Mason Kane was a loyal American soldier and a proud member of the elite, off-the-books Anvil Program--a group of black ops soldiers who wage war from the shadows. But all that changed when his commander, as a part of a twisted scheme to force America's continued involvement in the Middle East, ordered an innocent Afghan family murdered.
Refusing the order, Mason finds himself on the run, hunted by his former comrades and labeled a terrorist by the country he served faithfully. Relying only on his survival skills and the help of female Special Operations operative Renee Hart, Kane must embark on his gravest mission yet: unraveling the conspiracy that reaches all way to the President's inner circle and stopping the world's most dangerous soldiers from completing their treacherous plan.
Set in the shadows of the War on Terror, this realistic, action-packed adventure puts a twist in the traditional military thriller and starts a brand-new series that fans of Brad Taylor will love.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-06-29
- Reviewer: Staff
The frequent references to the past make 82nd Airborne veteran Hood’s overly complex debut, an exciting military thriller, read as if it were the second book in the series. Under the guidance of Gen. Winfield “Duke” Cage in his new role as a cabinet secretary, the Department of Defense sets up a secret unit commanded by Colonel Barnes that combines elite fighters from every branch of the American armed services to take on any group that’s deemed a danger to U.S. interests. Meanwhile, Mason Kane, a ruthless Special Forces operator on the run in the Middle East, has to figure out why everyone is trying to kill him, unravel a conspiracy at the highest level, and track down Barnes once the colonel goes off the reservation and launches his own private war. Despite the murky, overstuffed narrative, it’s impossible to take your eyes off Mason, who knows no bounds as he goes about achieving his mission. Fans of this popular subgenre will definitely look forward to Mason’s return. Agent: Bob Diforio, D4EO Literary Agency. (Aug.)