The Watchman of Ephraim by Gerard de Marigny

About The Author
During the 1980’s and 1990’s, Gerard de Marigny was the lead guitarist for the rock band AMERICADE that sold many thousands of records all over the world. His band won the “Best New Video” award on MTV in1983, but a life-threatening illness (cancer, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma) and an epiphany of faith inspired him to focus on his lifelong ambition ... to bring to life righteous characters that would inspire others ... ultimately, to write novels.

In January 2011, he completed his debut novel, _THE WATCHMAN OF EPHRAIM_, a political thriller which is book one of his WATCHMAN OF EPHRAIM series. The sequel, _SIGNS OF WAR_ is due to be released in September 2011.

About _The Watchman of Ephraim_ (Geopolitical Thriller, 2011)
Cris De Niro worked his way up to the top of the hedge fund world. Yet, all of his money couldn't protect him from losing his wife on 9/11.

10 years passed since the tragedy. Turning to his faith to overcome his anguish, De Niro now lives for a higher purpose. From a biblical passage, he reads about the "Watchman of Ephraim," a defender who kept watch over the land. De Niro decides to acquire a lacklustre counter-terrorism agency in order to transform it into a modern-day version of The Watchman for the United States but there's not a moment to lose.

Aref Sami Zamani is planning a terrorist attack on American soil - codenamed "Antioch," a plot to detonate a nuke over the city of Las Vegas. The Watchman uncovers a connection between Zamani and a Mexican drug cartel but their agent goes missing before they can learn more. That’s because Zamani has a spy working for The Watchman. Strange events start to unfold near the Nogales border crossing. References are discovered to something the Mexicans are calling "Noche Del Espantada” …Fright Night,” but can it mean something else?

September 11, 2011 and the sun hasn’t risen yet in Las Vegas or Nogales. Antioch is in motion! At the border, Noche Del Espantada has begun and there are intruders at De Niro’s ranch. De Niro has to protect his sons and someone new in his life, Dr. Moriah Stevens. She too, lost her spouse on 9/11. Moriah finds herself in love with De Niro but his devotion to his wife is proving too powerful for him, even after 10 years.

It’s the 10th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on American soil and unless De Niro and his new team are successful, the day will be known as “The 2nd 9/11.”

A Message from Gerard de Marigny
Hi, I'm Gerard de Marigny, author of _The Watchman of Ephraim_. Kate Evangelista was nice enough to allow me to talk a little about my debut novel here on her really cool website. Thanks very much Kate, for the opportunity to introduce my novel to your followers!

_The Watchman of Ephraim_ tells the story of Cris De Niro, a self-made billionaire who came from the hard streets of Brooklyn, NY, only to become one of the youngest and brightest hedge fund managers in the world. De Niro marries his dream girl, Lisa, they have two sons with one on the way and life's a dream for them until 9/11.

On September 11, 2001, De Niro's wife Lisa happened to be on one of the top floors of the North Tower of the World Trade Center that morning. Watching the Tower fall with his pregnant wife in it practically destroyed De Niro, but through an epiphany of faith, he decides to dedicate his life to protecting the citizens of the United States from enemies domestic and abroad. He purchases a lackluster counter-terrorism agency and renames it 'The Watchman Agency' after a passage he read in the Bible. From there the story has fast forwarded 10 years into the future – to this year, 2011.

Readers learn about the beginnings of The Watchman Agency, the people De Niro appoints to run it – all interesting men and women, but there's not a moment to lose because his new Agency becomes aware of a possible terrorist plot. The storyline transports readers between Arlington, VA, the home base of The Watchman, Las Vegas, NV, De Niro's new home, and places in Mexico and to a Native American reservation on the U.S./Mexican border near Nogales, AZ.

You'll learn about De Niro's incredible ranch, Estancia De Niro and his personal staff composed of very interesting folks – from the Argentinean Gaucho, Martin Fierro to his old, British gentleman butler, William Brett. You'll also learn about De Niro's two sons and a new person in his life, Dr. Moriah Stevens, a beautiful widow who also lost her husband on 9/11.

The story builds to a climatic ending but through it all, it remains a story and series about a man struggling to come to terms with his overwhelming grief and unending devotion to his wife … a modern Patriot's tale.

I hope you'll give _TWOE_ a read … especially now with the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaching. If you do and feel inspired, please post you review on Amazon, B&N, Goodreads, etc. Fellow readers would appreciate it and I'd be very grateful (the links are below)!

Please reach out to me – all my links are below, along with the buy links for _TWOE_. I'd really enjoy connecting with all of you and hearing from you! Peace …

Author Bio
Gerard de Marigny is the author of the geopolitical thriller, _The Watchman of Ephraim_, Book 1 of THE WATCHMAN OF EPHRAIM series. The sequel, _Signs of War_ is scheduled for release in September 2011.

Gerard de Marigny resides in the beautiful foothills of Las Vegas, NV with his wife Lisa and his four sons. When not bending an arm with friends at the local pub, he's putting to paper the stories and characters that are alive in his mind.

Author/Publisher Sites
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Author's Blog: SelfPubber's Pub

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Buy Links
Barnes & Noble: Gerard de Marigny Books
Smashwords (all eBook formats): _The Watchman of Ephraim_
Personalized, signed copies are available at the author's website: (all transactions secure via PayPal)


  1. Wow, great review. And that book sounds like a really good read. Thanks for sharing, Kate!

  2. Both Watchman and Sounds of War sound like they will be really interesting reads. I will have to check them out.

  3. Enjoying the interviews with new authors to discover! Cheers ... Nishi

  4. I hope you do read them Conor ... send me an email and tell me if you enjoy them! Peace, g


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