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Pipelines in the Sand [Kindle Edition]

Michael Joseph Condon
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Book Description

Pipelines in the Sand interweaves episodes of espionage and betrayal to tell the stories of John Osaka Oman and Sam Yang, two men who are vying to gain control of nuclear secrets. John Osaka Oman is an agent his government believes to be a traitor; Sam Yang a respected Oxford don and nuclear scientist.

Through assassinations, desert warfare, and the frighteningly real conflicts in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran, the story builds towards a chilling climax: who are these men, and to what lengths will they go to get their hands on classified information that could ultimately bring about the end of the world?

A pair of British Colonels attempt to track down both Osaka Oman and Yang, to unmask the real traitor in order to gain control over terrorist groups and halt the threat of nuclear war. Osaka Oman orchestrates Yang's assassination and that of Secretary-General Addai Mushra of Iran as a political embarrassment, and it is never clear for whom he really works.

But when Yang's body is set to be cremated, Osaka Oman receives instruction to identify the body. Osaka Oman realizes he's got the wrong man and is left to wonder what happened to the real Sam Yang — who is alive and working to create nuclear weapons.

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About the Author

The Condon family hails from County Cork, Ireland. Michael Condon is a descendant of Edward Omeagher Condon, who wrote the book "The Irish Race in America". More information about Edward may be found in The Journal of The American Irish Historical Society, Volume XV, 1916, pp.51-62. Michael was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in the year 1954. He attended Edgecliff College to study Creative Writing, along with English and Philosophy. After many years of working for the USAF, he retired and now lives and writes in Wesley Chapel, Florida. He married in 2003, and continued writing short stories, until he started work on "Pipelines in the Sand", a work of fiction. He has read many books by various great authors, and tried, over the years, to gather experience and research to write this first Novella. He also has a short short story book "A Collection of Short Stories" available.

Product Details

  • File Size: 136 KB
  • Print Length: 134 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Custom; 2 revised edition 2012 edition (November 24, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001BAN0UA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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2.0 out of 5 stars Could be good, but too hard to read April 23, 2012
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Luckily this was a cheap book because I gave up trying to read it on the third page. The format was difficult with some odd spelling. The start sounded promising though - hopefully Amazon will re-release it to suit the kindle. This is not a comment on the story becaue I didn't read it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A fairly Enjoyable Read July 25, 2012
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Quite a good read buts jumps about in time and place therefore I got lost several times and had to back track in order to follow the story.
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More About the Author

I studied Creative Writing, Theatre Arts, English during 1976 and 1977 at a local college in Cincinnati.
From there I engaged in the military for a few years then came to settle in Florida.
This is where I began writing. I would listen to the construction of the roadwork outside this tiny apartment. I was motivated by this noise and encouraged to write from the sound of all the jackhammers crushing concrete to dumping tons of dirt from the back of huge trucks.
I obtained work stocking shelves at a local Save and Pack in the bakery aisle. I lifted a lot of dry goods from sugar to cake mixes. During the mornings I began writing. That is all for now. I hope you will read a book again if the first one was not to your liking.

I write Science Fiction and Espionage or Tales of Intrigue.

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