I am thrilled that Tj could stop by to play 20 Quick Questions!!
Favorite Color – Black. What else for a mystery and thriller author?
Favorite Soft Drink – None. It dilutes the bourbon.
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor – Pistachio. No butter pecan. No, pistachio. No …
Favorite Movie – Midnight in Paris (Yeah, I know, weird for a guy like me!) Lonesome Dove. Anything Alistair MacLean like Where Eagles Dare or The Guns of Navarone … I love the old noir, too like Charlie Chan, Poirot, Mr. Moto, and always any B-rated Sci FI or horror movie from the past like Creature of the Black Lagoon, the original Mummy movies, The Blob … you get it!
Favorite TV Show – It changes… but always British mysteries like Foyle’s War and Midsomer Murders. Then anything Discovery or History Channel. Right now, I am loving Blood Line on Netflix. I used to love Sci Fi channel when they played goofy, fun, Saturday night movies. Now they are SyFy and play wrestling and reality TV or non-science fiction crap.
Favorite Book –So, so many. Six Days of the Condor. Anything Alistair MacLean, Nelson DeMille (in particular Plum Island).
Favorite Fictional Character – Hercule Poirot—the David Suchet role only.
Favorite Super Hero – None. Not for me.
Favorite Singer/Group/Band – Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, and ZZ Top.
Favorite Fall Activity – Riding my Harley Davidson and hanging with my Labs!
Favorite Winter Activity – Not crashing my Harley on the ice! Then, assuming I make it home after the ice, hanging with my Labs.
Favorite Place to Read – My den.
Favorite Place to Write – My den.
Dream Vacation Destination – Alaska. I’ve traveled so many places in the world I want to see more of the US. If ever possible again, Egypt.
Thank you Tj for playing 20 Quick Questions!!
Give those beautiful pups a huge hug from me!
About This Author
Tj O’CONNOR IS THE GOLD MEDAL WINNER OF THE 2015 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS BOOK AWARDS (IPPY) FOR MYSTERIES. He is the author of New Sins for Old Scores, from Black Opal Books, and Dying to Know, Dying for the Past, and Dying to Tell. His new thriller, The Consultant, will be out in May 2018 from Oceanview Publishing. Tj is an international security consultant specializing in anti-terrorism, investigations, and threat analysis—life experiences that drive his novels. With his former life as a government agent and years as a consultant, he has lived and worked around the world in places like Greece, Turkey, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, and throughout the Americas—among others. He was raised in New York’s Hudson Valley and lives with his wife and Lab companions in Virginia where they raised five children. Dying to Know is also the 2015 Bronze Medal winner of the Reader’s Favorite Book Review Awards, a finalist for the Silver Falchion Best Books of 2014, and a finalist for the Foreword Review’s 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award.
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New Sins for Old Scores
by Tj O’Connor
Black Opal Books (May 27, 2017)
Paperback 370 Pages
E-Book ASIN: B071S213GB
Murder, like history, often repeats itself. And, when it does, it’s the worst kind of murder.
Detective Richard Jax was never good at history—but, after years as a cop, he is about to get the lesson of his life. Ambushed and dying on a stakeout, he’s saved by Captain Patrick “Trick” McCall—the ghost of a World War II OSS agent. Trick has been waiting since 1944 for a chance to solve his own murder. Soon Jax is a suspect in a string of murders—murders linked to smuggling refugees out of the Middle East—a plot similar to the World War II OSS operation that brought scientists out of war-torn Europe. With the aid of a beautiful and intelligent historian, Dr. Alex Vouros, Jax and Trick unravel a seventy-year-old plot that began with Trick’s murder in 1944. Could the World War II mastermind, code named Harriet, be alive and up to old games? Is history repeating itself?
Together, Jax and Trick hunt for the link between their pasts—confronted by some of Washington’s elite and one provocative, alluring French Underground agent, Abrielle Chanoux. Somewhere in Trick’s memories is a traitor. That traitor killed him. That traitor is killing again. Who framed Jax and who wants Trick’s secret to remain secret? The answer may be, who doesn’t?
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