Wednesday, October 5, 2011

"HILL 170" by Michael Barclay Tour & Review #Giveaway

It is a true honor to be able to participate in today's tour. I had previewed this book a few months ago and knew I HAD to read it. When I discovered that Mr. Barclay and his amazing book were on tour, I jumped at the chance to host him! This military thriller is a book you must add to your TBR list and one lucky reader will be able to do just that. Mr. Barclay is generously giving away one eBook of "HILL 170" so make sure you enter today. (See details below)

HILL 170
By Michael Barclay

China, North Korea, South Korea and the United States - the major forces in the world’s most dangerous stand off.

Sergeant Dodge Bryce and the small team of USAF intelligence ops on Hill 170 keep the region safe. But who will keep them safe when a shocking incident costs the group fully one third of their number - overnight?

Now gravely short handed, the Hill faces its ultimate worst case scenario - a PRC spy in their midst. And Bryce - his remarkable string of intel discoveries having cost the PRC too much - is now the #1 target of China’s master assassin.

It’s a race against the clock as East and West square off in a chillingly authentic story of defections, betrayals and clandestine intelligence operations that you will never forget.

My Thoughts:

I enjoy military thrillers, and some of the best ones are written by those that lived and experienced military life first hand. Such is the case with Michael Barclay's "HILL 170". This novel is based on a real incident but Michael kicked it up a notch and created a fantastic thriller full of on-the-edge-of-your-seat suspense and espionage.

Involving the People's Republic of China and the Koreas, "HILL 170" takes place in the 1980's. With Barclay's presentation of the storyline and characters, it makes the reader wonder where the facts end and the fiction starts. He tells an impressive story that feels real and not embellished. He presents his characters in the same manner, allowing them flaws which gives them a strong sense of realism.

I was mesmerized by the storyline and found many places where I was so involved in the suspense that I had to remind myself to breathe. There were also times my was heart racing while my hand was twisting my shirt tail in sheer anticipation of the outcome of some of the action scenes. WOW! This is one book I couldn't put down and read straight through.

This book comes highly recommended! I can't wait to see what Mr. Barclay has in store for his next novel. He is definitely an author to keep an eye on.

About Michael Barclay

Having received two Presidential Commendations while serving in USAF intelligence in the Far East puts him in the perfect position to pull readers into the tension-filled world of clandestine work. He earned my BA in East Asian Studies at George Washington University.

He has an extensive background in freelance writing, articles dealing primarily in technical topics such as economics, geopolitics and computers. He has also co-written several technical software manuals and one retail How To-esque guide (published by Sam’s) for Motion Graphics. HILL 170 is his first novel.

The ‘whatever else’ is what he'd like time to consider. With the release of HILL 170 he has been very focused on getting the ‘description’ as tight as possible - He's been thinking ‘compact’. For ‘whatever else’ he needs to reverse that and think ‘expand’. Being (a bit of) a perfectionist, he'd hate to dash something off.

To learn more about Michael, you can visit his website at: and his blog at:
You can also find him on Twitter at:!/MBarclayAuthor
and Facebook at:


Now, what you've been waiting for... A chance to win an E-book copy of HILL 170. All you need to do is follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter below and enter as much or as little as you wish. Good Luck!

I received an e-copy of this book to read and honestly review for this tour.


  1. With a review like this how could someone NOT want to read it?


  2. i want to win ^^ thanks for the giveaway.

  3. I would love to read this book. Please enter me in contest.

  4. This book would probably be a good book for those who like military thrillers. Great, fun read which is easy to enjoy!

    Kitchen Benchtops



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