My friend Steven Hildreth just released his third novel today, The Ronin Genesis.
From the blurb:
April 20th, 2005.
Three days have passed since Ben Williams survived the harrowing attack on Tucson’s Saguaro Towers Hotel.
However, the danger has far from subsided.
Unknown to the public, the Saguaro Towers was a covert CIA station; the attack, an Iranian false-flag operation aimed at breaching the American intelligence apparatus. The Iranian operative responsible for the attack is in possession of sensitive information and has gone off the grid.
Short on options, the CIA turns to a small start-up private military company to hunt the Iranian. In turn, that PMC turns to Williams and members of his old Special Activities Division team.
Through bloody mercenary combat with multiple factions hunting the data in drug-torn Mexico, Ronin Defense Institute will be born, but there is no guarantee their company–or the shooters themselves–will survive.
I haven’t finished it yet, so I can’t say much about it, though Steven did run a few bits of it past me for a sanity check. A review will be coming up in a while. But he’s done a pretty good job with his first two, and from what I’ve seen so far, this one is up to par. Go check it out.