Oceanview Publishing Releases COLLISION OF CENTURIES by John J. Le Beau

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COLLISION OF CENTURIES, the third novel in the Franz Waldbaer series by author John J. Le Beau is now available in trade paperback (ISBN 978-1-60809-162-1, Thriller, 332 pages, $16.00) and all digital eBook platforms (978-1-60809-158-4, $14.95)

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Le Beau effectively combines a scientific thriller and a whodunit. -PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

The Story...
A vicious murder with a broadsword leaves a man dead at a remote and ancient castle in the Bavarian forests. Shortly thereafter, the bubonic plague—a hideous disease believed to be eliminated centuries ago, is detected in Bavaria, killing its victims. German police Kommissar Franz Waldbaer strongly suspects a link to the castle, but his investigation is impeded by the master of the castle, the arrogant Count von Winterloch. As Waldbaer painfully extracts information from the Count, more people die, and it becomes apparent that the deadly plague is spreading—and fast. Waldbaer and his team of international infectious disease specialists find themselves on a collision course with a twisted genius who wants to plunge the world into the Dark Ages, leaving millions dead. To make matters worse, the killer has a terminal disease. With nothing to lose, he accelerates his efforts.

About the Author...
John J. Le Beau served in the Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for twenty-five years, and was active in countries experiencing insurgency, warfare, and terrorism. Dr. Le Beau was also Professor of National Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch, Germany, teaching students from the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Partnership for Peace Consortium’s Combatting Terrorism Working Group. Collision of Centuries is Le Beau’s third novel, following Collision of Evil and Collision of Lies. He divides his time between the United States and Austria.

Praise for the Franz Waldbaer Series:
“Collision of Evil is atmospheric and tense and pushes the envelope to the edge and beyond. Le Beau, a former CIA operative, knows what he’s writing about. A smashing debut from an exciting talent.”
—Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author of The Patriot Threat

“Engrossing and suspenseful. A definite thumbs-up for fans of thrillers with historical and political overtones.”    

“Le Beau does it again. In his second novel, Collision of Lies, Le Beau weaves a fascinating tale of international intrigue and terror…filled with interesting twists that keep the reader engaged and enthused.”
—Dr. Peter Forster, Senior Lecturer, Penn State College of Information Sciences & Technology

“Few authors can write about terrorism with the authority of John Le Beau. As a former CIA case manager and professor of national security studies in Germany, Le Beau has crafted a tale of terrorism that rings true.”    
—Reviewing the Evidence

COLLISION OF CENTURIES is available through booksellers and public libraries nationwide.

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