Steve Stone, is the pen name of a best selling fiction and non-fiction military author.
His no fuss, fast paced, writing style has helped several of his books become unexpected best sellers. His first book, a fact based fiction title 'Afghan Heat' became an unexpected hit. Still, hitting the number one military spot in the iBookstore. From WWI, WWII, Special Forces, aviation and the war on ISIS. Steve has a book for any military fan.
The Cold War drove military innovation and none more than the need to spy on Soviet Bloc countries in the 1950s. The best way to spy other than tap phones and have agents on the ground was from the air. For this several cutting edge aircraft were designed and built by the legendary Kelly Johnson and Lockheed Skunk works – which pushed the boundaries of technology.
The SAS ‘Who Dares Wins’ was born under the leadership of David Stirling in the Libyan desert in July 1941 often called the ‘Originals.’ Other legends such as Jock Lewes and Paddy Maine were pivotal in the early success of the SAS. The SAS’s first raid, ended without a single hit on the enemy, along with 34 men dead, injured or missing; only 21 returned to base.
The Harrier has a unique place in aviation history as the most successful VTOL aircraft to date. Born from the need during the Cold War for an aircraft that could operate even if airfields had been destroyed. The Harrier has become yet another British aviation icon alongside the Spitfire and Concord.
Black Ops has 32 heart pounding individual action stories from around the world. Demonstrating the bravery and courage of these highly trained individuals. Follow these modern day heroes into some intense battles. With stories from the U.S. Navy SEALs, Delta Force, SAS, SBS, GSG9, Spetnaz and many more, in this unique compilation.
This fast-paced, high-octane story blends action in the air with action on the ground as the A-10 acts as a guardian angel to beleaguered allied forces fighting hard in the 'Stan'. Fighting a War against a battle hardened enemy in a hostile climate.
Following on from the bestseller ISIS Dawn, ISIS Dusk tells the final story of how the SAS, SBS, Delta and other special forces have been involved in the final push to help rid Iraq of Islamic State. It has been a fierce and bitter battle against a tenacious enemy who have used tactics and doctrine not too dissimilar to the Taliban and al- Qaeda.
Landser was the name used for the lower ranks of the German Army. Often overlooked by the more glamorous Lutfwaffe or Kreigsmarine, or even be at the cutting edge technology wise. But, the German infantry played a huge part in the success of Germany in the opening and later battles. They provided the strength and staying power for the German war machine.
One main track had snapped and three road wheels had been blown apart. From a distance the Tiger still looked every bit as menacing as it had always been, this tank though had seen its fair share of battle and had the scars on its armour to prove it.
The crew of the Tiger was huddled together dead in their steel tomb. After a successful campaign the tank lay lifeless in a field on fire.
From the densely packed warren of walled compounds that doubled neatly as enemy bunkers, lush orchards, and high up in the rugged mountainous border area between Afghanistan and Pakistan. U.S. Navy SEALs have fought some deadly battles paying the ultimate sacrifice. Locked in bloody combat with a fierce and battle hardened enemy in a dangerous and harsh environment.
Delta Force has earned itself a near mythical status since its inception. Delta or the ‘Unit’ as it is also known, has been at the heart of a vast, if hidden, global war waged by America's special operation forces. They are part of dismantling, in what U.S. General David Petraeus, the former NATO commander, has described as “an industrial-strength insurgency”.
Delta Force Scud Boulevard follows a Delta team deep behind Iraqi enemy lines during the first Gulf War on a mission every bit as eventful as the famed SAS Bravo Two Zero patrol. One squadron from Delta arrived in Saudi Arabia in early February 1991 as part of the Joint Special Operations Task Force.
Making use of the latest technology such as drones and quad bikes, blended with Special Forces traditional skills to continue the fight against extremism and rescue a beleaguered local populace. As part of Task Force coalition special forces take on a dangerous adversary. U.S and UK Special Forces have fought some of their bloodiest battles since Vietnam on the streets of Ramadi and Fallujah.
The First World War brought a new kind of horror for man to endure. Not only the constant threat of bullets, bombs and gas, but also living conditions that were so bad, if we had been animals today, the British Army would have been in trouble for animal cruelty. I was one of the lucky ones to survive the trenches when millions did not make it back home, from all sides.
Frontline offers an insight into the life of just one soldier out of the many thousands in the British Infantry deployed to Afghanistan. These modern day heroes risk their lives on a daily basis to help bring peace to a troubled country.
Some of these soldiers are fresh out of school, or college, and within a few months find themselves in a war zone fighting for their lives.
Flying at 120 knots with the unique roar from its aerodynamic rotors and twin turbines the AH64 Apache is the world's most fearsome attack helicopter its pilots refer to it as 'Riding the Dragon'. The Taliban would more often than not flee rather than suffer its 30mm cannon, 2.75 rockets or Hellfire missiles.
Afghan Heat is a fast paced story of an SAS operative on operations in Afghanistan, from SAS selection through to a tour on the battlefields of Afghanistan. The book follows individual operations where special forces, aircraft, and the latest surveillance technology are fused together - in order to capture key figures or simply take out an enemy stronghold.