By: Sean McFate
A fresh new entry into a bold category, Shadow War is a full tilt thrilled as a soldier turned merc clandestinely fights to stave off a not so cold war with Russia. Retired 82nd airborne officer Sean McFate draws on his experiences operating off the grid in places like Liberia and Burundi to bring readers an intensely entertaining glimpse into the modern conflict. McFate chooses a mercenary from one of the most successful private military firms in the world as his main character, and sends him o a mission that would change the political landscape of the world. With ever mission there are hidden forces operating behind the scenes…Tom Locke, the operator sent into the heart of the hornets nest, deep in Ukraine, doesn’t know that the forces for his current mission, is his very own boss using him as a chess piece and pitting him against some very deadly odds.
McFate is the perfect man to write this story. His past experiences give him the ability to not only describe places like Burundi to people who have never set foot in Africa, and to give them a front seat view into a clandestine operation in Eastern Europe. The story was full of tense moments, survival situations, gun fire, explosions, and even a romance (even if it is short lived). I very much enjoyed reading this novel and would highly recommend it if you’re a fan of thrillers, spies, foreign relations or just want something good to sink your teeth into for a few days. I’m definitely looking forward to the next installment of the Tom Locke sage by Sean McFate.