“A true thriller expect and an exciting new voice in the genre.” — Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Rising Tiger
If you’ve followed me here at The Real Book Spy for a while, then you probably already know that earlier this year, I took a quick break from covering thrillers to release my own. Fields of Fire stars former Marine Raider Matthew Redd as he returns to his hometown in Montan for the first time in a decade to investigate the death of his father . . . only to accidentally uncover a global conspiracy that only he can stop.
Writing Fields of Fire was something I’ve always wanted to do, and I’m proud to say that the follow-up, Lethal Range, will hit bookstores next August. But that’s not all—in the next week or so I’ll have another announcement to make, and while I can’t spill all the details just yet, the bottom line is that there will be a lot more adventures with Matthew Redd in the very near future.
“You know Ryan Steck as the Real Book Spy. Now, get to know him as the author of Fields of Fire, his debut thriller featuring Marine Raider Matthew Redd in a battle that will leave you speechless and begging for more. Lock and load!” — Jack Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of In The Blood.
Fields of Fire has only been out close to four months now, but I have been overwhelmed by the support from readers, many of whom have left reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. And now, I’m excited to share that both Amazon and Barnes & Noble are currently offering half-off sales for Fields of Fire. So, whether you want the hardcover, the eBook, or the audiobook, you can get it right now for 50% of the regular price. I have no control over discounts, sales, or how long they’ll last, so get it while you can! Amazon could end their promotional price anytime, but it looks like Barnes & Noble will continue their sale—which is good online or in any of their bookstores—through the month. That’s only a few more days, but there’s still plenty of time to save big on my debut book. And I’d be honored if you’d consider checking it out.
Here’s a little bit about the plot.
You know Ryan Steck as the Real Book Spy. Now, get to know him as the author of Fields of Fire, his debut thriller featuring Marine Raider Matthew Redd in a battle that will leave you speechless and begging for more. Lock and load!” ―Jack Carr, Navy SEAL Sniper and #1 New York Times bestselling author of In The Blood
Waiting to be deployed on a critical mission, elite Marine Raider Matthew Redd stops to help a stranger and wakes up hours later to learn his team was wiped out in an ambush. Unable to remember anything, Redd can’t deny the possibility that he’s somehow responsible for the information leak that led to the massacre. He’s given a deal to avoid a charge of treason, but it means walking away from the Corps and the life he loved.
As he faces his loss, Matty gets a cryptic message from his adoptive father, J. B.: “Trouble’s come knocking. . . . Might need your help.” He points his truck home to rural Montana, only to discover that J. B. is dead and the explanation for his death is far from satisfying. Determined to dig up the truth, Redd uncovers a dark global conspiracy with his hometown at the center and no team at his back―except one he might find among past friends, old enemies, and new allies, if he can figure out who to trust.
“Ryan Steck’s FIELDS OF FIRE busts out of the chute with non-stop action and it never lets up until the final page. A magnificent debut with a terrific sense of place in Big Sky country and a hero to root for in Matthew Redd.” — C.J. Box, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Shadows Reel
“The stakes—and tension—don’t stop building until they explode into a denouement readers will never forget. The debut thriller of the year.” — Kyle Mills, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Enemy at the Gates
“The Real Book Spy becomes the real spy. Action! Suspense! And the introduction of former Marine Raider Matthew Redd, a formidable new hero who doesn’t like being told no. Ryan Steck’s FIELDS OF FIRE kicks off an exciting new series. Check it out.” — Brad Meltzer, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Escape Artist
“Ryan Steck hits it out of the park with his debut, Fields of Fire. Part military thriller, part spy novel, part good old-fashioned western, Matthew Redd has cemented himself as the go-to man in a bad situation. It starts off with a literal bang and never lets up, with an ending that will leave readers scrambling for more.” — Brad Taylor, New York Times bestselling author of End of Days
“Ryan Steck’s Fields of Fire breathes fresh life into the thriller genre with his hero Matty Redd, a hard man forced to fight for those he loves in the harsh wilderness of Montana. A compelling premise strongly executed, Fans of C.J. Box and Vince Flynn will anxiously await the follow-up to Fields of Fire.” — Mark Greaney#1 New York Times bestselling author of Sierra Six
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 is building a growing community on Twitch. His debut thriller, FIELDS OF FIRE, which #1 New York Times bestselling author Jack Carr says “will leave you speechless and begging for more,” is now available. For more information, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook. And to take part in free, exclusive BOOK CLUBS each month, join The Real Book Spy on Discord.