Apr 25, 2013

A Thousand Suns

Book Details:
Author: Jim Haberkorn
Release Date: March 2013
Publisher: Bonneville Books
Genre: Suspense Thriller

I am a little late getting in on this tour...but so worth reading!

Don't let your cowboys grow up to be spies
I LOVED the suspense and the action and the love between a husband and a wife!

Incredibly well written it keeps you turning the pages to find out what is going to happen next and how they are going to resolve the conflicts that just keep coming their way.

The back cover gives you only a small part of the story...
It is true...every six months a Russian agent is sent to fight the local cowboy/ex-spy Rulon Hurt.
And Rulon does save the Russian (Boris) from a local gang of skinheads.

And the back cover slightly hints at Boris and Yohaba (Rulon's wife) and their trip to Zurich.

What it doesn't tell you is all the other great parts!
The way the wife translates for her husband...very fun!
The multiple fist fights to defend one's honor.
The gun-slinging to protect life.
Hammer throwing (had to look this one up...very interesting)
The possible bio-chemical warfare.
The insatiable revenge of one man and his father.
The love and honor of another man.
The love of a wife who will go to any lengths to help her husband stop running or from even being killed. For as his enemies hate him with "the heat of a thousand suns"...she loves him with that same passion only her thousand suns "burn hotter."

This book is SO GOOD!
A definite MUST READ!

The author has graciously agreed to do a GIVEAWAY of his book
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Other books by the Author:
While this is the first book in the Rulon Hurt series you do not have to read it first, but believe me you will want to read it at some point :)
Rulon Hurt is a straightlaced, religious, and hardworking farmer from Idaho. Yohaba Melekson is a wild, worldly, and impossibly intelligent physics student from Switzerland. But when the two discover a trunk full of Albert Einstein's secret writings, they learn that opposites attract in this electric tale that pits truth against lies, faith against knowledge, heart against mind, and an epic struggle for survival against the planet's imminent destruction.

About the Author:
(In Jim Haberkorn's own words)
I was born in Brooklyn in 1951, the second child of three. We lived in a three story walk-up in a lower middle class neighborhood. At the time, Ebbets Field was still the home of the Brooklyn Dodg- ers, children scurried under desks during air raid drills, and America was the hope of the world - still is, in my opinion. I recall New York's steamy hot summers filled with stick ball games on city streets, chattering neighbors sitting on stoops, and a neighborhood dominated by rather benign gangs called the Halsey Tots and the Halsey Bops.

The sixties came and so did the Kennedy assassination - what a day that was - and the 1964 New York State World's Fair with its promise of a 'great, big, beautiful tomorrow' where technology and science would solve all the world's problems. I can remember visiting the various exhibits from GM, Ford, General Electric, Pepsi, and other dominant U.S. corporations and thinking surely by 2011 there will be flying cars.

In 1966, my family left Brooklyn for the hills of San Francisco. I attended high school at St. Ignatius on Stanyan Street just two blocks from Golden Gate Park and not far from the corner of Haight and Ashbury. I ran cross-country and track and interrupted workouts in the park to stop by free Grateful Dead and Doobie Brothers concerts in the meadows and polo fields. The Viet Nam war seemed never-ending and my beloved Golden Gate Park drew thousands of protestors. The 70s ushered in more changes when I moved to Silicon Valley, enlisted in the Marine reserves, attended college, and started my career. I joined a computer company in 1978 in whose employ I have lived on three continents and conducted business in over 40 countries. If Einstein's Trunk has an international feel, you can thank my employer for that.

Brooklyn is my birthplace, but I have lived in California, North Carolina, Washington, Idaho, South Africa, and Switzerland. I still have a home in Boise and love both Idaho and Switzerland. No wonder my hero, Rulon Hurt, had roots in Idaho, graduated from Boise State University, and lives in Zurich - very similar to my history.

What a coincidence! I currently live and work in Zurich, Switzerland with my encouraging and ever-resourceful wife, Kim. Zurich is a cultured mixture of old and new with its steepled churches and cobblestoned streets in the older section along the Limmat. It has a diverse blend of old and new, which I like, with medieval architecture intermixing with perhaps the world's premier shopping boulevard, the Zurich Bahnhofstrasse, stretching a mile from the main train station down to the Zurich Lake. And, of course, there is the international banking industry with its well-earned claim to secrecy. No wonder so many thrillers, including Einstein's Trunk, use Zurich as a backdrop.


1. I’ve visited 47 countries in my lifetime – most of them more than once.

2. When I was nineteen me and a friend walked California’s John Muir trail – about 220 miles.

3. During my backpacking years, I had several crazy and dangerous encounters with bears.

4. I graduated from good old Boise State University – coincidentally, the same college as Rulon Hurt – my books’ hero. Go Broncos!

5. I happen to know where the best hot chocolate in the world is served – Storchen Hotel, Zurich. It’s a pretty small cup, costs about $8.50

6. My wife and I love to mountain bike. It gets us out in nature and there are no cars.

7. I know the secret to driving in any country with cars on the opposite side you are used to – always keep the steering wheel in the middle of the road.

8. I was once so engrossed in a book that I sat at the boarding gate while my plane boarded and missed my flight. Come to think of it, that was not fun.

9. When I was in the Marines my job for five years was to fire a 3.5” rocket launcher – bazooka – at junk cars sitting in fields – now that was fun!

10. My wife is South African – any fun list about me has to include her. :)

(A digital review copy of this title was provided by the author for this review. However, all reviews are of my own opinion :)


  1. Congratulations on the publication of A Thousand Suns! It sounds like a very exciting read. Thanks for sharing the ten fun facts about your life. It's always very interesting to learn about an authors background.

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