Former Ret. Army Infantry Capt. turned New York Times bestselling author of Outlaw Platoon, a nonfiction account of his time in the military, Sean Parnell is gearing up to release his second novel, All Out War, which officially hits U.S. bookstores on September 3, 2019.
To make the announcement, Parnell went on Fox and Friends this morning, where he told the hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, and Brian Kilmeade “This book deals with Russia and Israel, and the complex, contemporary operating environment in the Middle East—and it has an action hero that really just encapsulates the best in the American spirit and all the heroism I saw from the troops on the battlefield crammed into one guy.”
See a video clip the announcement below.
That “guy,” of course, is Eric Steele, the protagionist of Parnell’s series, which kicked off with last year’s critically acclaimed first thriller Man of War, which #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor (Backlash, 2019, etc.) called “An exciting, action-packed debut . . . bristling with intrigue, deceit, power, and treason.”
Check out the official plot details and cover art below.
“Eric Steele and author Sean Parnell are the real deal.”— Lee Child
Special operative Eric Steele, introduced in Man of War, is on the hunt for a formidable Russian terrorist in this high-intensity tale of international intrigue from the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Outlaw Platoon.
Badly injured while stopping a rogue agent from obtaining weapons of mass destruction, elite warrior Eric Steele is drawn back into service before he’s ready when unknown assailants break into his home near Pittsburgh, injuring his mother and stealing his father’s pistol.
An Alpha—an elite soldier under the direct command of the president of the United States—Steele is hell-bent on finding the attackers and bringing them to justice. While tracking his foe, Steele discovers he’s become entangled in a far more sinister plan that’s already been set in motion.
A terrorist named Zakayev, once locked away in a maximum-security prison in Russia, has escaped and joined forces with Hassan Sitta, a man who’s shown his prowess and ingenuity with a spectacular bomb planted somewhere in the Middle East that hasn’t been ignited—and no one can find. But that is only the beginning of a horrifying plan that, if it succeeds, will shatter international alliances and bring the world to the brink of war.
Now, the hunted must turn the tables on the hunter—Steele must find a way to stay alive and stop Zakayev before innocent lives are lost.”
Sean Parnell is a former U.S. Army airborne ranger who served in the legendary 10th Mountain Division for six years, retiring as a captain. He received two Bronze Stars (one for valor) and the Purple Heart. He is a passionate supporter of America’s military and is currently serving as an ambassador for the Boot Campaign, a national veteran’s charity. He lives with his three children in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Praised as “one of today’s finest book reviewers” by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, Ryan Steck (“The Godfather of the thriller genre” — Ben Coes) has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). Steck also works full-time as a freelance editor and pens a monthly thriller column for CrimeReads. For more information, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.