<![CDATA[thomasquinnbooks.com - Blog]]>Thu, 08 Mar 2018 01:16:33 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Time is running out to download The Machiavelli Letter for free!]]>Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:31:57 GMThttp://thomasquinnbooks.com/blog/time-for-a-free-book-promotionDownload The Machiavelli Letter for free on Amazon.com until March 31. After only one day of this promotion, the book ranks #360 among all free books available (there are more than two million out there). Even more impressive, The Machiavelli Letter ranks #2 among all free Terrorism Thrillers and #5 among all free Conspiracy Thrillers.

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<![CDATA[The Machiavelli Letter is #2 on Amazon.com for Free Kindle Books!]]>Sat, 20 Jul 2013 12:15:04 GMThttp://thomasquinnbooks.com/blog/the-machiavelli-letter-is-2-on-amazoncom-for-free-kindle-booksNews Flash!!

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<![CDATA[21st Century Boston Massacre foretold]]>Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:47:11 GMThttp://thomasquinnbooks.com/blog/21st-century-boston-massacre-foretoldThe Machiavelli Letter is a must read for anyone interested in understanding WHY the terrorists hate us and how they express that hatred by murdering innocent Americans. This book gives readers both sides of what happens when terrorists plot and those they would kill respond to prevent it.  

We can all identify with Professor Jack McNair and his former students as they respond, trying to move the government to take the threat seriously. But it is the insights into the minds of our enemies that may be unfamiliar territory for most readers. How cunning are they? How fanatical is their allegiance to the tenets of their faith. How dangerous is the "home-grown" danger presented by radicalized Americans?

Sadly, not much has changed in the 560 years since Ottoman Sultan Muhammed II laid siege to and subsequently took Constantinople in 1453. In The Lion of St. Mark, Antonio Ziani, the Venetian protagonist, debates the merits of Christianity versus Islam with Abdullah Ali, the new Turkish Governor of the city. Anyone interested in this clash of cultures and faiths will find very interesting points made by each. http://www.amazon.com/The-Lion-St-Mark-ebook/dp/B006ONZUCK/ref=sr_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1345472927&sr=1-6&keywords=the+lion+of+st.+mark    ]]>
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<![CDATA[Iran to Citizens: Flee Isfahan ]]>Thu, 03 Jan 2013 14:13:10 GMThttp://thomasquinnbooks.com/blog/iran-to-citizens-flee-isfahanIt has begun! The Machiavelli Letter mirrors the news.

From the pages of "The Washington Free Beacon".

Iran to Citizens: Flee Isfahan

Iranian officials tell citizens to vacate city located near nuke site

Iranian workers at the Uranium Conversion Facility near Isfahan, Iran / AP
BY:  Adam Kredo
January 2,
2013 12:26 pm

 Iranian officials have instructed residents of Isfahan to leave the city,
renewing concerns that a nearby nuclear site could be
leaking radioactive material.

 An edict issued Wednesday by Iranian authorities orders Isfahan’s
one-and-a-half million people to leave the city “because pollution has now reached
emergency levels,” the BBC reported.

 However, outside observers suspect that the evacuation order may corroborate
previous reports indicating that a uranium enrichment
facility near Isfahan had been leaking radioactive material.

 Tehran went to great lengths in December to deny these reports, telling state-run media outlets that “the rumors
about leaking and contamination at Isfahan’s [Uranium Conversion Facility] are
not true at all.”

 November reports indicated that a radioactive leak might have
poisoned several workers at the nuclear plant, which converts highly toxic
yellowcake uranium into material that could be used in the core of a nuclear

 The head of Iran’s emergency services agency said at the time that residents have no reason to
worry about possible contamination resulting from a possible leak.

 Stories about the potential leak soon disappeared from state-run news
websites, Trend reported in late November.

 Iranian officials denied that a leak has occurred and blamed Western media
outlets for creating “tumult” in the region.

 Wednesday’s evacuation order is now fueling concerns that Iranian officials
are trying to hide something, including further fallout from a possible
radioactive leak.

 “Pollution in Isfahan is a problem but in the past, Iranian authorities
respond by closing schools and the government to keep people at home and let the
pollution dissipate, not by evacuating people,” said Michael Rubin, a former
Pentagon adviser on Iran and Iraq who has written about Isfahan’s battle against

 “Mass evacuations suggest a far more serious problem,” Rubin explained.
“There are two possibilities here: There is a radiation leak and the regime is
lying or there is really bad pollution and no one believes the regime’s

 Rubin also pointed out that Iranian officials have a history of lying to both
Western officials and their own citizens.

 It remains unclear whether the technology has been properly inspected for
safety because Iran has denied Western officials access to many of its nuclear

 The nuclear site at Isfahan has been targeted for attack in the past.

 An unexplained explosion at the plant in 2011 is reported to have damaged the facility.

 The nuclear plant also sits on an active fault line. The city of Isfahan has
been destroyed at least six times from past
earthquakes, a point of concern among regional experts.

 “Given that Iran is on an earthquake zone and has lost tens of thousands of
people with regularity suggests that a devastating nuclear accident is only a
matter of time,” said Rubin.

<![CDATA["The Machiavelli Letter" Mirrors Current Events]]>Tue, 25 Sep 2012 17:59:19 GMThttp://thomasquinnbooks.com/blog/the-machiavelli-letter-mirrors-current-eventsWhen I wrote The Machiavelli Letter I thought that the West would put a stop to Iran's nuclear ambitions. My hope was that the book would be published before the U.S., Israel, or both eliminated Iran's capacity to build a nuke.
Now, it seems, that feckless Western leaders and the impotent UN's brinksmanship could lead to Iranian nukes becoming a reality. If you want to know just how scary this scenario is becoming, all you have to do is read The Machiavelli Letter.]]>
<![CDATA[Jack McNair would go nuts watching our pathetically weak response to Libyan terrorism]]>Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:13:31 GMThttp://thomasquinnbooks.com/blog/post-title-click-and-type-to-edit3Well, sadly, it does appear that our world is beginning to unravel a bit more with the recent events in North Africa. I anticipated this sort of thing when I wrote The Machiavelli Letter. I wish someone who understands Machiavelli's concept that "It is better to be feared than to be loved," was in the driver's seat.

When the enemy perceives weakness, he becomes emboldened. Imagine, we're sending in the Marines to beef up security and they have been told they can't load up with live ammunition!

Jack McNair would go nuts! ]]>
<![CDATA[Going to Cornell fraternity 125th anniversay celebration]]>Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:10:12 GMThttp://thomasquinnbooks.com/blog/post-title-click-and-type-to-edit1I'm going to Ithaca, NY to attend my fraternity's 125th anniversary celebration. I can't wait to visit all the places I wrote about in The Machiavelli Letter.

If you are also attending, please look me up when we're there in October. ]]>
<![CDATA[What Will Israel Do?]]>Thu, 23 Aug 2012 04:07:39 GMThttp://thomasquinnbooks.com/blog/post-title-click-and-type-to-editDo you think Israel will attack Iran before the November Presidential Election? ]]>