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authors who were CIA, Delta Force, etc.


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Posted on May 26, 2012, 12:05:01 AM PDT
Cphe says:
Russell, Please stop spamming your own work.

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2012, 12:25:40 PM PDT
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Posted on May 15, 2012, 11:26:00 AM PDT
Another Bob Mayer is free today:

Black Ops The Omega Missile

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2012, 8:41:30 AM PDT
Gary Revel says:
You might like my memoir 'To Live Or Maybe Not; also it's part of an Amazon/Kindle promotion where the Kindle edition is free for the next few days.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 18, 2012, 4:06:25 PM PDT
Adam James says:
Thanks for the heads-up, Leonard. Grossman sounds like a good resource.

Posted on Mar 18, 2012, 12:07:37 PM PDT
LTC (R) Dave Grossman is both a psychologist and a former Army Ranger. He has two nonfiction books that are both revolutionary and instant classics, in my opinion. I read both of them while I was deployed and they really changed my outlook on the respective topics.

1. On Killing
2. On Combat

Leonardo Noto

Posted on Mar 18, 2012, 9:33:09 AM PDT
Barry Eisler (already mentioned) and Gayle Lynds are both ex-CIA and good thriller/espionage novelists.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 17, 2012, 8:00:59 PM PDT
Vince Flynn is king of coincidence, How can you stand to read such poor

english?

Posted on Mar 17, 2012, 12:08:55 PM PDT
David L. Golemon has written several books that I totally enjoyed! He writes a series.. about a secret group.. called the "event group". You'll have to look him up to get the list of the books. I read them in the order that they were written. And, they were ALL page turners! I'm pretty sure he is retired military.

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Posted on Mar 13, 2012, 1:59:30 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 13, 2012, 6:28:52 PM PDT
James says:
Try The Gray Man by Mark Greaney, Eric L. Haney also has a fiction thriller out or Black Site by Dalton Fury. There is also the Kyle Swanson series by Jack Coughlin (ex-military sniper)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2012, 12:07:43 PM PST
Good! I've read Ganymede, by Douglas. If times like these - where the U.S. may be draw into war because of politically biased intel analysis, Arab Spring revolutions, Israel & Iran, and Muslim/Christian conflict - are concering to you, I believe you will find this CIA case officer's role enthralling. I found it helpful to make notes of characters and their roles for reference later in the story - my memory ain't what it used to be. Hope this helps so you don't waste time reading what may not excite you.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2012, 9:50:00 AM PST
Adam James says:
Have you read the part about the "Shooting House" yet? That's very impressive stuff.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2012, 7:57:14 AM PST
Rondine says:
So far, I've found Inside Delta Force very interesting although I don't think it qualifies as a page-turner precisely. Several of the other books mentioned (Ganymede, John Rain Series, etc.) are next on my reading list.

Posted on Mar 9, 2012, 4:52:39 AM PST
NiteSprite says:
Robert Baer is an author who's ex-CIA, so his stuff is authentic, but mostly focused on espionage and non-fiction. He has a fiction novel.

Posted on Mar 8, 2012, 9:46:17 AM PST
Adam James says:
HEY! I JUST GOT "OBLIGATION" by Donald Stilwell FREE ON KINDLE. Thanks for the heads-up, dude.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2012, 8:05:12 PM PST
J. Viser says:
You might want to check out Obligation by Donald Stilwell. He is a former U.S. Marine and currently a SWAT sniper. His book is unique, very personal and takes you to a most unexpected place. I enjoyed the read, and the first several chapters brought me to tears.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2012, 8:00:05 PM PST
So tell us, did you ever find a good book from this discussion? If so, what was it and your opinion?

Posted on Mar 7, 2012, 4:50:10 PM PST
Look at Oliver North and Dale Brown.

Posted on Mar 7, 2012, 11:01:59 AM PST
Adam James says:
This guy is the real deal: Inside Delta Force: The Story of America's Elite Counterterrorist Unit by Eric L. Haney (Aug 30, 2005). Haney consulted on the TV series, The Unit. He also knew Beckwith, who started the whole thing.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2012, 3:11:20 PM PST
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Posted on Mar 1, 2012, 1:39:07 PM PST
Free today - fictionalized version of 173d Airborne involvement in Viet Nam from a BTDT. (Haven't read, just saw on the freebie list.)

The Blackguards

Posted on Mar 1, 2012, 8:47:28 AM PST
johnny says:
Author Johnny Barnes was a private detective, police officer, and swat team FBI trained hostage negotiator. www.johnnybarnes.com

Posted on Feb 27, 2012, 1:40:59 PM PST
A. Customer says:
Try anything by Duncan Falconer, ex British SBS. ( Like Navy Seals).

Posted on Feb 27, 2012, 1:36:37 PM PST
Sunchine says:
Not black ops but the mystery thriller "The Scent of Fear" is crime fiction written by an actual crime scene investigator.
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