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Cold War Dogs
The story of an ex-Angolan soldier trying to hunt down a South African mercenary who destroyed his life, and is now out to destroy his country.


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Cold War Dogs

This book also features inside maps by Patti Andersen. I got the cover from SelfPubBookCovers.com (free plug for them).

If you followed the link from the “Cold War Dogs”novel on Kindle or Amazon’s KDP select, I would really appreciate a review.

Just How Much Do You Appreciate Reviews, Samori?

How much?

Well, this much: if you email me a copy of your purchase receipt (regardless of what you paid) and a link to your posted 100% honest review for my book on Amazon, I will:

  • Send you a discount for my upcoming audio/video version of “Cold War Dogs.”
  • Put you on the list to give me early review (or beta) feedback on my next novel, before I publish it officially–meaning, you’ll have a bit of influence on the book.
  • Thank you in the next book and I’ll thank you on this page as a “Samori Supporter” (…Samorter?  Samurai-porter?).

Reviews are important!

That Next Novel

When is the next novel coming out?  I’m typing, people, as fast as I can!  If only I wasn’t procrastinating with other short stories, it would probably go faster!

What’s it going to be about?  It’s another Angola novel, of course, and it will feature a couple of characters from “Cold War Dogs.”  I wanted to do something completely different, but then I couldn’t resist, I loved my “Cold War” characters too much.

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I Love You

Honestly, I’m so happy to write and to have you read!

Back in the early-teens, my family used to ask me: why did you write “Cold War Dogs?”  And I would reply “For myself.”  Because it’s not perfect, but I always loved the ideas, the stories, and I still laugh at my own lines sometimes, years after I’ve written them (I’m still wowing the kids with my poem “The World Will Blow Up On a Saturday Night” which I wrote in sixth grade in International School — okay, it was the Reagan years; back in sub-Saharan Africa we were a bit nervous), and I truly, truly enjoyed all the research I did.

Also, it’s a very personal story even though it has nothing to do with me: it does follow my own family’s trajectory kinda through Tanzania, Angola, and Yugoslavia.  And it features a hero that is an exact reflection of my favorite cousin Agostinho, who died during the Angolan civil war, trying to rescue people with a helicopter.

But then I published it and a few people actually read it!  And they liked it!

That changed everything: now I write to share and hopefully to make others a bit happier to read an interesting story.  So: thanks for that!

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If you’re interested in messing around with short stories, see my Short Stories page.

Want something fun and stupid? Take a look at my “What If…?“.

Also, I have a few courses I am creating for Project Managers and Entrepreneurs: My Courses.

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