From Russia Without Love: A Special Operations Group Thriller

From Russia Without Love: A Special Operations Group Thriller

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by Stephen Templin
     
 

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SEAL Team Six veteran Chris Paladin left the Navy to become a pastor, but CIA spook Hannah Andrade pulls him back into Special Operations Group to locate the White House Chief of Staff's kidnapped son-in-law before he is executed by Greek terrorists. Cantankerous Army Delta Force operator Sonny Cohen reunites with Chris and Hannah as they race the clock to save the

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SEAL Team Six veteran Chris Paladin left the Navy to become a pastor, but CIA spook Hannah Andrade pulls him back into Special Operations Group to locate the White House Chief of Staff's kidnapped son-in-law before he is executed by Greek terrorists. Cantankerous Army Delta Force operator Sonny Cohen reunites with Chris and Hannah as they race the clock to save the hostage.

In Athens, Chris and his teammates discover that Russia is secretly behind the kidnapping, part of a murderous plan to attack the flow of natural gas in Europe. The Cold War has heated up again.

Chris and his crew's rescue quickly changes into a mission to capture-or-kill a Russian spy.

About the Author
Since elementary school, STEPHEN TEMPLIN felt a need to write, dreaming of becoming a novelist, and now he is a New York Times and international bestselling author, with the movie rights to one of his books purchased by Vin Diesel. Steve's books have been translated into thirteen languages. He is a "hybrid" author who maintains active book contracts with top publishers such as Simon and Schuster and St. Martin's Press while also publishing independently.

After high school, he completed Hell Week, qualified as a pistol and rifle expert, blew up stuff, and practiced small-unit tactics during Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training. Later, Steve left the Navy and became a missionary. Then for fourteen years he lectured as a tenured professor at Meio University in Japan, where he practiced the martial art aikido. His PhD is in education, and he lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Feel free to talk with Steve through his website, Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781516800162
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/07/2015
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
460,185
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

About the Author
Since elementary school, STEPHEN TEMPLIN felt a need to write, dreaming of becoming a novelist, and now he is a New York Times and international bestselling author, with the movie rights to one of his books purchased by Vin Diesel. Steve's books have been translated into thirteen languages. He is a "hybrid" author who maintains active book contracts with top publishers such as Simon and Schuster and St. Martin's Press while also publishing independently.

After high school, he completed Hell Week, qualified as a pistol and rifle expert, blew up stuff, and practiced small-unit tactics during Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training. Later, Steve left the Navy and became a missionary. Then for fourteen years he lectured as a tenured professor at Meio University in Japan, where he practiced the martial art aikido. His PhD is in education, and he lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Feel free to talk with Steve through his website, Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads.

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From Russia Without Love: A Special Operations Group Thriller 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
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GRgenius More than 1 year ago
I had a little background and connection with the characters in this story having read the first two SEAL TEAM SIX books, but even from an outsiders perspective, I can see this working wonderfully as a standalone read. Though not a genre I delve into very often, there are a few where the story rules the day. Now don't get me wrong, there are certainly higher political powers at work and aspirations of countries outdoing other countries (not my cup of tea), but you get so caught up in the more focused story that you can choose to acknowledge its existence without it taking over the entire read. We've got a killer story filled with action, espionage, and mayhem hat will keep you on the edge of your seat. The finite details will enchant some, but for me, the characters are where it's at! Chris (codename Reverand), Hannah (Infidel), and Sonny (Mr. Sunshine) are a lethal trio. Whatever they put their minds to, consider it done....and I mean REALLY done. There's no escaping when they've set their sites on you. Even if they have to go to the ends of the earth, sneak aboard a cruise ship, jump overboard in the dead of night to chase a shadow through the streets of Russia...you are going down. *Hoo Rah* Despite all of that, they aren't just kill and capture machines. Chris is actually a Reverand in his "other life", something that brings him great inner peace and joy. True, he'd love for that world to encompass Hannah a bit more on the regular but he'll take what he can get until her path ties into his (*fingers crossed*). Being our "leading man", we get inside his head much more than those of his teammates, but it allows us to see the human aspect of what they do. As for those mates, Hannah is rather deadly herself. If you don't get knocked out my her looks (according to the reactions of most men surrounding her), she'll easily pick you off with a well placed shot and erase all traces of it occuring with a call to one of her many contacts. Never mistake her for an unassuming woman; she just might have to MMA your butt to the ground. (*high five*) That brings us to Sonny. He's certainly the most crass and loves nothing more than the heat of the mission (well, except his food and women) but we actually see a small crack in that bada** veneer this time around. I won't exploit it (though I should), but it once again brings him back out of the realm of married to his work and everyday dude. Admittedly, it won't be for everyone, but for those that venture between the pages, you may be surprised just how high it rates on your reading list. Recommended for adult readers due to the story itself and violent content...otherwise, we're clean like the take downs they aim for. **ebook received in exchange for my honest review, full post can be seen on my site**
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Again, a "can't put it down" read from Templin. We learn more about Chris, Templin's main character, and I am intrigued that Templin chose such an interesting angle on a character's internal struggles. Most authors tend to steer clear of the spiritual turmoil their characters face when dealing with death and destruction. However, in Templin's case, he puts it front and center. Along with the non stop action, which propels a reader forward at a dizzying pace, he offers a character that the "everyman" can relate to. The back drop to the conflict in the novel is set in the high tension world of "who controls the energy resources, controls people". The power struggles and megalomaniacs painted so richly by Templin are something we see in the news everyday, so it was very easy to relate. I always enjoy his novels and wait with baited breath for the next. I hope he continues with these characters as I believe they make a great and diversified team.
J_Vermillion_M More than 1 year ago
“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. “ Elbert Hubbard. Author Stephen Templin returns with From Russia Without Love, a Special Operations Group Thriller of dynamic proportions. Beyond the accurate descriptions of special operations gear and military maneuvers, the real characters are fleshed out with human characteristics, humor, and vulnerability. Templin takes it to the next level with depth and detail. Hailing from the DFW area, our hero flies out of Addison Airport. Of course he does. Addison Airport, just north of Dallas, is home to Million Air, the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, and was the location of Texas Governor Rick Perry’s presidential candidacy announcement. There’s cool and collected, and then there’s Texas cool. Rare among the military action and adventure genre is the hero that is spiritually unique both on and off the field of battle. In the fight for our very lives, nothing matters more than the soul. At the end of the day, there’s a friend waiting for each of us, a friend who knows us very well indeed.