Trident’s First Gleaming: [#1] A Special Operations Group Thriller

Stephen Templin
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Former SEAL Chris Paladin becomes a pastor, but CIA spy Hannah needs him—along with an ultra-elite team to eliminate the most recent and deadly threat to the United States.

Praise for Steve's books: 
“As action packed as a Tom Clancy thriller…harrowing…adrenaline-laced.” 
—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times 

“Pulses with the grit of a Jerry Bruckheimer production…” 
—Stephen Lowman, The Washington Post 

Praise for Trident’s First Gleaming 
Another great novel reflecting our Spec Ops forces’ global capabilities. Written by a proven and insightful master storyteller.” 
—Howard E. Wasdin, SEAL Team Six Sniper and NYT Bestselling Author of SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper 

“Stephen Templin’s Trident’s First Gleaming is a muscular thrill ride that’s rich with detail and full of heart and energy. A stand out in the ranks of modern action-adventure thrillers, Trident’s First Gleaming is a blast.” 
—Mark Greaney, #1 NYT Bestselling Coauthor of Command Authority, by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney. 

“There are few authors who have as deep an understanding of the shadowy world of global special operations as Stephen Templin. And there are fewer still who can synthesize that knowledge into a thrilling narrative so deftly. In Trident’s First Gleaming, Stephen weaves a tale that reflects today’s complicated reality, where motives and allegiances are rarely black and white and there are no easy answers. Even more impressively, he manages to do this while still bringing plenty of visceral gunfights and car chases.” 
—Chris Martin, Bestselling Author of Beyond Neptune Spear and Shaping the World from the Shadows 

SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP series order 
Dead in Damascus [#0] 
Trident’s First Gleaming [#1] 
From Russia Without Love [#2] 
Autumn Assassin [#3] 
(More books at Steve’s website: StephenTemplin.com) 

NONFICTION 
Navy SEAL Training Class 144: My BUD/S Journal 
SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper 
I am a SEAL Team Six Warrior (Young Adult version of SEAL Team Six) 

KEYWORDS: Free, Men's, Women’s, Adventure, sea, travel, patriot,  assassin, DEVGRU, Navy, SEAL Team Six, sniper, mystery, crime, suspense, thriller, Iraq, war, CIA, military Middle East, Syria

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Howard E. Wasdin
The New York Times best selling book that takes you inside SEAL Team Six – the covert squad that killed Osama Bin Laden

SEAL Team Six is a secret unit tasked with counterterrorism, hostage rescue, and counterinsurgency. In this dramatic, behind-the-scenes chronicle, Howard Wasdin takes readers deep inside the world of Navy SEALS and Special Forces snipers, beginning with the grueling selection process of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S)—the toughest and longest military training in the world.

After graduating, Wasdin faced new challenges. First there was combat in Operation Desert Storm as a member of SEAL Team Two. Then the Green Course: the selection process to join the legendary SEAL Team Six, with a curriculum that included practiced land warfare to unarmed combat. More than learning how to pick a lock, they learned how to blow the door off its hinges. Finally as a member of SEAL Team Six he graduated from the most storied and challenging sniper program in the country: The Marine's Scout Sniper School. Eventually, of the 18 snipers in SEAL Team Six, Wasdin became the best—which meant one of the best snipers on the planet.

Less than half a year after sniper school, he was fighting for his life. The mission: capture or kill Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. From rooftops, helicopters and alleys, Wasdin hunted Aidid and killed his men whenever possible. But everything went quickly to hell when his small band of soldiers found themselves fighting for their lives, cut off from help, and desperately trying to rescue downed comrades during a routine mission. The Battle of Mogadishu, as it become known, left 18 American soldiers dead and 73 wounded. Howard Wasdin had both of his legs nearly blown off while engaging the enemy. His dramatic combat tales combined with inside details of becoming one of the world's deadliest snipers make this one of the most explosive military memoirs in years.

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Publisher
Stephen Templin
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Published on
Oct 19, 2015
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Pages
486
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ISBN
9781500538637
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Sea Stories
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Espionage
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Military
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Fiction / War & Military
Foreign Language Study / English as a Second Language
History / Military / Special Forces
Literary Collections / General
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