OUT FOR BLOOD: The Next Matthew Redd Thriller from The Real Book Spy’s Ryan Steck Announced

On June 4th, 2024, Matthew Redd returns for his most dangerous adventure yet when Out for Blood, the latest thriller from Ryan Steck, aka The Real Book Spy, officially hits bookstores.

Those who’ve been following me on The Real Book Spy for the last few years are already well aware that I launched a new series in 2022 with my debut novel, Fields of Fire. Billed as the type of thriller that reads like “C.J. Box meets Vince Flynn” and “breathes fresh life into the thriller genre (#1 New York Times bestselling author Mark Greaney), Fields of Fire introduces readers to former Marine Raider Matthew Redd, who returns home to Montana for the first time in a decade to investigate the death of his father, a cattle rancher who was killed as part of a global conspiracy . . . one that only Redd can stop.

Then, earlier this year, Lethal Range came out and continued Redd’s story, only this time, he’s forced to deal with the fallout from the events in Fields, as enemies—both old and new—surround him and his family, forcing Redd to fight in order to protect those he loves most. Lethal Range—currently available in hardcover, trade paperback, ebook, and audiobook—has earned rave endorsements from some of the biggest names in fiction. In total, the Matthew Redd series has been endorsed by major bestselling authors C.J. Box, Jack Carr, Ted Bell, Nelson DeMille, Don Winslow, T.J. Newman, James Rollins, Mark Greaney, Brad Taylor, Gregg Hurwitz, Steve Berry, Kyle Mills, and more.

Now, everything is about to change. I am so excited to announce my next novel, Out for Blood, which completely flips this series (and its hero) on its head.

In the past, Matthew Redd has always defied the odds and found a way to beat whatever challenge or challenger stood in his way. But now, a secret organization comprised of the wealthiest and most influential people in the world is after him. Redd is one of several people who know their true identities and can link them to past crimes, making him their greatest threat to being exposed and held accountable. They’ve come for him before, but never quite like this. Everything that went down in Lethal Range turned things personal, and this time, that powerful cabal is out for blood and sends a small army to Montana with one objective—to kill Matthew Redd and silence him for good.

Out for Blood reaffirms Ryan Steck’s prowess in the thriller genre,” says #1 New York Times bestselling author Jack Carr, whose blurb can be seen on the cover below and in the product description below.


“Set in Montana’s breathtaking Big Sky Country and packed with intense, hard-hitting action, Out for Blood reaffirms Ryan Steck’s prowess in the thriller genre, demonstrating once again why his character, former Marine Raider Matthew Redd, is a force to be reckoned with. If you’re looking for action, this one’s coming in hot!” ― Jack Carr, former Navy SEAL Sniper and #1 New York Times bestselling author of the James Reece Terminal List series

From the Real Book Spy, Ryan Steck, comes another riveting thriller full of “gutsy action and nonstop mayhem” (James Rollins) in the series that New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille describes as “intense, brutal, and faster on the draw than a gunslinger.”

Winters in Montana can be deadly, but it wasn’t the cold that was killing Matthew Redd . . .

Gavin Kline, executive assistant director of the FBI’s Intelligence Directorate, is escorting a high-value prisoner with the intel to bring down a global conspiracy when their plane comes under attack. In the aftermath, much of Kline’s team is dead, but he recovers a phone from a member of the hit team that reveals another attack is imminent. This time they’re going after the man who was instrumental in capturing the prisoner and foiling their plans: Matthew Redd.

When Redd learns he’s in the crosshairs, he sends his family into hiding and heads for the mountains. He might be outnumbered, but the hit team will have to hunt him down on his own turf. With a snowstorm bearing down on Montana and no help in sight, Redd fights for survival in the harshest conditions. But when they take the fight to his hometown, he’ll need all his allies at his back to save what he holds most dear.

A page-turning thriller set in the heart of Montana, Ryan Steck’s third action-packed Matthew Redd novel is perfect for fans of the hit show Yellowstone and readers of C. J. Box and Jack Carr.



I’ll warn you now . . . not everyone makes it out of this one alive.

When I sat down to write Out for Blood, my goal was to deliver an epic conclusion to the three-book arc that I started with Fields of Fire. I really went for it with this one, so expect plenty of action and surprises as Redd and Emily find themselves being tested like never before.  Not only is it my biggest book to date, but I’m thrilled to announce that everyone who pre-orders the hardcover edition (available on Amazon and anywhere else books are sold, etc.) will receive a *signed* copy (that’s right, I’m signing every hardcover) that also includes a free bonus novella. We’ll have more details in the coming months, so check for more updates soon.

Also, if you’ve read Fields of Fire and Lethal Range, I have a prequel novella coming out on November 7th called Redd Christmas. That story takes readers back in time to show how Redd, a young Marine, becomes the hardened operator we meet in Fields of Fire. Coming in at about a third of the length of a full novel, Redd Christmas is a raw, real, and honest look at what our servicemen go through on the battlefield, and it certainly sheds light on why Redd is the way that he is in the later books. But the best part is that everyone who picks up Redd Christmas will get a free, exclusive first look at Out for Blood by way of an excerpt that sets the tone for what to expect on June 4, 2024. 

So, get your pre-orders in for Redd Christmas and Out for Blood, and if you haven’t already read the first two books in the series, you might want to give those a try too. There’s a lot more coming, and I am so thankful to everyone who’s taken the time to read my books and leave reviews online. I cannot wait to get Out for Blood in your hands, and I promise that it’s my most exciting, action-packed story to date. You’ll see soon enough!



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. His second novel, LETHAL RANGE, comes out on August 8th. 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.


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