I was fortunate enough to be one of the few Joshua Hood fans to receive an ARC of Warning Order, the highly anticipated sequel to Hood’s debut thriller, Clear by Fire. In CBF, Hood came out swinging, earning in my opinion, the title of the best debut of the year. With just one book in his catalog, Hood has grown so much as a writer.
Warning Order starts off with heart-thumping action and does not let off for a second. I literally could not put this book down and finished it in 2 sittings.
All of the main characters from Clear by Fire are back, including the very captivating Renee Hart who I am hoping will get her own book series one of these days. In WO, she is as stunning as she is vicious in her pursuit for the truth. David’s minor role in CBF is significantly increased in WO, without spoiling anything, he isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty.
Finally, Mason Kane & Zeus. I’m talking about both of them together because their dialogue throughout the entire book is so natural and entertaining, from them sitting at the beach enjoying a drink together to the most lethal combat situation, it never feels forced or out of place. As a former Marine, with three combat deployments, I can appreciate the dialogue because during the absolute worse times in the suck, humor is what gets you through the day.
In Warning Order, we get a little more details into Mason’s history, mostly from other people’s perspective when talking about how ferocious he is as a warrior/operator. As the reader, you see Mason’s skills from every aspect, including gun fights, knife fights, and leading troops into combat. This page turner will definitely be one of the best books of 2016, with so many options to pick from, my advice is to pick up Clear by Fire if you haven’t yet and pre-order Warning Order ASAP.
Author: Joshua Hood
Pages: 352 (Hardcover)
Release Date: June 7, 2016
Author Website: Joshua Hood Books
About Joshua Hood
Joshua Hood graduated from the University of Memphis before joining the military and spending five years in the 82nd Airborne Division, where he was team leader in the 3-504 Parachute Infantry Regiment. In 2005, he was sent to Iraq and conducted combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005-2006, and from 2007 to 2008 he served as a squad leader in the 1-508th Parachute Infantry Regiment and was deployed to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom. Hood was decorated for valor in Operation Furious Pursuit. He is currently a member of a full time SWAT team in Memphis, Tennessee, and has conducted countless stateside operations with the FBI, ATF, DEA, Secret Service, and US Marshals.