Rules of War is from Matthew Betley, a former Marine Corps scout sniper platoon commander and infantry officer with deployments to Djibouti, Africa and Fallujah, Iraq. His Logan West thrillers have become an annual must read for all thriller fans, hitting the scene in 2016 with Overwatch, where we were introduced to Logan West. He … Continue reading A Lima Charlie Review: ‘Rules of War’ By Matthew Betley. With a BLAST RADIUS of a DIRTY BOMB! (9/10)
“THIS IS A NOVEL of redemption,” Jack Carr writes in the preface chapter of True Believer. What followed was a brief description of the current battle many veterans, me included face with transitioning to civilian life from active duty military. This set the tone for me, set me at ease knowing that while I'm reading … Continue reading A Lima Charlie Review: ‘True Believer’ By Jack Carr. With a BLAST RADIUS of a NUCLEAR BOMB! (10/10)
Introducing a memoir about Thomas Pecora, a man who has dedicated his life to service to his country. The Guardian covers his entire career, a career full of rewarding sacrifice, heroism, bravery, and dedication. Who loves the show 24, with Jack Bauer as the CTU (Counterterrorism unit) agent, kicking ass and taking names? Well this is … Continue reading A Lima Charlie Review: ‘Guardian – Life in the Crosshairs of the CIA’s War on Terror.’ By Thomas Pecora with Jon Land & Lindsay Preston
Many of my followers may wonder why I’m reviewing this book. It’s not a political or military thriller, it’s not a work of fiction it’s a memoir of some guy that served in the military. As a veteran myself, there is nothing more gratifying than seeing successful veterans leading good lives post service and doing … Continue reading A Lima Charlie Review: ‘Murphy’s Law’ By Special Forces Veteran Jack Murphy.
Jon Land returns with his 10th Caitlin Strong thriller, Strong as Steel. Besides the 10 novels in this series, Land has also written eleven Blaine McCracken novels, “an exiled agent, a ruthless pursuer of truth who brings down anyone, enemy or friend, when civilian lives are in danger.” As well as seven Ben Kamal and … Continue reading A Lima Charlie Review: ‘STRONG AS STEEL’ By Jon Land. With a BLAST RADIUS of a MOAB! (8/10)
From Marine Corps Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Hunter Ripley “Rip” Rawlings IV. A guy with more real world combat experience than majority of the protagonist in your favorite thrillers. The type of scenarios talented authors make up in their heads, then pen for a best selling novel, that's this man's actual life, his career. He took that experience, his talent for killing … Continue reading RED METAL: From best selling author Mark Greaney & USMC Lieutenant Colonel Hunter “Rip” Rawlings!
Introducing Mike Houtz, a Marine Corps officer candidate that was within the top five of his OCS class before an injury took him out of the fight. For those that know the story of Vince Flynn, the author behind the Mitch Rapp series, he too had a dream of becoming a Marine officer and had … Continue reading A Lima Charlie Review: ‘Dark Spiral Down’ By Michael Houtz. With a BLAST RADIUS of a MOAB! (8/10)
The Gray Man author Mark Greaney recently came through my town for his book tour and we had an opportunity to sit down and talk about his new book, Mission Critical. We also talked a bit about his writing process. As a former Marine, I was particularly interested in his use of call signs/code names … Continue reading A Lima Charlie Interview: Mark Greaney Author of ‘Mission Critical’ A Gray Man Novel
Mission Critical, the eighth Gray Man novel from national best-selling author, Mark Greaney. Mark also wrote or co-wrote seven novels with author Tom Clancy in the Jack Ryan series and the Campus Novel series. On top of that, Mark also has another novel coming out this year, Red Metal (Out 7/16). Co-written with decorated United … Continue reading A Lima Charlie Review: ‘Mission Critical’ By Mark Greaney. With a BLAST RADIUS of a NUCLEAR BOMB! (10/10)
In anticipation for Out of the Dark, the next Orphan X novel coming 1/29/2019, we reached out to Gregg Hurwitz and had a little chat. As a fan and writer of comics, were you inspired by certain characters when you were coming up with Orphan X? What comes to mind for me, The Punisher. Yes. … Continue reading A Lima Charlie Interview: Gregg Hurwitz Author of ‘Out of the Dark’ An Orphan X Novel
With a killer new debut, The Break Line on the horizon, (available 1/29/2019) through Berkley Publishing. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with James Brabazon and talk about his new novel, his protagonist Max McLean, and give all of you a chance to get to know this awesome new author. Be sure to … Continue reading A Lima Charlie Interview: James Brabazon. Author of ‘The Break Line’
Michael “MJ” Joseph, the protagonist in this debut thriller is an absolute bad ass. What I love most about MJ is his come up, a rare thing to see the protagonist come up and be able to stand out among Tier One operators from teams, such as SEAL’s or Delta units without having a military … Continue reading A Lima Charlie Review: ‘America’s Game’ By Chris Hall. With a BLAST RADIUS of a DIRTY BOMB! (9/10)
A Spy in Exile is Ya’ra Stein. About a year ago Ya’ra, while working for Mossad was involved in an operation which flushed out one of Israel’s most dangerous traitors. This traitor was quickly identified, and she was ordered to stand down. The traitor, Alon Regev, an aide to Israel’s then Prime Minister, someone with access … Continue reading A Lima Charlie Review: ‘A SPY IN EXILE’ By Jonathan de Shalit. With a BLAST RADIUS OF AN ARTILLERY SHELL! (7/10)
Introducing The Night Agent, by Matthew Quirk. Matthew spent five years at The Atlantic magazine reporting on crime, private military contractors, terrorism prosecutions, and international gangs. He then turned to fiction. Besides the must read political thriller The Night Agent, he has also written The 500 – set in the heart of the world’s most … Continue reading A Lima Charlie Review: ‘THE NIGHT AGENT’ By Matthew Quirk. With a BLAST RADIUS OF A MOAB! (8/10)
David Austin’s debut thriller Tehran’s Vengeance is an absolute must read thriller coming to you from someone who has been there and done that. In this smooth, easy to follow, intense ride, Austin delivers from what I imagine is real world hands on experience. With his experience as a grunt in the U.S. Army’s “The … Continue reading A Lima Charlie Review: ‘TEHRAN’S VENGEANCE’ By David Austin. With a BLAST RADIUS OF A MOAB! (8/10)