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Steven Konkoly

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aka Lee West

Steven graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1993, receiving a bachelor of science in English literature. He served the next eight years on active duty, traveling the world as a naval officer assigned to various Navy and Marine Corps units. His extensive journey spanned the globe, including a two-year tour of duty in Japan and travel to more than twenty countries throughout Asia and the Middle East.
From enforcing United Nations sanctions against Iraq as a maritime boarding officer in the Arabian Gulf, to directing aircraft bombing runs and naval gunfire strikes as a Forward Air Controller (FAC) assigned to a specialized Marine Corps unit, Steven's "in-house" experience with a wide range of regular and elite military units brings a unique authenticity to his thrillers.

He lives with his family in central Indiana, where he still wakes up at "zero dark thirty" to write for most of the day. When "off duty," he spends as much time as possible outdoors or travelling with his family--and dog.

Genres: Thriller, Science Fiction, Horror
New and upcoming books
July 2024

A Clean Kill
(Garrett Mann, book 1)
Alex Fletcher
   1. The Jakarta Pandemic (2010)
   2. The Perseid Collapse (2013)
   3. Event Horizon (2014)
   4. Point of Crisis (2014)
   5. Dispatches (2014)
Black Flagged
   0.5. Inception (2018)
   1. Alpha (2011)
   2. Redux (2012)
   3. Apex (2012)
   4. Black Flagged Vektor (2013)
   The Black Flagged Boxset: Books 1-3 (2015)
   4.5. Covenant (2018)
   5. Omega (2017)
   6. Vindicta (2022)
Fractured State
   1. Fractured State (2016)
   2. Rogue State (2017)
Zulu Virus
   1. Hot Zone (2017)
   2. Kill Box (2017)
   3. Fire Storm (2018)
Ryan Decker
   1. The Rescue (2019)
   2. The Raid (2019)
   3. The Mountain (2020)
   4. Skystorm (2021)
Devin Gray
   1. Deep Sleep (2022)
   2. Coming Dawn (2022)
   3. Wide Awake (2023)
Garrett Mann
   1. A Clean Kill (2024)
Novellas and Short Stories
   The Centurion Code (2014)
Series contributed to
Non fiction show
Steven Konkoly recommends
Doomsday Match (2023)
(Dresden Codex, book 1)
Jeff Wheeler
"Jeff Wheeler knocks it out of the park with his supercharged thriller Doomsday Match. From the very first scene, you know you're in for an incredible thrill ride full of constant danger and relentless twists - set against a jaw-dropping conspiracy background. Just when you think you've figured out Wheeler's game, he artfully rips the rug out from under the reader, shaking up the plot. If you're a fan of fast-paced, devious conspiracies with a little more than a touch of magic and mysticism, Doomsday Match is for you!"
Biostorm (2021)
(Vector, book 1)
Anthony J Melchiorri
"Biostorm kicks off with a wildly entertaining chase through the streets of Istanbul and just continues to build intensity through the finale. A riveting thriller, full of shocking twists and ripping action...guaranteed to keep you turning the pages."
Water Memory (2021)
(Sentro, book 1)
Daniel Pyne
"Daniel Pyne’s Water Memory is a stylish and addictive thriller propelled by gritty action, sublime intrigue, and a brilliantly executed character twist."

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