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TheZeus Payload

The Zeus Payload - Book Cover

Nick King is a computer programmer and the lead technologist at his grandfather’s company, Gordon Defense Technology. When he’s not developing sophisticated security software for private and government clients, Nick and his friend and roommate, Dean Wright, travel to the Middle East in search of the terrorist responsible for the 1983 Beirut embassy bombing that killed Nick’s parents. Nick has promised his grandfather, Anthony Gordon, a former CIA operative, that he will find and kill the terrorist, Saleh, before his grandfather dies from heart failure and dementia.

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The Zeus Payload world tour continued on May 9th. I was interviewed by Garrett Miller on Rated G Radio at 7PM PDT. The link is: Steven G Jackson interview on Rated G Radio. This link can also be used to listen On Demand for the remainder of 2016.

Two local bookstores in Orange County now carry The Zeus Payload. It is available at Book Carnival in Orange, a bookstore that specializes in Mysteries and Suspense. My interview and book signing there on February 13th was great fun.

The Zeus Payload can also be purchased at SJC Friends of the Library, a local bookstore in San Juan Capistrano, which has a complete selection of fiction and nonfiction. We are working on a date where I can be interviewed and have a book signing.

The people at both bookstores are friendly, helpful, and have a terrific selection of hardcovers and paperbacks.


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Steven G Jackson - Author
Meet Steven

Award winning novelist Steven G. Jackson is the author of the highly-acclaimed thriller, The Zeus Payload.

Steven is a versatile writer. In addition to writing thriller novels and horror novels, he creates comedies as one-act stage plays and short-short stories. Three of his plays have made it to the stage. Several of his short stories have won writing contests.

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