Award-Winning Author Releases Second Thriller

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  • (1888PressRelease) November 11, 2020 - ADA, Mich. - An American doctor travels to Izmir as part of a disaster relief team. A Russian major harvests plutonium from aging nuclear warheads. A Turkish medical researcher is asked to cure the incurable. A young jihadist works to restore the caliphate. The lives of four men become intertwined in Tim Pelkey’s riveting second thriller The Ottoman Excursion.

    The Ottoman Excursion follows Dr. Michael Callahan on a mission to help Turkish earthquake victims. But instead of saving others, it’s his own life that needs saving. After the mysterious death of a young girl, Callahan and his colleagues find themselves entrapped in a conspiracy that extends throughout the Middle East and back in time to the Janissaries—the Ottoman Empire’s elite practitioners of the art of war.

    “I try to immerse readers in another world,” Pelkey says. “These days, we need that. I hope The Ottoman Excursion offers that escape and captivates readers from page one.” A National Indie Excellence Awards finalist, the medical/political thriller has received early praise:

    - “Delightful . . . an author whose work should not be missed.” –US Review

    - “A captivating dance . . . highly recommended.” –Midwest Book Review

    - “★★★★★ A masterpiece.” –Readers’ Favorite

    - “An absolute stunner.” – The Prairies Book Review

    The Ottoman Excursion can be purchased online through SDP Publishing, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other retailers.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR— Tim Pelkey resides in Michigan with his wife Leslie. They have two grown children. Tim’s first novel, The Baljuna Covenant, won three 2017 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, was a finalist for the 2017 NIEA Political Thriller Award, and was a finalist for the 2017 Eric Hoffer Award. It made the recommended reading lists for Kirkus Indie Reviews, Stevo’s Book Reviews on the Internet, and US Review of Books.

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