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Singapore writer wins praise for new international thriller novel GUN KISS

Singapore-born Khaled Talib’s third novel is a departure from his earlier two novels – Smokescreen and Incognito – which has been described as political thrillers, GUN KISS is more genre bender with intrigues and counter intrigues played out against a backdrop of the war on drugs.

The book has already won high praises from leading international authors like Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author of The Rising. Land who has written 25 novels, said: “Gun Kiss is a whip smart thriller that brings to mind Don Winslow's masterful work that includes, most recently, THE FORCE. Khaled Talib rockets to the top of the pop culture pack with a tale in which every page is chockfull of angst-riddled action and searing suspense.”

Gayle Lynds, co-founder of the International Thriller Writers and New York Times bestselling author of The Assassins, also praised Khaled for his work. “Gun Kiss by Khaled Talib is a terrific adventure involving the FBI, drug lords, movie stars, and Russian generals. Grab your copy, drop into your favorite reading chair, and prepare yourself for breathless suspense.”

To be released by Canada’s Imajin Books in Fall this year, GUN KISS introduces protagonist Blake Deco, a former Delta Force soldier who now runs a taco restaurant in Sunset Boulevard.

Khaled took just six months to complete GUN KISS as he himself got caught up in Blake Deco’s adventure. “Under normal circumstances I wouldn’t have been able to write an 80,000-word novel in such a short time. My first two novels took me a few years to complete. With GUN KISS, I was as supercharged as the book’s main character. I worked on the story every single day. The characters, the locations, the dialogue and action had me on a high, so much so that I often had to remind myself to surface for air and food. I hope GUN KISS readers will get to feel the same high as I did and enjoy reading it as much as I did in writing the book.”

GUN KISS has also received advance praise from the renowned Midwest Book Review, to be officially published once the book is released.

Khaled Talib is the author of two other thriller novels: Smokescreen and Incognito. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association. He is a former journalist turned public relations practitioner. To learn more about the author, please visit www.khaledtalibthriller.com The rights of the author’s first two novels are represented by The Evan Marshall Agency.

For more information, contact:
Cheryl Tardif
Publisher & Acquisitions Editor, Imajin Books
imajinbooks@shaw.ca
http://www.imajinbooks.com/

Book Release Date

INCOGNITO will be released on 15, May by World Castle Publishing.

The novel tells the story of three mysterious specialists dispatched by the international hacker group, Anonymous, to find the Pope who is missing.

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Author pens Vatican conspiracy thriller with Islamic backdrop

Incognito120750x1125Who would have thought amid all the religious thriller novels out there, there could still be room for an original idea?

INCOGNITO, an upcoming international thriller by Khaled Talib, is such a novel. It will be released some time in 2017 as part of World Castle Publishing’s thriller line.

Set in Switzerland and Italy with action scenes in several other countries, protagonist Ayden Tanner, a former British SAS commando, is dispatched with a small team by the global hacker group, Anonymous, to find the Pope, whose absence is raising questions and speculations. Tanner must rely on his survival skills against lethal assassins as he darts into the hidden and unseen worlds of questionable agendas and sinister plans.

Packed with action, intrigue, political and religious drama, the storyline also draws a variety of inspirations from the European migrant crisis and the continent’s edgy relationship with the Muslim world. But don’t expect the current conventional yarn as INCOGNITO tells an insightful yet sly tale of deception to drive the story forward into a vicious truth.

“INCOGNITO is a humdinger of a story. The author’s secret formula is injecting a well-researched and well-plotted story, characterization and pacing that will leave readers with a jolting surprise,” said Karen Fuller, publisher of World Castle Publishing.

INCOGNITO contains elements that will appeal to all thriller fans. The novel will be available in both trade paperback and electronic editions. It can also be purchased online through major booksellers as well as though the World Castle Publishing’s virtual book shop.

About the Author
INCOGNITO is Khaled Talib’s second thriller novel. His debut spy novel, Smokescreen, was published in 2014 where he received praise from New York Times bestselling authors, Keith Thomson (Once A Spy), Ruth Harris (Hooked & Brainwashed) and Jon McGoran (Drift). Born and raised in Singapore, Talib is a former magazine journalist with local and international exposure. His articles have also been published and syndicated to newspapers worldwide. He is a member of the UK Crime Writers Association and the International Thriller Writers organization. The author’s official website is www.khaledtalibthriller.com

About the Publisher
World Castle Publishing is a traditional, independent publisher of high quality fiction. Founded in 2011, World Castle Publishing is based in Florida. Visit World Castle Publishing online at: www.worldcastlepublishing.com

For more information, please contact:
Karen Fuller, Publisher
World Castle Publishing
Email: karen@worldcastlepublishing.com
Toll Free (855) 390-8234
Fax:(866) 305-2632

News Report in The Oslo Times about Khaled Talib’s upcoming thriller, Incognito

The Oslo Times ran a report about Khaled Talib's upcoming thriller, Incognito. The story tells about a specialist assigned by Anonymous to find the pope, who is missing.
To be published in 2017, Incognito, is Talib's second thriller novel. His debut, Smokescreen, was published in 2014 and features blurbs from several New York Times bestselling authors.

http://theoslotimes.com/article/author-khaled-talib's-new-thriller-'incognito'-to-be-released-in-2017