TWILIGHT VISITOR entertains and awakens the rebel inside all of us

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TWILIGHT VISITOR, the global geopolitical thriller by author Réal Laplaine, has been described as a cult-classic, comparable to the best of Dan Brown and Jack Higgins.

The story surrounds a man experiencing his mid-life crisis, a bio-engineer who is vacationing in his home town, trying to bring balance back to his life, when he is suddenly faced by a strikingly beautiful woman. She informs him that on the other side of the world, China has just invaded Iran for its oil, and that matters will quickly escalate to a nuclear confrontation; and that he and his research team alone hold the answer to preventing the global debacle which will ensue. The man refuses any of this. When she finally reveals her true nature and her mission on Earth, his world spins deeper out of control, and meanwhile, as predicted, Iran fires a nuclear warhead at Beijing in a final and desperate effort to stave-off the crushing attack, and the world is steeped in horror at the ultimate fate facing them.

Twilight Visitor while being entertaining and fast paced, having also been compared to the pace of a Tom Clancy novel, also spotlights critical issues facing us today; the build-up of nuclear arms, the destruction and pollution of our oceans, and the general sense of fear permeating the world through propaganda machinery designed to split humanity into distinct camps. It is a revealing, contemporary book with a powerful message. had this to say about Twilight Visitor

“Laplaine’s plot is a unique web of political suspense intertwined with humanity’s big questions, such as where we came from, and are we alone in the universe. This well written thriller is also thought provoking as Laplaine shows remarkable research skills only surpassed by amazing writing skills. Readers will be on a rollercoaster from the beginning and will remain glued to the pages until the end of this amazing story, which promises a possibility of a sequel. The characters are impeccably developed, which I found genuine as the dialogue and reactions to circumstances were credible without feeling predictable. In all, there is no doubt Réal Laplaine showcased his writing skills in this book.”





Twilight Visitor – A geopolitical thriller with a sci-fi twist…

Twilight Visitor FrontTwilight Visitor is a geopolitical thriller with a sci-fi twist. When China invades Iran for its oil, it sets off a domino-effect when Iran retaliates with a nuclear weapon fired at Beijing. While the world stands helpless to stop the debacle, one man, Mateus Cordozo, a bioengineer who is vacationing in his home town in Portugal, meets a strange woman, an off-worlder, who informs him that only he can prevent a global disaster from happening. Mateus refuses to accept the veracity of his strange visitor and his own relevance in the approaching apocalypse as the world teeters toward nuclear war.
“The story races along with pace of a Tom Clancy thriller but the depth of the plot is rich in complexities philosophical ideas. Highly recommended for readers who like fast paced thrillers but with an ingenious twist.” (
“I definitely recommend Twilight Visitor by Réal Laplaine as a five star read to all audiences fond of international political thrillers. It has an awesome, suspenseful plot that can be described as an out of this world political intrigue!” (

INTRUSION – A Keeno Crime Thriller “Calling this book a page-turner does not do it justice.”

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Book review of INTRUSION – A Keeno Crime Thriller, by Linda Marie Marsh, Goodreads Top 1% Reviewer


“I’ve read other of LaPlaines books and have adored each one for different reasons. He has this way of taking on the persona of his characters, particularly the main one, and writing with the voice of his creation!
This is first of the Keeno series i read and sure do wish he was mine. yes. MINE. Or at least a good friend? ‘Living on borrowed time’ describes him well as he puts his life on the line for what he finds right and wrong, and uppermost- his friends. He is a member of the Canadian Mounted police and his specialty is anti-terrorism. The clock is always ticking for him and his partner Jake.
Calling this book a page-turner does not do it justice. The author takes what WE would all think is impossible and makes it not only possible….but probable.” LMM

TWILIGHT VISITOR – a five star read to all audiences fond of international political thrillers.



I definitely recommend Twilight Visitor by Réal Laplaine as a five star read to all audiences fond of international political thrillers. It has an awesome, suspenseful plot that can be described as an out of this world political intrigue! –

“Twilight Visitor is quickly becoming a cult classic on Amazon…” says

“Twilight Visitor is a high concept thriller that is comparable with the best of Dan Brown or Jack Higgins,” says novelist David Luddington

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THE DECEPTION PEOPLE – “A wonderful mystery/suspense novel…”


Five stars

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Reader reviews continue to come in about THE DECEPTION PEOPLE – a high-concept paranormal thriller about a man, who, during an out-of-body-experience, comes across a secret meeting between high-ranking US officials and private military contractors, planning another assault against America – one designed to force in an umbrella surviellance system which will bring America to the edge of a police state. When this man tries to expose the cabal, he is labelled insane and locked into a psychiatric ward. With only days until the attack is meant to happen, this one man has to find a way to escape and expose them. A thriller which will make you ask questions ….

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“A wonderful mystery/suspense novel.I think this author has a good sense of how to keep us on our toes and knows how to make us not want to put a book down and enter our daily lives.I felt for Troy and the situation he was in.Do the right thing or do the thing that keeps you safe from others scrutiny-that is a hard thing to decide.We all have been there and he made the right choice even though it brought a world of trouble to his door.He got his just desserts in the end and that was good.” – Michelle …


BOOK RELEASE: Quantum Assault – the second novel in the Keeno Crime Thriller series

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QUANTUM ASSAULT – the second book in the Keeno Crime Thriller Novels is now released. Published by Netherworld Books in England, Quantum Assault is a high-concept crime thriller, about a syndicated human trafficking ring which injects young girls with a new nano-tech virus which goes terribly wrong. The virus begins to spread, killing indiscriminately and threatening to become a worldwide pandemic. Keeno McCole, who heads up the Royal Canadian Mounted Police ATU (Anti-Terrorism-Unit) and his team, are on the clock to prevent a global disaster. 

TWILIGHT VISITOR the scifi thriller – Author interview


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Interview with author Réal Laplaine about his book TWILIGHT VISITOR, a sci fi thriller that is gaining popularity.

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What prompted you to write TWILIGHT VISITOR?
Twilight Visitor was prompted by several dynamics. I wanted to tell a story about a dysfunctional man, in the maelstrom of his mid-life crisis, who is suddenly faced with a decision which could save the world from a nuclear war. I wanted to include an alien intervention factor showing that off-worlders are not out to destroy us and I wanted to make the novel compellingly contemporary, so real in fact that the reader feels that this very scenario could happen. And lastly, I wanted to deliver a message that it is time for humanity to stop fighting and start focusing on the real issue of fixing its floating platform before it is too late.

The book description says that the main protagonist is Portuguese – why did you pick a man from Portugal for this role?
I felt it was time to turn the spotlight away from the usual hero figures, normally depicted as either American or British or such. It was time for a small country, and an underdog of a man, to be forced into the spotlight and to discover that he too could do something to save our world from itself and that it wasn’t just the elected officials and people in power who could or would do so.

The story suggests that it is a political thriller with two nations going to war over oil and the nuclear threat coming into play – why is the book tagged SciFi if this is the case?
Actually, 99% of the book is completely based on contemporary issues facing the world today, and the scenario depicted is very real. But there is a beautiful woman who shows up in the story and she is there to help prevent the imminent nuclear confrontation for reasons the reader will discover. She plays a key role. Because she is an off-worlder, and for that reason only, the scifi card comes into play.

Could Twilight Visitor be rendered as a film someday?
Absolutely. The narrative and the plotline were specifically written so that it could easily be adapted into a screen play. In fact, that was how I viewed the story as I wrote it – visually seeing it playing out in my head as it might look on the big screen. This story is very adaptable to film because of the action, the rhythm, the interplay between nations and of course the spice – the alien intervention. It should appeal to people who love thrillers, geopolitical intrigue, dystopian lovers and scifi fans.

Who or what inspired you to become an author?
Richard Bach, author of the famous book Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Illusions. He later wrote a book called The Bridge Across Forever, a story about his life and when I put that book down, I picked up a pen and wrote my first story. Other writers have also played a significant role, Heinlein, Clarke, Tolkien, L’Amour, Asimov … but Richard Bach was the one who started the fire.

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