#FridayReads – The Final Quest by Gabriel Farago

Those of you who are familiar with my blog know that I like to support my fellow authors, so today I’d like to introduce you to a writer from down under, Gabriel Farago. We met online, and I sampled his free story The Forgotten Painting which I very much enjoyed reading. That story introduces readers to Jack Rogan, the central character in a terrific mystery series.

An international best-selling author, Farago’s Jack Rogan series has been called “books for the thinking reader.” His latest is Professor K: The Final Quest (Jack Rogan Mysteries Book 4), which is available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle. The official release date is October 30th, and it will be priced at $0.99 until November 5th. After that it reverts to a regular price of $4.99.

From October 30 thru November 5 you can visit THIS PAGE to get bonus material that includes a number of freebies, including The Forgotten Painting.  Try it. I’m sure you’ll like it.


A desperate plea from the Vatican.
A kidnapped chef. An ambitious mob boss.
One perilous game.

When Professor Alexandra Delacroix is called in to find a cure for a dying pope, she follows clues left by her mentor and friend, the late Professor K, which lead her on a breathtaking search through historical secrets, some of them deadly.

Her old friend Jack Rogan must step in to assist while also searching for kidnapped Top Chef Europe winner Lorenza da Baggio.

Jack Rogan – journalist and renowned author of mysteries and thrillers – has a penchant for being in the right place at the right time. He’s never been a solitary guy, therefore writing his stories is a task he dreads. So, when a new opportunity to solve the mystery of Professor K’s hidden genes presents itself, Rogan goes for it. Reunited with many past friends, he finds himself once again immersed in a deadly mystery involving kidnapping, murder, the Mafia, terrorists, and a missing ancient medical text that could save the Pope. Will Rogan be in the right place at the right time? Will it be his moment
of destiny?



A lawyer with a passion for history and archaeology, Gabriel Farago had to wait for many years before being able to pursue another passion—writing—in earnest. However, his love of books and storytelling started long before that. ‘I remember as a young boy reading biographies and history books with a torch under the bed covers,’ he recalls, ‘and then writing stories about archaeologists and explorers the next day, instead of doing homework. Whilst I regularly got into trouble for this, I believe we can only do well in our endeavours if we are passionate about the things we love. For me, writing has become a passion.’

Born in Budapest, Gabriel grew up in post-War Europe, and after fleeing Hungary with his parents during the Revolution in 56, he went to school in Austria before arriving in Australia as a teenager. This allowed him to become multi-lingual and feel ‘at home’ in different countries and diverse cultures.

Gabriel holds degrees in literature and law, speaks several languages and takes research and authenticity very seriously. Inquisitive by nature, he studied Egyptology and learned to read the hieroglyphs. He travels extensively and visits all of the locations mentioned in his books. ‘I try to weave fact and fiction into a seamless storyline,’ he explains. ‘By blurring the boundaries between the two, the reader is never quite sure where one ends, and the other begins. This is of course quite deliberate as it creates the illusion of authenticity and reality in a work that is pure fiction. A successful work of fiction is a balancing act: reality must rub shoulders with imagination in a way that is both entertaining and plausible.’

Gabriel lives in the Blue Mountains in Australia just outside Sydney, surrounded by a World Heritage National Park. ‘The beauty and solitude of this unique environment,’ he points out, ‘give me inspiration and the energy to weave my thoughts and ideas into stories which, I sincerely hope, will in turn entertain and inspire my readers.’


That’s all for me for today, folks. Have a great weekend. Be safe. Be happy. And don’t forget to PREORDER THE FINAL QUEST

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