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Droneby Mike Maden
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"A brilliant read with astounding plot twists...Maden's trail of intrigue will captivate you from page one." —CLIVE CUSSLER With a fascinating international cast of characters and nonstop action, Mike Madens Drone kicks off an explosive new thriller series exploring the inescapable consequences of drone warfare.
Troy Pearce is the CEO of Pearce Systems, a private security firm that is the best in the world at drone technologies. A former CIA SOG operative, Pearce used his intelligence and combat skills to hunt down Americas sworn enemies in the War on Terror. But after a decade of clandestine special ops, Pearce opted out. Too many of his friends had been sacrificed on the altar of political expediency. Now Pearce and his team chose which battles he will take on by deploying his land, sea, and air drones with surgical precision.
Pearce thinks hes done with the U.S. government for good, until a pair of drug cartel hit men assault a group of American students on American soil. New U.S. president Margaret Meyers then secretly authorizes Pearce Systems to locate and destroy the killers sheltered in Mexico. Pearce and his team go to work, and they are soon thrust into a showdown with the hidden powers behind the El Paso attack—unleashing a host of unexpected repercussions.
A Ph.D., lecturer, and consultant on political science and international conflict, Mike Maden has crafted an intense, page-turning novel that is action-packed and frighteningly real—blurring the lines between fiction and the reality of a new stage in warfare.
"Maden's promising first novel, an engrossing techno thriller, introduces Troy Pearce and his team of geniuses at Pearce Systems, who deploy unmanned drones across land, sea, and air against a long list of enemies of the United States. Among the many victims of a brutal massacre in El Paso, Tex., perpetrated by two members of Mexico's most powerful drug cartel, the Castillo Syndicate, is Ryan Martinez, the son of the American president, Margaret Myers. When Mexico's government is unable to bring the cartel to justice, Myers recruits Troy and company to not only finish off the Castillos but eliminate the illegal drug trade between the two countries once and for all. That other nations besides Mexico are involved in a much larger plot against the U.S. complicates Troy's mission. Maden, a co-creator of the Web TV series Pink, loads the novel with too many subplots, but provides plenty of great drone details. Readers will eagerly await Troy's further adventures. Author tour. Agent: David Hale Smith, Inkwell Management." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
With an unforgettable cast of characters” (W.E.B. Griffin) and nonstop action, Mike Madens Drone kicks off an explosive new thriller series exploring the hard realities of drone warfare.
Troy Pearce is the CEO of Pearce Systems, a private security firm specializing in drone technologies. A former CIA SOG operative, Pearce used his intelligence and combat skills to hunt down Americas enemies—until he opted out, having seen too many friends sacrificed for political expediency. Now Pearce and his team choose which battles they will take on.
Pearce is done with the United States government for good, until a pair of drug cartel hit men assault a group of American students on American soil. New U.S. president Margaret Myers secretly authorizes Pearce Systems to locate and destroy the killers wherever they are. Now Pearce and his team are in a showdown with the hidden powers behind the El Paso attack—unleashing a host of unexpected repercussions.
About the Author
Mike Maden holds both a masters and Ph.D. in political science graduating from University of California at Davis, specializing in international relations and comparative politics. He has lectured and consulted on the topics of war and the Middle East, among others. He has served as a political consultant and campaign manager in state and national elections, and hosted his own local weekly radio show for a year. He has written a hit web-TV series and several screen plays that are in development.
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