Friday, May 11, 2018

Barry Finlay – Remote Access is featured in the HBS Author's Spotlight Book Showcase

The Showcase is a special feature of the Author's Spotlight. It is designed to highlight Spotlight author's NEW releases and their soon to be released novels.

The HBS Author's Spotlight SHOWCASES Barry Finlay's New Book: Remote Access.

Author Barry Finlay is a Kindle bestselling author and Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal recipient.

Remote Access

An International Political Thriller - Marcie Kane Book 3

Author: Barry Finlay

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"A foreign country has taken over my computer."

With these chilling words, a quiet Florida day is shattered for Marcie Kane and her fiancé, Nathan Harris. The caller is Annie Logan, a new friend of Marcie's who happens to be the wife of the chief of staff to the president of the United States. While Annie's personal problems bring into question her credibility, Marcie and Nathan, a consultant with the FBI, soon confirm the threat is real and help her convince her skeptical husband in Washington.

Remote Access will appeal to anyone who even casually follows today's news and enjoys page-turning suspense.

As the online threats escalate, the impulsive president is determined not to listen to anyone and especially a hacker. The hacker is equally determined not to fail and risk damage to his reputation. Marcie and Nathan find themselves directly in the middle of a winner-take-all cat and mouse game where the stakes include the life of the president of the United States.

US Review of Books says:

“As he rounded the corner into the hall, Cheung’s parting words echoed through the open door. ‘Make sure it doesn’t fail, Mr. Lee. You will not like the consequences if it does.'”

This story definitely has a “ripped from the headlines” feel. It revolves around a mercurial President of the United States who is both loved and hated in equal measure. His consideration of slapping China with trade tariffs leads to multiple instances of mayhem that threaten both government officials and innocent bystanders.

Finlay paints a frighteningly realistic picture of two of the things people often fear today—terrorism and cybercrime. When a freelance computer hacker, who doubles as an assassin, sets a plan in motion to make sure the US President doesn’t impose tariffs, malevolence multiplies rapidly. A secret-selling bureaucrat gets more than he bargained for. The wife of the President’s Chief of Staff has her identity stolen and her sanity assaulted. An FBI consultant and his fiancé are swept into a race against time to find and stop an unknown villain whose tactics just might be trending toward mass casualties.

The author’s pace moves at Internet speed. With the introduction of each principal character, just enough backstory is provided to heighten interest. Scenes play out cinematically. From assignations in high-priced hotels to intricate computer setups in seedy apartment buildings, the narrative unwinds, almost climaxes, then regenerates itself into a heart-stopping finale. Finlay is a skilled writer who seems just as at home with computer criminality as he is with human frailty, friendship, and hope. His story feels authentic whether he’s describing fast-acting physical paralysis or slow-moving relationship disintegration. If you like crisp, well-crafted storytelling that’s as contemporary as today, you really should log on to Remote Access.

Author: Barry Finlay

Author Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction

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Author Description: Barry Finlay is the author of five fiction and non-fiction books: the inspirational Kilimanjaro and Beyond, the mystery/thrillers, The Vanishing Wife and A Perilous Question and the humorous travel memoir and bestseller, I Guess We Missed The Boat. His new thriller, Remote Access was released in March 2018.

In 2013, Barry was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his philanthropic work in Tanzania.

On Becoming an Author:

He has now followed that up with four more books, the humorous travel memoir and Amazon Kindle Bestseller, I Guess We Missed The Boat and mystery/thrillers, The Vanishing Wife and A Perilous Question. His newest crime novel, Remote Access, was released March 25, 2018.

He publishes independently under his banner of Keep On Climbing. You can read more about his philanthropic work with Plan Canada and Wounded Warriors Canada at

In the meantime, please become familiar with his books and leave a comment. If you do read and enjoy one or all of his books, please take the time to leave a short review on some of the retail sites.

Barry lives with his wife, Evelyn, in Ottawa, Canada.

Author's Book List
A Perilous Question
Marcie Kane is back!

Strong, independent and divorced Marcie Kane is on a much needed vacation in Tanzania, Africa when her enjoyment of everything the country has to offer is shattered by one simple question posed by a teenage girl: "When are you taking me to America?"

A high octane thriller laced with insightful social commentary...

Harmless as it may seem, Marcie realizes that this question posed to the wrong person could spell disaster for the girl and her friend. Marcie's fears prove to be well founded. When she discovers the girls are victims of an international human trafficking ring in, of all places, her home state of Florida, her attempts to help quickly spiral out of control with terrifying consequences.

Will any of them make it out alive?

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I Guess We Missed the Boat - A Travel Memoir
When eight intrepid Canadian seniors, brought together by marriage and with retirement in common, sit reminiscing about their travel experiences, the memory banks open and funny events start to spill out. Cowboy Ron, Ed the Negotiator, Joke-a Minute Jim and Practical Carol are part of the motley crew comprising the author's contingent of six in-laws. Each, at one time or another, has a role to play in the humorous events that occur on their travels. Reviewers have termed it “laugh out loud hilarious”, “an exhilarating read” and “definitely a ride worth taking.”

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The Vanishing Wife - An Action-Packed Crime Thriller
How far will a man go to protect his family? Mason Seaforth is about to find out.

Mason Seaforth, a mild mannered accountant, wakes up the morning of his 20th wedding anniversary to find that his wife, Sami, has disappeared. A search of Sami’s computer uncovers a past she has buried for more than 20 years. Together with their strong-willed friend, Marcie Kane, he leads an investigation that takes them to a casino in Gatineau, Quebec. As the two close-in on Sami’s whereabouts, so do Aaron Marshall and his enforcer, Greg Johnson, AKA “The Force” - deadly serious men willing to kill the entire Seaforth family to protect Sami’s secrets.

Action-packed crime thriller with suspenseful storytelling and a surprising twist.

Mason is thrust into a race against Marshall and Johnson, thrown into a life that is meant for other people. He must put his quiet job on hold and quickly learn how to handle a Glock 17. Each decision he needs to make is deadlier than the last, and a wrong move could result in the death of his family.

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Kilimanjaro and Beyond - A Life-Changing Journey
It is January 16, 2009, and 60 year-old BARRY FINLAY and his son CHRIS are propped against a rock, struggling to draw a breath on their treacherous climb up Mount Kilimanjaro. Their destination is tantalizingly close, yet the weather and -- more importantly -- their health will determine the end result. Barry's backpack holds a Canadian flag with the names of over 200 donors mobilized by the climbers back home. The donors have contributed to providing classrooms and clean water for desperately deserving school children in Tanzania. For Barry, this is a life-changing physical, mental and spiritual adventure. Follow along as he and his son strive to climb one of the World's Seven Summits, meet the children who will benefit from their fundraising, and come to an understanding that one or two people really can make a difference. It is a journey that leaves the two with the lasting impression that nothing is more satisfying than reaching a goal and giving others the opportunity to achieve theirs.

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