“Gritty, graphic, and real.” Winner of several major book awards! Senior Infantry Sergeant Chad Rickard takes you through a harrowing tour as an embedded infantry advisor to the Afghan National Army. A veteran of numerous combat tours with the U.S. Army, Rickard faced his ultimate challenge in Khost Province Afghanistan as he battled Haqqani Taliban in 2009. Often outnumbered, his team skillfully directed artillery and close air support to even the odds and inflict great damage upon their enemies. From large-scale mountain warfare, to close quarters battle on the streets of Khost City, his memoir leaves nothing to the imagination.
Late in 2008 Chad Rickard deployed as a member of a U.S. Army Combat Advisor team to the highly contested Khost Province of Eastern Afghanistan. As a senior infantry advisor, Rickard embedded with the Afghan Army and spent nine months slugging it out with Haqqani Taliban along the Pakistan border region in a deadly battle for control of Spera District. His riveting memoir brings recognition and honor to the Combat Advisor legacy that is but a footnote in U.S. military history.
In “Mayhem 337” Rickard powerfully recounts his experiences during periods of intense combat. He graphically describes fighting alongside Afghan Soldiers and U.S. Army Special Operations Forces from the streets of Khost City to the mountainous regions against numerically superior enemy forces.
In 2008, multi-tour combat veteran and US Army Infantryman Chad Rickard embedded within the Afghan Army as a Combat Advisor. Sent to Khost Province, Rickard was confronted with a tenacious enemy. Often outnumbered, Rickard and his men fought the Taliban on the streets of Khost City and the mountains of Eastern Afghanistan. From hostage situations to large-scale mountain warfare, follow in his footsteps in this action-packed, well-written memoir. “Highly recommended for it’s stellar, authentic style.”
Immortality comes at a high price; her sanity.
Known simply as subject 336, she was the unwilling subject of sinister and brutal experiments designed to replicate her enormous strength, healing powers, and apparent immortality. It didn’t work out that way. Instead, they unleashed her primal nature. Now they’re dead, and she’s lost. From the sweltering heat of the Mexican desert, her journey leads her to the tropical jungle of the Columbian Amazon.
Against the backdrop of the Third World War, she fights her own gruelling battle to come to terms with what she is: a killer, a monster, or maybe worse. The world is at war, and she is caught up in the middle. Joining the revolution, her newfound talents sway the balance of war in their favour. But is she a blessing, or a curse. From International Bestselling Author Monique Singleton, Primal Nature captivates you from the first page and plunges you deep into the struggles and terrors of a random woman cursed with immortality.
It is the first book in the now completed Primal Series. Warning: 18+ Adult content.
Re-edited in 2020
In 2008, senior US Army infantry sergeant Chad Rickard deployed to Afghanistan as an embedded combat advisor to the Afghan Army. Follow in his footsteps as Chad takes you on a wild ride through Eastern Afghanistan. From hostage situations on the streets of Khost City, to battling numerically superior Taliban forces in the mountains at Spera Outpost, his memoir leaves nothing to the imagination. “Skillfully written,” “Blood pumping cinematic narration.” Highly recommended for it’s stellar, authentic writing style and gritty, graphic realism! A Reader’s Favorite 5-Star award winner.
Join the exciting battle between good and evil in this third volume of the dynamic War of the Staffs trilogy. The wizard Celedant, Prince Tarquin, and friends battle their nemesis Warlock Vampire Taza who seeks to join the Staff of Adois that he holds with the Staff of Adaman in Celedant’s possession in order to rule the world.
Tarquin and a devoted group of adventurers support Celedant against Taza’s army of creatures, some called from the void. Using magic and minions, Taza heads for Dragon Isle, bent on stealing the Staff of Adaman and destroying both the dragons and wizards of light.
Celedant must destroy both Staffs while avoiding their seductive power that could overcome his spirit with evil.
Celedant, Tarquin, and friends fight their way to the Dragon’s Tear where the ultimate struggle will decide if good or evil will win.
In book two of the War of the Staffs trilogy, vampire lord Taza continues to weave intense dark spells in a demonic attempt to find the missing piece of the Staff of Adaman and bring the magical world of Muiria under his evil control. Taza uses a dark warlock named Melgor to find and destroy Taza’s nemesis, the great wizard Celedant, who accompanies Prince Tarquin on a dangerous quest to find the missing staff, encountering horrific attacks by earthly and inhuman assailants.
War of the staffs (book one of The War of the Staffs trilogy) takes place on a world called Muiria, where a powerful vampire wizard named Taza is brought through the void, space between the planets, by a vengeful goddess named Adois.
Taza slowly convinces the Illanni, a race of dark elves, to take on the cloak of vampirism.
Nearly two thousand years pass before the scheming wizard makes his move. But his careful planning is jeopardized when Prince Tarquin is born to fulfill a prophecy and confront the evilest creature Muiria has ever known. The Prince, however, cannot succeed alone, and when Morganna, an Illanni noble woman, threatens Taza’s plans by starting an underground movement against him, she strikes her severest blow when she saves Tarquin’s life.
He is also championed by the wizard Celedant, and the young man is sent to the dwarvan army to learn combat skills. Then the wizard begins his search for the Staff of Adaman – the only object capable of defeating Taza.
Tarquin and Celedant’s epic journey spans the continent where they face not only a vampire wizard, but orcs, demons, liches and other monstrosities. War of the Staffs begins the search for the first of two pieces of ancient staff as Taza’s assassins hunt the Prince to thwart the prophecy. Tarquin, however, is not the only target. Celedant must confront not only assassins, but powerful and dangerous creatures that Taza brings through the void to destroy the wizard as well as the growing resistance among the dwarves and Wood Elves.
By the end of the epic tail Celedant collects a piece of the Staff of Adaman, while Tarquin transforms from teenage boy to a commanding officer.
An untested lieutenant. An unwinnable war. An impossible choice that could tear his platoon apart. Korea, 1950. Lt. Jonas Stuyvesant’s privileged upbringing hadn’t prepared him for the hardships of war. But when North Korea launches a surprise attack, he and his ragtag platoon suddenly find themselves on the front lines of a war not even Washington expected. And instead of North Korean peasants armed with pitchforks, Jonas and his fellow soldiers find themselves up against armored Soviet tanks and battle-tested hardened soldiers. Outgunned and outnumbered, his platoon retreats from Osan through Taejon on down the whole length of the Korean Peninsula until their backs are pressed against the sea. As the war-weary troops hunker in for a final stand, a twist of fate gives Jonas a chance to leave the deadly frontline far behind. Before their attackers close in, Jonas must make an impossible choice: leave his brothers-in-arms facing the enemy alone or sacrifice everything to stand by their side to the bitter end. Forgotten Valor: A Novel of the Korean War is a visceral work of historical fiction covering the first three months of America’s forgotten war. If you like under-examined military history, gritty details, and soldiers’ perspectives, then you’ll love Richard Thomas Lane’s story of courage under fire. Buy Forgotten Valor to march into an action-packed story of courage in the combat zone today!
When nobody else can do the job, it’s Zombie time.
The world thinks they are dead. America’s enemies wish it was true.
They are the rough men and women ready to commit violence on our behalf. They are the Nameless members of Task Force Zombie.
America’s enemies in the War on Terror don’t respect borders and don’t play by any rules. The SEALs, Delta Force, MARSOC, and USAF Special Operations Command comprise our front line against those who want to spill the blood of the innocent. But after the Benghazi Embassy attack, a notorious Austrian arms dealer who sold the terrorists American Stingers takes refuge in Egypt and there is nothing the U.S. military can do about it. Sending in conventional special forces would be an act of war.
That’s when they get the call. Somebody high up in the American government wants that Austrian arms dealer dead, to cover up their own complicity in the sale of the Stingers. Whoever it is wants the Zombies to kill him… but never to make it home again.