Dan Santos


Beginning my professional life as a US Army infantry officer, I recently retired as a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service at the US Department of State. I served our country in times of peace and war armed with esoteric military and diplomatic skills and speaking several foreign languages. Throughout my career the government deployed me on permanent or temporary duty to 32 foreign countries.

I hold a Bachelor’s degree on Politics and Public Affairs from the University of Miami at Coral Gables; a Master of Science in Management from Florida International University at Miami; and, a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.

Living near the tranquil source of the picturesque Rock Creek in the unincorporated area of Maryland’s Montgomery County, its surrounding wilderness inspired the Insurrection Series. I published "Appalachian Command" in July 2013, "Mile-High Blood" in December 2014 and Tiger Legion in April 2017. Currently, I'm working on my next book "Letters from Blitz."

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"Insurrection: Mile-High Blood"
President Joe Baker is kidnapped by the Chinese forces occupying the American West Coast. Kate leads the protective detail from the Israeli Caracal Battalion. Jude fights elite Chinese Marines kidnappers around Colorado. His mission: get back the President! Jude hears Kate may have been kidnapped or killed. His heart rejects the thought that another woman could replace Angie; but the fiery redhead disturbs his consciousness. Greco's Provos kill someone really important to Jude.

"Insurrection: Appalachian Command"
Terrorists kill most of the government. The surviving Chief of Naval Operations becomes America's first dictator. China invades the West Coast. Sleeper terrorist cells form the Army of God to continue America’s destruction. Americans rebel to fight the dictator and his allies. A former US Army Ranger whose wife and unborn son perished in the terrorist attack turns into a skilled killing machine. Could a beautiful freedom fighter replace Angie?

Insurrection: Tiger Legion
The book trailer for the latest episode of the Insurrection Series, the tale of America's struggle against our first dictator and the love story of two freedom fighters.


Insurrection: Tiger Legion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,800. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The third episode of the Insurrection Series. Jude and Kate try to rescue the newly elected President from the foreign forces occupying the West Coast. The Appalachian Command continues the fight on the East Coast helped by the Israelis and the Kosovars. Actionable intelligence pinpoints the hideout of the terrorist mastermind who tried to destroy America.
Insurrection: Mile-High Blood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,780. Language: American English. Published: March 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The Rebel National Headquarters has chosen a temporary civilian President from a prominent Texas family. Kate is assigned to protect him with a detail from the ferocious Israeli Caracal Battalion; but Interim President Joe Baker is kidnapped by the Chinese forces occupying the American West Coast. Jude and Kate to the rescue!
Insurrection: Appalachian Command
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,020. Language: American English. Published: July 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
The Dystopian account of America's first dictator and its Second Civil War.

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