I love writing fast-paced thrillers. Readers have, thankfully, compared my works to Vince Flynn, Lee Child, and Stephen Hunter — three of my favorite authors.
To date, I’ve published four books. (With about 30 in various stages, but you know how that goes…)
“Sold Out (Nick Woods, No. 1)” tracks the life of legendary Marine Sniper Nick Woods after a CIA unit decides to kill him for reasons of national security.
“Mexican Heat (Nick Woods, No. 2)” follows Nick Woods as he’s recalled into service in hopes of preventing the entire collapse of the Mexican government.
“Little Man, and the Dixon County War” tells the uphill fight a young deputy faces after surviving three years of war only to find himself in the sights of a mighty cattle baron.
And, “Soldier On,” a short novel, follows the lives of several German soldiers in a depleted infantry company trying to make it through the final, miserable months of World War II.
Read on below for more information about each of them.
Nick Woods used to be one of our country’s greatest snipers, but now he’s just a bitter veteran living out in the country, struggling with PTSD and extreme paranoia.
The former Marine Scout Sniper doesn’t trust anyone, and for good reason after the government betrayed him.
Nick did his part and completed the top-secret mission, but a few members of the CIA thought it best if he were killed and all loose ends tied up.
Unfortunately for them, Nick’s a hard man to kill, and he lives mostly off the grid under a hidden identity these days.
But Nick is about to get caught in a grand conspiracy between a senior investigative reporter and a shadowy, CIA group.
After said reporter, Allen Green, breaks the details of Nick’s story — blowing the top off America’s national security — both Nick and Allen find themselves in the sights of a CIA hunter-killer group.
This CIA group breaks the law and kills at will, and they’ll stop at nothing to take down the war hero Nick Woods and the dangerous, tenacious reporter who published the earth-shattering story he’d been chasing for years.
But is it possible that the CIA has met its match against this unlikely duo? [Length: 283 pages]
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Nick Woods is tired of waiting. America’s greatest sniper has spent the better part of two years up in the mountains of Montana, waiting for the government to come after him.
Unfortunately, just waiting in isolation, with his wife Anne gone, and his paranoia at dangerous levels, is killing him, day-by-day.
And so Nick ventures out. Carefully, like Nick does everything.
But what Nick doesn’t know is that the Mexican government stands on the verge of complete collapse.
A brilliant madman has united the drug cartels into a deadly alliance, and the Mexican President holds a perilous grip on power.
Now, Mexico’s leading businessman — a multi-billionaire who owns much of the country — is about to flee the country, selling off his businesses and taking his capital with him, as well.
Such a move would lead to an exodus of other businesses and within just a few months, America would face one of its largest catastrophes in recent times: a third world country on its borders, run by a drug cartel whose reach spans from South America into deep within the United States.
America has already sent special forces to deal with this cartel, but that proved a catastrophe.
The country needs Nick Woods again, and it needs him now. [Length: 527 pages]
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Stan R. Mitchell, the highly touted author of the Marine Sniper novels “Sold Out” and “Mexican Heat,” lays down the lead in this epic Western tale — a story of how even good must often become soiled in order to win.
“Little Man, and the Dixon County War” is a fast-paced, action-packed book set in the Western era. Fans of “Appaloosa,” “3:10 to Yuma,” and “Django Unchained” will almost certainly enjoy it.
Young Deputy Marshal Paul Zachary shouldn’t have accepted that badge. And he certainly shouldn’t have shot down a ruthless gun fighter in front of a crowd of onlookers at Belleville’s busiest saloon.
Now that the smell of gunpowder has faded and the blood has been scrubbed off the floor, Zachary is something he never wanted to be: a damned hero.
But whether he wanted it or not, the 27-year-old Zachary has earned a big-time reputation, as well as the name “Little Man” — a derogatory term initially used by a famous gunfighter to describe his lack of age and stature.
Unfortunately for Zachary, his exploits in the newspapers are bringing people hope in the crime-ridden West, where lawless land barons push the weak, and sworn law officers balance keeping the peace and staying alive.
This kind of hope that Zachary brings can’t go on, so the West’s most powerful cattle baron — McConnell — decides he must kill the newest, legendary law officer in the West.
McConnell can’t get at the cautious Zachary on his home ground, so McConnell dispatches an evil gang of gunhands to kill Zachary’s best friend and abduct the man’s wife.
McConnell knows Zachary will come after the woman and enter the world McConnell completely controls. The gang brings the woman to what the locals call Devil’s County (aka Dixon County on the maps). And in this godforsaken stretch of country, McConnell owns most of the land and ALL of the law.
In order to save the woman, Zachary must achieve what even the Army couldn’t pull off: Cleaning out the lair of murderers, thieves, and cowhands who answer only to McConnell.
McConnell has bribed or buried every man who’s ever stood up to him, including a good-sized Army detachment, so if Zachary plans to take down almost a hundred gunhands and rescue the wife of his murdered friend, he’s going to need to round up some of the best fighters the West has seen.
Keeping these temperamental men together, while dodging traps, ambushes, and double-crosses at every turn, would prove a herculean task for a man twice Zachary’s age, but the quiet Zachary is no pushover. He learned to fight, and fight hard, from being the youngest in a tough line of men who’ve never missed a war. And, Zachary just survived three long, hard years in a ragtag, Rebel cavalry troop charged with raiding Northern towns.
Now Zachary will attempt the impossible. He knows it may cost him his life, but some wrongs must be made right. [Length: 262 pages]
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As World War II enters its final stretch, the last elements of the German Army struggle to survive and end the war with honor.
The German soldiers know the war is lost, but have no idea how many days (or weeks) remain before capitulation. The weak and unlucky are gone. Now, only the strong remain, a ragged band of men determined to maintain their prestige and respect. They are the sons of indomitable veterans from World War I — men filled with too much pride to quit or surrender.
But food resupply is a problem. Ammo, too. And each day,with its increasingly absurd set of orders, begins to test the men in ways they could have never imagined. These days are tough for the men, and tougher for the leaders.
Hemmed in by Nazi SS units waiting to arrest or shoot retreating troops on one side and hordes of well-supplied American troops advancing mercilessly on the other, the men pray they must only endure the freezing weather of the last days. And that their supplies won’t run out. And that they won’t lose the honor and dignity they’ve spent years creating.
“Soldier On” is a short novel. [Approximately 61 pages long.]
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