Please join me today in welcoming Terry Brennan back to the blog today to chat about his new thriller Persian Betrayal – and where he loves to write!
SERIES: Empires of Armageddon #2
GENRE: Inspirational Suspense/Thriller
RELEASE DATE: July 28, 2020
How much can Brian Mullaney risk to serve God and save lives–without losing his own?
DSS Regional Security Officer Brian Mullaney has been tasked with an incredibly dangerous mission. When a synagogue in Jerusalem is destroyed by an explosion, burying the second key prophecy Mullaney is hunting–and the deadly box that protects it–the answers he desperately needs are also crushed. How can he discover the meaning of the centuries-old prophecy now? Why are he and the ambassador he’s assigned to protect being targeted? And is there any way this lone man can thwart a nuclear arms race between three ascendant empires of the past?
An otherworldly servant of evil known only as the Turk is maneuvering all three nations into an intricate dance designed to undermine prophecy about the end times. And he won’t let Mullaney or anyone else get in his way.
Wounded in a bloody shoot-out, pressured by his wife to come home, and mourning the death of his best friend, Mullaney doesn’t need a powerful enemy. Who is he to save the Ishmael Covenant, the treaty promising peace in the Middle East? Despite angelic intervention, Mullaney wants nothing to do with his final assignment. But without him, evil will win the ultimate struggle . . . and humankind will have no hope left.
I can write just about anywhere. I started out my journalism career as a sportswriter, so I spent years writing shoulder-to-shoulder with other sportswriters in noisy press boxes on tight deadlines. Very little disturbs me when I’m writing. I wrote my first novel in a corner of our bedroom, next to a window looking at a brick wall, in a small apartment in The Bowery Mission where I worked on the Lower East Side of New York City.
So, I was ecstatic when we moved into an apartment with a room I could turn into an office. That was nice, but nothing compares with the space I write in today … the best office I’ve ever had, either at work or at home.
After nearly twenty years living in NYC apartments, my wife Andrea and I were blessed three years ago to purchase a small home in Connecticut, only seven minutes from where two of our grandchildren live. It’s a perfect size for us—with an office, a spare bedroom for visitors, a “just-big-enough” yard and a pool for the grandkids.
My office is awesome. It wraps me in a blanket of emotional comfort every time I enter it. I’m surrounded by many of the books I’ve been collecting for decades—a majority of the books are over 100 years old, and several of those books are complete sets (history, Shakespeare, Dickens). There are bookshelves on three of the walls (I need to find room for another because the books are still piling up), and I have a wall of them staring me in the face when I work at my computer. And there’s enough wall space remaining to display some of my favorite art and some of the awards I’ve been blessed to receive over the years.
One of the most satisfying things about this office is that it’s big enough to contain mementos from each of the major “stops” in my four careers: as a journalist; as an editor and publisher; as an executive with NYC nonprofits who served homeless people; and now as an author. And, most importantly, to be surrounded with family photos that celebrate many generations.
A colorful Persian rug on the floor, a super-comfy cushioned Morris chair (just like one my grandmother often occupied) when I need to get away from the computer, an antique desk for all the sprawl that gets generated as manuscripts are built, and a window over the desk that looks out onto our front yard and the perennial garden I dug for my wife.
Who could want more? I sure don’t. And I don’t miss the corner of the bedroom in The Bowery Mission, either.
Terry Brennan is the award-winning author of The Jerusalem Prophecies series, including The Sacred Cipher. He was the leader of a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalism team and has received the Valley Forge Award for editorial writing from the Freedoms Foundation. He and his wife, Andrea, live in Danbury, Connecticut. More on Brennan can be found at terrybrennanauthor.com.
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What about you? What makes you want to read Persian Betrayal by Terry Brennan? What’s your fave place to read or write?