Jon Land talks about his latest novel, Pandora's Temple.
Jon Land brings back a well loved thriller character, Blaine McCracken, after a years-long hiatus. Pandora's Temple is a thriller with elements of fantasy and sci-fi, making for a very exciting read. Land talks with Larry Thompson and Dave Dufour about the idea for the novel and a bit about his writing process.
From the Amazon Blurb for Pandora's Temple:
Rogue special-operations agent McCracken has never been shy about answering the call, and this time it comes in the aftermath of a deepwater oil rig disaster that claims the life of a onetime member of his commando unit. The remnants of the rig and its missing crew lead him to the inescapable conclusion that one of the most mysterious and deadly forces in the universe is to blame: dark matter, both a limitless source of potential energy and an unimaginably destructive weapon.
Joining forces again with his trusty sidekick Johnny Wareagle, McCracken races to stop two deadly enemies who want the dark matter at all costs. A powerful energy magnate and the leader of a Japanese doomsday cult both seek the ultimate prize for their own nefarious reasons, and McCracken and Wareagle’s mission to defeat them takes the duo on a nonstop journey across the world and thousands of years into the past where the truth lies in the ancient Pandora’s Temple, built to safeguard the world’s most powerful weapon.
McCracken’s only hope to save the world is to find the mythical temple. Along the way, he and Wareagle find themselves up against Mexican drug gangs, killer robots, an army of professional assassins, and a legendary sea monster. The hero of nine previous bestselling thrillers, McCracken is used to the odds being stacked against him, but this time the stakes have never been higher.
This book features an illustrated biography of Jon Land including rare images from the author’s personal collection.
Jon also chats about the changing face of book publishing, and the ways authors produce and get paid for their work. Land's publisher Open Road Integrated Media, is in the vanguard of "new publishing," and the author gives us some insights into that relationship as well.
See Jon's website for more information about him and his other books.
Jon Land is the bestselling author over 25 novels. He graduated from Brown University in 1979 Phi Beta Kappa and Magna cum Laude and continues his association with Brown as an alumni advisor.
Jon often bases his novels and scripts on extensive travel and research as well as a twenty-five year career in martial arts. He is an associate member of the US Special Forces and frequently volunteers in schools to help young people learn to enjoy the process of writing.
Jon is the Vice-President of marketing of the International Thriller Writers (ITW) and is often asked to speak on topics regarding writing and research.