The unthinkable happens in the skies over Florida, when someone hijacks the CIA Director's flight as he returns from his daughter's wedding.
- WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Winter 2020 -- Best Spy Thriller
- FINALIST: Eric Hoffer - First Horizon Award - 2020
- HONORABLE MENTION: Readers' Favorite Book Awards 2020 - Fiction-Thriller-Espionage
Michelle Reagan—code name Eden—and an elite team of US Navy SEALs are sent halfway around the world to rescue him. Their high-risk mission to rescue the director and his wife becomes a full-scale assault on a heavily fortified military base. If rescue becomes impossible, Eden will have to carry out the CIA's best-kept secret: Directive One.
K.C. Finn of Readers' Favorite Book Reviews says in a 5-star review: "Author Scott Shinberg presents an excellent addition to the action and military genres along the lines of those who enjoy Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, and Andy McNab, but with a distinct twist in the central figure of a powerful and capable heroine. Michelle Reagan is a powerhouse of a woman who still retains a truly feminine narrative quality, without pandering to any particular trope of the genre. With this core strength, the novel takes shape in both the plot and the atmosphere around her. The elite soldiers and operatives of the team are well-drawn characters with realistic behavior and dialogue, which adds to the heart-in-mouth feel of the action, as though we are rooting for real people when we read about them. When this is coupled with the tense descriptive power of the action scenes, it results in a well-paced thriller not to be missed. Overall, 'Directive One' is a highly recommended read for thriller and spy novel fans everywhere."
EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS a non-stop thrill ride with action galore, insights into covert action tradecraft, and descriptions of exotic locales around the globe so detailed you can smell them. 'Directive One' is perfect for fans of Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, Dean Koontz, Brad Meltzer, and Len Deighton. [DRM-Free]
BOOKS BY SCOTT SHINBERG:
Michelle Reagan – Book 1: "Confessions of Eden"
Michelle Reagan – Book 2: "Directive One"
Michelle Reagan – Book 3: "Fly by Night"
Michelle Reagan – Book 4: "Sargon the Third"
Michelle Reagan – Book 5: "A Shot in the Dark"
Michelle Reagan – Book 6: "Kill Box" [Summer/Fall 2023]
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About the Author
Scott Shinberg has served in leadership positions across the US Government and industry for over twenty-five years. He has worked in and with the US Air Force, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and most “Three-Letter Agencies.” While in government service, he served as an Air Force Intelligence Operations Officer and a Special Agent with the FBI. He lives in Virginia with his wife and sons.