February 19, 2016

Secret Missions in the CBI Theater

In January 1944, the US Army Chief of Staff sent Jonathan Preston to the China-Burma-India Theater to work jointly with the British Special Operations Executive. His […]
January 12, 2016

Dominion of Gold Excerpt

Excerpt from my third novel Dominion of Gold. Chapter 3 Luzon Island, Philippines The next morning, Jon and George were being strapped into the back seat of two Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers. At 0300 hours, four dive bombers, plus the two the agents, took off to strike a convoy of Japanese heavy trucks traveling on the road from San Fabian to San Fernando City; the dive bombers were escorted by four Grumman F6F Hellcat night fighters. Just before dawn, one of the Hellcat’s radar picked up the truck convoy crossing a bridge two miles south of Cabo. The fighters led the way and strafed the trucks; one truck exploded. The dive bombers then zeroed in and dropped four 500-pound bombs each.
October 12, 2015

Call for Blood – New WWII Historical Fiction Favorite

Steve Doherty’s second unique and riveting World War II thriller, CALL FOR BLOOD, will be available soon. WWII historical fiction fans looking for a new topic […]
April 30, 2015

How I became a writer

If you would have told me back in 1970 that one day I would be a published author, I would have told you, “Those are fighting […]
March 31, 2015

Excerpt – Call for Blood – Chapter One – Calcutta, India

Camille Dupont noticed Jon Preston’s gaze move from her to the entrance of the ballroom of the Ambassador Hotel. She turned her head and saw a […]
March 31, 2015

Excerpt – Operation King Cobra, Chapter 24 – Great Nicobar Island, Indian Ocean

After the four operatives had pulled the boat into the jungle and covered it with tree limbs and brush, they sat down on a fallen tree […]
December 3, 2014

Kachin Tribesmen Fighting Against Japanese in Burma – 1942

Li Naw was sitting against one of the prop roots, under a large Banyan tree near edge of his village, guarded by a dozen Japanese soldiers […]
December 3, 2014

The Early OSS

With the war going badly in Europe in 1941, President Roosevelt formed the Office of the Coordinator of Information (COI) and named his longtime friend, William […]
December 3, 2014

Operation King Cobra…How it started

It all started in September of 1995, when an military veteran of World War Two from Columbus, contacted me. For anonymity sake, let’s call him Jonathan […]