“Violent, yet thoughtful, Cooch represents the best in fast-moving, popular thrillers.”
St. Helena, CA (PRWEB) November 29, 2010
Author Robert Cook today detailed how Alec Cuchulain, the protagonist in his debut national security thriller Cooch, has emerged as one of the year’s most unusual killers. With a bent towards both Wall Street and special ops warfare, Cooch, from Royal Wulff Publishing and Robert Cook Novels, is a special-operations, national security thriller.
Cook develops Alec Cuchulain (Cooch or Alex), both as a hedge fund manager and a CIA-sponsored special-ops warrior. Cooch moves from a Marine at 16, to a noted CIA warrior at age 25 and finally as a hedge fund manager, with stops at Oxford and Morocco. The drug cartel has decided to trade cocaine for defense secrets; Cooch and company are sent to crimp their plans. His allies include a Rhodes Scholar former Seal, a former Marine sniper and a foul-mouthed, scary smart, female CEO of a software company.
In reflecting on the development of his lead character, Cook presents a violent killer with a unique set of learned qualities. “His father is a wheelchair-bound former Marine and Medal of Honor winner who gives Alex advice as to how to survive in a violent world. His mother is the daughter of a Bedouin sheikh who sends her young Alex off during many of his summer breaks, to experience and learn the Bedouin life. The combination of a very young start in learning the art and craft of violence, combined with a thirst for knowledge drives him to become both a noted designer and user of explosives and an expert in Islamic affairs.”
Violent, yet thoughtful, Cooch represents the best in fast-moving, popular thrillers.
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About Robert Cook
Robert Cook is a shooter, soldier, entrepreneur, philanthropist, venture capitalist, vintner and now author. A United States Army Vietnam veteran, he attained the rank of Major and holds the parachutists badge, Bronze Star Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.
Mr. Cook is an active philanthropist. He endowed the Robert E. Cook Honors College of Indiana University of Pennsylvania that was recently covered in Donald Asher's book, ["Cool Colleges for the Hyper Intelligent, Late Blooming and Just Plain Different". http://www.iup.edu/honors. He is currently active in its support, particularly for Achievement Funds used for assistance in study abroad and supporting low-paying, but valuable, internships.
Cook was named the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Metropolitan Washington, DC Region in 1987.
Originally of Altoona, Pennsylvania, Cook holds a BS in Mathematics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the George Washington University.
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