Book Recon: Assassin’s Strike David Slaton #7 by Ward Larsen


USA Today bestselling author Ward Larsen’s globe-trotting, hard-hitting assassin, David Slaton, returns for another breathless adventure!

In a Syrian palace, the presidents of Russia and Syria undertake a clandestine meeting. No staff or advisors are permitted in the room. No records are kept. By necessity, however, there are two witnesses: the interpreters. The Russian, Ludmilla Kravchuk, returns to her hotel room burdened by what she has heard. When her Syrian counterpart is murdered before her eyes, Kravchuk fears she is next and goes into hiding in Syria.

The CIA gets word of the defection. Desperate to uncover the purpose of the meeting, they task their newest off-the-books operator–legendary assassin David Slaton–to undertake a daring rescue. Deep inside Syria’s war-torn borders, what Slaton finds is a plot that will tear the Middle East apart. And one that only he can stop.

“Highly reminiscent of Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne series.” –David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author

 

AVAILABLE AUGUST 18, 2020

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A SYRIAN INTERPRETER IS ASSASSINATED….

THE RUSSIAN INTERPRETER, LUDMILLA KRAVCHUK GOES INTO HIDING IN SYRIA…

CAN LEGENDARY ASSASSIN DAVID SLATON UNRAVEL A SINISTER PLOT BEFORE THE MIDDLE EAST IS IN RUINS?


Ward Larsen is the USA Today bestselling author of espionage thrillers. A six-time winner of the Florida Book Award, his first novel, The Perfect Assassin, is in pre-production as a motion picture with Amber Entertainment.
A former Air Force fighter pilot, he has also served as an airline captain, and is a trained aircraft accident investigator.

 

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@wardlarsen

The Best Thrillers of 2019 via The Real Book Spy

 

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It’s that time of year and The Real Book Spy just released the best books of 2019 from 7 different categories, not including Backlash, the best overall. Here’s the categories…

 

The Best Thrillers of 2019

 

The Best Book of 2019

The Top 5 Action Thrillers

Top 5 Political Thrillers

Top 5 Spy Thrillers

5 Best Military Thrillers

Top 10 Mystery & Crime Thrillers

Top 5 Suspense Thrillers

Top 5 Historical Fiction Thrillers

Check out the full list on TheRealBookSpy.com

 

The Best Overall Book of 2019 was Brad Thor’s Backlash

 

 

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In ancient texts, there are stories about men who struck from the shadows, seemingly beyond the reach of death itself. These men were considered part angel, part demon. Their loyalty was to their families, their friends, and their kings. You crossed these men at your peril. And once crossed, there was no crossing back.

They were fearless; men of honor who have been known throughout history by different names: Spartan, Viking, Samurai.

Today, men like these still strike from the shadows. They are highly prized intelligence agents, military operatives, and assassins.

One man is all three.

Two days ago, that man was crossed—badly.

Now, far from home and surrounded by his enemy, Scot Harvath must battle his way out.

With no support, no cavalry coming, and no one even aware of where he is, it will take everything he has ever learned to survive.

But survival isn’t enough. Harvath wants revenge.

In the most explosive novel Brad Thor has ever written, page after captivating page of action, intrigue, loyalty, and betrayal will keep you hooked until the very last sentence.

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Top 5 Military Thrillers

I was happy to see Red Specter Tier One thriller book #5 made the list for best military thrillers. Some great authors here!

RED METAL by Mark Greaney & Lt. Col. H. Ripley Rawlings IV USMC

RED SPECTER by Andrews & Wilson

TREASON by Rick Campbell

ALL OUT WAR by Sean Parnell

REAPER THREAT ZERO by Nicholas Irving and A.J. Tata

 

 

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Book Release Alert: The Last Chance Lawyer by William Bernhardt

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Getting his client off death row could save his career… or make him the next victim. 

 

Daniel Pike would rather fight for justice than follow the rules. His unique ability to “connect the dots,” to observe what others do not, has made him the most notorious criminal lawyer in St. Petersburg. But when his courtroom career goes up in smoke, he fears his lifelong purpose is a lost cause. A mysterious job offer from a secretive boss gives him a second chance but lands him an impossible case with multiple lives at stake…

To protect a young orphan from a horrifying fate, Pike must save the girl’s guardian from a charge of first-degree murder. Dan uses every trick he knows in a high-stakes trial filled with unexpected revelations and breathtaking surprises as he uncovers a trail of deceit from Florida to El Salvador. When blood-soaked threats arrive, Dan realizes that winning the case might be a death sentence for him—and everyone he hoped to protect.

Can Pike protect the girl and get the charges dropped before his race for the truth proves fatal?

The Last Chance Lawyer is a gripping legal thriller. If you like courtroom suspense, page-turning plot twists, and rebel attorneys, then you’ll love William Bernhardt’s riveting drama.

 

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#1 Bestseller in Torts Law on Amazon

 

 

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William Bernhardt is the author of forty-seven books, including the bestselling Ben Kincaid series, the historical novels Challengers of the Dust and Nemesis, two books of poetry (The White Bird and The Ocean’s Edge), and the Red Sneaker books on fiction writing. His most recent novel is The Last Chance Lawyer, the first in a new series of legal thrillers featuring rebel lawyer Daniel Pike.

In addition, Bernhardt founded the Red Sneaker Writers Center to mentor aspiring writers. The Center hosts an annual writers conference, small-group seminars, a monthly newsletter, a phone app, and a bi-weekly podcast. More than three dozen of Bernhardt’s students have subsequently published with major houses. He is also the owner of Balkan Press, which publishes poetry and fiction as well as the literary journal Conclave. He has published many new authors as well as prominent authors like Pulitzer-Prize-winner N. Scott Momaday, and Grammy-Award-winner Janis Ian.

 

 

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Series You Should be Reading: NOMAD The New Earth Series by Matthew Mather

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From Book 1: Read the novel voted Science Fiction Book of the Year*, now in development as a major motion picture. Nomad is the first book in a new four-part epic from million-copy bestseller Matthew Mather.

Humanity only has days to prepare. Can one family survive?

SOMETHING MASSIVE IS COMING, and it’s heading for Earth. That’s what astronomer Ben Rollins is told by NASA after being dragged out of bed in the middle of the night. His first instinct is to call his daughter, Jessica, who’s vacationing in Italy with his wife.

“It’s a hundred times bigger than the sun,” Ben tells them. “Somehow we can’t see it yet, and we don’t know what it is, but they’re calling it Nomad–and in just months, the Earth may be destroyed.”

But how did they miss detecting it until now?

The world erupts into chaos as the end approaches, and Ben discovers his wife and daughter are trapped in Europe.

The key to Nomad’s mystery–and humanity’s ultimate survival–rests in the answers Ben pieces together from his old Cold War-era research papers, in the midst of a desperate scramble across continents to find his family before Nomad swallows the planet.

A Coming Apocalypse…

A Mystery from Deep Space…

An Epic Adventure Thriller…

Backed by Real Science.

Nomad is the first novel in a four-book saga that follows one family’s fight to survive on a new Earth after a whole new category of disaster, all the more frightening as the science behind it was developed by a team of astrophysicists from CERN, SETI, and the Keck Observatory. This sweeping epic comes from the mind of author Matthew Mather, whose novels have sold over a million copies and been translated and published in 24 countries.

* Voted Science Fiction Book of the Year by Authors on Air Global network (2 million listeners in 46 countries). Nomad was Amazon’s bestselling book in adventure, dystopian, hard science fiction, and post-apocalyptic categories in recent rankings * Amazon’s bestseller in the techno thriller and terrorism thriller categories.

All the books in The New Earth Series are now available on Amazon:

Nomad: A Thriller (The New Earth Series, Book 1)

Sanctuary (The New Earth Series, Book 2)

Resistance (The New Earth Series, Book 3)

Destiny (The New Earth Series, Book 4)

 

 

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About Matthew Mather

In just four years, Matthew Mather’s books have sold over a million copies, been translated into 18 languages, published in 23 countries, and optioned for multiple movie and television contracts. He began his career as a researcher at the McGill Center for Intelligent Machines before starting several high-tech ventures, everything from computational nanotechnology to weather prediction systems, to even designing an award-winning brain-training video game. He now works as a full-time author of speculative fiction.