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The Warrior (Warriors Series of Crime Action Thrillers Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Ty Patterson
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (198 customer reviews)

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Book Description

You are Zeb Carter, a deep black, special-ops agent based in New York. You work for a U.S. agency that doesn’t exist.

You have never turned down a mission. You have never failed one.

You are in the Democratic Republic of Congo to track down rogue mercenaries linked to the agency. They are killers, suspected of training rebel forces who are planning a coup.

Locate. Observe. Record. Do not engage.

That’s your mission brief.

You travel in the Congo and come across their trail of violence and death. You make your dossier and as you are preparing to leave, you come to a village.

You witness an atrocity of such magnitude that even your seen-everything-before eyes are shocked.

But the mission comes first.

Or does it?

You have often killed for the mission. Are you prepared to die for it?

The Warrior is the first in a new series of hard-as-nails action and suspense, crime, action thrillers that fans of Lee Child, David Baldacci, Brad Thor and Vince Flynn will love.

Books in the best selling Warriors series of action and suspense thrillers:
The Warrior, Book one
The Reluctant Warrior, Book two
The Warrior Code, Book three

*****Those who are planning to file a missing persons report for "Jack Reacher" may find him in a new revamped avatar in this series. Merril Anil, Amazon review

*****Better than Clancy when he was writing for the love of writing. Please bring on the next one! James Q. Small, Amazon review

Product Details

  • File Size: 399 KB
  • Print Length: 152 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,062 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book simply was not believable and, in addition, was poorly written and edited. It was a significant disappointment and a challenge to complete. The only reason that I didn't rate it one star was that there was a moderate amount of suspense and a bit of a twist at the end.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ty Peterson's The Warrior May 20, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a very good thriller with adventure, suspense, challenges of
true gruesome atrocities occurring verus secret political cover ups,
kidnapping and some history of mining in the Congo. There is some
humor and family relationships involved adding to the plot.
The author is able to weave together past events into the present
smoothly and without difficulty. The twists & turns within the story
keep you holding your breathe while sitting on the edge of your
The main character & his friends have unique traits used for
survival. These skills are exhibited throughout the story.
Zebediah Carter, an ex-Special Force is a private military
contractor sent into the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is
about to wrap up his observation mission when he comes to a
village where US ex-military men are committing gruesome
atrocities. Carter calls this group “ The Rogue Six “. Even though
his handler tells him to ignore what is happening, Carter intervenes
taking out three of the six.
Back in the states with orders to let the other “Rogue Three” alone,
Carter digs into their whereabouts. Circumstance arise that Carter
needs to handle with his crew.
What a astonishing ending to a good thriller!!
Don’t miss reading this book.
I received this ebook as a gift from the author. My opinion is my
own. Thank you Ty for a good read.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Pleasant Surprise - 3.5 Stars December 8, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I rarely read a self-published/indie author. My experiences have been bad and the books were worse. I had read many positive reviews of Ty Patterson's The Warrior and decided to give it a shot. I can honestly say that it is one of the best written indie novels I have read. It is not perfect by any means but it is better written than other novels I have read by "published" authors during this past year.

Plot summary

The protagonist, Zeb Carter, is a security consultant with a past shrouded in shadow. Zeb witnessed atrocities around the world but an event in the Congo has come back to haunt his memories and aims to take his down. With help from the Broker, a man who trades in information, Zeb works to bait and trap a killer while his prey is working to do the same to Zeb.

My Take

This novel is a thriller of the Action/Adventure type. In my opinion, this novel would appeal to fans of James Rollins, Steve Berry and Matthew Reilly. I would say that the authors writing style is closer to Reilly than the first two. The book is short and the action is, at times, frantic.

Like Reilly, the author spends more time developing the action and moving the story than he does developing the character. There is some character development but it is rather minor. Unlike Reilly, the cast of characters is much smaller and Carter is a lone gun character.

The author does not waste space. He focuses on what is necessary, avoids filler and gets to the point. Generally, this would be a major drawback in my review. Fortunately for the author, when I comes to action/adventure, it put those preferences aside.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rogue Six, now Rogue Three May 14, 2014
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The story starts with Zeb Carter, ex-Special Forces and now private military contractor, in the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo). He ends up at the village of Luvungi and witnesses terrible atrocities committed against women and children by a group of men he calls the Rogue Six. After killing three of the group, he follows the other three to the U.S. to avenge the villagers.

Carter is a bigger-than-life hero. Able to kill with all kinds of weapons including his bare hands, he tracks the monstrous trio including their leader Carsten Holt and asks for help along the way from friends with specialized skill sets, not only to help find and kill the Rogue Three but also to help protect family and friends. I especially liked Broker, tech genius, and young boy Rory.

Fast paced, full of action and colorful characters, I enjoyed this thrill-a-minute revenge themed thriller.

I do wish the backstories of the characters had been developed more. And the book could have used a bit more editing for punctuation and word usage.

But if you like thrillers or adventure stories, I think you will like this first in a series by author Patterson.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Keep Zeb on your good side. November 19, 2014
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Major Zebadiah(Zeb) Carter is an extraordinary person. A member of the Special Forces, he is one guy you want to keep on your good side. Not one for many social interactions, he always completes his missions to the best of his abilities(which are amazing).

When Zeb is sent to the Congo to complete a mission, he sees some things he shouldn't have seen. When he reports these things back to his superiors, they tell him to leave it alone, but he can't. He can't stand by and watch innocent women and children be raped and killed for sport. So he decides that he will find the people who are responsible for this and punish them himself.

On his down time, he likes to check in on his sister. On one such occasion, he meets Rory, her 7 year old next door neighbor, who is all but thrilled to have Zeb around. With two busy parents and not too many friends, Zeb is great for Rory. These two have an instant bond that no one would have expected.

When Zeb's mission and a story being written by Rory's dad, Connor, crossing paths, Rory gets to see Zeb in action.

For the most part this was a really great book. I gave it three stars because there were parts that were confusing and I had to go back and read. I felt as though the book could have gotten a little deeper into the character of Zeb. We really don't know more about him than everyone else around him and I would have liked to know more. There is a part at the end of the book, that helps you understand his stoicism a bit more, but knowing that at the beginning of the book may have made me enjoy this better. It's a good book and I plan on reading the rest of the series. The Reluctant Warrior is the next book in the series. And The Warrior Code is coming out later this month. You should get them all!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow fantastic read
I couldn't put the book down. It held my interest all the way. If you want action , suspense and excitement,this is the book for you. Read more
Published 10 hours ago by Carole D
5.0 out of 5 stars Good fast moving action story and great read.
I have read all four of the Warrior series currently available. I had lost favour with kind of story prior to this but the Ty Patterson's writing style and the story brought me... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Shanthie
4.0 out of 5 stars The Warrior
A good action thriller but I did not like the ending.
Published 8 days ago by Jim W
5.0 out of 5 stars Very fast paced and engrossing
The book is very difficult to put down and gets you in its grip. Expect to stay up late trying to finish it. Disappointing ending though.
Published 9 days ago by Martin Hirsch
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Ty knows how people think and writes so the good people win. He knows tactics, weapons, and technology. He fleshes out the people so you feel you know them. Great read.
Published 11 days ago by Tom
4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended read.
I very much enjoyed the book. It is a fast read. I look forward to reading other books by Ty Patterson.
Published 15 days ago by Roger G. Thompson
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Quit reading after a few chapters
Published 16 days ago by Dr
5.0 out of 5 stars A great new series
I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the next one. The plot was well developed and the action intense.
Published 16 days ago by Richard D. Coker
5.0 out of 5 stars The Warrior
Captured my attention from the first chapter. Bold leading character. Good storyline. The book was one that I would recommend to anyone that likes adventure stories.
Published 16 days ago by kathybon
5.0 out of 5 stars Plenty of Action
This book has it all. Excellent thriller, plenty of action, twists and turns, good plot, great characters, and a very unexpected ending. Quick read. Hard to put down. Read more
Published 17 days ago by James Phillips
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Ty has lived on a couple of continents and has been a trench digger, loose tea vendor, leather goods salesman, marine lubricants salesman, diesel engine mechanic and is now a thriller author.

Ty is privileged that readers of crime suspense and action thrillers, have loved his books, The Warrior and The Reluctant Warrior. 'Intense,' 'Riveting,' 'Gripping,' have been commonly used in reviews.

Ty lives with his wife and son, who humor his ridiculous belief that he's in charge.

Ty is currently working on the fifth book in the Warriors series, titled Flay.


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