MAURICE MEDLAND

NEW RELEASE



“Maurice Medland has to be one of the best of the best adventure writers in America today. Tom Clancy, Steve Coontz, and Nelson DeMille fans will find Medland has a talent for creating fast action, nasty villains, and rousing escapism that is second to none. A master storyteller.”
—CLIVE CUSSLER

“. . . a thrilling novel of international intrigue. . . A tense and riveting adventure from cover to cover.”
—Midwest Book Review

NATIONAL BESTSELLER



“Impressively detailed and gripping . . . a first-rate sea story.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“. . . engrossing credibility . . . tautly thrilling . . . a first-rate job of exciting and suspenseful story-telling.”
—Charles Champlin, Los Angeles Times

“It is such a pleasure to discover a new author who has the ability to write a story that comes ‘alive’ in the first few pages, and continues that way throughout. Medland did this for me in POINT OF HONOR —a real page turner. This book I found difficult to put down. [It is] one hell of a story. Thank you, Maurice Medland.”
—Chub’s Choice, Bookwire.com

“One of the best first novels I have ever read. . . . an incredibly exciting and suspenseful book. Highly recommended!”
—Ed Thomas, Book Carnival

“POINT OF HONOR is an intelligent, first-rate thriller with a page burning pace—one of those books that will keep you up late. The fascinating premise, picturesque settings, and stunning narrative drive make for a knockout read. I'm ready for more.”
—James P. Blaylock, Author of Thirteen Phantasms

“Maurice Medland writes like a seasoned veteran, plots like a pro, and knows how to keep his readers turning pages. I'm sure POINT OF HONOR is just the first of a host of big books from this talented writer.”
—Stephen Greenleaf, Author of Ellipsis

Books


CHINA STAR

The secrecy of a mysterious aerospace laboratory in Hong Kong . . . A daring break from a heavily guarded Chinese prison camp . . . A fierce drama played out on the storm-tossed Pacific Ocean—and in the depths below—where the fate of the world is in the hands of a brave young American couple . . .

When Elizabeth Grayson, the beautiful half-Chinese daughter of a U.S. senator, discovers that she has unwittingly contributed to a terrible new weapons system while doing medical research in China, she’s thrown into a notorious forced labor camp to keep her quiet. Enter Matt Connor, a disgraced ex-submarine officer operating a tramp ocean-salvage ship out of Taiwan, who is hired by her wealthy father to get her out.

But after Matt rescues the headstrong pacifist from her island prison and learns the secret the Chinese don't want the U.S. to know, the thrown-together pair are on the run and faced with a new dilemma. With time running out and the PLA Navy in hot pursuit, can they stop a rogue Red Prince, Elizabeth’s brilliant but corrupt first cousin, from launching a catastrophic new weapon that will bring America to its knees?

In CHINA STAR, Maurice Medland has written a classic adventure story in the bestselling tradition of Clive Cussler—and an international thriller on par with the best works of Dan Brown and Nelson DeMille. At the heart of this electrifying novel are a strong-willed senator's daughter and her reluctant rescuer, two people from very different worlds who become bound together in a desperate game of survival, pitted against deadly forces that must be stopped at any cost—even their own lives.





POINT OF HONOR

Helicopter gun ships in the night...The secrecy of a heavily guarded South American drug lab...A fierce drama played out on the storm-tossed Pacific Ocean—where the fate of the world economy is in the hands of a few brave American sailors...

Jorge Cordoba has schemed and murdered his way to the top of a criminal enterprise that stands on the brink of becoming an international power. A brilliant Harvard-trained economist, Cordoba has masterminded a plot to turn Godfather Don Gallardo’s Colombian drug cartel into an organization that will bring down the industrialized nations of the world. La Estrella Latina, the freighter delivering the goods that will secure Cordoba’s—and the cartel’s—future, is en route to its secret destination. To ensure absolute success, a special security guard has been placed aboard. He is called El Callado, The Silent One…a killer unlike any other.

But La Estrella Latina never reaches port. And when the freighter is sighted floating listlessly in the steel-gray seas, another man enters the equation. He is Navy lieutenant Daniel Blake, and he could jeopardize Cordoba’s entire operation.

A former merchant marine officer, Blake wants only one thing from the U.S. Navy: his own command. Instead, he finds himself trapped in the engine room of an obsolete destroyer on patrol off the coast of Peru. Now he’s just been ordered to lead a boarding party onto an abandoned freighter. Struggling against a gale-force storm that cuts off communication with his own ship, Blake and the seven men and one woman under his command scramble over the rusty sides of La Estrella Latina.

In the hull of the freighter are thirty tons of cocaine, three hundred and fifty million dollars in cash—and a half-dozen corpses with their tongues cut out.

With a typhoon rapidly approaching, and Cordoba’s own strike force racing to the scene, Blake and his team are plunged into a battle of terror against not one, but two treacherous enemies: Cordoba; and a savage murderer who is still aboard.

In POINT OF HONOR, Maurice Medland has written a classic adventure story in the bestselling tradition of Clive Cussler—and an international thriller on par with the best works of Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum. At the heart of this electrifying novel are two very different men, separated by their morality and strict code of honor—bound together in a deadly game of power and survival that each must fight to the very end.

Thrillers

When Matt Connor rescues a senator’s daughter from a Chinese prison, two people from very different worlds become bound together in a deadly game of survival.
When Navy Lieutenant Daniel Blake leads a boarding party aboard an abandoned freighter, he and his team are plunged into a battle of terror against two treacherous enemies: a notorious drug cartel racing to recover the ship and a savage murderer who is still aboard.