Featured Book: United States

United States by Nick MonserratUnited States
by Nick Monsarrat
Genres: Political Thriller
Available at Amazon, Amazon UK, and most major online bookstores.

In 2038, a powerful consortium of corrupt corporate and political leaders secretly conspires to hijack New York City from its citizens. Only a handful of the city’s elite dares resist, joining forces with New York State’s courageous female governor and a cadre of ordinary citizens to expose and fight the conspiracy.


Cecil’s taxi swerved onto 42nd Street in a downpour, then turned into the curb at New Media Tower. Cecil paid her fare and raced under the canopy of the entrance. Just below the rain clouds, a biplane banked low, then began a slow climb back skyward. It was clearly visible from where she stood, trailing a banner that read “Be alert! Report!” She took out a sketch pad and noted the toll-free number it included, fodder for the new public mural she was planning for a blank wall she’d spotted near the Whitney. Her purse slipped from her shoulder, and she stooped to retrieve it. From directly behind her came a loud pop, like a cap pistol going off. A beat more and a deafening explosion rocked the block. In the instant it took for the shock wave to strike her, she felt herself pitching face down onto the concrete apron of the entrance.

What others are saying:

“By incorporating a number of current hot-button issues–unbridled corporate greed and rampant social injustice…Nicholas Monsarrat has written not only a fast-paced story but one which depicts an alarming possibility for the future of our society.” – Roger A. Hamstreet, Amazon Reviewer


Author James Bruno

James Bruno is the author of three bestselling political thrillers. He has been featured on NBC’s Today Show, in the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, regional NPR and other national and international media. His spy-mob thriller PERMANENT INTERESTS and CHASM, a thriller about war criminals, have landed simultaneously on Amazon Kindle Bestseller lists, including #1 in Political Fiction and Spy Tales. TRIBE, his latest political thriller, centered on Afghanistan, has also been an Amazon bestseller.

Mr. Bruno served as a diplomat with the U.S. Department of State for 23 years. Prior to that, he worked as a military intelligence analyst and as a journalist. His diplomatic assignments have included Cuba, Guantanamo (as liaison with the Cuban military), Pakistan/Afghanistan, Vietnam, Cambodia and Washington, DC. He has spent ample time at the White House and has worked shoulder-to-shoulder with the Secret Service in a presidential protection detail. He also knows the Pentagon, CIA and other foreign affairs agencies well. Based on his experiences, James Bruno’s stories possess an authenticity rarely matched in the political thriller genre.

It is this background as a diplomat, military intelligence officer and journalist that lend an air of verisimilitude to James’ books that the vast majority of his competition lacks. “You are getting a dose of the real thing with James Bruno’s books, not contrived fantasies. I believe this has been a factor in all three of my thrillers becoming Kindle bestsellers and my getting national media exposure on NBC’s Today Show, in the Washington Post and other news outlets – also my landing Stieg Larsson’s agent.” Continue reading “MEET THE AUTHOR: JAMES BRUNO”