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Valley of Seven Castles, a Luxembourg Thriller

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Valley of Seven Castles: A Luxembourg Thriller
Progressive Thriller Series by John T. Cullen

Starts in Paris in a dark near future My Luxembourg thriller recently earned me a full page article (in German, so far) in the Luxembourg national newspaper. It's a Luxembourg thriller, but more. It's the world's first Progressive Thriller, as I call it (coining a phrase, launching a subgenre).

Worthy of Ludlum's The Bourne Identity. I read much of Ludlum's work with pleasure, and the 2005 movie with Matt Damon and Franka Potente is one of my all-time favorites. I sought to capture the velocity and ferocity (as well as the romantic subtext) of that movie here.

World's First Progressive Thriller. I'm a strong advocate of bringing our nation (USA) into the modern age by having universal health care and other social rights that people in all other industrialized nations take for granted. This novel hammers away at the backward, medieval propaganda that keeps an out of control corporate oligarchy running the United States like a medieval estate.

Thrillerology: John Buchan 1915, Hitchcock 1935 and a Surprise. The novel contains a thrillerology that traces its plot structure back more than a century to one of the most repeat-filmed adventure stories of all time: John Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps. Read all about how I borrowed the plot structure from Buchan, and the pacing from Ludlum, but most surprisingly—I am the first to discover what I call Alfred Hitchcock's Last Secret.

Luxembourg, European Union, United States

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Special Website for Luxembourg Thriller - exciting start in Paris, the hero and heroine on the run to Luxembourg for a finale worthy of The Bourne Identity