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The Nick Bracco series has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide.  The first book in the series, A Touch of Deceit won the 2009 Southwest Writers Award.  It was discussed as a series on the USA Network.  It's been translated into German and French.  The audiobook version was also nominated for an Audie Award for RC Bray's phenomenal narration.      


Nick Bracco #1: FBI agent Nick Bracco can't stop a Kurdish terrorist from firing missiles at random homes across the country. The police can't stand watch over every household, so Bracco recruits his cousin Tommy to help track down this terrorist. Tommy is in the Mafia. Oh yeah, it gets messy fast. As fast as you can turn the pages.


Nick Bracco #2: FBI agent Nick Bracco heads an elite group of anti-terrorist specialists known as The Team. When his team members start showing up dead, Nick suspects a Kurdish terrorist who has revenge on his mind. As the terrorist closes in, Nick resorts to using an unconventional weapon--his cousin Tommy. Tommy has a quick wit and valuable connections throughout the Mafia.

Sometimes even the bad guys can be patriots.


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Nick Bracco #3:  In this high-octane thriller, Nick Bracco, FBI's top anti-terrorist agent is drawn into the hostile environment of the Arizona-Mexico border. A member of his task force is ambushed by Mexican assassin, Antonio Garza, known as, "The Butcher," while trying to prevent the cartel staffer from transporting a dirty bomb into the US. As the agent is on the verge of slaughter, he calls Bracco with one last plea: Kill him.

Garza, however, uses his cartel money to reach over the border and secure a network of US law enforcement to be on his payroll. Bracco is forced to track him down with just a couple of agents he can trust, plus his cousin Tommy.

Tommy is a shrewd character with extensive Mafia contacts who offer their underground assistance as Bracco spearheads the deadly game of Sicilians versus the cartels.

Can Nick Bracco track down Garza before the assassin finds him first?


Nick Bracco#4:  While filming a documentary, the President's brother is captured deep within the Amazon Rainforest by a Colombian cartel. The President calls the one person who has the underground criminal contacts needed to fight this type of vicious enemy. FBI agent, Nick Bracco. Once again Nick relies on his mafia-linked cousin Tommy to help with the operation. When Tommy recruits an assassin to join the rescue team, the rollercoaster comes off the track and everyone becomes a target.



In Gary Ponzo's frenetic style of writing, Nick Bracco #5 highlights the civil unrest that permeates throughout the country.  It's elevated to the point that allows a white supremacist named Leo Frazier to lead an organization called the Civil Resistance Movement into the mainstream of American consciousness.  His followers believe he's all about preventing the government from taking away their rights, but Frazier has much more sadistic goals.  He'll use his naïve adulation to orchestrate a terrorist attack in downtown Washington DC during an MLK rally.  The epitome of a racist statement. 


FBI Agent Nick Bracco will have to overcome a brilliant tech genius who infiltrates the FBI's database to uncover everything the FBI knows about the CRM's plans.  With a mole inside the Bureau and the countries agitation bolstering Frazier's popularity, Nick turns to his cousin Tommy, who has mafia contacts and can navigate the underground terrain necessary to find Frazier and prevent a chemical attack on the nation's capital. 


It's a rollercoaster ride that doesn't end until the last page.       

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A Touch of Terror (Book 6)

A Russian operative known as The Machine smuggles a briefcase full of uranium into the U.S..  Enough to destroy most of the west coast.  FBI Agent Nick Bracco resorts to using his Mafia-connected cousin Tommy to track down the assassin, but even that might not be enough.  Will Nick survive the confrontation? And will this be the final thriller in the series? 

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A Touch of Torment (Book 7)

When Mafia boss Sal Perrino is murdered by a Chechen mobster, it tears at the heart of two of his closest friends, FBI agent Nick Bracco, and his Mafia-connected cousin Tommy. Nick will use every unsavory tactic available to track down the killer, while Tommy’s cunning techniques force Nick to decide. Which side is he on? The FBI or the Mafia? Will Nick finally go rogue and murder the assassin? You will be tempted to go directly to the ending, but don’t. The ride is worth the wait.

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A Touch of Regret (Book 8)

With law enforcement infiltrated by an underground network of narco-terrorists, Nick goes rogue with his sharpshooting partner, Matt, to rescue a senator's son from a Mexican cartel boss. When the cartel boss sends a hitman to murder Nick's wife and child, Nick recruits his mafia-connected cousin Tommy to help find the killer. But when Tommy is captured by the cartel, it seems Nick will lose his entire family because of his brash hunger for revenge. Is this Nick's final mission? It's a true thrill ride and the action only stops when your heart can't take any more and you put the book down.
FBI agent Nick Bracco is on a midnight flight from JFK to Rome when the flight mysteriously disappears. Is there a mechanical failure? Has the flight been hijacked? This stand-alone thriller will keep you guessing right until the final page.

Fasten your seatbelts. Flight 12 is finally about to take off!
SHORT STORY: FBI Agent Nick Bracco spent his teenage years being raised by his aunt and uncle. This is where Nick and his cousin Tommy developed their close relationship. Readers have often asked- How did Nick's parents die? How did he get into law enforcement while his Tommy was getting established with the mob? All these questions are answered in this tense drama which relives the most traumatic event in Nick's life. Fans of the Nick Bracco series and newcomers alike will enjoy this return to Nick's teenage years where one fateful night changed his life forever. The drama begins on page one and doesn't stop until The End. This short story will get you excited about discovering the Nick Bracco series all over again.
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