Government's Worst Enemy More Dangerous Than Ever in Political Thriller Raven: Birds of Flight Sequel

After eluding government intelligence, a former counter-terrorist specialist wants to come in from the cold – until his government declares war on him in Raven: Birds of Flight, Book Two.

Andover, MA, March 10, 2013 --( Alexander J. Burns, former covert intelligence agent, is in possession of highly sensitive government records he plans to use to negotiate amnesty. His former bosses have another plan: kill Burns and his band of “terrorists.” It's the taut, thrilling tale told in Raven: Birds of Flight, Book Two, author J.M. Erickson's new book in his Birds of Flight series. The book is published by self-publishing book company Outskirts Press.

Months after compromising his former agency, the Foreign Intelligence Agency, Burns and his team have gone off the grid and are hiding in America and Europe. Reluctantly – and fully aware that the contents of the stolen records could destabilize the U.S. government if made public – he accepts an offer by the FBI to negotiate the return of the classified data in return for amnesty. But Burns knows it won't be that easy …

Raven: Birds of Flight, Book Two picks up where the critically acclaimed Albatross leaves off, following Burns' harrowing trek across a dangerous political landscape, a trek that changes him and all whose lives he touches. The book is garnering praise in literary circles:

“Erickson has created a taut, suspenseful thriller sure to entice fans of Clancy, Flynn and Ludlum. Intertwining current events from across the globe brings a sense of realism to the plot.” – US Review of Books.

“The author does an amazing job of crafting believable, witty dialogue …. He subtly builds the suspense to a breaking point, creating a climactic scene that is both aesthetically rewarding and realistic.” – IP Professional Books.

Raven: Birds of Flight, Book Two can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at The paperback is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and is being aggressively promoted with a focus on the fiction and action/adventure categories.

ISBN: 978-1-4787-1594-8 Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback Retail $17.95
Kindle: $2.99 Nook: $3.00 Ebook: $5.00
Genre: Fiction/Action & Adventure

About the Author: J.M. Erickson holds a bachelors degree in psychology and sociology from Boston College, and a masters degree in psychiatric social work from Simmons School of Social Work. After completing a post-graduate certification program in psychological trauma, clinical assessment and treatment from Boston University, Erickson joined a group practice in the Merrimack Valley where he remains as a senior clinician working with children, adolescents and adults. After more than 25 years of conducting clinical interviews, treating a wide range of mental health issues, working with first responders and law enforcement, and obtaining certifications of proficiency in martial arts, fire arms and edge weapons, Erickson finds that writing fiction incorporates the majority of these skills while providing a creative outlet. Erickson lives with his wife, Christine, and their two teenagers in a suburb north of Boston. For more information about author J.M. Erickson or his books, contact or visit his book pages at

About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.
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