I've always been an action-adventure guy. Normal, well-adjusted people may have grown too mature for movies like Star Wars or The Road Warrior; or fictional heroes like Conan, Tarzan or Mack Bolan. Well, that stuff left a permanent mark on me.
So much for being normal and well-adjusted!
My own real-life adventure began as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, at 18 years old. OK, maybe it wasn't such a great adventure, but I'm proud to have served my country, and in an elite unit with such battlefield distinctions. My military escapades eventually led me through experiences in other corners of the US Army, as well as the USMC and Naval Reserve. My travels in life have taken me to the Caribbean; Central America; the Middle East; Alaska; Hawaii and all over the USA. I've traveled on trains, planes, automobiles, helicopters and ocean-going vessels. I've been trained in the use of rifles; bayonets; hand grenades; automatic rifles; machineguns; grenade launchers; anti-tank rockets and missiles. I even got to play with artillery and tanks. I also had plenty of opportunity to observe the behavior of my fellow human beings at their best and worst.
My debut novel, Hell and Gone, is a deliberate throwback to commando tales of yesteryear like The Dirty Dozen. While working on my next novel (the sequel, Tier Zero--a deliberate throwback to the golden age of men's adventure), I released some shorter tales...pulp fiction, you could call it...in other genres that tickle my fancy.
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VideosHell & Gone
Black Hawk Down Meets the Expendables! SpecOps (Special Operations) heroes answer one more call of duty, this time just south of Egypt, as the world unknowingly teeters on the brink of WWIII. This dirty dozen volunteer for a suicide mission in the midst of Sudan's civil war to steal a black market WMD (weapon of mass destruction) away from a Muslim brotherhood hell-bent on bringing nuclear jihad to the infidels. Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war!
Nobody writes fiction like Hank Brown...one hell of an adventure writer.
- Jim Morris (author of War Story, The Devil's Secret Name, Above and Beyond)
Thus Spake the Bard
Allan of Barnsdale pledges loyalty to a doomed knight in exchange for inspiration to craft his tale of King Arthur...never imagining they are en route to an ambush by outlaws in Sherwood Forest.
Barbarian Nation: The Delayed Blitz(Krieg)
Mechanic, armchair engineer and hot-dog pilot Rebble Rauser and his fellow citizens of the "Barbarian Nation" have their hands full protecting their sovereignty with blazing wing guns when an old rival of Rebble's makes a surprise visit during a war in a chaotic American future.
Pick Garver returns to his hometown after the Civil War a hero to some, a turncoat to most, and less likely to be with his true love than when he left.
Hell and Gone
When a bloodthirsty jihadist is given a nuclear weapon and a chance to forever alienate Israel from American support, all hope rides on thirteen expendable SpecOps veterans almost as insane as the suicidal plan they're given to stop him.
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