by A. Greene
Tubac, Ariz. author Gary Isaacson's e-book, Crude Customs, won two awards in the 2010 eLit Awards. He received a bronze award in both the mystery/suspense/thriller category as well as the humor category.
Crude Customs is a funny, sexy thriller based on the uneasy oil-based relationship between the United States and the current Venezuelan government. It marks the return of TV guru and part-time spy Alec Timken. He is enlisted by the CIA for a simple surveillance installation on Aruba and finds himself in the middle of international military adventurism, an amorous reunion with his ex-wife, and several moral dilemmas. Alec is teamed with a far too serious young CIA officer in a romp that features, a scary-funny old spymaster, a Venezuelan femme fatale, an irresistible Dutch ingénue, plenty of action, sizzling sex and ceaseless hilarity.
About the Author (from the author's Amazon page):
Gary Isaacson (1952-) is an American producer of intellectual content in a variety of media. Born in Dayton,OH. Educated at Oberlin College BA'74 & Indiana University MBA'76. Founded Isaacson Communications, Inc. in 1976. Has produced award winning radio & TV ads, documentaries, corporate videos, segments for "The Today Show", founded www.WorldClips.TV in 1999 to produce and distribute stock footage he has shot in over 80 world locations. Four Emmy nominations. Published first novel, Game Over in 2007. His second novel Crude Customsis available on Kindle as are collections of humorous essays, short stories and a quarterly financial newsletter, The Financial Futurist. He is married and lives in Tubac, AZ.