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Black Flagged Vektor (The Black Flagged Technothriller Series Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Steven Konkoly
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Book Four in the Black Flagged Series

With the most recent bioterrorism threat against the United States neutralized, and Dr. Anatoly Reznikov in secret custody; CIA Deputy Director Karl Berg proposes a more permanent solution to prevent future attacks. 

A covert raid by General Sanderson's Black Flag unit deep inside Russia...to destroy a bioweapons program that should have ended with the Cold War. 

The United States isn't the only nation looking to tie up loose ends. The sudden abduction of a CIA officer in Stockholm exposes the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service's (SVR) ruthless campaign to discover the truth behind the massacre of an elite Spetsnaz team sent to eliminate Reznikov...and permanently bury his knowledge of Vektor's sinister purpose.

When the SVR investigation takes a turn that could threaten the mission against Vektor Labs, Berg goes "off the books" like never before to even the odds. 

Through an intricate web of unsavory alliances, deviously orchestrated political maneuvers and shockingly brutal black-ops sanctions, Karl Berg will set in motion an unstoppable chain of events with the potential to ignite a new Cold War.

Black Flagged Vektor continues the series' tradition of gritty, unapologetic storytelling, plunging readers even deeper into the murky, shark infested waters navigated by covert operators and their puppet masters.

Book 1: Black Flagged
Book 2: Black Flagged Redux
Book 3: Black Flagged Apex
Book 4: Black Flagged Vektor


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About the Author

Steven graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1993, receiving a Bachelor of Science in English Literature. He served the next eight years on active duty in various Navy and Marine Corps units.

From leading Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) operations as a boarding officer in the Arabian Gulf, to directing Close Air Support (CAS) as a Forward Air Controller (FAC) assigned to a specialized Marine Corps unit, Steven's "in-house" experience with a wide variety of regular and elite military units brings a unique authenticity to his writing.

His first novel, The Jakarta Pandemic (2010), explored the world of "prepping," well before television and books popularized the concept. Hailed as a "grippingly realistic" family survival story, The Jakarta Pandemic introduced thousands of readers to the unfamiliar concept of "survival in the suburbs," motivating many of them to take the first steps to better prepare themselves for a major disaster. His recently launched series, The Perseid Collapse, continues Steven's legacy of engaging (and informative) post-apocalyptic (SHTF) fiction.

Steven lives with his family in coastal, southern Maine, where he wakes up at "zero dark thirty" to write for most of the day. When "off duty," he struggles to strike a balance between a woefully short sailing season and unreasonably long winter.

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  • Publisher: Stribling Media (January 9, 2014)
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DNJWQ2K
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesomeness July 8, 2013
By Alexi
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am a huge fan of espionage books and none of Steve Konkoly's books disappoint. All are page turners and all are thoroughly enjoyable to read. In the same class as Thor... Flynn... Clancy. Highly recommended.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Nuanced Political Thriller! July 6, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
In BLACK FLAGGED VEKTOR, the 4th novel in the BLACK FLAGGED series, author Steven Konkoly takes the reader on a very different, albeit entertaining path. If you've come to expect the high-powered, full-octane military prowess of the Daniel Petrovich from previous novels, you might be slightly disappointed, as Petrovich makes only a cameo appearance here. That's not to say that action doesn't take place in this novel, because it certainly does, especially in the last third of this well-plotted story. Yet in its place Konkoly has stepped up his game with a fully nuanced, subtle spy thriller that requires the reader's full attention.

Karl Berg and his inside-the-belt (and outside as well) political machinations steals the show in Vektor, as does his world-weary, alcoholic counterpart, Kaparov, working in the shady confines that is Russia's counter-terrorism bureaucracy. These two old time hacks maintain a coded, complicated relationship that is both fully engaged and yet orchestrated at a maestro's pitch so as to facilitate the give-and-take of information vital to their own narrow interests.

At question is Vektor, the bio-weapons lab located deep in the heart of Novosibirsk, a harsh, depressing Russian city filled with political intrigue and mafiya gangs. The American's stated goal is to send in a team to destroy the lab, and then to deflect attention and at the same time do as much damage control as possible after the fact. Everyone has their own sphere of interest in Vektor, and they're all hyper-protective of it.

A familiar villain makes a reappearance in this novel. Reznikov, the evil genius responsible for poisoning Monchegorsk in book 3, has a small but important function as both obstacle and gateway to Berg's plan to destroy Vektor.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Jarax17
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After pouring through the first four books of Steven Konkoly's Black Flagged series I can only say that I can't wait for the next installment. I have read all of the big series in thrillers, Clancy, Flynn(rip vince), Thor, Berenson and many others and have found Konkoly's books to be a great read. In this series I have found less of the absolute black and white from our heroes and have at times been unable to decide who I am pulling for. Bad guys doing good things, good guys doing terrible things, the action seems to be a bit more like life. Sometimes things are not right or wrong, but you forge ahead and do what you must to complete the mission. Pick up these books and enjoy the ride...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterful Continuation of Black Flagged Series September 11, 2013
Format:Paperback
I most enjoy series of books in the political thriller genre which allow me to invest in the characters, their seemingly superhuman abilities and their flaws, foibles, and secrets. Steven Konkoly achieves that and more, with each Black Flagged novel better than the last. As the series progresses, the plots become tighter, with more twists and surprises, the characters better developed, the dialogue cleaner and crisp. Konkoly's latest, Black Flagged Vektor, is no exception. It's a page-turner from beginning to end, and a midnight oil burner. Vektor is more meaningful after reading the third novel in the series, Black Flagged Apex, but I'd suggest readers start with the first installment, Black Flagged, so characters, relationships, and long-standing feuds and alliances are clear when Vektor is reached. Those who enjoy Brad Thor, John Sandford, Stephen Hunter, David Baldacci or Lee Child will almost certainly enjoy Steven Konkoly as much. Waiting for the next Black Flagged novel will be a hard-fought exercise in patience.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series. Can't wait for the next installment. November 17, 2013
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I began this reading this series on accident. I was in the middle of another book when Amazon's recommendation for the first book in the series popped up on my kindle. I read a few pages and immediately bought all the books in the series, reading the series in it's entirety in just a couple of weeks. Forgot all about the other book I had originally started!

If you're looking for a classic "spy/military thriller series" with great characters, quick writing, and excellent plot twists, buy this series.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Continuation of the Series August 18, 2013
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Before you read this book, you need to read the first book in the series, Black Flagged, followed by book 2, Black Flagged Redux, and book 3, Black Flagged Apex.

Steven Konkoly continues his heavy action and energy series with this fourth installment, and overall he writes a pretty darn good mystery / thriller. This book focuses more on the Richard Farrington character and Daniel makes a few cameo appearances which I thought was good as it gives the series a little more color.

As I type this review the Kindle version of this book is $4.97 - you will certainly get a lot more than that in terms of entertainment value with this book: Konkoly is better than most of the "name brand" thriller authors out there today, and if you like a continuing series writer such as Vince Flynn and Lee Child, I'd recommend you give Konkoly a shot (but start with the first book in the series).
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I still enjoyed the book and can't wait for the new book ...
Thi...s book didn't feature Jessica and Peter as the main characters. Instead it focused on Karl Berg as the main character. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Charles H. Bolton
5.0 out of 5 stars Vekto
It's 5:12 in the morning. I need to go to work in a couple of hours.... I've been up most of the night finishing this book. It is a tremendous series!!!! I can't wait for more!
Published 18 days ago by CHARLES
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series!
This one was the best book in the series so far. Love the detail. Can't wait to get into the next one.
Published 24 days ago by Ron Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Effort Again!!
Fabulous read. Love the way characters drift in and out/mesh with the previous books. Can't wait for the next one!!
Published 1 month ago by Biffdaddy
4.0 out of 5 stars Still enjoying the series.
Retiring Jessica and Daniel Petrovich seemed to somewhat rid the book of it's more colorful characters. I really enjoy the story,plot,and unexpected twists on the plot. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Konkoly's books are a great read.
great story, well written, but stretching it out to a fourth book seems excessive. Still, I will buy it. Again.
Published 1 month ago by Douglas Stillwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Very fast paced
Steven Konkoly has achieved something that is very difficult to do. Originality. Tough to do with the competitoun out there
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining
I highly r recommend all of the black flag series. well written with great story lines. hard to put down
Published 2 months ago by fballdotcom
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book in a great series!
This book is a must read. I started the series and could not quit reading! Looking forward to the next book!
Published 2 months ago by Frank Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Blag Flag Series gets better
I can't wait for the next installment. Could not put this read down. Wanted to keep going but work got in the way
Published 3 months ago by Peter Zuromski Jr.
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More About the Author

Steven graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1993, receiving a Bachelor of Science in English Literature. He served the next eight years on active duty in various Navy and Marine Corps units.

From leading Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) operations as a boarding officer in the Arabian Gulf, to directing Close Air Support (CAS) as a Forward Air Controller (FAC) assigned to a specialized Marine Corps unit, Steven's "in-house" experience with a wide variety of regular and elite military units brings a unique authenticity to his writing.

His first novel, The Jakarta Pandemic (2010), explored the world of "prepping," well before television and books popularized the concept. Hailed as a "grippingly realistic" family survival story, The Jakarta Pandemic introduced thousands of readers to the unfamiliar concept of "survival in the suburbs," motivating many of them to take the first steps to better prepare themselves for a major disaster. His recently launched series, The Perseid Collapse, continues Steven's legacy of engaging (and informative) post-apocalyptic (SHTF) fiction.

Steven lives with his family in coastal, southern Maine, where he wakes up at "zero dark thirty" to write for most of the day. When "off duty," he struggles to strike a balance between a woefully short sailing season and unreasonably long winter.

You can contact Steven directly by email (stevenkonkoly@gmail.com) or through his blog (www.stevenkonkoly.com).



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