Michael Walsh

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Exclusive Excerpt: Devlin's Back in Shock Warning

“Devlin,” the anonymous, alienated agent of the Central Security Service who takes on all America’s enemies, both foreign and domestic, is back in my new thriller, Shock Warning, out this week. (The Kindle edition will be released on Oct. 4)

Exchange Alley Excerpt: The KGB Prison Camp at Sakhalin Island

The torture techniques described in this harrowing chapter from Exchange Alley (now available on Kindle for 99 cents) are true. Taken from the second half of the novel, this sequence dramatizes what happens to the rogue KGB agent, Egil Ekdahl

Excerpt: Exchange Alley, Chapter One: Murder in Ramapo

This is the first chapter of my first novel, Exchange Alley, originally published by Warner Books in 1997 and now available on Kindle for the introductory price of just 99 cents. It introduces the main character, Frankie Byrne, and presents

Fox Force Four: Brad Thor's The Athena Project

Brad Thor’s new thriller, The Athena Project, may at first glance seem so far-fetched — the U.S. government is training a cadre of smokin’ hot, kick-ass female Delta Force ops; yeah, right — that you might be tempted to dismiss

Ave atque Vale — a Changing of the Guard at Big Journalism

This is my last post as Editor-in-Chief of Big Journalism. A year ago this month, Andrew Breitbart and I, along with the rest of the team at Breitbart.com, began planning this site, designing the logo and the layout, recruiting the

Rush on Walsh: 'Vince Flynn Caliber' Thrillers

To say I’m extremely flattered by El Rushbo’s very kind endorsement would be an understatement: [youtube rr3WdwiiaVY&feature nolink] You can get the first book in the series, Hostile Intent, on Amazon or at any Barnes & Noble or other fine

The Enemy Within: Today's 'One Nation' Rally on the Mall

I last heard the old Soviet Union anthem as I left Moscow two weeks before the coup against Gorbachev in 1991. That pretty much marked the end of the line for the Old Left, which had invested so much in

Frozen 'Chosin' — a Documentary You Simply Must See

One of the greatest battles in Marine Corps history, and one of greatest examples of gallantry and bravery in military history, period. [youtube qd8LDdbfIFY&feature nolink] Long past time these warriors, patriots and fathers got their due from the country they

Annals of Journalism: Harrison Salisbury of the New York Times

He was the quintessential Timesman back in the days when that meant something. A New England neighbor, I used to see him at the train station, impeccably dressed for his foray down to New York City, tie perfectly knotted, silver

The Democrat-SEIU-Media Corruption That Will Make Milwaukee Famous

From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel comes this revealing little window into the Democrat-Union-Media Complex: Organized labor is hatching a plan to use prominent Democratic officials and TV ads to pummel Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker over the O’Donnell Park garage accident

Why the Eleanor Holmes Norton Phone Call Matters

Those of you who wish to understand the criminal organization masquerading as a political party — that would be the Democrats — need only to remember one thing: the very first Democrat vice-president, Aaron Burr, shot and killed one of

Celebrate Constitution Day Thread: The First Amendment

Today is the 223rd birthday of the Constitution of the United States of America. And do we ever need her, now more than ever. The Bill of Rights came along two years later, but now’s a good a time as

The Last Word on Delaware: El Rushbo Speaks

It is only right and just to let the Majarushi have the last word on today’s Topic A — last night’s Delaware primary between Christine O’Donnell and Mike Castle, and the emerging schism between the Washington establishment and the heartland

Calling All Readers — Dennis Miller Needs You!

From Sarah Ricard, Digital Content Manager of the Dennis Miller Show, who writes: The Dennis Miller Show is now accepting submissions for its “Time Capsule Accountability Project.” Tired of certain celebrities and politicians making outlandish, baseless claims (Al Gore, we’re

Annals of Journalism: Martha Gellhorn, War Correspondent

After years of being thought of mainly as the dedicatee of Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls, as well as the famous author’s third wife (and, oddly enough, his third consecutive wife from St. Louis), Martha Gellhorn has begun

Diary of a Pirate Takedown, From One Who Was There

Despite the abject failure of leadership at the top, the Navy and Marines still know how to fight and win. From the U.S. Naval Institute blog, here’s an eyewitness account of the takedown of some Somali pirates by Capt. Alexander

Annals of Journalism Open Thread: Mark Kellogg

Never heard of Mark Kellogg? Well, you should: he was the New York Herald reporter who perished with Custer and the Seventh Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. He deserves to be honored in the same breath with

Open Thread: The Greatest Sports Photo in History?

My former Time colleague, Neil Leifer, took this iconographic image of Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston on May 25, 1965, in the immediate aftermath of the “phantom punch” that ended Liston’s reign as heavyweight champ and, effectively, his career: Liston

Must-Read of the Day: Andy McCarthy on Saul Alinsky

Writing in the New Criterion this month, Andrew McCarthy reviews Radical by Nicholas von Hoffman, a new book about the great devil of modern times, the Capone gang member, Marxist community organizer, agitator and social destabilizer — and Obama’s spiritual