Although I write in several genres, with a crime novel series, a literary fiction about human trafficking, and even an ABBA reboot story, most of my books are geopolitical thrillers and/or speculative fiction thrillers. While giving my readers a good ride, I also try to pull back the curtain on sociological issues, as well as raising awareness on the big questions; who are we, where did we come from and how was the Universe created? I don't buy all the contemporary theories, especially since they fail to answer the most essential questions about existentiality; so I invite you, the inquiring mind, someone looking for more than just another fiction story, to read on.
Enjoy the browse.
" Full of action and real life scenarios this is one of those books you can spend hours reading without realizing where the time has gone. " - The Portugal News
"You'll want to reread this one after finishing it. Yes, it is that good." Vermont Reviewer
"It is most certainly due an award of five stars, and if there were a higher award it would merit that too." - Berkeley Rourke, author
"You know you are reading a great book when it sounds less like fiction and more like hypothetical truth."
A.G. Mogan, author of The Secret Journals of Adolf Hitler
"A fast-paced science-fiction novel that intertwines elements of suspense, romance, while tackling some of life's biggest questions…”
Red City Review
INTRUSION (Book 1 of the Keeno Crime Thrillers)
"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."
QUANTUM ASSAULT (Book 2 of the Keeno Crime Thrillers)
Keeno and his team hunt down a human-trafficking ring, one that has just released a pathogen capable of killing millions of women.
THE ONE (Book 3 of the Keeno Crime Thrillers)
"If you are familiar with and enjoyed Louise Penny's Three Pines mysteries, you'll love The One."
Russell Warnberg, author of 2064
“Finally, a book that gives a different look at Marilyn, and a happy ending that she rightly deserves!!!!!! "
"Funny, with drama and a touch of a love story this book had it all. Thank you Réal for this wonderful opportunity to see life from beyond the grave."
HUGE thumbs up! (Five Stars)
The Deception People is a well written novel that is nerve wrackingly real, and suspenseful.
Let yourself be enlightened with possibilities.. make that probabilities. If nothing else give yourself the opportunity to enjoy yet another awesome novel from this author.
"Réal Laplaine has written a true masterpiece that is hard to put aside, even when you HAVE to sleep."
"The Other is an amazing and exciting story! I refuse to ruin anyone else's appreciation of this terrific story by telling too much. Instead, I will limit myself to sharing my thrills and love of the story, the realistic characters, and the excitement knowing the story isn't over."
"The sequel to The Other, L.I.N. (acronym for Live-Intelligent-Network) is as grabbing and highly suspenseful as its predecessor in the series."
Marina Osipova, author
"Written in a flurry of inspiration, after seeing the film Mamma Mia, Laplaine conjured a magical adventure in a tribute to the iconic Swedish band, ABBA, that sweeps you along in its cosmic flow, where real time (and disbelief) is suspended and events travel with the speed of light."
Author, Barb Roman
"Written in elegant prose, it is not only about the ills of humanity, but also about hope and optimism...Overall, it is a good thriller..."
Alex Markman, Author
“The only book that gripped my attention in years, thank you for sharing.”
Book 4 of the Keeno Crime Thrillers takes Keeno McCole and his team deep into the Ukraine war zone to track down a vigilante group planning to take out global dictators, starting with Vladimir Putin and his top hierarchy. With the help of an actual survivor in the eastern war zone of Ukraine, The 9th Divinity is both fact and fiction, in that it reveals more of the true theater behind Putin's invasion of Ukraine, supposedly to free the Ukraine from the shackles of neo-Nazism, whereas in fact, his army, at his behest, is committing genocide against the Ukraine people.
Keeno's job is complicated by the fact that he empathizes with the vigilantes, and yet, he is compelled to find them and stop them - if he can.
Coming soon to a bookstore near you.
Go to THE PUTIN AGENDA for more details about the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Welcome. I am a multi-genre author, although I have a penchant for speculative fiction, which, as Margaret Atwood, author of Handmaids Tale, describes, is essentially fiction that can come true.
I like to think that my books are food for the inquisitive and questioning mind - the "outside the box" thinker.
In addition to writing, and certainly reflected in the themes of my books, I am an activist for human rights and the abolishment of nuclear weapons in the world. I am a member of the UN (United Nations), founder of B.A.N. (Ban All Nukes) and the creator of International Writers Inspiring Change - a platform to promote the works of authors around the world.
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For the activist souls, I started an initiative called B.A.N. or Ban All Nukes, which was launched in the wake of Putin's invasion of the Ukraine, and which is already gaining momentum and has been recognized for its work by both ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) and the United Nations Sweden.