The Black Opera by Raymond Embrack

What would happen if 70 psychopaths were handed 70 nuclear suitcase bombs for free? The epic thriller tells the secret history of blacker than black operations from the JFK hit to Chappaquiddick to the Altamont concert (yes those were black ops) to free nuclear weapons on the Internet. Behind it all is the rogue 1960s…

What would happen if 70 psychopaths were handed 70 nuclear suitcase bombs for free? The epic thriller tells the secret history of blacker than black operations from the JFK hit to Chappaquiddick to the Altamont concert (yes those were black ops) to free nuclear weapons on the Internet. Behind it all is the rogue 1960s FBI front and subversive group American Thunder. The American Thunder Party was founded by the infamous Adam Eugene Carver. Turns out he’s still alive and he’s making a comeback. In 2017 the only people who can prevent an apocalypse are the deadliest operative of Russia, the President of the United States and his black sheep celebrity mercenary brother, the two long rumored to be the secret sons of JFK. Buy the ticket, take the ride, find your way back.

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Five Star Review on AmazonĀ By Pearce Hansen

Raymond Embrack is that rarity, an author who delivers both scathing satire, and a compelling story that stands on its own legs. His observations and asides have real bite, but always with a good sense of fun, and always putting the narrative first.

I first became a fan when I read Raymond’s ‘Peter Surf’ series — if you haven’t picked them up yet, you need to get on it. What REALLY gets you when you read an Embrack, is his style. ‘Cool’ is not an adjective to Raymond — its a way of life. Think James Coburn in Our Man Flint and The President’s Analyst. Think the art of Shag, all cocktails and hard breathing scantily clad women. If you want touchy-feely PC, Raymond ain’t your guy. But if you want a retro throwback to the men’s magazines of old, or early Ian Fleming, this is the man you need to be reading.

In ‘Black Opera,’ I was reminded of Don Delillo’s ‘Libra.’ Raymond isn’t afraid to explore the interior of unpleasant people, and his story logic has the inevitability of an Elmore Lenard book. Avoiding any plot spoilers, Black Opera jumps back and forth through time, offering enough plot twists you almost need a score card to keep track.

His books are enjoyable reads, and Black Opera is no exception. Raymond Embrack deserves wide exposure and readership.

About the Author

Raymond Embrack is the author of 12 books of singularly and particularly badass fiction.

With the author photo, there is an eight image limit here and they are spent scratching the surface of the Axis superhero novels as of the year 2016.

The first picture is one face of THE CAROUSEL (now renamed SPINRAX), leader of the superheroes of AXIS. He is a human comic book rack who can become the superheroes of the 1970s KM brand of comics for a limited time per month each. He is slowly discovering who he was before coming to Brutalia.

Image 2 is one face of supervillain DR. PLAYGROUND, leader of the Order of Global Domination (OGD). He aspires to perversity. In full exoframe mode he is better armed than most nations yet capable of strangling a mosquito.

Image 3 is THE SIREN SYNDICATE, six 14 year-old girls transformed into a team of deadly super-powered adults led by MERMAID GANGSTER (now MERMAID GHOST). In this shot they are performing at a club where they market the drug Siren Six, a form of meth that makes its addicts healthier.

Image 5 shows the superhero WHISKY, named for the Whisky-A-Go-Go club in L.A. His superpower is the ability to manipulate rock music into reality. Usually classic rock.

Image 6 is THE KID IN THE PICTURE, an evolving transgendered teen superhero with the superpower of flight, but only to the right music. By the Siren Syndicate he has been trained in assassin skills. He never wears the same costume twice. He is so far the only person whose superpowers exist outside Brutalia.

Image 7 is supervillain MY LITTLE YELLOW WAR, a super-telepath and creator of Yellowvision, in which wealthy voyeurs inhabit the bodies of depraved rampaging supervillains for the thrill. Also has a private war on female super-telepaths.

Image 8 is AXIS superhero MARTIAN JUSTICE. A sacred military figure on Mars, his superpowers include the ability to sever heads that grow back without antisocial disorders. His Phobosian Kendo sword has a range of grow-back settings.

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