So, I’ve been keeping this project reasonably quiet while waiting for The Walker on the Hills to release.  However, I’ve made some pretty decent progress so far; seven chapters of the first draft are done already.

Some of you may remember I talked some time ago about a project in part inspired by the game Far Cry 3.  As I played that one, I kept thinking, “Sneaking through the jungle slaughtering pirates is fun, but this story is kind of dumb.  It feels like it was written by somebody who’s never actually been outside of a game development studio.  I bet I could do better.”  A later interview with the main writer, where he was going on about how “meta” it was (something that nobody who played it apparently picked up on), only cemented my contempt for the story.  Game’s still fun.  Story’s crap.

So was born Kill Yuan. 

“Dan Tackett is slowly dying inside. A recent widower, he’s struggling to provide for his two children when an intriguing, and lucrative, job offer comes his way—a counter-piracy mission, with a price tag higher than he’s ever seen. He can’t resist. He takes the job.

The training is grueling. The secrecy is strict. And the mission is not what he expected.

A Chinese frigate has deserted. Her captain has set himself up to become a pirate kingpin in the South China Sea, right along the primary trade route feeding into the Strait of Malacca. The contractors that Dan has joined have been hired to eliminate the pirates and liberate the oil company personnel on the islands that Captain Yuan has seized.

It’s not going to be an easy job, which is why the pay is so high. But it’s only going to get harder, because there are other forces at play, including a task force of Chinese Sea Dragon commandos, who have the same mission:

Kill Yuan.”

I don’t have a release date quite yet, but plan on sometime in the spring.  Should have a pre-order available about the time the cover is finalized.

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Coming In The Spring: “Kill Yuan”
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Peter Nealen

Peter Nealen is a former Reconnaissance Marine and veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. He deployed to Iraq in 2005-2006, and again in 2007, with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Recon Bn. After two years of schools and workups, including Scout/Sniper Basic and Team Leader's Courses, he deployed to Afghanistan with 4th Platoon, Force Reconnaissance Company, I MEF. Since he got out, he's been writing, authoring many articles and 24 books, mostly Action/Adventure and Military Thrillers, with some excursions into Paranormal Fantasy and Science Fiction.

2 thoughts on “Coming In The Spring: “Kill Yuan”

  • January 17, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    I’m loving your books, looking forward to the next one in the American Preatorian series.
    Semper Fi

  • January 18, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Mr. Nealan, I just have one thing to say….Shut up and take my money.


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