In a world of black ops, espionage, and kill teams, a special agent must take down a team of rebels he trained in order to protect his country.
DEEPER THAN DEEP STATE
In the clandestine world of shadow ops, he’s known as “The Man From Orange.” A master of surveillance, signals intelligence—and silent killing—special operative Drake Woolf has been groomed and trained by the old-guard intel community after his CIA father and mother were murdered in Tunisia. Now he works for Task Force Orange, handling cases the government doesn’t want its fingerprints on. Woolf can always be relied on to carry out an assignment with surgical precision—and exterminate a threat with extreme prejudice. But his latest mission is different. Woolf knows the targets personally. He trained them in Iraq to be the perfect killing machines. Known as the “Mohawks,” these Iraqi rebels know our secrets, our strengths, and our weaknesses. And they’re using this knowledge to launch the deadliest attack the world has ever seen—on American soil . . .
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!
Praise for Buried in Black:
“J. T. Patten’s Buried in Black takes readers deep into the shadows with an explosive narrative that could only have been written by a man who has been there himself. Buried in Black delivers on action, intrigue, and excitement!” —Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Relentless and The Gray Man“Blacker than black ops thriller from a new all-star in the genre.” —Dalton Fury, New York Times–bestselling author of Kill Bin Laden and the Delta Force novels
Praise for Buried in Black
"J.T. Patten's Buried in Black takes readers deep into the shadows with an explosive narrative that could only have been written by a man who has been there himself. Buried in Black delivers on action, intrigue, and excitement!"
-Mark Greaney #1 NYT Bestselling Author of Agent in Place
"JT Patten has done all the research. All you need to do is hang on for the ride."
-Sean Naylor, Bestselling Author of Relentless Strike and Not a Good Day to Die
"Fantastic. This is a thriller that reads like it could be true. J.T. Patten really knows his stuff, largely because he's lived it, with all the thrills and adrenaline rush it involves. Buried in Black will leave you sometimes shocked, frequently terrified, and ultimately grateful for the risks thees guys take in real life to keep you safe."
-Michael Smith, Bestselling Author of Killer Elite
"When it comes to dragging readers helplessly into the world of black ops, nobody does a better job than J.T. Patten . . . Complex, well-thought-out, and perfectly executed, J.T. Patten kicks off his new series with a thundering bang. . . Buried in Black has all the makings of a sleeper hit in 2018."
-Ryan Steck, The Real Book Spy
"Researched, accurate, and thrilling! Patten delivers on all three!"
-Mitch Gerads, Author, Illustrator, Creator of The Activity, The Sheriff of Babylon?
"Patten's writing is easy and smooth and brings the reader swiftly into a global tale of elite warfare and white-knuckle action. An absolute thrill and an expertly-written primer for the shadowy world of special operations and global eavesdropping."
-Nathan Edmonsdson, Author of The Activity
"Buried in Black is strong. Overtones of violence of action with electrifying detailed undertones, and a lingering patriotic aftertaste."
-Green Beret owned American Freedom Distillery, Horse Soldier Bourbon
"Buried in Black explores the dark and complicated underbelly of how wars abroad always come back home. If it weren't for valiant warriors like Drake Woolf, the aftereffects would be tragic. Authenticity resonates in every scene, with gritty realism, compelling characters, and a gravitas only a former operative can bring to the page. A must-read for fans of military thrillers."
-International bestseller K.J. Howe, author of The Freedom Broker and Skyjack
"Buried in Black is literary alchemy- a book that has the suspense of John le Carré and the action of Matthew Betley. J.T. Patten is an author to watch and Buried in Black is proof delivering a ripped from the headlines plot and a cast of unforgettable characters that can only come from a man who has lived in the shadows."
-Joshua Hood, BAMF, former 82nd Airborne and author of Clear by Fire and Warning Order
"Buried in Black grabs you by the throat and won't let go. Expertly penned with gritty action, this is a novel that will keep you thinking long after the chilling conclusion."
-Andrews & Wilson, Bestselling Authors of Tier One