The Most Bold and Daring Act of the Age


In The Most Bold and Daring Act of the Age, the sequel to Blood Brothers, a 55-year-old Henry Doyle comes out of retirement in 1815 to foil Napoleon’s attempt to enlist Shiite militia in the Balkans against the Russian and Austrian armies marching to join the British at Waterloo.  His capture by the Algerians sets in motion desperate efforts to rescue him by his wife Dihya and his half-brother Peter Kirkpatrick, a former US Navy captain. 

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The Tao of Sales: A book for salespeople who want to succeed with their customers instead of competing against them.

Since its publication, readers have responded with comments like this one from Jamie S. Walters, Founder of Ivy Sea Inc., and author of Big Vision, Small Business: ” I find myself going back to this book by E. Thomas Behr again and again for inspiring and implementable reminders. I find that title misleading; this is a book about integrity-based thinking and relationship-building, so it goes well beyond the sales process. “

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Blood Brothers: A novel about America’s first war against a Muslim enemy, the 1804 attempt by a small, makeshift army led by US Marines,  to conquer the nation of Tripoli. Henry Doyle is a soldier of fortune and convert to the Sufi sect of Islam, who agrees to help the invading Americans for pay, even though he despises them.  In the process he meets the half-brother he never knew existed, Peter Kirkpatrick, a young, hot-headed US Navy officer. Cindy Vallar, in Pirates and Privateers Magazine says, “Written in crisp, compelling prose, the action sequences, especially the naval encounters, are exceedingly well-done.”

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The Life & Times of Miller Bugliari: a history of and guide to championship soccer coaching. Miller Bugliari is the legendary teacher and soccer coach at the Pingry School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. His record over a 55-year career is exceptional:  815 victories against 112 losses and 96 ties; 26 state titles and 26 county championships against the toughest competition in the state. His friend, Sir Alex Ferguson, former coach of Manchester United, says: “The foundation of this success rests on his great personal respect for his players and everyone he comes in contact with.”

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Walter Hirsch, an American studying at the Sorbonne in Paris, eagerly volunteers to help the American fledgling spy organization at the start of World War II by becoming a deep cover “sleeper” living as a French citizen in Paris. He is sent in March 1944 to report on German troop movements and beach defenses before the D-Day invasion. But he doesn’t know that his government, in sending him to Calais instead of Normandy, plans to sell him out to the Gestapo in order to mislead the Nazis with false information about the Allies’ real landing destination.

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Blood Brothers wins Bronze Medal in 2017 Military Writers’ Society of America Best Novel Contest!







Great News: My novel Blood Brothers: Courage and Treachery on the Shores of Tripoli (pub. 2011), has won a Bronze Medal in  the Military Writers Society of America September 9, 2017 historical novel competition!

Publisher’s Weekly Book Life Prize Critique

“This novel is a rip-roaring adventure: well plotted, well-paced, and full of action that will keep readers turning pages. The book is well researched and boasts clear, skillfully crafted, sometimes philosophical, and thoroughly enjoyable prose. This is a historical adventure in the tradition of Patrick O’Brian that is nonetheless fresh and original. The characters are vivid, consistent, and varied. Female characters are as multi-dimensional as their male counterparts. Character interactions are authentic and interesting. A fast-paced, skillfully told, and thoughtful adventure. Fans of Patrick O’Brian will be delighted.”

“Pirates and Privateers” Review of The Most Bold and Daring Act of the Age

by Cindy Vallar

Intrigue, greed, betrayal, and love are intricately interwoven into this sweeping historical novel. This long-awaited sequel to Blood Brothers takes readers from Algiers and France to the woodlands of the Iroquois Confederacy and the rebuilding of Washington, DC. There are also several sea battles, including an astounding confrontation with a legendary Barbary corsair.

The intricacy of the web Behr spins, the profound depth of his characters, and his ability to meld people from history with imaginary ones are the hallmark of this book and the series.

Faith and philosophy also play important roles in Henry’s singular life, and Behr ably shows how different beliefs can respectfully intersect and peacefully co-exist. This thought-provoking novel leaves an indelible mark that lasts long after the story concludes.

Foreword Clarion Review of The Most Bold and Daring of the Age

In this cinematic historical work, it is the relentless action that grabs audience attention and sustains interest from beginning to end.

With The Most Bold and Daring Act of the Age, the latest book in his rollicking historical series, E. Thomas Behr sends his adventurous hero Henry Doyle off to fight pirates, marauders, and the steel and sails of the British navy across the Mediterranean Sea.

By his side is his wife, Dihya, a warrior princess in her own right. Descriptions evoke the royal pair perfectly, from their scars to their physical charms, and are dropped into the narrative at productive times. Doyle’s half brother Peter rounds out the leads; he captains a privateer, providing a different and compelling window into the action

The Most Bold and Daring Act of the Age makes a cinematic hero come to life, putting him in the midst of many thrilling action scenes, with moments of romance offering pauses along the way.

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