Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Drone Strike: An Anthony Provati Thriller by Joe Giordano

Book Details:

Book Title: Drone Strike: An Anthony Provati Thriller by Joe Giordano
Category: Adult Fiction, 290 pages
Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Rogue Phoenix Press
Release date: April 15, 2019
Format available for review: ebook (mobi, ePub, PDF)
Tour dates: April 15 to 26, 2019
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (for graphic violent terrorist scenes, no sex, no f-words.)

Book Description:

Karim’s family is killed by a U.S. drone strike in Iraq, collateral damage. The Islamic State in the Levant exploits his rage, recruiting him for a terrorist attack on the U.S., and only Anthony Provati can stop him. Drone Strike takes you on a fast-paced adventure across the Mediterranean, into Mexico, finally arriving in the States. Drone Strike explores the psychological realities that seduce Karim to commit an act of terror, includes a love story between Moslem Karim and Miriam, a Christian woman he defends in Turkey and highlights the plight of Middle Eastern and Central American refugees.

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Meet the Author:

As a former International Executive Vice President of 3M, Joe Giordano’s experience included running a business in the Middle East out of Athens, Greece. Born in New York, he’s had first-hand experience with the cultures and most of the locations in Drone Strike.

Joe's stories have appeared in more than one hundred magazines including The Saturday Evening Post and Shenandoah. His novels, Birds of Passage: An Italian Immigrant Coming of Age Story (2015) and Appointment with ISIL: An Anthony Provati Thriller (2017) were published by Harvard Square Editions. Read the first chapters and sign up for his blog at

Joe was among one hundred Italian-American authors honored by Barnes & Noble Chairman Len Riggio to march in the 2017 Manhattan, Columbus Day Parade.

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Q1: Who are you, and what’s your claim to fame?
I’m Joe Giordano and I wrote the just-published Drone Strike, An Anthony Provati Thriller the second book in the series and my third novel. Karim’s family is killed as ‘collateral damage’ by a U.S. drone strike in Iraq. The Islamic State in the Levant exploits his rage, recruiting him for a terrorist attack on the U.S., and only Anthony Provati can stop him.

Q2: What type of writing fuel do you prefer?
Coffee. When it gets cold, I’m in the writing zone.

Q3: What inspired you to write your latest book?
The questions: How would I react if my family were killed in a drone strike as ‘collateral damage?’ Where would I turn for justice? I threw my protagonist Anthony Provati into the pot and stirred.

Q3: Would you be a pirate or ninja, and why?
A pirate. They took control of their destiny. Ninjas were mercenaries.

Q3: Give us one piece of sage advice on writing.
Fiction writers are rejected about as often as they breathe. Criticism comes in buckets, success in thimbles. Self-doubt is the enemy. Persistence is an under-appreciated success factor. Fight on.

Q4: If you were a cocktail, what would you be called, and what’s the recipe?
Vesuvius. Mostly quiet, but when it gets active … One part vodka, ten parts independence.

Q5: If you were to pen a screenplay for the next summer blockbuster, what would it be about, and who would you want to see in the starring role?
Drone Strike directed by either Denis Villeneuve or, of course, Martin Scorsese. Anthony Provati played by either Christopher Pine or Ryan Gosling.

Q6: What are you currently working on?
In my fourth novel, Anthony will have a female co-protagonist, Angelica Esposito. Brilliant, beautiful, intrepid, with forbidden secrets in her past. I’ll be launching another series of books with her in the lead.

Q7: And finally, where can we find you on social media?
Go to my website:

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My Review

Drone Strike is the second installment from the Anthony Provati Thriller series. I have not read the first book and feel this could be read as a stand alone. It tells the story of an Iraqi Karim losing his wife and children because of an American drone strike. He seeks revenge and is recruited to be part of a terror attack against the United States of America for The Islamic State. Anthony Provati has to find a way to keep this from happening. The reader will be taken from all over the globe from the Middle East, Central America and United States.

I found Drone Strike to be a great read. I usually have a hard time following plot lines in a thriller and do not normally read thriller. However, I enjoyed reading this one. It is action packed and fast paced but not so much so that it is difficult to catch on what is going on. There were some scenes were quite violent that I did not care for. There were other scenes that made me see through the eyes of others around the world that put current events into perspective.

I am giving Drone Strike four and a half stars. I would love to read the previous book in the Anthony Provati Thriller series to see what happened prior to this one, as well as, read any other books that release after this one. I recommend this for readers who enjoy a suspense filled novels that will keep them on the edge of the seat.

I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.

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