Astroplane [4] (Sidehustle #1)


When the CEO of the world’s largest aerospace company approaches Quaid Rafferty about stealing them back their plane in midflight — Astroplane, the first craft capable of slipping seamlessly between earth’s atmosphere and outer space — Quaid has concerns.

Why does the heist need to happen midflight? How in the world are the Chinese, whom the CEO claims stole the technology, going to allow Quaid on board?

And: how come she, the CEO, is coming to him rather than taking her beef to the FBI?

For all this, Quaid needs cash and covets the call to adventure. After trying unsuccessfully to recruit Third Chance pals Durwood Oak Jones and Molly McGill, he flies to Beijing solo.

He obtains phony press credentials and uses them to interview Lijuan Shào, the blindingly attractive astronaut who’ll pilot Astroplane.

Suddenly, his concerns feel minor. What’s the job going to require, prosthetics? Hand-to-hand combat? A favor or two from Quaid’s vast network of political and philanthropic contacts in the States? Seems workable.

One $2 billion plane, coming up.

[Expected release: Spring 2021, TBA pages]

About the Author

Jeff Bond is an American author of popular fiction. His books have been featured in The New York Review of Books, and his 2020 release, The Pinebox Vendetta, received the gold medal (top prize) in the 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

A Kansas native and Yale graduate, he now lives in Michigan with his wife and two daughters.

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1 comment:

Jeff Bond said...

Thanks for featuring the Third Chance stories here, I appreciate it!