This is the novel that started it all. Marcus Wynne's first thriller was selected as one of the best thriller debuts of 2001 and a Booksense Pick as Best Thriller and Suspense. Critically acclaimed for the quality of the writing and the unparalleled accuracy of the brutal combat scenes, this book offers an insight into the mind of the special operator that no other author can provide.read more
Marcus Wynne is a charter member of the Been There, Done That Club. He's got all the T-shirts and knows all the secret handshakes. He enjoys poetry, ballet, knife fighting, and serial monogamy with fierce feminists. He is the author of NO OTHER OPTION, WARRIOR IN THE SHADOWS, BROTHERS IN ARMS, WITH A VENGEANCE, JOHNNY WYLDE, AIR MARSHALS, LOVELADY, TOO WYLDE and, most recently, THREE'S WYLDE in a serial format. He manages, with more than a little help from his friends, to eke out a living in this crazy business.read more
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A rogue military and intelligence operative must be stopped. Only his best friend is physically, intellectually, and emotionally equal to this man and is, therefore, the only man who can bring him down. This story is fast, thrilling, and gut-wrenching as the push and pull from these friends/adversaries are pitted against each other i a life or death struggle. Great book. My only complaint is the blue language, therefore the 3 1/2 instead of a 4. Many crime/thriller authors are refraining from the use of offensive language. I would request that Mr. Wynne consider it as well.read more
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The love of pure violence fuels Wynne's breathless first thriller, populated by characters for whom bloodshed is a way of life. These people are not all criminals; they are athletes, police and soldiers who seek and thrive on a violent lifestyle, perpetually in danger of crossing the fine line between sane and psychopathic behavior. Jonny Maxwell, once the mastermind of the Defense Department's Special Operations Command, was a spy, infiltrator and killer virtually a one-man army who loved every minute of his high-risk adventures. Jonny, unfortunately, had one serious flaw: he was insane, a serial rapist who used his skills to avoid detection for years. When his partner/protege and only friend, Dale Miller, learned the truth about him, his testimony sent Jonny to prison. But at the start of the novel, Jonny has escaped. It is assumed he will either flee the country and join a mercenary army or use his talents to embark on a life of crime, and Dale is assigned to "bring him down." Naively, Dale interprets this to mean he must return Jonny to prison, but his superiors want Jonny killed. Wynne keeps technical detail about secret operations and weaponry to a necessary minimum, avoiding techno-babble, and his characters are well drawn particularly Jonny, who is a formidable villain without ever becoming a caricature. At the heart of this thoughtful thriller is a compelling question: why does a man go bad? Intelligent in content and competent in execution, this is a most suspenseful and entertaining tale. (Sept. 26) Forecast: This strong first thriller comes complete with a blurb from Stephen Coonts and the stamp of authenticity conferred by Wynne's experience as a paratrooper and counter-terrorism instructor sales should be healthy. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved