Today, I have a book recommendation for you.
If you are a fan of the political/military thriller genre and like authors such as Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, Brad Taylor, etc, then you need to check out Joshua Hood’s debut thriller Clear by Fire! And if you’re a fan of any of the previously mentioned authors, you will certainly like this one.
Now, as you already know, I don’t really do book reviews, and I did break my rule of this and did post a review on Amazon for this book. My friend Ryan (THE RAPPOLOGIST!!!) is working with Josh and really helped spread the work of his book release. And Josh is also one of the Rapp Pack too!
Clear by Fire took me just over a week to finish, but I could have read it in a day or two. It is hard for me to believe that this is the first novel written by Josh, because it is that good. Very well written. Fast paced. It’s just awesome. When I wasn’t reading, I kept thinking about it. Mason Kane is a bad ass. Kane is right up there with Flynn’s Rapp, Thor’s Harvath, and Taylor’s Logan. And Kane’s counterpart Renee Hart, I definitely wouldn’t want to get on her bad side. She is a very strong female character who can and does hold her own. I love her.
I didn’t like this book. I LOVED this book. Josh is going to be a strong contender in this genre. (There is room for everyone!)
A little about Josh:
Joshua Hood graduated from the University of Memphis before joining the military and spending five years in the 82nd Airborne Division, where he was team leader in the 3-504 Parachute Infantry Regiment. In 2005, he was sent to Iraq and conducted combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005-2006, and from 2007 to 2008 he served as a squad leader in the 1-508th Parachute Infantry Regiment and was deployed to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom. Hood was decorated for valor in Operation Furious Pursuit. He is currently a member of a full time SWAT team in Memphis, Tennessee, and has conducted countless stateside operations with the FBI, ATF, DEA, Secret Service, and US Marshals.
I’ve had the chance to interact with Josh on social media, and he is a fantastic person. Very humble.
You can interact with Josh:
Tell him I sent ya 🙂
And be sure to pick up a copy of Clear by Fire on Amazon and be sure to leave a review as well!