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Insider Interview: Jim Erwin

October 1, 2013

THE APOSTLE opens with a quote from George Orwell: “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” Orwell was referring to women and men like my friend Jim Erwin, who served ably as a Special Operations soldier for more than a decade, and is a highly skilled sniper and counter terrorism, hostage rescue,...

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Insider Interview: James Wesley Rawles

September 1, 2013

Since September is national “Preparedness Month,” I wanted to interview one of the country’s top experts in the preparedness field, James Wesley, Rawles. Jim is a former U.S. Army Intelligence officer, and current preparedness author and blogger. I have said that Jim is “an amazingly gifted author who has singlehandedly reignited the post-apocalyptic thriller” and I mean it. One of my...

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Free Fall: The Free Prequel to Hidden Order

Free Fall: The Free Prequel to Hidden Order

July 26, 2013

Gulf of Aden Indian Ocean Just off the Somali Coast Through the hazy-green of Scot Harvath’s night-vision goggles, it looked like an illusion. The infrared markers, which had been carefully laid out on the rear deck of the ship beneath him, should have been floating — rolling with the swell of the ocean — waiting for him, not racing up...

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Epilogue II: A Bonus Chapter to Hidden Order

Epilogue II: A Bonus Chapter to Hidden Order

July 25, 2013

Cape Cod Massachusetts     They had been in the water for less than five minutes when they saw two SUVs racing up the beach with their light bars flashing. Someone must be drowning, Harvath thought. Looking at Lara, he wondered if she was thinking the same thing too. Then he saw the expression on her face and realized the wave of painful memories that...

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Book Club Questions: Hidden Order

Book Club Questions: Hidden Order

July 20, 2013

“Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” – John F. Kennedy 1) In the opening pages of HIDDEN ORDER Claire seeks and finds escape and revival on Sea Island. Where and how do you escape and recharge? What places and traditions comfort you? 2) Scot asks his Somali ally Mukami why he works with pirates, which Mukami suggests...

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