It takes about 24 hours for a book to upload and go through the Amazon process to become a Kindle book. We should see it show up on the Amazon.com site and on my Amazon Author's Page by tomorrow evening (Tues. the 17th of June).
I'll post the link as soon as it becomes available. The link is now live: The Lisbon Portfolio. We are publishing it first as a Kindle Book and as soon as that goes smoothly we'll start formatting the printed version and get it up onto Amazon as quickly as we can. We'll branch out from there.
Here's the elevator speech: Our hero, Henry White, has been earning his living for the past seven years as a professional photographer specializing in documenting corporate events and shows. In his previous career he was an intelligence field researcher, working for a government agency, until his anxiety got the better of him and he resigned. His cover as a researcher was: a corporate photographer. The difference now is that he needs the money and the assignments and--- there is no safety net.
While on assignment for a multi-national, technology company in Lisbon, Henry White gets pulled back into a web of danger and intrigue by his old boss from the agency. After stumbling into the middle of a bloody and dramatic confrontation between multiple bad guys he'll need all of his wits and training to make it out of Lisbon alive. And he'll risk life and limb to keep a terrible new technology off the underworld weapons market before it makes nuclear war a very local issue for everyone.
The story takes place in 1999, just at the moment when digital cameras started to replace film cameras in the weathered shoulder bags of the first few adventurous, professional photographers. Henry must balance his need for this paying job, and his need to keep a few demanding meeting planners happy, with his duty to help prevent an escalation in miniaturized weapons technology from hitting the marketplace.
The story weaves a very authentic look at the everyday life of a working photographer, on an assignment in a foreign capitol, with an action-packed, fast moving, deep dive into a thrill ride of fictional action and adventure.
The book will be available for only $9.99
I'm so thrilled that I'm finally able to share this story with all of my friends. Thanks to everyone who encouraged and prodded me to resist resistance and to finish it. And thanks to Steven Pressfield for writing The War of Art. His book made all the difference in the world to me.
I hope you'll buy a copy of The Lisbon Portfolio, read it and comment about it. I'd love to hear what you think!
Best to all my readers, Kirk
edit 6-17-2014: We've been live on Amazon.com for less than a day and we've already cracked the top 10,000 books for Kindle. Thank you!