When it comes to really good, under-the-radar thriller writers, Ward Larsen is at the top of the list of the genre’s most underrated talents.
Already, Larsen has created and developed two characters–Jammer Davis and David Slaton–each starring in their own series. Slaton especially has become a fan-favorite. Introduced in The Perfect Assassin (2006), the dangerously lethal Israeli assassin has appeared in three novels to date–with the fourth, Assassin’s Code, set to come out on August 22, 2017.
With his David Slaton series taking on more readers with each new book, Larsen is expanding his publishing schedule next year to include the fifth Slaton book, plus a new thriller called Cutting Edge that kicks off a new series about a Coast Guard rescue swimmer named Trey DeBolt.
Written in the same vein as Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Identity, Larsen’s Cutting Edge features a plot centered around DeBolt, whose helicopter goes down during a tragic rescue mission in Alaska–only to wake up days later in a cabin in Maine.
Trey DeBolt is a young man at the crest of life. His role as a Coast Guard rescue swimmer in Alaska offers him a rewarding job and limitless adventure. Then a tragic accident alters his life: during a harrowing rescue, his helicopter goes down.Severely injured, DeBolt awakens in a seaside cabin in Maine, thousands of miles from where the accident occurred. His nurse lets slip that he has been officially declared dead. Back in Alaska, however, Coast Guard investigator Shannon Lund uncovers evidence that DeBolt might still be alive, and her search to find him quickly becomes personal.The nurse who has been treating DeBolt is brutally killed by military-trained assassins, while a bizarre vision guides DeBolt to safety. Other images appear, impossible revelations that are unfailingly accurate. As he runs for his life, DeBolt discovers he has been drawn into an ultra-secret government project.