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Join CE Albanese, Mike Houtz, and Sean Cameron as they interview the world‘s greatest storytellers.

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    TCR Episode #128 | Taylor Moore - FIRESTORM

    TCR Episode #128 | Taylor Moore - FIRESTORM

    Taylor Moore returns in this episode of The Crew Reviews podcast to discuss his highly anticipated sophomore title, featuring Garrett Kohl, FIRESTORM.

    Praise for Taylor Moore:

    "Taylor Moore's Down Range is an intense, authentic, and spellbinding powerhouse that pulls no punches. With high-octane action as well as genuine Texas lore and bravado, readers will be wanting more from hero Garrett Kohl and author Taylor Moore, and soon!" — Mark Greaney, New York Times Bestselling author

    “[A] strong debut… Things culminate in an exciting, Texas-style showdown between Kohl’s family, cartel sicarios, and a host of other bad actors. Fans of J. Todd Scott and C. J. Box will want to check out this propulsive, character-driven thriller.” — Publishers Weekly on Down Range

    Taylor Moore is the author of Down Range, which was nominated for the Barry Award for Best First Novel, named a Strand Magazine Best Mystery of the year, and selected for the Texas Library Association’s Lariat Reading List. He is a sixth-generation Texan who grew up on a farm and ranch northwest of Houston and is a former CIA Intelligence Officer who worked in both analysis and operations and later consulted for the Department of Defense in Theater Security Cooperation, Force Protection, and Counternarcotics. He now lives in the Texas Panhandle with his wife and two children, where he is a full-time author, screenwriter, and speaker. This is Taylor’s second novel featuring Garrett Kohl.

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    • 39 min
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    TCR Episode #127 | Meg Gardiner - HEAT 2

    TCR Episode #127 | Meg Gardiner - HEAT 2

    Award-winning and bestselling author Meg Gardiner turns up the Heat 2 the delight of the Crew during her third appearance on the show. Co-authored with 4x Oscar-nominated writer/director Michael Mann, Heat 2 is the sequel/prequel fans have been waiting for.

    “Riveting . . . . The best thing about this innovative tale is the way the fully fleshed human stories support and even transcend the often-breathtaking action.” - Booklist (starred review)

    Meg was born in Oklahoma City and raised in Santa Barbara, California. She graduated from Stanford University and Stanford Law School. She practiced law in Los Angeles and taught in the Writing Program at the University of California Santa Barbara.

    In addition to her novels, Meg has published short stories in American and British magazines and the anthologies Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and Deadly Anniversaries. She has contributed essays to the Agatha Award winning How to Write a Mystery: A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America and the Anthony Award winning Books to Die For.

    She served as the 2019 and 2020 president of Mystery Writers of America.

    Beyond writing, Meg is a three-time Jeopardy! champion and a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation. She lives in Austin, Texas.

    Visit http://meggardiner.com/ for more information.

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    • 51 min
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    TCR Episode #126 | Matthew Betley - THE NEIGHBORHOOD

    TCR Episode #126 | Matthew Betley - THE NEIGHBORHOOD

    The Crew welcomed a long-anticipated guest this week as Matthew Betley joined the boys to discuss his wildly original new novel, THE NEIGHBORHOOD. His Logan Pike series has long been a Crew favorite, and now Betley takes us on a blood-pumping ride through THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

    “Die Hard in a gated community, Matthew Betley’s new book, The Neighborhood, is a stand-on-the-pedal, runaway-train thrill ride of the year. Ever find yourself looking down the wrong end of a gun barrel? That’s exactly what this relentless book will do to your heart rate. Don’t just buy it. Armor up!” —Chris Hauty, national bestselling author of Deep State and Storm Rising.

    For most of the citizens of Hidden Refuge, it’s an ordinary Friday night in an ordinary American town. But when men claiming to be police officers show up at their doorsteps in the middle of the night, ordering them to evacuate for their own safety, it’s only the beginning of a long, dark night that will prove to be anything but ordinary. Unbeknownst to most of its residents, Hidden Refuge contains something that very dangerous men desperately want, and they are more than willing to kill to get it.

    But Hidden Refuge contains another secret—Zack Chambers, a seemingly unassuming programmer and suburbanite family man who is far more than meets the eye. And while Zack dearly hoped that he’d never again need to use the deadly skills he’d acquired in his former life, when push comes to shove, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect himself and his neighbors. Even if it means taking on a small army of trained killers with only his wits and a ragtag group of allies.

    Before the night is over, the blood of the innocent and the guilty alike will be shed, old scores will be settled, and shocking twists will be revealed. Propulsive, brilliantly plotted, and packed with Matthew Betley’s trademark blend of gritty realism and edge-of-your-seat action, The Neighborhood is a can’t-miss thriller.

    Matthew Betley is the author of the Logan West Thrillers and a former Marine Officer of ten years. Trained as a scout sniper platoon commander, an infantry officer, and a ground intelligence officer, his experiences include deployments to Djibouti after September 11 and Fallujah and Iraq prior to the Surge. A New Jersey native who considers Cincinnati home but now resides on the East Coast, he graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a BA in psychology and minors in political science and sociology.

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    • 50 min
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    TCR Episode #125 | Webb and Mann - COLD FEAR

    TCR Episode #125 | Webb and Mann - COLD FEAR

    In this episode, the Crew is joined by the outstanding writing team featuring former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb and award-winning author John David Mann to discuss their blistering new thriller COLD FEAR. “One of the best crime novels of the year . . . a brilliant blend of procedural mystery and geopolitical thriller.”—Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author of Hunting Time Disgraced Navy SEAL Finn is on the run. A wanted man since he jumped ship from the USS Abraham Lincoln, he’s sought for questioning in connection to war crimes committed in Yemen by a rogue element in his SEAL team. But his memory of that night—as well as the true fate of his mentor and only friend, Lieutenant Kennedy—is a gaping hole. Finn learns that three members of his team have been quietly redeployed to Iceland, which is a puzzle in itself; the tiny island nation is famous for being one of the most peaceful, crime-free places on the planet. His mission is simple: track down the three corrupt SEALs and find out what really happened that night in Yemen. But two problems stand in his way. On his first night in town, a young woman mysteriously drowns—and a local detective suspects Finn’s involvement. Worse, a SEAL-turned-contract-killer with skills equal to Finn’s own has been hired to ensure he never gets the answers he’s looking for. And he’s followed Finn all the way to the icy north.

    Brandon Webb is the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Circle and Benghazi: The Definitive Report. A former U.S. Navy SEAL whose last assignment was Course Manager for the elite SEAL Sniper Course, he was instrumental in developing new curricula that trained some of the most accomplished snipers of the twenty-first century. He has received numerous distinguished service awards, including the Presidential Unit Citation and the Navy Commendation Medal with a “V” for “Valor,” for his platoon’s deployment to Afghanistan following the September 11 attacks. John David Mann is co-author of over thirty books, including four New York Times bestsellers and five national bestsellers. His writing has won multiple awards, including the Living Now Book Awards Evergreen Medal for its “contributions to positive global change.”

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    • 41 min
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    TCR Rewinds | Robert Dugoni - THE LAST AGENT

    TCR Rewinds | Robert Dugoni - THE LAST AGENT

    “Be Kind, Rewind”

    In this edition of the Crew Rewinds, the boys take you back to December 2020 and the time they chatted with bestselling author Robert Dugoni about THE LAST AGENT, the sequel to 2019’s The Eighth Sister, an Amazon Charts, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal bestselling series. And the 3rd installment, THE SILENT SISTERS, hit bookshelves earlier this year. 

    Get your copy of THE EIGHTH SISTER here: https://amzn.to/3AMViyA

    Get your copy of THE LAST AGENT here: https://amzn.to/3yAfIbv

    Get your copy of THE SILENT SISTERS here: https://amzn.to/3RpyESO

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    • 58 min
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    TCR Episode #124 | Jeff Edwards - THE DAMOCLES AGENDA

    TCR Episode #124 | Jeff Edwards - THE DAMOCLES AGENDA

    In this episode, retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and an Anti-Submarine Warfare Specialist Jeff Edwards discusses his latest techno-thriller THE DAMOCLES AGENDA.

    Collectively, Jeff's novels have won the Admiral Nimitz Award for Outstanding Naval Fiction, the Reader’s Choice Award, the Clive Cussler Grandmaster Award for Adventure Writing, the Military Writer’s Society of America Gold Medal for Navy Fiction, and the American Author Medal. Additionally, his novel, The Seventh Angel, was selected for the 2012 Chief of Naval Operations Professional Reading Program. Jeff lives in California, where he consults for the Department of Defense.

    Get your copy of THE DAMOCLES AGENDA here: https://amzn.to/3uyr7qX

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    • 53 min

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