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THE ASSASSIN’S LIST

Calculating terrorists prepare to ignite a race war in America. Black felons converted to serve Allah while in prison train to assassinate the first name on a long list – the Secretary of Homeland Security. Adam Drake, an attorney and former Delta Force operator, accidentally gets in the way of the callous plot while representing a client whose secretary was murdered. When he becomes a target, and a timid FBI ignore his warnings, he’s forced to go it alone to defend his country.

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OATH TO DEFEND

The trail of America’s most wanted terrorist goes cold in Tijuana and a smuggled nuclear device is detected in San Diego. Adam Drake thinks the two are connected and believes that he knows where they are headed. Can he find them both in time to avert an unimaginable catastrophe? Read the second book in the Adam Drake series to find out.

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DARK TROJAN

The lights are about to go out all across America. An old enemy has found a way to sabotage the electric power grid. It’s planted a Trojan Horse malware in security software designed by a client of Adam Drake to protect power utilities. When a beautiful model and international assassin poisons Drake’s best friend by mistake, he discovers that he was the likely target. Now the race is on to find out why, and ultimately prevent a return to the Dark Ages.

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CALL IT TREASON

Someone is shooting down commercial jetliners in America and the President is blaming Syria, Iran’s proxy. He’s prepared to go to war, on the advice of his advisors, to destroy the Muslim Brotherhood’s ancient Persian enemy in Tehran. Until Adam Drake finds that the Muslim Brotherhood’s illegal campaign money has corrupted presidential politics and is influencing decisions made in the White House. Can Drake expose the treachery in time to prevent a war that will set the Middle East on fire?

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BACKGROUND

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Scott Matthews got hooked on reading thrillers in high school, as an escape from reading “the classics” in his high school English class. His collection of thrillers soon grew to include the best genre authors of the day; Graham Greene, Ian Fleming, John Le Carre, Trevanian, Charles McCarry, Frederick Forsyth, Ken Follett, and David Morrell.

After graduating college with a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oregon and a J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law, he practiced law as a trial attorney in Oregon. He also served in the Oregon National Guard as a CBRN(Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) specialist and J.A.G. officer.

Later, when his favorite authors made him wait too long for their next books, he started jotting down notes of the thrillers he would someday write. He now has written four political thrillers in the Adam Drake series (a patriotic Oregon attorney and former elite military warrior) and is writing full time to continue the series.

Scott still lives on the Left Coast with his beautiful wife and enjoys good wine, Oregon football, and is a big Formula One racing fan.

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A Blink Of An Eye

In a blink of an eye, mine, almost a year has passed since I last posted anything here. I could say the reason for my absence has been the two new books I’ve been writing for the Adam Drake series, POWER PLAY and CALL IT TREASON. That’s partially true, but the main reason is I never really got hooked by the blogging bug and usually I can’t think of anything to write about. But a number of you that know how to reach me have asked when you’ll get to read another Adam Drake political thriller. And that has convinced me that I need to do a better job of keeping you informed about the series, when books three and four will be released and what’s on the drawing board for the near future. The third book, POWER PLAY, is currently being edited and should be released later this summer. It’s set in San Francisco and deals with cyber terrorism and a couple of green energy CEO’s desperate to save their failing companies. Their greedy plan is hijacked and taken over by a man who fashions it into the deadliest attack on America since 9/11. The manuscript for the fourth book, CALL IT TREASON, is finished and waiting in line for the polishing touch of my editor. It’s set in Washington, D.C., and involves the Muslim Brotherhood’s infiltration of our government and the corrupt power brokers and politicians who betray us. The plan is for book four in the series to be out before Christmas. I’m working on a fifth adventure for Drake that takes him to Nicaragua and...

Why “Patriots” Are Targeted

It’s Sunday before the 4th of July and I’ve been getting ready to drive to my Mother’s on the coast for the holiday. It’s a family reunion and, with the variety of opinions we have, politics is a topic verbotem. But I know I’m going to have trouble containing myself with all the recent IRS revelations. I am more than a little troubled with the targeting of “Patriot” groups. I’ve always considered myself a Patriot. A “Patriot” is defined as “one who loves, supports and defends his country”. So why wasn’t I on the Administration’s list of targets? Why were nonprofit groups with the name “Patriot” targeted? Why weren’t all Americans who considered themselves to be “Patriots” targeted? If the government is listening to our phone calls, emails and internet communications, shouldn’t we all be on the list? So I took a look at the word “patriot” to help me understand. I learned that by the 1600’s the word “patriot” had come to mean a “disturber of government”. By 1744, in fact, the word “patriot” was understood to be a word of derision, that not being loyal to the Crown was considered to be immoral. Sound a little like today? Okay, a lot like today. Our Founding Fathers were called “Patriots” because they were not “loyal” to the government that oppressed them, spied on them and had authority to search their homes without warrant. They were “disturbers” or, if you like, citizens who questioned and were not loyal to the policies of the king and his government. These were the Founders of our country, who gave us the Idea...

Chris Dorner a ‘super hero’; really?

I write thrillers and most thrillers have heroes we root for, fictional characters who take selfless risks to save the world or a victim or victims of some injustice. They’re imaginary heroes that do things like Todd Beamer did when he led passengers on Flight 93 with his rallying cry “Let’s roll”. So when I hear a professor from Columbia University cheapen the memory of his heroism by calling Chris Dorner a kind of ‘super hero’ I want to throw up. Dorner was a deranged murderer and deserves to be condemned by every last one of us. But unfortunately that is not the America we live in today. The Facebook page “I Support Christopher Jordan Dorner” had 16. 263 likes when I checked. At the same time the memorial page for Tyrone S. Woods had 6,052 likes. You remember Tyrone Woods, he was the former SEAL who died trying to rescue Ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi. We haven’t heard a lot about Tyrone Woods or any of the other real heroes lately because today’s heroes aren’t celebrated for the merit of their deeds. Today’s heroes are celebrated for their ‘victim status’. Chris Dorner can be a ‘super hero’ to Professor Mark Lamont Hill because he professed to be a victim of a corrupt and racist police department. Dr. Gerald L. Atkinson observed in an article entitled “Who Chooses Our ‘Heroes’ in the Age of ‘Multiculturalism?” that “The New Age ‘hero’ is now a person who is chosen from a politically selected ‘victim group’ and placed in a position of honor. It is by this means that the agents of...

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