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NORWOOD PRESS TO RELEASE LIMITED EDITION THE SILENT SEA

SPECIALTY PUBLISHER NORWOOD PRESS TO RELEASE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF THE SILENT SEA BY AUTHORS CLIVE CUSSLER AND JACK DUBRUL

Silent Sea by Clive CusslerNorwood Press today announced that they will release limited lettered and numbered editions of The Silent Sea – hand-signed by authors Clive Cussler and Jack DuBrulThe Silent Sea is the seventh novel in their co-authored Oregon Files series.  The Oregon, captained by Juan Cabrillo, is a modern-day Trojan horse – a ship that, on the outside, appears broken down but actually holds state of the art equipment and powerful weaponry.

The Silent Sea opens with a prologue set during 1941, when five brothers exploring a shaft on a small island off the coast of Washington state make an exciting discovery, only to be interrupted by news of Pearl Harbor. In the present, Cabrillo, chasing the remnants of a crashed satellite in the Argentine jungle, makes a shocking discovery of his own. His search to untangle the mystery leads him first to that small island in Washington and its secret, and then much further back, to an ancient Chinese expedition, and a curse that seems to have survived for over five hundred years.

“Once again, Cussler and DuBrul demonstrate their unique ability to collaborate and produce amazing adventure novels” said Virginia Lenneville, co-owner of Norwood Press.  “Cussler fans will go wild over this latest Oregon Files novel.”  Limited editions of The Silent Sea can be pre-ordered through VJ Books (http://www.vjbooks.com) or Norwood Press (http://www.norwoodpress.com) websites.

The limited numbered editions are hand-signed by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul, numbered 1-98, have custom 3/4 marbled boards in a matching slip-case, and are stamped in gold.  To celebrate this special event, and for a limited time only, VJ Books is offering a free hardcover trade copy of The Silent Sea with an order of the limited numbered edition. ($150)

Limited lettered editions are hand-signed by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul.  Lettered editions are lettered A-ZZ, come in a fully marbled slip-case with custom boards and end papers, and stamped in platinum.  (Lettered editions are by subscription with future placement guaranteed). ($250)

Clive and Jack have collaborated on six other exciting titles:  Golden Buddha, (more…)

Justin Scott joins the Cussler franchise!

Justin Scott, (AKA Paul Garrison), one of my favorite authors, is bringing back Isaac Bell, the hero in Cussler‘s bestselling The Chase.  The new novel is called The Wrecker, and is scheduled for release on November 17.  VJ Books plans to offer this book in both US and UK editions, as well as our Norwood Press editions.

It is 1907. Train wrecks, fires and explosions sabotage the Southern Pacific Railroad’s Cascades express line. Desperate, the railroad hires the fabled Van Dorn Detective Agency. Van Dorn sends in its top investigator, Isaac Bell. Bell quickly discovers that a mysterious saboteur haunts the hobo jungles of the West.  Known as The Wrecker, he recruits accomplices from among the down-and-outs to attack the railroad, killing them afterwards. The Wrecker travels the vast spaces of the American West as if he had wings, striking wherever he pleases, causing untold damage and loss of human life. Who is he and what does he want? Is he a striker? An anarchist? A criminal mastermind engineering some as-yet unexplained scheme? Whoever he is, whatever his motives, The Wrecker knows how to create maximum havoc. Bell senses that he is far from done – indeed, it would seem that The Wrecker is building up to a grand act unlike anything committed before. If Bell doesn’t stop him in time, the entire future of the country could be at risk.

Clive Cussler and his co-authors, Dirk Cussler, Paul Kemprecos, Jack DuBrul, Grant Blackwood, and now, Justin Scott, bring the high adventure only experenced by reading a Cussler novel in five different story lines, on both land and sea!

VJ Books is proud to offer signed copies of all Clive Cussler titles!

Roland Dahlquist – An Introduction

Since moving to Phoenix, Arizona in 1987, Roland Dahlquist has enjoyed a successful and award winning career as a freelance Illustrator & Art Director.

Roland established Dahlquist Illustration in 1987.  Since then he has freelanced for graphic design firms, advertising agencies, publishers, organizations and directly with corporations locally as well as in other regions of North America. 
 
His illustration, design and art direction for clients such as; Intel, Motorola, Newsweek, AT&T, USWest, GMC, Volkswagen, Audi, Citibank, and Fujitsu have garnered Roland many national and international awards.  Some of those awards include:  Mobius – Packaging,  Clio – Print, ADDY’s – Various print and corporate identity,  Communication Arts Design,  Communications Arts Illustration,  Print – Award of Excellence,  Art Direction Magazine – Award of Excellence,  AIGA – Award of Excellence and Photo District News Self Promotion Award – Art Direction/Design.

Having a degree in Fine Art, Roland now concentrates on creating his own images whether painting in oil, pastels, pencil or generating them on his computer.

Dahlquist continues to study painting at Scottsdale Artists’ School and has also studied in Europe.  Painting is one of the motivating factors in Dahlquist’s travels through The U.S. and Europe.

In 2003 Roland joined the faculty at The Art Institute of Phoenix to teach Drawing, Design, and Illustration.

In 2006 Roland was fortunate enough to be selected by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler to illustrate the pages of their novel, The Treasure of Khan. Dahlquist has continued his relationship with the Cusslers and illustrated the pages of  The Chase in 2007. Most recently Roland illustrated the pages and created the cover art for Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler’s latest novel, Arctic Drift.

See Roland Dahlquist’s work at www.vjbooks.com!

Clive Cussler – Arctic Drift

(Publisher’s Weekly, Dec. 8 )
clive-mitchell-evan.jpgFirst Clive Cussler named his hero Dirk Pitt after his son Dirk.  Then he began collaborating with Dirk on writing thrillers; Arctic Drift is their third co-venture, PW’s review said, “Thriller fans in search of a quick, exciting read should be satisfied.”  Putnam printed more than 625,000 copies, with “large and enthusiastic” crowds at the events.

 

www.vjbooks.com is the Cussler connection – with many signed and limited edition titles.

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