About the Book
Waiting to be deployed on a critical mission, elite Marine Raider Matthew Redd stops to help a stranger and wakes up hours later to learn his team was wiped out in an ambush. Unable to remember anything, Redd can’t deny the possibility that he’s somehow responsible for the information leak that led to the massacre. He’s given a deal to avoid a charge of treason, but it means walking away from the Corps and the life he loved.
As he faces his loss, Matty gets a cryptic message from his adoptive father, J. B.: “Trouble’s come knocking. . . . Might need your help.” He points his truck home to rural Montana, only to discover that J. B. is dead and the explanation for his death is far from satisfying. Determined to dig up the truth, Redd uncovers a dark global conspiracy with his hometown at the center and no team at his back—except one he might find among past friends, old enemies, and new allies, if he can figure out who to trust.
In My Opinion
For fans of thrillers, the name Ryan Steck may be familiar as he has reviewed many books in this genre as The Real Book Spy. With his debut, Steck proves that all that reading has paid off. Fields of Fire kept me guessing what was happening throughout the book.
Matt Redd returns to Montana carrying a bit of disgrace only to learn the man who raised him is dead. But there is something suspicious about JB’s death, and Matt is determined to get to the bottom of what is going on. With billionaire neighbors who want his land, questionable do-gooders in the area, and no one to trust, he has his work cut out for him.
Steck has so many suspects in this one, at times it is hard to keep track of who is who, but there are some surprises thrown in and all of the action keeps the story moving at a good clip. And for those who aren’t fans of a lot of romance in books, this one is for you. Personally, I would have liked a little more development there, but romance is my preferred genre, so I’m biased there.
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