Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **AUTHOR SPECIAL**
Welcome to my Friday bonus feature called Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special**!! Today, in lieu of one of my own recipes, I’m going to introduce you to a new author who will share one of his favorite recipes. Not only will you and I occasionally learn how to make something new and delicious, but we’ll get a chance to check out some wonderful authors.
Introducing author, ART KELLER, and his favorite food and beer pairing recipe for OLD NUMBER 38 STOUT CHOCOLATE MOUSSE which he prepared with the assistance of his brother, DENNIS KELLER! (Read more with the recipe, below.)
BOOK PEEK ~ Hollow Strength by Art Keller
Jeff Stein, author of “A Murder in Wartime,” and veteran Washington Post journalist an “Spy Talk” blogger: “Art Keller has definitely been there, done that. As a former CIA operative in the agency division responsible for tracking black market nuclear weapons, he has seen enough to make his hair stand straight permanently, and in ‘Hollow Strength’ he’ll make yours stand up, too.”
About the author, Art Keller….
Art Keller is a former CIA case officer in the Counter-Proliferation Division, the part of the CIA charged with spying on and sabotaging Iran’s nuclear program. He’s done commentary for CNN, CBS, The News Hour on PBS, Newsmax Magazine, and the National Geographic Channel. He’s also the author of the just released spy novel (espionage thriller) about the CIA and Iran, Hollow Strength.
Book excerpt, the big bang in chapter two that gets thing rolling:
Vahdat was reaching up to terminate his call when the limpet mines detonated. By a strange trick of the physics of shock waves and flying shrapnel, Vahdat’s cell phone, as well as the hand that had been gripping it, was blown free of the Shaheed and deposited by a blast wave into the blue-green waters of the Gulf. The synchronized crump of multiple mine detonations were clearly transmitted over the airwaves into Ziyaii’s voicemail box before the saltwater of the Persian Gulf shorted out Vahdat’s phone.
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Within five seconds, catastrophic explosive flooding took the Shaheed from floating on the Persian Gulf to being in the Persian Gulf. The pressure and shock waves, the flying molten metal, superheated gases, and scalding flash-steamed water vapor created conditions as hostile to life as the cosmic furnace at the heart of the sun. The explosions left nothing that even the most hardened trauma surgeon, accustomed as they were to gruesome injuries, could have gazed upon without horror or pity. On a sunny June day, at 11:43 a.m. local time, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp Navy Destroyer Shaheed, carrying a load of VIPs and press on its maiden voyage, was lost with all hands.
Connect with Art Keller & Hollow Strength
I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s, as well as the recipe Art and Dennis are sharing with us today. Happy eating!
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NOTE: This food and beer pairing is prepared with the assistance of Art’s brother, Dennis Keller, a past-master at food and beer pairings. He used to be a chef and now works for the Northern California North Coast Brewery, a craft brewer that has become so popular that they are literally not able to keep up with demand.
Old Number 38 Stout CHOCOLATE MOUSSE