Saturday, July 21, 2012

New Release - FLIGHT TO NOWHERE by Blas E. Padrino

Blas E. Padrino
Fiction / Suspense / Cultural Heritage

Available now in ebook at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashword
Coming soon in print on Amazon

Hurricane Frodo is gearing up to be the next big national disaster. Part of a national weather forecasting team, Miami storm-chaser Felix Robles routinely flies into the eye of storms to help keep tabs on dangerous weather activity. He never imagines that hurricane tracking could bring him fifteen seconds of fame or the thrill of a lifetime. Invited to be featured in a news segment on a local TV station, he is enamored of sexy and sassy news anchor, Terry Toledo. Of course he knows he’s way out of her league. Next to her, he feels like a silly schoolboy.

Terry Toledo is smart, ambitious, and always on the lookout for a news scoop to propel her to investigative reporting stardom. She never dreams that riding on a hurricane-tracker plane in the eye of a storm will result in anything more than a thirty-second news segment about ferocious weather. The one surprising plus in that wild ride is charming storm-tracker, Felix Robles. Somehow he manages to get under her skin.

When Felix examines the weather plane’s pictures after their trip through Frodo, he finds something curious and asks Terry about it, hoping to get one more chance to breathe in her alluring perfume. But when they realize they’ve stumbled upon a half-century-old plane wreck dumped by the hurricane onto a deserted Bahamian islet halfway to Cuba, they suddenly find themselves targeted by someone who will stop at nothing to keep the truth about the wreck a secret forever.


Blas Padrino was born in Cuba and arrived in the US at age fourteen as an unaccompanied Cuban refugee under the Pedro Pan Program. Two years later, he graduated from high school at the top of his class and enrolled in New York City’s Columbia College. He graduated in 1968 – in the midst of that school’s iconic student revolt – with a BA in Anthropology. Four years later, he received his JD from Columbia School of Law and moved to Washington, DC, where he worked as an attorney with the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice. He moved to Miami, Florida, in 1976 and continued to practice law until 1995, when he shifted from writing legal pleadings and briefs to writing fiction, essays, and creative non-fiction. In 2006, his screenplay, A Wild Ride on a Seesaw received Honorable Mention in that year’s Writer’s Digest magazine annual competition. He has completed three novels and is working on others, as well as a memoir. He also writes a regular column on popular Cuban history and another on local Central Florida politics for the online news and information site,, as well as short stories and poetry in English, Spanish, and occasionally in Portuguese. He lives in Orlando, Florida, with his two cats.

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1 comment:

  1. I went to Blas' website and viewed his book trailer video to "Flight to Nowhere" of Blas reading a sample chapter. It's a great introduction to his new novel.


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