December 15th, 2013

Saving Raine: Book 1: The Drone Wars

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to Saving Raine, my new book which went live today on Amazon. The paperback will be along in a few weeks, as will ebook versions for iPad, Kobo and the other devices.


Book Description

It’s 2021, and personal drones are a fixture of daily life, but due to constant upheavals food is scarce. Rival militias, the terrorist group March22, and draconian restrictions on travel complicate the task for 19-year-old Matt Carney as he starts a harrowing road trip to save his girlfriend, Raine, a road-trip filled with deadly obstacles, including Predator drones raining down homeland security missiles.


Language warning

The book contains frequent four-letter words used in dialogue by people for whom those words are essential vocabulary. There is also some suggestive sexual innuendo, though no explicit sex. The book is suitable for young adults aged 16 and older as well as new adults and adults.


What’s Coming

Four more books are planned in The Drone Wars series. Although I haven’t finalized titles yet, Book 2 and Book 3 are already in revision and due in March and June 2014 respectively.


Want a Free Copy for your Kindle Now?

Saving Raine needs a few reviews to get going, so that other readers can get an idea of whether they might like it. If you are not a fellow author and not a personal friend of mine, and you would like to read and review the book, please email me by December 25th at You must have the free kindle software (or a kindle reader), and you must promise to post your review on Amazon in exchange for the free review copy. It should be clear that I am only interested in completely honest reviews and fully expect to get a wide variety of opinions about the book. I will accommodate as many people as possible who respond by the December 25th deadline.


Frederick Lee Brooke launched the Annie Ogden Mystery Series in 2011 with Doing Max Vinyl and followed with Zombie Candy in 2012, a book that is neither about zombies nor sweets. The third mystery in the series, Collateral Damage, appeared in 2013. Saving Raine, the first book in Fred's entirely new series, The Drone Wars, appeared in December 2013, and was followed by its sequel, Inferno, in June 2014.

A resident of Switzerland, Fred has worked as a teacher, language school manager and school owner. He has three boys and two cats and recently had to learn how to operate both washing machine and dryer. He makes frequent trips back to his native Chicago.

When not writing or doing the washing, Fred can be found walking along the banks of the Rhine River, sitting in a local cafe, or visiting all the local pubs in search of his lost umbrella.

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