Sunday, June 2, 2013

Jack DuArte's WW II Novels featuring his NEW NOVEL MALTA

MALTA: Jack DuArte's New Novel
The Island of Malta and its strategic location in the Mediterranean has made it a prime target for the Axis powers. In early 1942, the German Luftwaffe decides to concentrate on Malta and begins a horrendous bombing attack. A handful of heroic British RAF pilots brave the odds and begin ferrying new Spitfire Mark VI’s to help defend the island. Once there, their troubles begin in earnest.
Malta is best-selling author Jack DuArte’s fourth installment in his WWII series. Malta features incredible action over the skies of the Mediterranean and Sicily as well as the remarkable story of what Malta’s defenders faced in their struggle. Malta was called ‘the most bombed place on earth’ during this period and was awarded the George Cross by King George VI.
Malta mirrors the lives of a number of these honored British aviators as they battle heat, dirt, the ‘Malta Dog’ and deplorable conditions to help save the vital island.

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THE RESISTANCE
SYNOPSIS
The Resistance is set in England and France during the early part of WWII. The newly appointed head of the French Resistance, Jean Moulin, is sent to England for a series of intelligence briefings. During one particular briefing, a former curator of the Polish national museum in Crackow describes the rape and plunder of his museum and other similar museums by the Nazis.

His story touches Jean Moulin who devises a scheme to insure the same thing does not happen in France. Through the British Special Operations Executive-F (SOE, forerunner of today’s British Intelligence), a plan is devised to have copies of the three greatest masterpieces in the Louvre secretly substituted for the real paintings, which are being secretly hidden in an old castle in the Dordogne Region of France. An American Army Captain is selected for the mission and he operates a glider to bring the fake paintings into France. With the help of the French Resistance, the switch is made.

Meanwhile the Germans, in the person of an SS Colonel working under the personal direction of Reichsmarschall Hermann Goring, sets about to find the paintings for the Reichsmarschall so that they can be sent back to Germany.

The Resistance follows the actions of the American Army Air Force Captain, numerous members of the French Resistance and his beautiful French Resistance fighter-helper as they work their way through south central and finally southern France in their attempt to elude the SS, elements of the Wehrmacht and finally, the SS’s Vichy equivalent Milice pursuers. The final incredibly dramatic scene is played out in the storied city of Lourdes, where a spirited gun battle finally decides the outcome of the novel.

SINGAPORE!

SYNOPSIS
In 1941, the Far Easts great island fortress of Singapore is the key impediment to the Empire of Japans plans for domination of the Western Pacific.

The Japanese Imperial Staff makes several important decisions and directs the formation of a special unit to meticulously plan for the invasion of Malaya and the subsequent siege of the fortress of Singapore. Colonel Manasobe Tsuji is assigned as the Staff Officer in Charge of Operations for the 25th Army and sets out to chart and plan the operational aspects of Japanese military forces for the campaign.

Within the bastion of Singapore, the British are content to wait behind their fortresss huge guns, secure in the knowledge that their island is practically impenetrable. Royal Navy Lieutenant William Elliott is an assigned to the SOEs secretive Oriental Mission. He has been in Singapore for eight months and has fallen in love with a Malaysian woman, a doctor in Singapores General hospital.

Lieutenant Elliott is temporarily assigned to Brigadier Ivan Simson, one of the few people on the island who realize the extent of the islands weaknesses. As international events begin to bracket Singapores fate in the destiny of world events, Lieutenant Elliott is trust into a series of movements throughout South East Asia as he tries to alter Singapores ultimate fate. When his beloved Pai Lin also gets caught up in the tragedy of Singapores perilous fate, Elliott must choose between his love for her and duty to his country.

Singapore! accurately follows the events of this incredible historical event in its sublime majesty, from beginning to end, at a time when world power and western civilization were both at stake.

SPITFIRE

SYNOPSIS

The setting is Great Britain in the suspenseful summer of 1940. Even though war with Germany has been declared, the British Isles have yet to feel the onslaught of the German blitzkrieg. A defiant nation mobilizes and prepares for the inevitable--- attack by Germany.

Flight Lieutenant Anthony Nelson is a Spitfire Mk 1 pilot and a top flier. His squadron at Hornchurch Royal Air Force Station is critical to the defence of London and all of England. Nelson is charged with training new pilots until the real action begins. His life is further complicated when his younger brother, Fletcher Nelson, announces his forthcoming marriage, and then chooses to join his brothers squadron.




Spitfire follows Nelsons 54 Squadron as the war escalates and the Battle of Britain is fought by valiant Spitfires over Englands blackened and deadly skies. Hitler orders his Luftwaffe to level London and almost succeeds in his monstrous plot.


Only the Royal Air Forces Spitfires and fighter aircraft stand in Germany's way. After heavy losses, the RAF begins to gain an edge. Then, Fletcher Nelson is reported missing. The story takes a bittersweet turn as Anthony Nelson tries to console Fletchers distraught fiancée.

Spitfire draws to a remarkable conclusion when certain factors surface that change everyone's lives.


This thrilling tale mirrors the lives and loves of heralded British fliers who saved their island nation from almost certain defeat during the early days of World War II.


Jack DuArte is a native of New Orleans with a varied career in writing. After attending the University of Kentucky and later graduating from the University of Evansville, DuArte served as an Air Force officer in Vietnam and received the Bronze Star for his efforts.

DuArte later combined a career in the wine business where he owned several Napa Valley wineries with a long time love affair for the thoroughbred industry and returned to Kentucky in 2001. He is an owner and breeder of thoroughbreds and currently acts as a bloodstock agent in Central Kentucky.

The Resistance is DuArtes first novel, and is his fifth published work. The Resistance is now in its second printing. The plot line for The Resistance originated with DuArte at the age of nineteen, but did not reach novel form until 2000. Many aspects of The Resistance are drawn from historical facts and a number of the characters actually existed. The Resistance is part of DuArtes intended World War II Trilogy. Other parts of the trilogy include Singapore! and Spitfire (2011). All are historical novels and mostly based on fact.


DuArte read from his work at the International Book Projects Passport to Literacy in Lexington, KY, where only five authors read. He also was invited to participate as a featured author in the Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort and the Western Kentucky Book Fair.

DuArte and his wife Susan reside in Lexington.
 
 
BIOGRAPHY

Jack DuArte is a native of New Orleans with a varied career in writing. After attending the University of Kentucky and later graduating from the University of Evansville, DuArte served as an Air Force officer in Vietnam and received the Bronze Star for his efforts.


DuArte later combined a career in the wine business where he owned several Napa Valley wineries with a long time love affair for the thoroughbred industry and returned to Kentucky in 2001. He is an owner and breeder of thoroughbreds and currently acts as a bloodstock agent in Central Kentucky.

The Resistance is DuArtes first novel, and is his fifth published work. The Resistance is now in its second printing. The plot line for The Resistance originated with DuArte at the age of nineteen, but did not reach novel form until 2000. Many aspects of The Resistance are drawn from historical facts and a number of the characters actually existed. The Resistance is part of DuArtes intended World War II Trilogy. Other parts of the trilogy include Singapore! and Spitfire (2011). All are historical novels and mostly based on fact.


DuArte read from his work at the International Book Projects Passport to Literacy in Lexington, KY, where only five authors read. He also was invited to participate as a featured author in the Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort and the Western Kentucky Book Fair.

DuArte and his wife Susan reside in Lexington.
BIOGRAPHY

Jack DuArte is a native of New Orleans with a varied career in writing. After attending the University of Kentucky and later graduating from the University of Evansville, DuArte served as an Air Force officer in Vietnam and received the Bronze Star for his efforts.


DuArte later combined a career in the wine business where he owned several Napa Valley wineries with a long time love affair for the thoroughbred industry and returned to Kentucky in 2001. He is an owner and breeder of thoroughbreds and currently acts as a bloodstock agent in Central Kentucky.

The Resistance is DuArtes first novel, and is his fifth published work. The Resistance is now in its second printing. The plot line for The Resistance originated with DuArte at the age of nineteen, but did not reach novel form until 2000. Many aspects of The Resistance are drawn from historical facts and a number of the characters actually existed. The Resistance is part of DuArtes intended World War II Trilogy. Other parts of the trilogy include Singapore! and Spitfire (2011). All are historical novels and mostly based on fact.


DuArte read from his work at the International Book Projects Passport to Literacy in Lexington, KY, where only five authors read. He also was invited to participate as a featured author in the Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort and the Western Kentucky Book Fair.

DuArte and his wife Susan reside in Lexington.