C. G. Cooper

Biography

C. G. "Carlos" Cooper grew up in a Navy family and spent his younger years on military bases around the world. After college he served as a grunt in the Marine Corps. He currently resides outside Nashville, TN and is the author of the Corps Justice novels, The Chronicles of Benjamin Dragon and is founder of The Mentor Code.

Questions with the author:

Q: Why did you start writing the Corps Justice novels?
A: I wanted to give back. More importantly, I wanted to write books that my Marines would read. I think that most Marines want a book that's engaging, has solid patriotic characters and the story moves along quickly. Writing about Cal and his buddies lets me give back to Marines in a fun way. It's amazing how many readers relate to the cast.

Q: What do you say to critics who think your characters portray an overly optimistic view of the world?
A: I think we need that right now. I don't want to write "downer" novels. I think my readers agree with me. The emails I get express excitement over the hero and the sense of patriotism. That's not going to change.

Q: Is there a theme you try to weave throughout the Corps Justice series?
A: I'd say there are a couple things. 1) take care of your comrades, 2) believe in something bigger than yourself, and 3) Semper Fidelis

Q: Why did you write short stories?
A: A lot of readers have expressed an interest in getting more details about certain characters or story lines that are only briefly mentioned in my novels. The short stories fill in the gaps for those so inclined.

Q: How long with Cal and his warriors be around?
A: For as long as the readers want them...

Where to find C. G. Cooper online


Where to buy in print


Books

Prime Asset - Episode 3
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Price: Free! Words: 16,310. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
An old enemy resurfaces… An employee kidnapped… A new weapon created… Cal Stokes’s good friend, Neil Patel, has disappeared. Following the trail to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Stokes and his men must find the culprit and rescue their colleague before it’s too late. The only problem is that the enemy lies in wait, hoping for a final showdown.
Prime Asset - Episode 2
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Price: Free! Words: 15,910. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
An old enemy resurfaces… An employee kidnapped… A new weapon created… Cal Stokes’s good friend, Neil Patel, has disappeared. Following the trail to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Stokes and his men must find the culprit and rescue their colleague before it’s too late. The only problem is that the enemy lies in wait, hoping for a final showdown.
Council of Patriots - Episode 5
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Price: Free! Words: 13,650. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
A beautiful woman butchered… A Congressman blackmailed… A secret cabal of Japanese imperialists… A small group of retired politicians form to protect America. The Council of Patriots is born. Former Marine Cal Stokes, and his team at SSI, head to Las Vegas, to uncover an invisible enemy that threatens to infiltrate the Democratic National Convention. What is their endgame?
Council of Patriots - Episode 4
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Price: Free! Words: 10,500. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
A beautiful woman butchered… A Congressman blackmailed… A secret cabal of Japanese imperialists… A small group of retired politicians form to protect America. The Council of Patriots is born. Former Marine Cal Stokes, and his team at SSI, head to Las Vegas, to uncover an invisible enemy that threatens to infiltrate the Democratic National Convention. What is their endgame?
Council of Patriots - Episode 3
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Price: Free! Words: 13,370. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A beautiful woman butchered… A Congressman blackmailed… A secret cabal of Japanese imperialists… A small group of retired politicians form to protect America. The Council of Patriots is born. Former Marine Cal Stokes, and his team at SSI, head to Las Vegas, to uncover an invisible enemy that threatens to infiltrate the Democratic National Convention. What is their endgame?
Council of Patriots - Episode 2
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Price: Free! Words: 10,610. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
A beautiful woman butchered… A Congressman blackmailed… A secret cabal of Japanese imperialists… A small group of retired politicians form to protect America. The Council of Patriots is born. Former Marine Cal Stokes, and his team at SSI, head to Las Vegas, to uncover an invisible enemy that threatens to infiltrate the Democratic National Convention. What is their endgame, and more importantly...
Corps Justice Boxed Set: Books 1-3: Back to War, Council of Patriots, Prime Asset
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Price: Free! Words: 165,470. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
This is a box set that contains Books 1-3 of the Corps Justice Series: "Back to War", "Council of Patriots", and "Prime Asset"
Benjamin Dragon - Awakening
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Price: Free! Words: 43,080. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
A bully thrown without a touch... A girl saved from certain death... A boy finds his gift... Benjamin is smart, really smart. Without asking Benjamin, his parents move to a new town and put him two grades ahead of where he should be. Now a full head shorter than other kids in his new school, Benjamin is a perfect target for bullies. Is he destined to be an outcast once again?
Prime Asset - Episode 1
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Price: Free! Words: 17,350. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
An old enemy resurfaces… An employee kidnapped… A new weapon created… Cal Stokes’s good friend, Neil Patel, has disappeared. Following the trail to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Stokes and his men must find the culprit and rescue their colleague before it’s too late. The only problem is that the enemy lies in wait, hoping for a final showdown. With an outside group of aggressors making a play for...
I Am A Writer
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Price: Free! Words: 9,500. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 1 review)
Have you ever wanted to be a writer? Sherri always wanted to be a writer. The problem is, every one she knows tells her it can't be done. Instead she slogs to work every day, ignoring her dream. One day, at her favorite coffee shop, she meets Daniel. He'll soon teach her how to become the author she's always dreamed of being.
Prime Asset (The Complete Novel)
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Price: Free! Words: 49,170. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
An old enemy resurfaces… An employee kidnapped… A new weapon created… Cal Stokes’s good friend, Neil Patel, has disappeared. Following the trail to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Stokes and his men must find the culprit and rescue their colleague before it’s too late. The only problem is that the enemy lies in wait, hoping for a final showdown.
Back To War
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Price: Free! Words: 58,910. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
In a bloody gang initiation gone wrong, Former Marine Staff Sergeant Cal Stokes simultaneously loses his fiancé and is thrust into America's unforgiving criminal underbelly. Never one to back down, the Navy Cross winner is forced to use the skills honed in the Marines along with the assets of his deceased father's company, Stokes Security International (SSI), to track down his enemy and...
Council of Patriots - Episode 1
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Price: Free! Words: 10,610. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
A beautiful woman butchered… A Congressman blackmailed… A secret cabal of Japanese imperialists… A small group of retired politicians form to protect America. The Council of Patriots is born. Former Marine Cal Stokes, and his team at SSI, head to Las Vegas, to uncover an invisible enemy that threatens to infiltrate the Democratic National Convention. What is their endgame...
Council of Patriots
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Price: Free! Words: 58,040. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A beautiful woman butchered… A Congressman blackmailed… A secret cabal of Japanese imperialists… A small group of retired politicians form to protect America. The Council of Patriots is born. Former Marine Cal Stokes, and his team at SSI, head to Las Vegas, to uncover an invisible enemy that threatens to infiltrate the Democratic National Convention. What is their endgame...
Running
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Price: Free! Words: 6,330. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A mysterious phone call... A rebellious recruit... A nation at war... A simple phone call starts a chain of events that will probably spell the end of Recruit Calvin Stokes's time at Parris Island. Will they find out his secret in time, or will his pain and rebelliousness push him over the edge? "Running" is a short story detailing Calvin Stokes's time at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island
God-Speed (A Corps Justice Short)
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Price: Free! Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
September 11, 2001 --- Colonel and Mrs. Calvin Stokes, USMC (Retired), board American Airlines Flight 77 departing Washington Dulles International to fly to Los Angeles. They've just left their son Cal after a short visit in Charlottesville, VA, where he is attending the University of Virginia. A loving family, none of the three are prepared for the events that will soon unfold.

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