Thank You NetGalley Reviewers! Gullivar Jones is published.

Thank You NetGalley Reviewers! Gullivar Jones is published.


Greetings Gullivar Jones fans! You recently downloaded my ARC from NetGalley, GULLIVAR JONES AND THE TREASURE OF THE TSAR. 

The paperback version is now published on Amazon, to be followed later by

a Kindle version.

I encourage you to review Gullivar Jones at this link:

...which should take you to the direct Amazon review page.  If that link does not work, please go to the Amazon page directly:

To those readers who already reviewed Gullivar on NetGalley, THANK YOU!  And one more request: please be so kind as to transfer your review to Amazon.

I was drawn to Gullivar for two reasons: 1) fantasy, action, and sci-fi fans have wanted another Gullivar Jones novel. He's a public domain hero in demand.

I read Edwin Lester Arnold’s pioneering 1905 pulp novel, Lieutenant Gullivar Jones: His Vacation, and though the writing was clunky, I really
liked Gullivar (whose name is a take off on Lemuel Gulliver from Jonathan Swift's classic).  

Gullivar Jones is a nice guy. Oh, he can be tough and swashbuckling when situations demand. But at heart, he's a gentleman, and with his world-worn years of experience, a perfect foil/partner for Abby Bradshaw and Archie Smart, the two British agents he teams up with in Treasure of the Tsar.

The second reason: the name Jones. I wondered ... what if?

What if Gullivar Jones happened to be the long lost uncle of a certain other legendary explorer, and a couple of high school kids doing a family legacy project with an online DNA database figured it out?

In this new adventure set around 1935, now-retired US Naval Captain Gullivar Jones -- in his early fifties -- races to find the Fountain of Youth.

The only link to the Fountain’s location is a 1914 expedition shrouded in such secrecy, Jones and his British spy partners must travel the globe seeking obscure clues.

The expedition’s leader, Tsar Nicholas II, needed the water to cure his hemophiliac son Alexei, while assuring the malevolent mystic Rasputin never learned of its powerful secrets.

The villains -- and there are plenty -- include real-life Nazi doctors, a fictional Soviet double agent and her hulking, one-eyed henchman, and a Jones family friend turned sinister Dr. Moreau type, blinded by visions of immortality. 

The story begins in the present day, after that online DNA test ..



‚ÄćThank you for reading!

Until next time,

Michael Martin