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Navy One

Reading. It does a mind good.

Click the below link to take a look at NAVY ONE, my new novel.

Available now: Navy One
OVERVIEW

Hi,

My name is Pedro Vásquez. 

I created this website as a platform from which to showcase my writing, and also as a meeting place. You can visit these pages as frequently as you would like. When you do, please feel free to leave comments.

I’ve published two books recently: a novel, and a small collection of essays.

The novel, NAVY ONE, tells the story of Margaret Benson, the first female president of the United States. She embarks with her family aboard a US Navy aircraft carrier for a trip from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to San Diego, California, where the carrier is based.  The ship gets hijacked.

LETTERS TO AMERICA is a collection of essays I wrote in the aftermath of the November 2016 presidential elections.

Warm regards,

Pedro

STORIES

Making good on a promise, US President Margaret Benson embarks with her family on board a US Navy aircraft carrier on what should be an uneventful, two-and-a-half-day trip from Hawaii to California. A few hours into the trip, terrorists take control of the nuclear-powered vessel after overwhelming the crew and the president’s secret service agents. Outgunned, outnumbered, and with her husband already in the hands of the hijackers, the president must evade capture while trying to contact the White House. She must also locate her son inside the massive ship before the hijackers do. With strategic bombers set to erase a suspected nation from the face of the earth, and with time running out, President Benson realizes she’s on her own. She must find the means to outwit the terrorists and save her family and the United States of America. However, all is not as it seems… She must trust her instincts and overcome a lack of trust in her so-far-unreliable son. He may be the only help she gets in preventing World War Three.

PRAISE FOR NAVY ONE

Top Amazon Customer Review (Format: Kindle Edition)

“New York author Pedro Vasquez was born in the Dominican Republic but move[d] to New York City a[n]d joined the US Navy in 1992, retiring in 2012. He makes an impressive debut with NAVY ONE, his first novel that is most certain to launch a successful literary career. Prior to novels Pedro wrote screenplays (his ability to create near cinematic scenes in this book is evidence of that experience). Though we are not privy to Pedro’s complete background, it seems his knowledge of ships and the Navy and the current milieu of terrorist activity in the world is sure. He writes in a manner that reminds us of John le Carré, John Grisham, John Ludlum et al – and that is high praise.”

Grady Harp, HALL OF FAME, TOP 100 REVIEWER, VINE VOICE.

Top Amazon Customer Review (Format: Kindle Edition)

‘She pulled the pin from the stun-grenade and kept looking into the hijacker’s eyes as she backed away.’

Grady Harp, HALL OF FAME, TOP 100 REVIEWER, VINE VOICE.

Top Amazon Customer Review (Format: Kindle Edition)

“In addition to the talent for building suspense, Pedro introduces some nuances that add to his writing – the President of the US is a woman here, the major role of women in a hijacked ship, the meaning of family, the manner in which death is faced and described – all of these make his story accessible and from the heart as well as sending terror signals to the brain.”

Grady Harp, HALL OF FAME, TOP 100 REVIEWER, VINE VOICE.

Top Amazon Customer Review (Format: Kindle Edition)

“The provided synopsis is excellent and would be difficult to improve.”
“Solid writing from a new voice. Watch him grow!”

Grady Harp, HALL OF FAME, TOP 100 REVIEWER, VINE VOICE.

BLOG

Here we go… again!

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Updates on NavyOne and my Second Novel

Hello, friends: How is everyone doing? Just letting you know that I’m trying to keep to my word and make the print version of Navy One available by the end of the month (Sorry. Only in English for now). On 27 July, I’ll be setting the price of the e-book version to...

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