Thriller Writer Tj O'Connor

The Hemingway Deception

Oct 23, 2021

Holy crap on a peanut butter sandwich . . . it’s been forever since I posted. I’ve had a bunch of folks reaching out asking when my next novel is due. So what better way to answer you all than to give you a taste of my new thriller coming out next Spring/Summer from Suspense Publishing… yep, the same folks from Suspense Magazine!

So here it is and you’ll be hearing from me soon. Okay, shop shaking your heads … I know you missed me!

Coming in March 28, 2023 from Suspense Publishing

The Hemingway Deception

Ana Karras is running from her past.

Catalina Reyes is running toward hers.

Washington must stop them both.

Ana Karras is hiding among the millions in Manhattan, recovering from near-death at the hands of Cuban Intelligence. When she begins an ill-fated quest to find her missionary parents lost somewhere in Latin America, she’s haunted by her past and coerced into a new mission—to capture Catalina “Cat” Reyes, a rogue Cuban assassin bound for Washington. Cat’s mission could well start another Caribbean crisis.

To avert a Cuban-American war, Ana must do the unthinkable—she must once again become Ana Montilla, the notorious FARC guerrilla. As Ana struggles keep from devolving permanently into Ana Montilla, Cat must overcome past failures and reclaim her skills as Cuban’s top assassin—or die.

Ana and Cat are on a collision course. Their paths are not separate, but one. Their pasts inexplicably linked. Their futures reliant on each other. Still, it’s the secrets kept from them that will be the end game.

Two deadly women.

One treacherous mission.

What is Operation Perro? Why does everyone want Ana Karras and Cat Reyes dead?

. . . The answer is Hemingway.

Stay tuned for more info on Hemingway and the lovely ladies, Ana and Cat!

… Tj


I first fell in love with writing while in grade school and over the years continued to dabble with characters and stories whenever life allowed. Lately, I've focused my energy on pursuing this dream—interrupted only by life as a security consultant and the demands of two Labrador retrievers.

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