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Eryn McClellan teaches ESL in Washington, D.C., until the day she’s targeted by terrorists avenging her father’s actions in Afghanistan. The FBI has stepped in, but when it looks like they are using her for bait, General McClellan enlists the aid of the only man he knows he can trust:  former Navy SEAL Ike Calhoun.

Embracing solitude in his remote cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ike thought he’d left the War on Terror far behind. Now he’s stuck shielding a blue-eyed beauty from ambitious federal agents and crazed jihadists. More disturbing still, the charming Eryn seems intent on shattering his self-imposed isolation. Ike does his best to resist her welcoming ways, but he can feel his restraint eroding like a mountain in a mudslide. With the FBI hot on their heels and the terrorists not far behind, Ike willingly wages a one-man war in defense of the woman whose passion and faith have given him the strength to rise above his past.
****4 ½ stars on Amazon

Don’t miss this gripping first installation of The Taskforce Series as it is brought to life by fabulous voice talent, David Brennan. Look for The Guardian and The Enforcer, coming soon!

THE PROTECTOR is available from Amazon and Audible.


“I found The Protector to be beautifully written, exciting and captivating, keeping me glued to the pages until the unforeseen and unforgettable ending. Ike’s abilities and daring-do deeds will astound you as he maneuvers Erin’s and his safety, keeping you gasping at the twists and turns on each page. Amid all the chaos,- love also grows here!”


Marliss Melton is the author of ten gripping, counterterrorist/romantic suspense novels, including a 7-book Navy SEALs series and continuing with The Taskforce Trilogy. Series. She relies on her experience as a military spouse and on her many contacts in the Spec Ops and Intelligence communities to pen realistic and heartfelt stories about America’s most elite warriors and fearless agency heroes. Daughter of a U.S. foreign officer, Melton grew up in various countries overseas. She has taught English, Spanish, ESL, and Linguistics at the College of William and Mary, her alma mater. She lives near Virginia Beach with her husband, young daughter, and four college-aged children. Be sure to “friend” Marliss on Facebook! Visit for more information.