Cover Reveal: Sean Parnell’s ‘One True Patriot’

On September 1st, Eric Steele returns to action in One True Patriot, the latest hard-hitting thriller from New York Times bestselling author Sean Parnell. 

Steele, the lead operator of the Alpha Program, a covert team of battle-tested soldiers who, thanks to their supreme set of skills, offer the president a much-needed third option when both diplomacy fails and military action isn’t deemed appropriate.

First introduced in Man of War, Parnell’s blistering debut (previously, he authored Outlaw Platoon, a stunning nonfiction account of his time as part of the U.S. Army’s legendary 10th Mountain Division and their heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan), Eric Steele quickly became one of the genre’s premier action heroes. Last year, Steel starred in All Out War, which saw him take on a dangerous terrorist named Zakayev.

Now, this time around, Steele once again has his work cut out for him he sets out to avenge the death of a fellow Alpha who is brutally murdered in Paris. 

Check out the official plot details below:


OneTruePatriot_HCSpecial operative Eric Steele must stop a foreign assassin targeting top-tier US military personnel and derail a diabolical plot to undermine America’s safety in the third electrifying military thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of All Out War.

When Eric Steele gets a call that a fellow Alpha is in serious trouble, he rushes to Paris. But it’s too late—Ron Raines, Alpha Six, is dead, the victim of a brutal stabbing. While on leave in the City of Light, Raines had met an attractive art historian who lured him to his death. Before she vanished, the mysterious woman left a warning for anyone from the Alpha Program who might follow her.

One of the best and most effective warriors in the U.S. military’s top-secret Program, Steele has been trained to take on lethal enemies, and no threat will deter him from avenging a fallen brother. But the killer won’t be easy to find. The search takes Steele across Europe, from Paris to a top-secret Russian prison to Syria, and finally back home to the streets of Washington, DC. 

No one is safe while the killer is on the loose, and the danger is heightened when Steele discovers intel that killing Alphas is just the beginning of a larger, more nefarious plot. The real target is much, much bigger—and it’s up to Steele to prevent catastrophe before he becomes the next elite warrior to fall. 



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.

Currently, Parnell is running for congress as a Republican candidate for the 17th Congressional District of Pennsylvania against Democrat Conor Lamb. You can see more about his campaign, or donate to the cause, here.

While One True Patriot won’t hit bookstores until this fall, fans can now pre-order the next Eric Steele thriller wherever books are sold. 



Praised as “One of the hardest working, most thoughtful, and fairest reviewers out there” by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Ryan Steck 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.

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