BISHOP’S WAR By Rafael Amadeus Hines

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BISHOP’S WAR By Rafael Amadeus Hines

This fast-paced and action-packed suspense thriller introduces us to Special Forces Sergeant John Bishop, decorated war hero, and nephew of crime boss, Gonzalo Valdez. After returning home from Afghanistan John’s hopes for a peaceful future are quickly shattered when he is catapulted back into the global war on terror through a succession of life-threatening events and corrupt intrigue. He battles against terrorist operatives in New York, a powerful Afghan warlord, and a psychopathic billionaire with powerful White House connections. When John’s uncle gets involved, he proceeds to treat John’s enemies to a bitter taste of mob vengeance. From that point on the ride speeds up and the reader will have to hold on for dear life. This is a thriller not to be matched for intensity and breathless excitement—not for the faint-hearted.

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** 2,300 Reviews and an average rating of 4.5-star consensus/average!!**
** Both books have been Amazon bestsellers in multiple categories in both the US and the UK**

“This is a rollicking debut, the first book in a series. In it, Hines dexterously keeps each of his many plot elements moving along furiously…Throughout this multilayered narrative, he particularly demonstrates a unique talent for realistic dialogue… which complements the story well as characters find themselves embroiled in a seemingly endless streak of deadly ordeals. Hines shows himself to be masterful at pacing and plot progression as well as effective at supplying gritty characterization. Fans of suspense fiction will find much to appreciate here… It’s a provocative, densely plotted action tale even if it’s not for the squeamish. A consistently thrilling opening installment” _ Kirkus
“Since the far too early demise of my favorite author, Vince Flynn, I have waited, and longed, for someone who could write realistic, action-oriented novels, with compelling characters. That wait ended when I received “Bishop’s War,” the debut of Rafael Amadeus Hines’ (what a fantastic name, by the way) amazingly unique character-driven, action series. It was a one-sitting, page-turner of a read (I read slowly, so it was a long, very worthwhile sit), and I loved every page of it. I truly believe my now second-favorite author, Vince Flynn, would love the world of John Bishop, and would tip his hat to Rafael for his splendid storytelling, and varied and deep personalities. He takes the reader into an otherwise unknown world of tangled webs, situated on the Lower East Side of NYC.   My only regret about Bishop’s War is that there wasn’t a second and third book in the series ready and waiting for me to devour when I completed the first, so, once again I wait… and long for the sequel.” _ Tim Clemente (Counter-Terrorism Expert, Retired FBI Special Agent, Swat Team Member, Producer and Author)
“Not for the faint of heart, Bishop’s War had us breathlessly grasping pages as they seemed to almost vanish at lightning speed. Rafael Amadeus Hines is clearly a master storyteller, which begs the question–– where the heck is the next book?”_
Top Shelf Magazine

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Rafael Amadeus Hines is a native New Yorker with Panamanian, Jamaican, and Irish roots, who was born and raised on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Dipping into his early Alphabet City memories, he loosely based many of the characters in his first novel, Bishop’s War, on the people he grew up with, and adapted many of his own experiences into the book as well.

Rafael is a former Jazz club owner and restaurateur, and has worked in the financial and energy markets for over twenty years. On 9/11 he watched his office along with all the others in the Twin Towers come crashing down and, like many New Yorkers on that day, he anticipated follow up attacks to take place throughout the city. Years later he envisioned a lone citizen soldier preventing these attacks and the hero Sgt. John Bishop appeared on paper.

Rafael is a former Jazz club owner and restaurateur, and has worked in the financial and energy markets for over twenty years. On 9/11 he watched his office along with all the others in the Twin Towers come crashing down and, like many New Yorkers on that day, he anticipated follow up attacks to take place throughout the city. Years later he envisioned a lone citizen soldier preventing these attacks and the hero Sgt. John Bishop appeared on paper.

Rafael is the father of three and still spends much of his time in the New York neighborhood where he grew up. A voracious reader of suspense thrillers, his writing career was inspired by legendary artist-authors Elmore Leonard, John Sandford, Stephen Hunter, James Lee Burke, Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn, and Walter Mosley. He is currently working on book three in the Bishop series.