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Gregg Kaplan, book 2—LAST CHANCE

After months—strike that—years of being bombarded with emails wanting to know about when the Gregg Kaplan sequel to BLOWN was going to come out, I felt I should listen a little closer to my readers wants and desires. Admittedly, I had struggled for an idea for the next Kaplan book seeing as I had lavished…

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BLOWN—Gregg Kaplan series, Book 1

Waaaay back in the beginning as I was in the editing phase my first book, The Savannah Project, I told my editors that my plan, after two Jake books, was to start a spinoff series with Gregg Kaplan. The main reason was that Kaplan was such a strong character, I felt he deserved a series…

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Enter The Toymaker

After the release of The Savannah Project, I was enjoying the glow of my first released book. You know, book signings, a little shameless self-promotion, etc. I hadn’t really given much thought to book 2 in the Jake Pendleton series except that one had to be forthcoming, and soon, because the story really wasn’t finished.…

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It’s all about beginnings—The Savannah Project

I started my first book, The Savannah Project, all the way back in 1998 when I first started writing. Of course, back then, there were a multitude of possible working titles until about 2008, when I finally settled on the title. 2008, you ask? Yep, it took twelve years and several rewrites to reach a…

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Kirkus Review of BLOWN

  Kirkus Reviews May 5, 2015 In Barrett’s (Breach of Power, 2013, etc.) latest thriller, a CIA operative becomes the unwitting protector of a man in Witness Security who’s targeted by a myriad of groups. Gregg Kaplan’s plan to stay off the grid in Little Rock, Arkansas, doesn’t last long. The CIA agent helps stop…

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ForeWord Review of BLOWN

Reviewed by Lynn Evarts, ForeWord Reviews April 17, 2015 Barrett simultaneously advances the plot and character development with fast action scenes and observant descriptions. “Once in, never out.” In Chuck Barrett’s first-rate thriller, Blown, this oath between Army Delta Force comrades brings peril and violence into the life of Gregg Kaplan. From the opening scene…

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Mark your calendars for the release of BLOWN!

THE BIG NEXT BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT! I know what you’re thinking…What the heck took that bald headed guy so long to come out with another book?!You know the old adage, “Can’t rush a good thing.”First, let me say thank you to all my readers and followers for making Breach of Power such a huge success. It…

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Bye Bye Blackbird—Saying Goodbye To The SR-71

The following is from an email forwarded to me from the REAL Toymaker. It’s kind of long, but if you like aviation and/or history, it’s an interesting read. In the early days of my air traffic control career, I had the pleasure to observe the Blackbird fly through our area. It was always a treat,…

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THE TOYMAKER–Unveiled

  Hello Blog Readers, As promised, here is the overview and cover for The Toymaker. But first let me give you  a few tidbits: the schedule release date for the PRINT version (tree book) of The Toymaker is February 14, 2012. That’s right, Valentine’s Day. The main reason for such a release date is that,…

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Release Announcement of THE TOYMAKER

  I am pleased to announce the upcoming release of the second Jake Pendleton thriller, THE TOYMAKER. As you know from The Savannah Project, Jake’s world was turned upside down, he shot the assassin Ian Collins in the Friars’ Chamber in Ireland, but the killer got away. Now he’s returning to the United States and…

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