What a tour de force! SE has to be one of the best thriller writers that I have read. And the story is so topical with the ongoing Islamic onslaught of Europe. At first I thought that SE was islamophobic but given the latest horror in Barcelona, I think that his he is spot on. I am looking forward to Book 4. Highly recommended.
There aren’t many authors who can write totally engrossing thrillers that at the same time explore highly relevant questions of our times. There are even less authors who make me cry. Stephen England did both. And not just once over the course of those novels.
There is something about his writing, about the way the stories flow, which lets it seem so effortless, so natural that you can’t help but be immediately drawn into Harry Nichols’s world of violence, death and betrayal.
I could now continue counting of all the reasons why you should read his novels and how it will change your perspective on life and the world we live in, while also giving you goosebumps and the occasional shiver of dread, but I will settle for this: You like action packed and intrigue bursting tales of heroism in a world where heroes are buried in shallow ditches and only mourned by those in the know? You like to read thrillers from the likes of Ben Coes and Brad Thor but you’re sometimes annoyed by their one-sided depictions of the good old America against the evil terrorists and the black and white morals to go along with it? You want to read a thriller, which doesn’t show the world as we would like it to be but as it truly is? A world with a million shades of grey (no pun intended) where people have flaws and imperfections and believable motivations regardless which side they fight for?
Look no further than those books because they will give you all these things but also so much more!
When it comes to thriller writers, there are few who are of the same caliber as Stephen England.
In PANDORA'S GRAVE, we're introduced to CIA paramilitary officer Harry Nichols and watch his team undertake a sensitive operation inside of Iran.
In DAY OF RECKONING, we watch Nichols go off the reservation to protect the daughter of CIA Director David Lay while racing to stop a devastating terrorist attack inside of the United States's most prominent cities.
And in EMBRACE THE FIRE, we see a now-disavowed Nichols on a personal mission of vengeance inside of the United Kingdom, hunted by the jihadists, British white nationalists, MI-5, AND the CIA.
Each book is more intricate and laced with intrigue than the last. You'll finish one book, wonder if England could possibly get any better, and then rapidly be blown away by just how much better he can get. His characters are rich and leap off of the page, and his attention to detail in research is incredibly evident.
Do yourself a favor and spend the best $10 you'll spend this year on buying THE SHADOW WARRIORS Kindle box set. You will not be disappointed.