I am happy to announce that I am returning to the world of A Pius Man, and going back to self-publishing thrillers.

And first up, Too Secret Service, a thriller in three parts.

And all three parts are up for pre-order.

Wayne Williams is a Secret Service agent sentenced to the outer darkness because his family pissed off the wrong president.

Catherine Miller is a CIA assassin who specializes in becoming anyone.

When terrorists threaten to nuke every spot on the President’s world tour, they are both called in to handle the threat.

To stop World War Three, they must travel from Ireland to Rome to Israel. They will have to face terrorist gunmen, professional assassins and nuclear suicide bombers… and perhaps even a threat from within.

But first, they must survive each other.



I can hear what you’re thinking — 

Declan, WTF? Three parts? Just how long is this book?

It’s more than twice the length of the longest Saint Tommy novel. Meaning it’s three times as long as the minimum for a Hugo novel. Yes, I checked.

Keep in mind, Too Secret Service is back from the mists of time, when I just wrote because I was having fun blowing stuff up in exotic locations and having lots of character moments in the down time … which were also to be interrupted by gunfire. You know, a nice quiet novel.

Irony is that this was one of my first thrillers. I think I wrote it just before or just after It Was Only on Stun! An early draft of Stun! had Catherine Miller (named above) show up to the convention. In fact, The Pius Trilogy was originally going to be the end of a series of novels where all of the secondary characters joined forces. If you haven’t read my other books, you don’t need to do that in order to understand what’s going on here. If you have, the cross-cannon cameos are going to be entertaining.

Though if you think that’s fun, just wait until the next volume, Dances With Werewolves.

Should I ask what you’re blowing up this time?

Dublin. Northern Ireland. Rome. Masada. Parts of DC. The Cloisters. Central Park. 

Again, three parts? Why not one?

Because I’m greedy…

Okay, no. Because I put in a lot of work on this book, it’s really long, and frankly, if I priced it “fairly,” it would be prohibitively expensive. This way, if people think it sucks, they can simply not buy part 2. I have priced part 1 on par with other full novels of equal length. 

Will there be a paperback of the full novel?

Eventually. I need a cover first. 

Does that mean Silver Empire fired you?

Nope. It’s just that Silver Empire is going heavy on urban fantasy, superheroes, and will be branching out into SciFi with a space opera that will be released sometime next year. Watch for that, and the upcoming Saint Tommy novel, Deus Vult. But this is off-brand. And as much as I like to drop books on Russell and Morgon, this is something I can put my own staff on without piling more on top of them. Yes, I have staff. My wife made the covers. Ain’t they nice?

You can pre-order Too Secret Service Part 1 right here. And if you trust me enough to lay money on me, you can purchase Too Secret Service: Part 2 and Too Secret Service: Part 3 right here.

Let’s have some fun.


About Declan Finn

Declan Finn is the author of Honor at Stake, an urban fantasy novel, nominated for Best Horror in the first annual Dragon Awards. He has also written The Pius Trilogy, an attempt to take Dan Brown to the woodshed in his own medium -- soon to be republished by Silver Empire Press. Finn has also written "Codename: Winterborn," an SF espionage thriller, and it's follow-up, "Codename: Winterborn." And "It was Only on Stun!" and "Set To Kill" are murder mysteries at a science fiction convention.
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