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Monday, 1 May 2017

Author/Novel Spotlight: Dony Jay and The Warrior Spy Thrillers


I reviewed the debut novel of Dony Jay, in March this year. The Warrior Spy was a great read and a very successful novel in the genres of action and adventure, military, special ops, mystery and suspense. The second novel in this series, Artifacts of Conspiracy, is most anticipated amoungst Dony's fans. It is being released on May 1st, 2017. In celebration of this release, I offered Dony to have Artifacts of Conspiracy in another Author/Novel Spotlight to help promote it.

So sit back and explore the world of novelist, Dony Jay and his Warrior Spy novels, especially Artifacts of Conspiracy.

But first, a little about Dony: 


Dony Jay is a graduate of York College of PA, with a B.S. degree in criminal justice. He serves as a detective for a suburban police department in Pennsylvania. When he's not reading or writing, Dony loves spending time with his family, staying fit and cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles. Above all, he's a follower of Jesus Christ. According to Dony, the tenets of a rich & rewarding life include faith, family and freedom. In that order. He resides in south-central Pennsylvania.

Before we look at Dony's new release, here is a little about his debut novel, The Warrior Spy that gives the background to Artifiacts of Conspiracy:

The CIA has a problem. It's best clandestine operatives keep turning up dead. And now, as if things couldn't get any worse, a Defense Department scientist, specializing in high-energy lasers, has gone missing. America needs answers. And fast. 

Delta Force operator Reagan Rainey, on temporary duty assignment with a secret CIA entity known as Directorate Twelve, is tasked to do just that--get answers. But to do so, he not only has to outwit and outmanoeuvre a dangerous cabal of foreign actors believed to be at the center of it all, he must contend with a deadly assassin who is bent on destroying him.
Relying on his bedrock faith in Almighty God, Rainey is forced to race against the clock to uncover what is really going on and why, before his beloved America is pushed to the brink of war.

The Warrior Spy is the first book in the Warrior Spy thriller series. It is jam-packed with heart-pounding action, all-out spy warfare and a new American hero that is sure to please.

It's comparable to thrillers by such authors as Robert Ludlum, Brad Thor and Vince Flynn, while also containing a clear faith element. If you love for-God-and-country-type books, The Warrior Spy was written for you!.

 Amazon reviews have been very favourable. The image below from the Amazon book description page shows just how so: 


Go here to read them. My review can be found here.

Warrior Spy was so well received that readers were impatient waiting for the next instalment. This became a highly anticipated novel. Well, now it is here, Artifacts of Conspiracy.

Book Description: 

Reagan Rainey was eleven years old when CIA men came to his house and broke the news that his father was dead. And so for the past twenty years, he and his family believed just that. But when a Russian spy named Moses suddenly comes forward and teases a tightly held secret from the past, Rainey’s world is turned upside down.

As part of the ensuing internal CIA investigation, Rainey—Delta Force special operator turned CIA operations officer—is dispatched to Great Britain to find out what really happened to his father and why. After narrowly escaping gunmen in England and an ambush in Spain, Rainey mounts his own operation that will lead readers through the spy-rich streets of Vienna and Prague and to the doorstep of Moscow. And leave Rainey staring face to face with a killer.

In his most daunting mission to date, Rainey will do whatever it takes to discover the truth. For his country, his family and himself. A truth that will challenge the very fiber of his faith and just might shake America to its core.

Here is a book trailer video to further whet your appetite: 



I asked Dony what influenced the plot of this second instalment and what are its Biblical themes: 

I love the Reagan Rainey character. He is very much intended to be a modern-day George Washington, a man of honor and valor. A man of God. But he is also as deadly a killer America has in her arsenal. I think the world—especially Americans—need to see more characters like Rainey—people who are honorable and just and fearless in the face of evil, individuals with integrity and strong moral fiber, who are just as eager to seek God’s will as they are to battle the enemies of freedom and liberty. The Hand of Providence created America; it’s our responsibility as Americans to be good stewards of its ideals and founding principles. Mresolution is to espouse the goodness of America and God’s love through compelling fiction that is also entertaining and inspiring.

Biblical Theme #1: Trouble will come in life and sometimes that trouble is severe and lasting, but God’s promises are true and eternal. The hope for all of mankind is that Jesus Christ has overcome every evil thing, every sin, even death itself. He has overcome the world. (John 16:33)

Biblical Theme #2: God loves us. He desperately wants us to love Him back. (John 3:16)

Here is a book excerpt for those who want to investigate this new release further:

     A burst of gunfire clamored from behind him. Rainey flinched, but still kept hold of the man and the pistol. With his left foot, he swept the man’s right leg, forcing him to the ground then looped his left elbow over the man’s extended right arm. Rainey pivoted to his right and pointed the man’s gun toward the car that was racing into the lot. A man armed with a submachine gun was leaning out from the front passenger-side window.
     BRAAAP!!! BRAAAAAAP!!!
     Bullets slammed into the cars beside him. Glass shattered. Sparks flew.
     “Get down!” yelled Saul.
     The man began to squirm within his grasp. Rainey elbowed him hard in the face then looked back up at the fast-approaching car. Both of them still locked onto the pistol, Rainey squeezed the man’s hand inside the trigger well but the gun did not respond. It was jammed. He quickly ripped the pistol from the man’s grasp, cleared the stoppage and aimed at the car. Several rounds found the windshield. Bullets spotted the hood and grille. The vehicle swerved then slid sideways, careening right for them. At the last second, Rainey released the man and leapt onto the hood of the vehicle next to him. The speeding sedan slammed into the gatekeeper full-on before smashing into the vehicles behind him, each one striking the next in a domino effect.
     Rainey jumped from the hood of the car, rolled to a crouched position with the gun up and ready.     
     “Pappy! You okay?!”
     Saul grunted. “I’m good.”
     “Stay down!” Rainey popped up. A man with a submachine gun was alighting from the back seat of the car through the broken-out rear windshield. Rainey fired three rounds, striking him in the head and neck. The man fell forward onto the trunk with a thud and hung there, dead. Rainey ducked back down, quickly scrambled behind another car. This time when he popped up, he caught the front passenger still focused on where he had just been. He fired two more rounds then dropped back down.
     The man yelled in agony then screamed, “GO! GO! GO!”
     The vehicle’s engine whined loudly. Its tires chirped against the cobblestones as the driver managed to untangle the vehicle from the ones he had crashed into and sped off. As the car slalomed through the lot, the dead man on the trunk was thrown clear. He rolled like a rag doll over the surface of the lot until he struck the gatehouse with a loud crack.
     Rainey glanced back at Saul. “Pappy, throw me the keys!”
     Saul hurriedly fished the keys from his pants pocket, threw them to him.
     Rainey jumped into the Skoda, turned the ignition and revved the engine. “Get in!”
     Saul dodged over to the vehicle. He clawed opened the front passenger door and scrambled inside.
     “Put your seatbelt on. Tight!” Rainey sped out of the lot, blew past the gatehouse and whipped down the lane in pursuit of the other car. The vehicle’s tires screeched as he slid sideways out onto Hull Road. “You okay?! You hurt?!”
     “I’m okay. I’m okay. Just drive!” Saul was breathing heavily. “He set us up, Ray. He set us up.”

As usual with any book release, there are always reviews from readers who were given advanced copies. Like The Warrior Spy, these reviews are very favourable: 

Advance Praise for Artifacts of Conspiracy

“A smart, fast-paced thriller…fans of Joel C. Rosenberg will devour this book!” —The Real Book Spy

Artifacts of Conspiracy is all thriller, no filler. Guaranteed to satisfy the most discerning literary palate.” —Joshua Hood, author of Clear by Fire and Warning Order

“Special Forces Operator Reagan Rainey is back in Artifacts of Conspiracy, the exciting second installment of Dony Jay’s Warrior Spy thriller series. Like Joel C. Rosenberg, Jay has found the perfect balance of well-crafted military and covert operations thriller and faith-based fiction. In Rainey we see an operator true to his faith, but with the frailties and weaknesses of all of us, making a realistic character we are eager to root for. Jay has masterfully crafted a non-stop thrill ride that will keep you turning pages well into the night. This second book in the series proves that Dony Jay is a rising star in the genre.” —Jeffrey Wilson, Wall Street Journal and Amazon #1 Bestselling author of the Tier One thriller series

“Crisp, smart and loaded with action.” —Steve Wilson, author of the Michael Neill Adventures series

I also received an ARC and my review can be found here

If you want to follow Dony Jay or investigate more about his books, he can be found on the following social platforms: 


Author Newsletter: Dony Jay’s Reader Intel Bulletin

Dony's WEBSITE SOON TO BE UPDATED…AND SOME COOL STUFF IS COMING…STAY TUNED!

If you want to buy The Warrior Spy or Artifacts of Conspiracy or read further excerpts of both, click on the links below: 



Readers and reviews are an author's best asset, so I encourage any reader who likes reading in the genres of Christian inspirational, action and adventure, military, special ops, mystery and suspense to consider reading The Warrior Spy and Artifacts of Conspiracy and submit a review on Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest (or any other social media you subscribe to).

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