Tuesday, April 10, 2012

PRIMAL Unleashed by Jack Silkstone

I have just finished and reviewed Jack Silkstones PRIMAL UNLEASHED. awsome work

I am a writer and reader of all things military. Fiction, non Fiction, memoir down to field manuals on WW2 artillery pieces. I was fortunate enough to make the authors acquaintance through a couple of chats before I read the book. There are many people who have jumped on the Hadji hunting bandwagon due to the GWOT and some are great, others just trying to cash in on the current subject of the day.

I am a natural skeptic and even as a self published author, I find the quality of self published authors to be very low. But the idea behind the book intrigued me. I had always wondered what could happen if elite operators from the worlds special forces ever banded together for operations out from under the cloak of a nation state. I had often thought a rogue special forces unit would become tremendous bank robbers.:)

The book opens shortly into a scene near and dear to me as a writer and person. Issues in Africa. I was gratified immensely by Bishop dealing some justice and flipping the bird to the UN. One thing that makes this book successful is it is user friendly. If you have ever been bogged down in a Clancy diatribe about a firing pin on some exotic rifle or the programming logic behind a super duper computer, you will feel my pain in wondering 'OK, does this mean anything to the story?'

Mr. Silkstone has made his book user friendly by adding search functions for equipment and other things that allow you to pop right up to the pertinent information to set the scene without interrupting the flow of the story. This is a simple yet revolutionary thing to do with Ebooks. Well played, sir.

The story is written in increments that are easily digested but in no way cuts into the depth of the story. Two teams operate under an incredibly run and conceptualized nerve center to dig up the past and bring us into the future. The book flows as well as the SEAL team that flowed into the compound to take out Osama Bin Laden. This writer has the goods of any other mainstream publisher. I wont give away any more of the plot line. For the price, I'll let you get your money's worth 10x over. I have a heads up from his website on the plot for the next adventure and I CANT WAIT.

D.R. Tharp Author of Task Force Intrepid:The Gold of Katanga and TFI Highway to Hell.

Saturday, April 7, 2012


A reminder that April 7-8 ( today and tomorrow - NOT SPAMMING, Just want to remind people ) I will be giving away copies of my new Novella, Task Force Intrepid-Highway to Hell. If you enjoy Action Adventure, Military Fiction, Mercenaries, Rebels, Brutal Dictators and wondered what fighting in Africa might be like, you will get it all in a compact, balls to the wall Novella. Starring Willem Kruger, The Rhodesian God of War.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Highway to Hell FREE April 7 and 8

Get on board and get your FREE copy of the new Novella.

Task Force Intrepid is the exciting new series chronicalling the new geneartion of warfare led by Professional Soldiers. Men who fight for their food, shunning the world of 9 to 5. For many, it’s the only life they have ever known. Set across Africa’s chaotic rebel uprisings and wars for profit, South African Willem Kruger leads his men into battle. This band of warriors does the work that no one else can or will do.

After the first in the trilogy, Task Force Intrepid: The Gold of Katanga, this new set of Novellas look deep into the past of Willem Kruger. From the battlefields of Rhodesia and Angola to the constantly changing regimes of West Africa, the past comes alive with little known wars and uprisings and characters that will literally keep you up at night.

In Highway To Hell, the year is 2003 and the worlds attention is focused on Afghanistan and Iraq. In the West African country of Liberia, Charles Taylor has been raping and plundering to the point that the United States has demanded his departure from the country to face his War Crimes. Holding tightly to his base of power in Monrovia, a Rebel group has control of two thirds of the country and is crying for help to finish Taylor off.

With the American public not interested in setting foot in another war, especially one in Africa, Security and Logistics Enterprises, Worldwide is offered a contract by Bentz Exploration to provide Security for their mining operation in Northern Liberia. With deep and long connections to power players in the U.S. Government, it’s clear that there is one man perfectly suited to provide Security to Bentz by helping the Rebels organize a push south from Tubmanburg and into Monrovia.

Appearing to be an easy job for Kruger and his associates, things quickly turn for the worse. With three decades of war under his belt, a little kink in the plans opens up an opportunity to drive headlong down the Highway to Hell.