There is nothing better for an editor than working on a book they canNOT put down, and I had the distinct pleasure of working on two written by this author! Through a local publisher I worked with, I edited Joe Badal’s first book, “The Pythagorean Solution” in 2003 and then saw him again in 2004 when I edited his second book, “Terror Cell.” When I learned a few weeks ago that he had written a third book, “The Nostradamus Secret,” and was coming through Southern California on a book-signing tour, I was the first in line at Borders/South Coast Plaza this past Saturday and thrilled when he so graciously inscribed/signed my copy of each book.
Both exciting page-turners that I can guarantee you will NOT want to put down, either, “The Pythagorean Solution” is set in the Greek isles and takes us on an adventure about an attempt to decipher a coded map that leads to violence and death, and a decades-long-sunken treasure. “Terror Cell” is set against the backdrop of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, and a deadly struggle between the CIA and terrorists hell-bent on disrupting the Games.
And now we have “The Nostradamus Secret,” which, according to the cover, “builds on Nostradamus’s ‘lost’ 58 quatrains [that] have surfaced in the hands of a wealthy Iranian megalomaniac who believes his rise to world power was prophesied by Nostradamus.” I started reading it last night and already find that I can’t put it down!
If you like suspense, mystery, and international intrigue, you’re going to find it all, and so much more, in Joe’s books!