Violence of Action

I want my passion and my purpose to be aligned.

Brian Andrews & Jeffrey Wilson
Violence of Action


Publisher’s Synopsis:
They train to be the toughest, the smartest, the most covert operators in the world–they are the Tier One Navy SEALs, led by Lieutenant Commander Keith Chunk Redman.

When a former teammate of Chunk’s is killed in a shocking ambush, rumors begin to fly that the Lion of Ramadi, the infamous Iraq War sniper who racked up dozens of American kills, has returned with a mission to target American SEALs. Chunk and his core team–Saw, a skilled and lethal sniper; Riker, who has an uncanny ability to escape death; and Whitney Watts, a former CIA analyst who sees patterns everyone else seems to miss–are mobilized to prosecute the threat.

But this is no ordinary counterattack, because someone posts the details of the hit all over social media, taunting the American SEALs. Worse, the enemy seems prepared to counter all the Tier One’s moves, a dangerous new stage in the war on terror and a troubling sign that whoever is behind the attack is planning something bigger.

Fearing they may have been duped into chasing the wrong target, Chunk and his team embark on a high-stakes cat-and-mouse mission where nothing–and no one–is what they expect. And when their enemy finds a way to strike at the heart of what’s nearest and dearest to them, it will test not only their bonds but also the personal sacrifices they’ve made to keep America safe.

Point of view:
3rd Person. Alternating perspectives, not by chapter but clearly defined.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
This is book 2 in the Sons of Valor series and part of the Tier One Shared World by Andrews & Wilson. While most of this stands on its own – I’d definitely recommend listening to Sons of Valor first for some additional background on the characters and team formation.

Chunk, Watts, Riker, Saw, and Yi are back!!! Another enjoyable action packed military thriller from Andrews & Wilson. I continue to enjoy their mix of relatable characters, humor, operations, politics, mystery, & suspense. None of the individuals are perfect or superheroes – but as a team they are nearly unstoppable. I love that Andrews & Wilson offer various perspectives, even the antagonists, and I enjoy getting to know each character so thoroughly.

I appreciate the way multiple storylines, engaging on their own, culminate into a huge final event. Or two. There’s definitely some threats still surviving, so there’s more to come.

Ray Porter is talented at bringing all these personalities to life as well as enhancing all the emotions that Andrews & Wilson layer in. I feel myself experiencing anticipation, humor, frustration, anger, and fear along with the team. I love listening to these books over and over.

About the authors:
Brian Andrews is a US Navy veteran, Park Leadership Fellow, and former submarine officer with a psychology degree from Vanderbilt and a masters in business from Cornell University. He is the author of three critically acclaimed high-tech thrillers: Reset, The Infiltration Game, and The Calypso Directive.

Jeffrey Wilson has worked as an actor, firefighter, paramedic, jet pilot, and diving instructor, as well as a vascular and trauma surgeon. He served in the US Navy for fourteen years and made multiple deployments as a combat surgeon with an East Coast–based SEAL Team. The author of three award-winning supernatural thrillers, The Traiteur’s Ring, The Donors, and Fade to Black, and the acclaimed faith-based thriller War Torn. He and his wife, Wendy, live in Southwest Florida with their four children.

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My Favorite Quotes

Vicious zealots made terrible generals. – Violence of Action @LexicalForge @JWilsonWarTorn @bAndrewsJWilson #Audiobook narrated by @Ray_Porter @BlackstoneAudio #TierOne #Military #SEALs #Thriller #Suspense #Action

I swear, Chunk, if we ever use these dumbass Marvel call signs again, I’m quitting the team, – Violence of Action @LexicalForge @JWilsonWarTorn @bAndrewsJWilson #Audiobook narrated by @Ray_Porter @BlackstoneAudio #TierOne #Military #SEALs #Thriller #Suspense #Action

Chunk couldn’t hear Baldwin’s reply, but from the satisfied expression on Watts’s face he imagined it was something to the effect of: Yes, I, too, am saddled with the burden of trying to collect and analyze intelligence in the company of Neanderthals . . . – Violence of Action @LexicalForge @JWilsonWarTorn @bAndrewsJWilson #Audiobook narrated by @Ray_Porter @BlackstoneAudio #TierOne #Military #SEALs #Thriller #Suspense #Action

They were a direct-action unit, not a security force or crime scene investigators. – Violence of Action @LexicalForge @JWilsonWarTorn @bAndrewsJWilson #Audiobook narrated by @Ray_Porter @BlackstoneAudio #TierOne #Military #SEALs #Thriller #Suspense #Action

A battle between lions only ends one way. Only one sniper would walk away from the duel alive. – Violence of Action @LexicalForge @JWilsonWarTorn @bAndrewsJWilson #Audiobook narrated by @Ray_Porter @BlackstoneAudio #TierOne #Military #SEALs #Thriller #Suspense #Action

As his foggy mind cleared and his senses returned, he heard a wheezy, rasping breath and the shuffling of feet. And in that dread-filled moment, he realized his mistake. – Violence of Action @LexicalForge @JWilsonWarTorn @bAndrewsJWilson #Audiobook narrated by @Ray_Porter @BlackstoneAudio #TierOne #Military #SEALs #Thriller #Suspense #Action

I want my passion and my purpose to be aligned. – Violence of Action @LexicalForge @JWilsonWarTorn @bAndrewsJWilson #Audiobook narrated by @Ray_Porter @BlackstoneAudio #TierOne #Military #SEALs #Thriller #Suspense #Action

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