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Shadow War

(2016)
(The first book in the Tom Locke series)
A novel by

 
 
An army veteran with deep expertise in military and international affairs makes his fiction debut with this electrifying international thriller—the first volume in a blistering hot series in the tradition of Brad Thor, Tom Clancy, and Daniel Silva. In Shadow War, an elite American mercenary on a secret mission to save a businessman’s family in Eastern Europe must navigate perilous setbacks and deadly enemies that threaten to tip the balance of power between Russia and the United States.

Tom Locke is an elite warrior working for Apollo Outcomes, one of the world’s most successful private contracting firms. Pulled out of a mission in Libya, he is tapped for an unusual and risky assignment: a top secret black op in Ukraine. He is given one week to rescue an oligarch’s family and pull off a spectacular assault that could have long-lasting repercussions for this imperiled Eastern European nation and the world.

What Locke doesn’t know is that the operation comes with a dangerous complication: Brad Winters. Locke’s ambitious and enigmatic boss is engaged in a secretive, high-stakes geopolitical chess game with several influential powerbrokers in capitals around the world. One misstep could cost him—and Locke—everything.

While Locke has methodically planned the mission and hand-picked a team of trusted operatives to pull it off—and save his ass if things go south—he doesn’t count on running into a former love, war correspondent Alie MacFarlane, who impulsively makes a move that risks both their lives. Locke is an intelligent, iconoclastic soldier who specializes in pulling off the impossible. But all his brilliant preparation can’t prevent the kind of backstabbing and deception that could lead to catastrophe . . . and tip the balance of power toward Putin’s Russia.

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"Shadow War has pace like a catapult, sudden and fierce, and it will hit readers straight between the eyes." - Ted Bell

"Step aside, faux thriller writers and armchair warrior storytellers. Ex-mercenary Sean McFate has produced a first novel that’s assured, authentic, timely, gritty, and most of all real... I enjoyed the hell out of it." - C J Box

"Intelligent, funny, gritty, Ferrari-paced - at times even electric. Shadow War is in the running for best debut of 2016!" - Ben Coes

"For Black Ops and lots of military action, join Tom Locke for an exciting, wild ride." - Catherine Coulter

"A bold, riveting thriller...Sure to please fans of Brad Thor, Tom Clancy, and Danial Silva." - Mark Greaney


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Used availability for Sean McFate's Shadow War

Hardback Editions

May 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Shadow War: A Tom Locke Novel (Tom Locke Series)
Author(s): Sean McFate, Bret Witter
ISBN: 0-06-240370-2 / 978-0-06-240370-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

April 2017 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Shadow War: A Tom Locke Novel (Tom Locke Series)
Author(s): Sean McFate, Bret Witter
ISBN: 0-06-240371-0 / 978-0-06-240371-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

May 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Shadow War Lib/E: A Tom Locke Novel
Author(s): Associate Professor National Defense University Sean McFate, Bret Witter
ISBN: 1-5047-3271-5 / 978-1-5047-3271-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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May 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Shadow War: A Tom Locke Novel (Tom Locke Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Sean McFate
ISBN: 1-5047-3272-3 / 978-1-5047-3272-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Shadow War: A Tom Locke Novel
Author(s): Associate Professor National Defense University Sean McFate
ISBN: 1-5047-3304-5 / 978-1-5047-3304-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Shadow War: A Tom Locke Novel
Author(s): Sean McFate
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


May 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Shadow War: A Tom Locke Novel
Author(s): Sean McFate
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Shadow War (Tom Locke Thriller Book 1)
Author(s): Sean McFate, Bret Witter
Publisher: Canelo Action
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


May 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Shadow War: A Tom Locke Novel (Tom Locke Series Book 1)
Author(s): Sean McFate, Bret Witter
Publisher: William Morrow
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA