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Thomas Kirkwood is an international author best known for his intense thrillers (and least known for the stories behind their composition.) Several years ago he moved his work exclusively to Amazon to avoid the “six weeks of glory, six months of penury” syndrome of the traditional book business. Kirkwood’s works were published by Macmillan, Collier Macmillan (Canada), Donald I. Fine (An imprint of Penguin), Signet (An imprint of NAL), The Authors Guild (Back-in-Print), The Brilliance Corporation (Audio), Audible.com (Audio) and Bladkompaniet (Europe). Movie rights and options have been acquired by Hawnfilm, Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox. After years in the EU, Kirkwood now makes his home in a small mountain town near Aspen. He enjoys bicycling, hiking along the Continental Divide, cooking, eating and drinking.  He is married to a wonderful wife and has two beautiful daughters. Of life, he says, “It’s good.”

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Author: Thomas Kirkwood

Thomas Kirkwood is an international author best known for his Cold War thrillers. His novels have been published by Macmillan, Collier Macmillan (Europe), Donald I. Fine (an imprint of Penguin), Signet (an imprint of NAL), Amazon, Brilliance (audio), Ménéstrandise Studios of Rome (audio) and Stjerne-Spenning (Europe). After many years in the EU, he now makes his home in Salida, Colorado. Kirkwood's novels include “THE THIRTEENTH DISCIPLE: A REQUIEM FOR AMERICA,” "THE SVALBARD PASSAGE," "THE QUIET ASSASSIN," "THE TRADE," "LACKING VIRTUES" and "THE POPPY BROKER," all of which are now available in both physical and Kindle editions. Under the pseudonym Tommy Vilar, Kirkwood has begun a swashbuckling series featuring the Italian counterpart to James Bond, Dante Passoni. The first volume, entitled "SAVE ITALY! Forget the Rest," is now available. Under a second pseudonym, Chub Yublinsky, Kirkwood has published a novel dealing with teenage love and loss entitled "FAITH A Secret Life."