Author Archives: A.C. Frieden

About A.C. Frieden

A.C. Frieden is an international author of globetrotting legal/espionage mysteries and thrillers, including the Jonathan Brooks thrillers TRANQUILITY DENIED and THE SERPENT'S GAME. Two more novels in the series are coming soon: THE PYONGYANG OPTION (spring 2015) and LETTER FROM ISTANBUL (Dec. 2015). Frieden is also an attorney, pilot, martial artist, divemaster, equestrian, and former army sniper and molecular biologist. He was born in Africa to a Swiss father and a Brazilian mother and lived in India, Switzerland and the UK before moving to the U.S. He has visited over 70 countries, including hotspots like North Korea, Cuba, Russia, Venezuela, and Ukraine, many of which have become settings in his novels. He speaks French, English, Portuguese, Spanish and some Russian, and carries many passports...

Sony hacking sets troubling precedent for publishers and authors

Given that hackers have brought Sony executives to their knees and struck fear into the nation’s largest movie theater chains, are publishers of controversial books and the bookstores that sell them next on the target list? If so, should authors … Continue reading

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The Serpent’s Game is getting great reviews

“International espionage collides with the Katrina-ravaged streets of New Orleans–an intelligent and intriguing spy thriller that chases secrets across the globe.” –Crimespree Magazine “Frieden keeps the suspense high and the twists coming in this gritty, complex and satisfying thriller.” –Jamie … Continue reading

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The Serpent’s Game is out!

The second thriller in the Jonathan Brooks series is now available in ebook (Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble NOOK), as well as in paperback. Enjoy!

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A.C. Frieden Joins a Panel at BOUCHERCON 2012 in Cleveland

Thriller author A.C. Frieden is headed to Cleveland, Ohio to attend BOUCHERCON 2012, one of the largest fan-focused conferences on crime fiction, and will be on a panel titled “What an Author Will Do for a Story,” with fellow authors … Continue reading

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A.C. Frieden Announces New Thriller at Printers Row Lit Fest 2012

Thriller author A.C. Frieden attended the Chicago Printers Row Lit Fest this past weekend, signing books at the Avendia Publishing exhibitor tent and announcing the upcoming launch of his sequel thriller THE SERPENT’S GAME. Due out in November, THE SERPENT’S … Continue reading

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Third Legal/Spy Thriller in Series Announced

Avendia Publishing announced the third legal/spy thriller in A.C. Frieden’s Jonathan Brooks series.  Due out in fall 2013, the third novel titled LETTER FROM ISTANBUL will feature the same protagonist, hotshot New Orleans maritime lawyer Jonathan Brooks, as in TRANQUILITY DENIED (available today) and THE … Continue reading

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Second Thriller Book Cover Sneak Peek

My book cover designer sent me the latest, near-final cover for THE SERPENT’S GAME, my next thriller due out this fall. The latest changes involved adding armed figures climbing the side of the ship. The back text is still being … Continue reading

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