Stephen England

Biography

Stephen England is the author of the bestselling Shadow Warriors thrillers, including Amazon's #1 Bestselling Political Thriller, Pandora's Grave, and its long-awaited sequel, Day of Reckoning--a novel hailed as "the perfect spy thriller for our time--chaotic, cynical, with only a few good men keeping the barbarians from the gate."

Drawing upon nearly a decade of research into the nature of Islam, the Middle East, espionage and counterterrorism operations, England's work has drawn praise for breathing new life into the genre with the hard-edged, unsparing realism of his portrayal of the war on terror, the people who wage it, and the moral and psychological costs exacted of those who take the war to the enemy where he lives. "Soldiers without uniforms. Fighting a war without end. Shadow warriors. . ."

The novella LODESTONE, and short stories NIGHTSHADE and TALISMAN round out the Shadow Warriors series, and England's work also includes the stand-alone historical adventure novel, Sword of Neamha.

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NIGHTSHADE: A Shadow Warriors Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 7,670. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2015. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
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CIA paramilitary operations officer Harry Nichols had brought his team to Ciudad del Este for a single purpose: eliminating Jean-Claude Manet, aka Ramzi bin Abdullah, the former head of al-Qaeda operations in Europe. It was supposed to be simple. But there's nothing simple about killing a man.

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Smashwords book reviews by Stephen England

  • Dreams Unleashed, Book 1 of The Prophecies Dystopian Trilogy on Nov. 18, 2011

    Dreams Unleashed is one of those rare books that seem to defy easy categorization, yet manage to enchant, nonetheless. Written in the first-person, Dreams is told through the eyes of Ann Torgeson, a former member of the CIA's Project Stargate--the Agency's research into remote viewing and psychic prediction of threats against the nation. Fast-forward to the year 2015 and Torgeson is a member of an underground organization, fighting against the totalitarian government she once served. To the government, she is nothing more than a weapon--a weapon they want back, very badly. Dreams is an unusual, but well-written, mix of dystopian espionage and metaphysical science fiction. In some ways, the metaphysical elements reminded me of Frank Herbert's Dune books. It's possible that some of the secondary characters could have used a little extra development, but that's a common weakness of the first-person point of view and it does not detract from one's enjoyment of the story. Reading through Dreams Unleashed, it is most important to remember that it is the first novel in a trilogy, and like all trilogies, most of the first book is spent setting the stage for the events to follow. I've already downloaded the sequel and am buckling in for the ride. Heartily recommended for any fan of the genre.
  • Dreams Unleashed, Book 1 of The Prophecies Dystopian Trilogy on Nov. 28, 2011

    Dreams Unleashed is one of those rare books that seem to defy easy categorization, yet manage to enchant, nonetheless. Written in the first-person, Dreams is told through the eyes of Ann Torgeson, a former member of the CIA's Project Stargate--the Agency's research into remote viewing and psychic prediction of threats against the nation. Fast-forward to the year 2015 and Torgeson is a member of an underground organization, fighting against the totalitarian government she once served. To the government, she is nothing more than a weapon--a weapon they want back, very badly. Dreams is an unusual, but well-written, mix of dystopian espionage and metaphysical science fiction. In some ways, the metaphysical elements reminded me of Frank Herbert's Dune books. It's possible that some of the secondary characters could have used a little extra development, but that's a common weakness of the first-person point of view and it does not detract from one's enjoyment of the story. Reading through Dreams Unleashed, it is most important to remember that it is the first novel in a trilogy, and like all trilogies, most of the first book is spent setting the stage for the events to follow. I've already downloaded the sequel and am buckling in for the ride. Heartily recommended for any fan of the genre.