Hill 406 gets a new foreword

Hey guys!

Hope everyone is doing well!

I’m writing because I wanted to share the new foreword that I recently wrote for Hill 406.

The book has been doing well — thankfully! — but I’d been wrestling with a foreword for the book for some time. (It originally published without one, because I didn’t’ want to hold up publication any longer while waiting on it.)

But it was one of those situations where I was too close to it, and there was so much to say, and so little space to say it. Plus, most readers — including myself!! — are like, “Just let me get to the story!” when they’re reading most forewords.

So, with all those thoughts in mind, I finally came up with something that I think works. And as I said, I finally completed it last night, so here it is:

Author’s Note

This book is dedicated to all of those who have served. Especially those who did their hard time in Afghanistan. To date, nearly 800,000 have served there. Of that number, nearly 30,000 have served more than five tours there. 

Also to date, almost 2,500 have died, and 20,000 have been wounded; many losing limbs or worse.

Finally, over 100,000 have reported having PTSD problems. 

A few things about this book…

I’ve obviously written a work of fiction about the Marine Corps and the war in Afghanistan. It’s (hopefully) both enjoyable and fast moving, and also real and harsh, like coarse sandpaper rubbed across your skin. 

It should be a lot of fun; a fast read. But it should also seem deeper and more real than a lot of those light military fiction books, where the good guys kick ass and go home unscarred.

With that being said, a few quick details about the book.

Camp Leatherneck is real.

The stats on deaths and the state of danger in Helmand Province are real. The terrain in that province is real. The tactics and weapons are real. 

On the other hand, the towns of “Alim Nuaz” and “Gorahumbira” are completely made up. Also, there is no Hill 406. All characters are made up. And all Marine Corps units are made up. I felt I needed to use these fictional elements because I wanted the freedom to have a little flexibility with the story. 

And with all of this out of the way, I sincerely hope you enjoy the story. Oh, and if you do, please spread the word.

 Semper Fidelis,

Stan R. Mitchell

SGT, USMC

A/1/8,1995-99

Hopefully, that foreword helps capture what I felt needed to be said about the book. For those who’ve already read it, and reviewed it, THANK YOU!!

And if you haven’t taken a look at it yet, please consider giving it a try. You can read the short book description and even a long sample on Amazon at this link: Hill 406. (Or click the book cover at right.)

Semper Fidelis,

Stan R. Mitchell

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I write exciting, fast-paced thrillers. Both military action and mystery whodunnits. Ten books penned. 70,000+ sold. I try to only write about positive things. If you’re looking for a quick, fun read, then click the link to check out my books. #USMC

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Detective Danny Acuff arrives again in book, ‘Gravel Road’

Hey guys!

As promised, the new book has been released. 🙂

The book is called “Gravel Road” and it’s a follow-up book to “Take Down.” For those who don’t know, “Take Down” introduced readers to Detective Danny Acuff. “Gravel Road” is Book 2 of that series.

Here’s the book description:

Detective Danny Acuff is back in the saddle as an investigator, but now he’s in a bigger department with much higher stakes. MUCH higher stakes.

He’s also got a new partner, and she’s a bombshell. But she’s got sharp elbows. And there’s a case that just might be the last case Danny ever investigates.

You just never know where the gravel road will lead. Danny is in for the ride of his life.

Anyway, hope you enjoy, and if you haven’t read the first Detective Danny Acuff book (“Take Down”), click on the pic at right to be directed to it.

Thanks for all the support, guys!

Semper Fidelis,

Stan R. Mitchell

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New front page graphic 2

Stan R. Mitchell is the author of ten, fast-paced novels. He’s sold more than 70,000 books and writes military action and mystery genre, mostly. He’s also a prior infantry Marine, who LOVES writing!!

If you’re looking for an independent artist to support, look no further. You’ll love Mitchell’s books. Click the link at right to check out his books.

Detective Danny Acuff arrives again soon…

Hey guys,

I’ve got some great news!! I’ve finished yet another book and we’re wrapping up the final edits as we speak. So, I should be posting a link to it later this week!!

The book is called “Gravel Road” and it’s a follow-up book to “Take Down.” For those who don’t know, “Take Down” introduced readers to Detective Danny Acuff. “Gravel Road” is Book 2 of that series.

Like I said, I should have it uploaded and ready for purchase later this week, but if you haven’t read “Take Down” yet, now would be a great time to get started on it.

In other publishing news, I’ve placed all my books back into Kindle Unlimited. I had a few complaints that “Hill 406” wasn’t in the program when I released it, so if you were waiting for “Hill 406” to be in the program, then you’re in luck. 🙂

Thank each and every one of you for your encouragement and support!! Writing books — and somehow having the courage to put them out into the public realm — can be a pretty scary thing, no matter how many you finish. So, I promise you that I appreciate each and every one of you.

Semper Fidelis,

Stan R. Mitchell

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New front page graphic 2Stan R. Mitchell is the author of ten, fast-paced novels. He’s sold more than 70,000 books and writes military action and mystery genre, mostly. He’s also a prior infantry Marine, who LOVES writing!!

If you’re looking for an independent artist to support, look no further. You’ll love Mitchell’s books. Click the link at right to check out his books.