Ben Coes, a veteran thriller writer and New York Times Bestseller brings a new hero in the thriller genre, Robert Tacoma, a tier one former SEAL. First introduced in The Last Refuge, Dewey Andreas series number 3 and seen in every novel since then. Tacoma and friend, Katie Fox have started an independent firm, RISCON. … Continue reading A Lima Charlie Review: ‘The Russian’ By Ben Coes. With a BLAST RADIUS of a NUCLEAR BOMB! (10/10)
Introducing Red Metal, from Mark Greaney, the author behind seven Tom Clancy novels in the Jack Ryan series as well as eight of his own Gray Man novels. The latest, Mission Critical debuted top five on New York Times Best Seller list. Also, co-written by Marine Corps Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Hunter “Rip” Rawlings IV. An … Continue reading A Lima Charlie Review: ‘Red Metal’ By Mark Greaney & LtCol Rawlings. With a BLAST RADIUS of a NUCLEAR BOMB! (10/10)
Carter Wilson is back with his sixth psychological thriller, The Dead Girl in 2A. His past five standalone novels as well as a number of short stories have earned him USA Today and # 1 Denver Post bestselling status as well as a three time winner of the Colorado Book Award. His next novel, The … Continue reading A Lima Charlie Review: ‘The Dead Girl in 2A’ By Carter Wilson. With a BLAST RADIUS of a MOAB! (8/10)
I recently got an opportunity to sit down with Mark Greaney and U.S. Marine -Lieutenant Colonel Hunter Ripley "Rip" Rawlings IV to talk about their upcoming novel, Red Metal. What I expected to be a quick discussion, not wanting to waste too much of their time turned into an hour plus talk about the Marine Corps, how Red … Continue reading A Lima Charlie Interview: Mark Greaney & USMC LtCol Rawlings. Authors of RED METAL!
Joseph Reid is back with his second Seth Walker novel, False Horizon. His debut, Takeoff (2018) has reached bestselling status on Amazon charts. Joseph Reid is currently on his third career, initially a marine biologist, then a patent lawyer litigating for high-tech companies, and now a published author. Takeoff introduced Seth Walker, a former gifted engineer … Continue reading A Lima Charlie Review: ‘False Horizon’ By Joseph Reid. With a BLAST RADIUS of a MOAB! (8/10)
David Ricciardi is back with Rogue Strike, the follow up to last year’s explosive debut Warning Light. To recap on Ricciardi’s debut, analyst Zac Miller volunteered for a mission outside of his expertise, he soon finds himself in over his head, gets captured and tortured. He escapes, and finds himself on the run from the … Continue reading A Lima Charlie Review: ‘Rogue Strike’ By David Ricciardi. With a BLAST RADIUS of a DIRTY BOMB! (9/10)
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)