It’s not speculative fiction but I have been a huge fan of Barry since before I started blogging. He’s just released The Detachment via Kindle today. He’s also produced an audiobook, which he’s voiced himself.The Paperback version will be out in October.
The Low Down
John Rain is back. And "the most charismatic assassin since James Bond" (San Francisco Chronicle) is up against his most formidable enemy yet: the nexus of political, military, media, and corporate factions known only as the Oligarchy.
When legendary black ops veteran Colonel Scott "Hort" Horton tracks Rain down in Tokyo, Rain can't resist the offer: a multi-million dollar payday for the "natural causes" demise of three ultra-high-profile targets who are dangerously close to launching a coup in America.
But the opposition on this job is going to be too much for even Rain to pull it off alone. He'll need a detachment of other deniable irregulars: his partner, the former Marine sniper, Dox. Ben Treven, a covert operator with ambivalent motives and conflicted loyalties. And Larison, a man with a hair trigger and a secret he'll kill to protect.
From the shadowy backstreets of Tokyo and Vienna, to the deceptive glitz and glamour of Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and finally to a Washington, D.C. in a permanent state of war, these four lone wolf killers will have to survive presidential hit teams, secret CIA prisons, and a national security state as obsessed with guarding its own secrets as it is with invading the privacy of the populace.
But first, they'll have to survive each other.
An added bonus is that there’s no DRM on the file so, while I had to buy it from Amazon I’m not necessarily restricted to reading it on my 2.8 inch phone screen.
I can safely say that I'd read almost anything Barry’s written, he could write it on toilet paper for all I care. Realistic action,espionage and political intrigue. It also helps that we have similar political leanings.
This is my guilty pleasure for the holidays.