Military Thrillers

The Profession by Steven Pressfield

By Sandra Parshall

Steven Pressfield began his career as a novelist with The Legend of Bagger Vance, about a golfer who is haunted by his wartime experiences. He has been writing about war and soldiers ever since, in such historical novels as Gates of Fire, Tides of War, Killing Rommel, and others. His new military thriller, The Profession, is set in the Middle East in 2032 and depicts a future in which war is contracted out to mercenaries. Recently he spoke about his work and his vision of war, past and present.
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Homefront-The Voice of Freedom by John Milius and Raymond Benson

By Janice Gable Bashman

Action should be Raymond Benson’s middle name. When you write six original James Bond novels, three film novelizations, and three short stories about this legendary spy otherwise known as Agent 007, you must know how to write great action. But that’s not all Benson knows. His thrillers Dark Side of the Morgue and A Hard Day’s Death immerse readers into the world of rock n’ roll. And Benson is on top of his game (and the New York Times best-seller list) when it comes to writing successful videogame novelizations.
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One Rough Man by Brad Taylor

By Don Helin

In his debut novel, One Rough Man, Brad Taylor unleashes a plot so fiendish that New York Times bestselling Author John Lescroat says, “Brad Taylor’s One Rough Man is an auspicious, adrenaline-soaked rocket ship of a debut novel.  Taylor’s protagonist, Pike Logan, is one rough man who is one bad dude –  as a super hero, Pike ranks right up there with Jason Bourne, Jack Reacher, and Jack Bauer.”

Summary:  They call it the Taskforce.  Their existence is as essential as it is illegal.  Commissioned at the highest level of the U.S. Government.  Protected from the prying eyes of Congress and the media.  Built around the top operators from around the clandestine, intelligence, and special forces landscape.  Designed to operate outside the bounds of U.S. Law.  Trained to exist on the ragged edge of human capability.
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Shadow Force by Matt Lynn

By Don Helin

In the third thrilling action adventure novel in the Death Force Series, Shadow Force, Matt Lynn unleashes a plot so fiendish that the Daily Item review reads, “I was anticipating a good time and I wasn’t disappointed.  A cracking action thriller.  You can taste the dust and smell the blood.”
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The Athena Project Brad Thor

By Andrew Peterson

Brad Thor’s newest title, THE ATHENA PROJECT, is certain to be a huge hit with thriller fans around the world.  There’s no one better at creating such high levels of action and suspense.  Brad grabs you from page one and doesn’t let go.  And he reaches across cultural boundaries—his books have been translated into 20 different languages and sold on every continent.

THE ATHENA PROJECT promises to be his best work yet.  It’s a seamless, fast paced thrill ride into uncharted territory.  Here’s a snapshot:
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American Assassin by Vince Flynn

american-assassin.JPG#1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn returns with yet another explosive thriller, American Assassin, introducing the young Mitch Rapp, as he takes on his first assignment.

Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorist’s worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world . . . and then tragedy struck.
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Power Down by Ben Coes

By Brett King

power-down.JPGdebut-author.jpgBen Coe’s powerful debut thriller, Power Down,imagines a series of tightly constructed attacks on America’s energy-producing capacity.  Under the direction of the brutal and brilliant Alexander Fortuna, terrorists manage to blow up a major hydroelectric dam.  But when they target the mammoth Capitana platform off the coast of Colombia–slaughtering most of the crew and destroying the oil field–they encounter a formidable challenge to their campaign of terror.  
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The Mullah’s Storm by Thomas W. Young

the-mullah's-storm.JPGBy George Ebey

For most military aviators, an encounter with the enemy usually happens in the form of lights streaming up from the earth.  It has an air of unreality about it, almost like a video game.  If those lights don’t hit you, they don’t hurt you.

But what if you had an airplane blown out from under you and you met the enemy on his terms, in his territory?  What would you face on the ground?  What would your buddies need you to do?  Under conditions of extreme duress and hardship, would you make decisions you could live with later on?
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Fly By Wire by Ward Larsen

By Aaron Brownfly-by-wire.jpg

Ward Larsen is a writer who has led a life as interesting as the characters from his novels.  As a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force, he flew over twenty combat missions in Operation Desert Storm, was awarded two Air Medals, received training in aircraft accident investigation, and attended USAF survival training where he learned, among other things, which snakes can be eaten and how to resist “interrogation under hostile conditions.”
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Deadly Trust by JJ Cooper

deadly-trust.jpgBy L. Dean Murphy

In JJ Cooper’s Deadly Trust, a riveting thriller set along Australia’s eastern coast, former army interrogator Jay Ryan enjoys the quiet life after leaving the military behind–or so he thinks. Old habits die hard, and when he realizes someone is trying to kill him and make it look like an accident, he’s interested to find out who…and why.
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Layover in Dubai by Dan Fesperman

layover-in-dubai.jpgBy George Ebey

Author Dan Fesperman is no stranger to international intrigue.

An accomplished journalist, he has worked for the Fayetteville (N.C.) Times, the Durham Morning Herald, the Charlotte News, the Miami Herald, and The Sun and Evening Sun of Baltimore. During his career he has been front row center for many history making conflicts, including his coverage of the Gulf War from Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait; his running of The Sun’s Europe bureau during the Yugoslav civil wars in Croatia and Bosnia; as well as his reporting of events in Pakistan and Afghanistan in the wake of 9-11. Through this work he has experienced his fair share of adventure, which includes accepting the surrender, along with a colleague, of ten Iraqi soldiers in the Kuwait desert in 1991, as well as surviving a fatal ambush on a convoy of journalists traveling through Afghanistan in November of 2001.
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Primeval by David L. Golemon

primeval.jpgBy Dan Levy

With a family military history that reaches all the way back to the Civil War, and has Golemons on the battlefields of every American war through Vietnam, it’s easy to understand David Golemon’s love of history and its importance in his previous four novels. The same hold true for latest release–Primeval–An Event Group Thriller.
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Nightshade by Ronie Kendig

nightshade.jpgBy Janice Gable Bashman

When it comes to writing thrillers, Ronie Kendig shoots right for the heart. Nightshade, the first book in the Discarded Hero series, tackles combat-related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the toll it takes on the soldier, and the courage he must muster to respond to the call of duty as part of a covert operation. Contributing editor Janice Gable Bashman chats with Ronie about Nightshade and her writing process.
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