‘Soft Target’ on CNN Radio in Austin

Here’s a sneak peek at my interview about Soft Target with Salvador SeBasco, book critic and host of The Inside View Show on CNN Radio affiliate KNLE in Austin, Texas.


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“Soft Target” Now on Nook, iTunes

My new novel, “Soft Target“, was just approved for the Smashwords Premium Catalog.

That means it is now available for the Nook and iTunes.  Here are some recent reviews:

“Soft Target has what every great thriller must have. It throws a kinetic spark from author to characters to reader that makes it impossible to put down. The pace is extraordinary.”

“This book will captivate you from the first chapter. Mr. Yost brings life to his characters and weaves a frighteningly realistic tale.”

“Yost has drawn some really interesting characters and I think Nick Mattera begs to be portrayed on the big screen.”

“I have been reading action adventure, detective, and hardboiled cop books, all my life. It will keep your attention to the end! A new slant with a great firehouse atmosphere.”

Available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Soft-Target-Mattera-Novel-ebook/dp/B007SBRK2U/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1

Road to Nowhere

Good News: Jim Fusilli, my WSJ colleague, has inked a deal (no pun intended) to write a new mystery-thriller series. The first book, “Road to Nowhere,” is due out in November.

Twelve Desperate Miles

Here’s the opening to my WSJ book review of “12 Desperate Miles,” Historians have so thoroughly fished the drama of World War II that it is hard to believe the subject still has prize catches to offer up, but here comes a keeper: Tim Brady’s “Twelve Desperate Miles,” about Operation Torch in November 1942, when the Allies made their first big move against the Axis Powers by invading ports along the Moroccan, Algerian and Tunisian coasts.

You can find the whole review here.

“Soft Target” is Now on Sale

“Soft Target” is Wall Street Journal writer Mark Yost’s debut novel. Nick Mattera is a former Marine Corps bomb squad technician who survived four tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He’s come home to his Italian-American neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side and becomes one of the fire department’s young hotshots. But Nick never expected to run into Abdullah and Jhalil. The two al Qaeda terrorists have come to Chicago with one goal in mind: indiscriminately kill Jewish Americans and open up a whole new front in the War on Terror. Adding to Nick’s troubles are Jack Weinstein, an opportunistic politician who wants to close Nick’s firehouse, and Rachel Cohen, Weinstein’s sexy legislative aide who has eyes for Nick and doubts about her boss. The story that unfolds in “Soft Target” is best described as Tom Clancy meets Backdraft. Mark Yost is himself a firefighter/paramedic and gives readers an unparalleled look at life inside a firehouse. More importantly, he shows just how easy it would be for two dedicated extremists to use America’s open society against it and carry out these dastardly missions. When readers finish “Soft Target,” they’ll be anxiously awaiting the next book in the Nick Mattera Series, and nervously asking themselves, “Why hasn’t something like this really happened here?”