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The Dragonflies series is of course fiction. But how drones are used in law enforcement and investigation is a topic that should be of concern to all.             Lawmakers eye regulating domestic surveillance drones Published May 19, 2013 FoxNews.com April 27, 2012: Seattle Police officer Reuben Omelanchuk is at the controls of the department’s new, small radio-controlled Draganflyer X6 drone with a camera attached, in Seattle. (AP) Amid growing concern over the use of drones …

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Drones: “It’s like the Internet all over again.”


When I first started writing Dragonflies: Shadow of Drones, the technology used in the book seemed almost far-fetched. I was soon to learn otherwise.  Check out this article by Chris Anderson from  sUASNews: WHEN THE FUTURE SNEAKS UP ON YOU Last month, at a Congressional hearing, Sentator Patrick Leahy quoted an FAA prediction that there would be “as many as 30,000 small, lightweight unmanned vehicles [drones] operating in the national airspace by the end of this decade”. That was considered a lot. And …

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Top ten, #1 Bestseller COLD QUARRY Temporary Price Drop $0.99

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In the run-up to next month’s publication of Dragonflies: Shadow of Drones we’re running a sale on the third Frank Pavlicek novel, the Shamus Award-winning Cold Quarry, temporarily lowering the e-book price to $0.99. The book has spent some time in the top ten on the Barnes & Noble NOOK Bestsellers list yesterday and today, peaking at #8. Cold Quarry also flirted with the top 100 in Amazon’s Kindle store this morning, moving to #1 in “hardboiled mysteries”, #1 in “men’s …

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Dragonflies: Shadow of Drones

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I’m excited to announce the publication of a new book, the first in a new series, Dragonflies: Shadow Of Drones.  Title: Dragonflies “Shadow of Drones” by Andy Straka Genre: Science Fiction, Crime, Military, Thriller Published by: LLW Media–representation and distribution by Trident Media Group, New York ISBNs: 978-1-4756-0203-6 Mobi 978-1-4756-0204 ePub Price: $2.99  Print length: 200-240 pages Synopsis:  Former Army helicopter pilot Raina Sanchez is plagued by nightmares. She can’t erase the memories of being shot down in Afghanistan, of …

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