This book was a real labor of love for me. After completing an early draft of Icarus, I thought it was a stand alone novel, and had no plans to continue the story. Then a good friend of mine read it and asked me a ton of questions about where I would take the story next.
I pondered these questions all that evening, and it got my creative juices flowing. It was then that I realized how much the Noble universe had left to explore. However, continuing the story meant making significant changes to Icarus, but it was absolutely worth the effort. I hope you’ll agree! 🙂
The Invisible War picks up about two years after the events of Icarus. Miller Brinkman has retired from his private investigator life and moved to Boston to pursue a career as a novelist. Unfortunately, things don’t work out as planned, and Miller begins consulting with the police department to make ends meet.
Shortly thereafter, a grisly murder leads to the biggest case of Miller’s life, and a job with the F.B.I. But as Miller’s journey into the future begins, he soon finds himself haunted by the ghosts of his past.
In celebration of today’s launch, please enjoy the free preview of The Invisible War below with my thanks.
The wait is over! I’m thrilled to announce that the next installment in the Noble Trilogy will release on Friday, May 12, 2017. The Invisible War is coming to Kindle and paperback, and is available for preorder right now!
Haunted by the ghosts of a missing persons case that turned his life upside down, Miller Brinkman is doing everything in his power to escape the past. He’s exchanged his small-town digs for the big city of Boston, and his career as a private detective for the solitary life of a writer. One problem: his debut novel was a flop, and his savings are rapidly dwindling.
To make ends meet, Miller begins consulting for the police, but what starts out as an easy paycheck leads him straight into the biggest case of his life—and a job with the F.B.I. As he crisscrosses the globe, working to solve a series of gruesome murders and put together a puzzle that grows more complex by the minute, Miller’s past starts to catch up with him. Lucid dreams and unexplained visions have him questioning his own sanity, and a strange power is growing within him—but at what cost?
When an old nemesis returns, it sends the F.B.I., a group of serial killers, and two ancient, bloodthirsty adversaries on a collision course. Can Miller and his team of agents stop the murders and prevent a war that would wipe humanity off the planet?
It’s time once again for the Hulegaard Books Podcast! My guest for this episode is In Another Life author, Julie Christine Johnson. We talk about Julie’s early interest in creating stories as a child, and take a closer look at both her critically-acclaimed debut novel, and her upcoming book, The Crows of Beara.
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Since the story of Icarus takes place in the 1940s, somehow making a big fancy trailer didn’t seem appropriate. Instead, I’ve put together this little radio spot to capture the essence of the era. I hope you enjoy it!
After two weeks on the market, I couldn’t be more thrilled about the reception Icarus is receiving. The book currently has a five-star average rating on Amazon, and many readers have taken the time to write me and share even more detailed thoughts. I love it!
Based on the feedback I’ve received, Miller Brinkman seems to have resonated with readers. His character has drawn multiple comparisons to Indiana Jones, which is flattering. Readers have also expressed their satisfaction with “the twist.” I can’t say anything more about it without spoiling the surprise, but needless to say, Icarus doesn’t finish the way you think it’s going to. 🙂
But, hey! Writing is all about showing versus telling, so here’s just a few of the comments readers have left about Icarus:
Thanks so much for stopping by, and if you haven’t read Icarus yet, check it out!
The wait is over: Icarus is out now and available in both Kindle and paperback format. I couldn’t be more excited to share this story with you!
Icarus is a mystery with a sci-fi twist. I tend to think of it as Dick Tracy meets the X-Files. It’s a mixture of 1940s noir, coupled with the paranoia that swept the nation in the 1960s. A reader once said, “Imagine a Sam Spade novel as written by Phillip K. Dick,” and I couldn’t ask for a greater compliment than that.
I came up with the idea for Icarus a little over six years ago, and it’s been a long journey full of false starts and detours to reach this point. After many rounds of revision to get it right, I’m so proud of the final result, and I hope that you will enjoy it.
In celebration of today’s launch, please enjoy the first two chapters below with my thanks.
When a mysterious message prompts Delta to leave the crew unexpectedly, Max, Kort and K1RB pursue her to a mining colony on Quaris – a distant planet with a seedy reputation. To find Delta, the team must traverse a harsh, unforgiving environment; face certain death at the hands of murderous mercenaries; and uncover the powerful secrets hidden beneath the planet’s frozen crust . . .