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Reading at Seattle Public Library

I will be reading from Under a False Flag at the Seattle Public Library (Central Library, Level 4, Room 2) on Saturday, December 1 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Here’s the flier: Reading from Under a False Flag.

In anticipation, I’m also attaching a Q&A about the novel that was originally posted in a revised format on goodreads.com:  Q&A with Author Tom Gething

I would be delighted to meet my blogging friends in person if any of you can make it. Thanks!



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Latest review of Under a False Flag

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What’s wrong with this picture? – American presence in Chile in 1973

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Under a False Flag – Kindle edition released today!

My novel, Under a False Flag, about the 1973 coup in Chile, is now available at Amazon as a Kindle e-book ($2.99). The paperback edition ($12.95) is coming later this month. Check out the great cover designed by my sister, Elizabeth Gething, using the fantastic 1973 photo taken by Marcelo Montecino. (If you click on the cover in the righthand column, you’ll go to the book’s page at Amazon. Enjoy!)


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Coming soon… Under a False Flag

My debut novel, Under a False Flag, will be published in summer 2012 as a Kindle Direct Publishing e-book and in paperback from The Taciturn Press. Look for it on Amazon.com.

October, 1972. For two years the CIA has waged a secret war against the Marxist government of Chile. The Nixon administration, still mired in Vietnam and soon to be overwhelmed by the Watergate scandal, insists that Chile’s president, “that bastard” Salvador Allende, must go.

Rookie CIA officer Will Porter joins the covert war, operating under non-official cover. As nationwide strikes, paramilitary terrorism and bitterly contested elections bring Chile to the brink of civil war, Will learns from his hard-nosed boss, Deputy Station Chief Ed Lipton, just how far the CIA will go to achieve its objective. Soon, Will’s own game of deception results in grave and unanticipated consequences for his friends.

In the Graham Greene-like world of Under a False Flag, fear begets deception and deception begets cruelty.


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