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Today, I am hosting a stop on the blurb blitz tour for The Orange Moon Affair (a Thomas Gunn Thriller) by AFN Clarke, a thriller available now.

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Please click the banner to see a list of other stops on the tour.



Thomas Gunn (ex-Special Forces) and his partner Julie are running for their lives. Who are they running from? And why? It all starts when Thomas decides to investigate the mysterious murder of his billionaire industrialist father. He’s shocked when his every move is blocked, especially by top levels of the UK government. But when his attempts to track down an elusive American business partner of his father’s turn lethal, he and Julie become moving targets, racing to outwit those who clearly want them dead. The danger rapidly escalates when Thomas is reluctantly compelled back into working for British Military Intelligence, exposing an international conspiracy that puts the freedom of the western world at grave risk.

But who are these ruthless conspirators that wield such unimaginable power? How are they connected to his father? And what dark secrets from the past will Thomas uncover in his relentless quest for the truth? This action-packed thriller spans the UK, USA and Europe and keeps you guessing to the very last page!

“The Orange Moon Affair” and “The Jonas Trust Deception”, the second in the series, have been hailed by the San Francisco Book Review as “fast-paced books you won’t want to put down and you won’t want them to finish.” Available from Amazon (ebook and paperback).



After an hour throwing the helicopter through the narrow canyons and rocky gorges, I could feel my strength and concentration ebbing slowly away. But that seemed inconsequential in the surreal experience that was the excuse for reality.

Julie massaged her temples, and when she spoke her speech was slow and slurred. I knew she was concussed and slipping into shock.

By ‘red-lining’ the helicopter’s engines I could force more speed, but as the sun came up the temperature would rise and everything could go very wrong very quickly.

But there was no choice.

I inched up the collective, dropped the nose and advanced the throttle a touch, watching the gauges creep towards the danger zone.

Waves of nausea blurred my vision, so I used the only tool I had to sharpen my mind.


By wriggling in the seat I could press against the wound in my lower abdomen, not too much, but enough pain to sting my sagging consciousness into wakeful concentration. Now was not the time to sink into peaceful, blissful oblivion. I had a precious cargo to deliver, a woman I loved more than my own life.

At any other time, flying low level through the desert canyons as the sun rose above the horizon would have been an extraordinary experience. One of those almost vivid adventures that stays in the memory forever. But I wanted this experience to be over as soon as possible.

Every part of my body and soul willed the airstrip into view….

Then I saw the FIM-92 Stinger ground-to-air missile spearing up towards us from a far ridge.


AUTHOR Bio and Links

AFN Clarke is a full-time author, screenwriter, the son of a British MI6 operative, former officer in Britain’s elite Parachute Regiment, pilot, sailor, racecar driver and father of four who’s lived in Hong Kong, India, Libya, Iran, Europe, the UK, USA, and Australia. He’s written seven books of fiction and his bestselling memoir, CONTACT, was serialized in a British newspaper and made into an award-winning BBCTV film.

This rich background allows Clarke to bring his own unique and eye opening experiences to his latest Thomas Gunn thriller series that are fast-paced, thought provoking and frighteningly real and have captured the imagination of readers world-wide. As he says: “For me, good books are a great way to shut out every day life, suspend normal ways of thinking, and allow yourself to be captivated by another world. That’s what I continually strive to deliver to my readers.”

Books include: The Orange Moon Affair and The Jonas Trust Deception (Thomas Gunn thrillers), Contact, An Unquiet American, Dry Tortugas, Dreams from the Death Age and Armageddon (The Book of Baker Satire Series), Collisions, with more coming soon. Available from Amazon; coming soon to Nook, iBooks, and Kobo.

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9 responses to “THE ORANGE MOON AFFAIR by AFN Clarke + Giveaway

  1. Elena ⋅

    I like the excerpt

  2. I enjoyed excerpt. Thanks for sharing. I voted for “The Orange Moon Affair” on the Most Orange Books of All Time listopia on Goodreads.

    • Wow – thank you so much for voting on Goodreads, I don’t even know who submitted the book for the list, that’s how fabulous this great technological world of ours is. Really appreciate your interest and taking the time to leave a comment. Take care! AFN Clarke (author)

  3. bn100 ⋅

    Interesting characters

    • I do try to create intriguing characters that hopefully aren’t one dimensional but human to the core, even if they are central to keeping the action of a thriller going at a clip. I have become very fond of the main characters in the Thomas Gunn books, they are like my family in many ways, I mean, after all, I live with them day after day for months on end. My wonderful, long suffering wife is always glad when I finish a book, as then she says she gets to live with just me again and not a whole community 🙂

  4. Thanks for hosting my book. And thanks to all of you who have already left a comment – I really appreciate your interest. I have so much enjoyed writing this thriller series and its a huge challenge to keep producing books in the series that continue to intrigue and tantalise while also being different and not quite the same formula each time. But i love a good challenge and love being able to create new worlds through words.

    As I am in Australia I can’t check back in till later afternoon USA time, early evening Europe time – as I will be sleeping while you are all awake – but I will definitely check back in and so if anyone has any questions I’ll be very happy to answer them. Happy reading whatever wonderful books you find out there – and hopefully some of you will choose to read mine 🙂 AFN Clarke

  5. Mary Preston ⋅

    A great excerpt.

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