Inspired by the experiences of a decorated combat veteran and a former member of the 82nd Airborne Division, Clear by Fire is a blistering debut military thriller about an American hero who, in order to clear his name, must take down a team of black ops soldiers that have gone murderously rogue.
Mason Kane was once a loyal American soldier and a proud member of the elite, off-the-books Anvil Program—a group of black ops soldiers who wage war from the shadows. But all that changed when his commander, as a part of a twisted scheme to force America’s continued involvement in the Middle East, ordered an innocent Afghan family murdered. Refusing the direct order, Mason now finds himself on the run, hunted by his former comrades and labeled a terrorist by the country he faithfully served. Relying only on his survival skills and the help of Special Operations agent Renee Hart, Mason must embark on his gravest mission yet: unraveling a conspiracy that reaches all way to the President’s inner circle, and stopping the world’s most dangerous soldiers from completing their treacherous plan.
Joshua Hood graduated from the University of Memphis before joining the military and spending five years in the 82nd Airborne Division, where he was team leader in the 3-504 Parachute Infantry Regiment. In 2005, he was sent to Iraq and conducted combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005–2006. From 2007 to 2008 he served as a squad leader in the 1-508th Parachute Infantry Regiment and was deployed to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom. Hood was decorated for valor in Operation Furious Pursuit. He is currently a member of a full time SWAT team in Memphis, Tennessee, and has conducted countless stateside operations with the FBI, ATF, DEA, Secret Service, and US Marshals.