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About James Bruno
James Bruno is the author of four bestselling books. He has been featured on CNN, NPR, BBC, Fox News, SiriusXM Radio, in POLITICO, Washington Monthly, The Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, and other national and international media. His thrillers PERMANENT INTERESTS and CHASM have been Amazon Kindle Bestsellers, attaining #1 in Political Fiction and #1 in Spy Stories. His spy thriller HAVANA QUEEN was denounced by the Castro propaganda machine. THE FOREIGN CIRCUS, a book of satirical essays on U.S. foreign policy, was an Amazon bestseller in Political Humor and Diplomacy. Mr. Bruno is a contributor to Washington Monthly and POLITICO Magazine and has been an instructor at International Thriller Writers' "ThrillerFest." He recently appeared on CNN's "The Hunt" with John Walsh in connection with an FBI Ten Most Wanted murder case.
Mr. Bruno served as a diplomat with the U.S. Department of State for twenty-three years. He served previously in military intelligence. His assignments have included Cuba, Guantanamo Naval Base (as liaison with the Cuban military), Pakistan/Afghanistan, Vietnam, Cambodia and Washington, DC. He has spent ample time at the White House and has served in a Secret Service presidential protection detail overseas. He also knows the Pentagon, CIA and other foreign affairs agencies well.
Based on his experiences, James Bruno's novels possess an authenticity rarely matched in the political thriller genre. His political commentary in POLITICO ("Washington and the World"), Fox News, Washington Monthly, SiriusXM Radio and foreign media has won national and international attention. If you like taut, suspense-filled thrillers written by someone who has actually been at the center of the action, read James Bruno's books. You will not be disappointed!
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What others are saying about James's books:
"Extraordinary! This is definitely going to be the book of the month if not the book of the year." ~ SiriusXM Radio.
"Your reading will move along...at a breathless pace. A frightening description of a possible future and hence a warning." ~ BookPleasures.
"Bruno's timely novel will have you checking the news to see how much of his scenario is taking place right now."
"This book takes you spiritually out of your environment and places you in a spot so foreign and distinctive that you are compelled to enjoy yourself; the mark of a great writer."
"This is a great read - James Bruno's best to date, drawing on his long career as a diplomat and intelligence analyst that almost rivals Indiana Jones." ~ Robert Carolla.
Titles By James Bruno
What's wrong with this picture? Everything. Our foreign policy is in the hands of the clueless, the self-serving and the politically corrupt. Read this book first. Then fill out papers to emigrate. The author provides a first-hand view from inside the belly of the beast of the U.S. foreign policy establishment. His insights are so spot-on that government censors have blocked out whole sections of text. The Foreign Circus will have you alternatively laughing and shaking your head. And when you read tomorrow's headlines, you'll have a better appreciation why Washington screws up.
Cuba roils with political unrest as Fidel and Raul Castro sink deeper into dementia and failing health. In a desperate ploy to save the communist regime, sultry Cuban spymaster Larisa Montilla takes on the CIA in a tit-for-tat shadow war of assassination. As the bodies pile up, FBI Agent Nick Castillo defies orders and travels clandestinely to Havana. Nick gets more than he bargained for, falling into a trap set by Montilla, Fidel’s heir to power. But Montilla’s leverage over Nick is matched by his discovery of a deep secret in her past, leading to a war of wits.
Nick returns to ferret out a web of spies deep inside the U.S. government which Havana has patiently built up over the years -- traitors who are hemorrhaging official secrets. But he must navigate a wilderness of mirrors that leads him to an assassination plot against the Castros’ No. 1 enemy – the President of the United States.
Steeped in the world of government secrets, with service in Cuba and Gitmo, the author makes you feel like you’ve been cleared into a Top Secret program, confident that you have the inside information.