I'm happy to report that the paperback edition will be available in book stores on Tuesday, Dec. 2. It features the same terrific cover design as the hardback, and fixes a few typos and factual errors (my thanks to sharp-eyed Goodreads reviewer Stephen Boiko for pointing out that the long-ago chairman of the House Armed Services Committee was L. Mendel Rivers, not Mendel Rivers). And all for just sixteen bucks! A gold burst on the front cover notes that "Act of War" is the winner of the 2014 Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature. And the enthusiastic cover blurb is from my old Los Angeles Times colleague (and mega-successful mystery novelist) Michael Connelly. I just missed Mike earlier this month when he stopped off at Book Passage in the San Francisco Ferry Building to read from his latest book, "The Burning Room." So I'll use this opportunity to thank him for his much-appreciated support for "Act of War." Thanks, Mike!
JACK CHEEVERS is a former Los Angeles Times reporter. He and his wife, Kathleen Matz, live in Oakland, California.