INTERVIEW WITH MARK GREANEY and H. RIPLEY RAWLINGS...

Red Metal by Mark Greaney and Lt. Colonel H. Ripley (Rip) Rawlings IV fills the void of military thrillers left by Tom Clancy’s death.  This novel combines the great story-telling of Greaney with the Lt. Colonel’s vast experience, serving twenty-two years as a reconnaissance and infantry officer. The result is an action-packed realistic plot. The book begins when a desperate Kremlin takes advantage of a military crisis in Asia to simultaneously strike into Western Europe and invade east Africa in a bid to reoccupy three Rare Earth mineral mines that will give Russia unprecedented control for generations over the world’s hi-tech...

INTERVIEW WITH DAVID BRUNS and J. R. OlSON

Rules of Engagement by David Bruns and J. R. Olson brings to the forefront the real threat of cyber warfare in this military thriller.  Both authors use their past experiences as naval officers to bring a wealth of accuracy and realism to the story, which only serves to heighten its authenticity.  Bruns is a former submarine officer who left the business world behind to write sci-fi novels.  Olson spent more than 20 years in the Navy, retiring as a commander, and now teaches college courses in Intelligence/Counter-Terrorism. This tale of clear and present danger forewarns how cyberwarfare is the next battleground that can play out on the...

REVIEW OF Mike Maden’s TOM CLANCY’S PO...

POINT OF CONTACT Jack Ryan Jr. Book 3 Mike Maden G.P. Putnam’s Sons Pub June 13th, 2017 Tom Clancy’s POINT OF CONTACT by Mike Maden brings back the return of Jack Ryan Jr. He has taken over the writings for the Clancy estate, replacing Grant Blackwood. Maden has put his own imprint on Jack Ryan Jr. by making him a solo main character instead of one of many secondary characters. Maden noted, “I received a call from my editor, Tom Colgan, of my paperback Drone series who is also the Tom Clancy editor. Although it was a thrilling day it was also the most terrifying day. I was asked to write the summer book and Marc Cameron will write the fall...

REVIEW OF Tom Clancy’s TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGI...

TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE The 17th Jack Ryan Novel Mark Greaney G.P. Putnam Dec 6th, 2016 Tom Clancy’s TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE by Mark Greaney explores the world of cyber threats and cyber security. Government officials have been talking about these dangers for a decade; yet, it seems it has been all talk and no action, that is until Jack Ryan Sr. became President. The plot begins with seemingly random acts against America’s military and national security officials. First, an armed man in a crowded restaurant attacks U.S. Navy Commander Scott Hagan, captain of the USS James Greer, when on leave. Hagan demands to know how the would-be...

Grant Blackwood’s DUTY AND HONOR Reviewed

DUTY AND HONOR Grant Blackwood June 14th, 2016 G.P. Putnam DUTY AND HONOR by Grant Blackwood brings back the Tom Clancy character Jack Ryan Jr. This story explores a murder centered around a German connection. The plot has an organization whose major recruiting technique is to kidnap children and then release them to grateful parents who become part of a neo-warfare plan. Those who do not freely go along have themselves or their family subjected to torture, drug addiction, and brain washing. The philosophy is to have private armies answerable to no government, no laws, and no rules of engagement. Jack was suspended from The Campus, a covert...