Situation Reports (SITREP) are sent to commanders by request, scheduled, or situational necessity. Proper SITREP’s provide decision makers and readers a quick and clear understanding of the current situation. With a proper SITREP, commanders of ground forces maintain critical situational awareness. A SITREP with former intelligence advisor & author of the Safe Haven series and … Continue reading A SITREP WITH AUTHOR OF THE TASK FORCE ORANGE NOVELS J.T. PATTEN
Purple Heart recipient and New York Times Bestselling author, Sean Parnell is back with his second Eric Steele novel, ALL OUT WAR. Sean Parnell was a U.S. Army Captain in the infantry, the famous 10th Mountain Division, out of Fort Drum, NY. Division motto: Climb to Glory. With a strong presence in WWII, Somalia, Haiti, … Continue reading A Lima Charlie Review: ‘All Out War’ By Sean Parnell. With a BLAST RADIUS of a NUCLEAR BOMB! (10/10)
AFTER ACTION REPORT AAR A professional discussion of an event. Focused on performance standards that enables troops to discover what occurred, why it occurred like that, and how to improve on weaknesses. Every mission should have a BDA (BATTLE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT) and an AAR. An After-Action Report with retired Navy SEAL & Author of … Continue reading An AFTER-ACTION REPORT With retired Navy SEAL Sniper & Author JACK CARR!
Ward Larsen is a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, he's flown over twenty missions in the Gulf War, aka Operation Desert Storm. What many call the first Iraq War, the one which liberated Kuwait in the early 90's. Another nickname this war received is "Video Game War" due to the daily broadcast of images … Continue reading A Lima Charlie Review: ‘Assassins Revenge’ By Ward Larsen. With a BLAST RADIUS of a MOAB! (8/10)
Simon Gervais has a resume that reads like many protagonists in your favorite novels, starting his career off as a junior infantry officer, he received extensive training in advanced recon and small-unit tactics. Once his service to the military was complete, he went on to use that specialized training as a federal agent, serving as … Continue reading A Lima Charlie Review: ‘Hunt Them Down’ By Simon Gervais. With a BLAST RADIUS of a DIRTY BOMB! (9/10)
What does it take to become an elite assassin working globally to end lives and make more money than most people dream about? Well, Bill Brewer's Dawn of the Assassin explains it all in great detail. Introducing David Diegert, we follow him from early adulthood as he's exposed to the world he's unprepared for. Trying … Continue reading A Lima Charlie Review: ‘Dawn of The Assassin’ By Bill Brewer. With a BLAST RADIUS of AN ARTILLERY PROJECTILE! (7/10)
J.T. Patten is back with his second Task Force Orange novel, The Presence of Evil. Writing under a pseudonym due to his long successful career in the intelligence community. Some notable work he shares in his bio reads like Mitch Rapp’s biography. Having spent a lot of time in the Middle East, including being a … Continue reading A Lima Charlie Review: ‘The Presence of Evil’ By J.T. Patten. With a BLAST RADIUS of a DIRTY BOMB! (9/10)
Lima Charlie Editing & Reviews is honored to interview retired Navy SEAL & Published author, Jack Carr. Jack’s debut novel, The Terminal List exploded into the world last year, giving this warrior much credibility and praise. Coming very close winning the Goodreads Choice awards for best debut from a fan run campaign. Since he wasn’t … Continue reading A Lima Charlie Interview: Jack Carr. Author of The Terminal List and TRUE BELIEVER. Former Navy SEAL Sniper, Outdoorsman & connoisseur of Sharp Objects.
“IN THE IRANIAN seaside city of Bandar Abbas an elderly man shuffled down a dusty street in his dirty white djellaba, a simple robe like garment that flowed from his shoulder to his ankles. A brown turban covered his head and face; a pair of worn leather sandals, his feet. The wind blew in off … Continue reading A Lima Charlie Review: ‘Lethal Agent’ By Kyle Mills. With a BLAST RADIUS of a NUCLEAR BOMB! (10/10)
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)
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