Nefarious: The Blackwell Files

Nefarious: The Blackwell Files

by Steven F. Freeman


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"A heady thriller that gathers force with the understated menace of a tidal wave, then smashes home...Readers will be absorbed by Freeman's never-flashy expertise...Superb touches of eeriness creep in." Kirkus Indie Reviews

When Army Communications Captain Alton Blackwell takes a hit to the leg while on active duty in Afghanistan, both his self-confidence and his leg are shattered in the explosion. Assigned to a desk job while recovering, Blackwell nonetheless manages to prove his resourcefulness as he matches wits with Al-Qaeda operatives in the dangerous regions of Kabul. Unable to fully heal, he resigns himself to the abrupt end of his military career as well as any hope to win the affections of the beautiful and intelligent Lieutenant Mallory Wilson.

Upon returning state-side, the quiet civilian life is quickly left far behind when Blackwell's colleague Zach Lambert calls him from a weekend camping trip in the throes of a devastating illness with forbidding implications.

In a story out of today's headlines, Blackwell and now-FBI Agent Wilson explore the possible diversion of a biotech's project to develop an improved vaccine, scouring leads at the CDC and biotec company, putting their Army and professional skills to the test, and narrowly escaping agents with a murderous agenda at every turn. The closer they come to the truth, the quicker the bodies pile up, along with the suspects. To get to the bottom of the sinister scheme, can Blackwell still use wits when his body has failed him? And will he survive long enough to tell his colleague of the feelings for her he has long kept secret?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781490991207
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Thriller/mystery author Steve Freeman is a former member of the US Army's Signal Corps, a twenty-five year employee of a large American technology company, and an avid traveler who has visited five continents. The Blackwell Files novels draw from his firsthand knowledge of military service, the tech industry, and the diverse cultures of our world.

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Nefarious: The Blackwell Files 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Billyt1 More than 1 year ago
Very good start to an interesting series. Characters are likeable, and while they are competent they are very human. They suffer from lack of confidence which makes the story realistic.
Bunni15 More than 1 year ago
I received this book from the author for a honest review The book captured my interest from page one, and kept it the whole way through. I read a lot of different kinds of books, but I tend to get bored with books about the military not with this one I didn't have to force my way through the end. At first I was like wow there's a lot going on with a bunch of different characters, and was wondering how all the different aspects would tie into together. In the end it was like a giant puzzle that fit perfectly together. I like how no matter the situation Alton would alway come up with a perfect solution. Mallory was great not only is she pretty, but she is also very intelligant which in most books women aren't that smart. Looking forward to the next book to see Alton and Mallorys intelligant detective work to solving complicated situations.