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Find out how to reach us. why? And what the hell is a GALCO? These are only a few of the questions Carson Nowak needs answers to.

CARSON NOWAK is a CIA contractor like none you’ve ever met before. Carson is tasked with retrieving a trunk full of documents. The order comes not from the Agency or even the President, but a higher authority; his nana. In addition to the documents the trunk also contains a war relic tied to a mysterious death just before D-Day. Tracing the provenance of this relic triggers a chain of events that not only unlocks Carson’s family history but garners the interest of a South American hit squad. Carson must navigate the challenges of protecting his family, maintaining his business, ensuring the safety of a young refugee developing a revolutionary weapons system, and deal with an infuriating curmudgeon. Along the way he falls in love. To navigate these challenges, he enlists the help of a pencil-thin code breaker, a claustrophobic corpsman and a Haitian nurse.

PARABELLUM, the novel, is spy/mystery/thriller novel set in Upstate NY, with flashbacks to both World War I and World War II.

PARABELLUM, the word, is a Latin term which loosely translates to “When you live in peace, Prepare for war”.

The writing style is a mash-up of C.J. Box meets Daniel Silva, meets John le Carre.

Meet the main characters

In PARABELLUM, you'll meet two main characters along with a whole host of other friends and foes. Pick up your copy to learn more about:

Carson Nowak

a CIA contractor who will do anything to protect his family


Carson's feisty 100 year-old grandma with a mysterious past

Secondary Characters

meet a code breaker, corpsman, Haitian nurse and many more

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Trace a mystery through two world wars-nothing is ever what it seems

Are you searching for the next obsessive page-turner of the summer? Jack Nanuq's new mystery spy thriller should be on your radar. An old trunk containing historical documents and relics leads our main character into family secrets spanning generations-and those that want to keep it hidden.

"PARABELLUM: When You Live in Peace, Prepare For War" is the first in a series of spy novels featuring Carson Nowak and his grandmother, Nana. Follow the unwinding secrets and clues that put danger at every turn. It's a fast-paced thriller you'll never want to end.

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