Set in the aftermath of Betley’s “machine-gun pace” (Booklist) Oath of Honor and the discovery of a deadly global conspiracy, the president requests Logan West to form a covert task force with the mission to dismantle a nameless enemy.
With the full resources of the Justice Department, Intelligence Community, and the military (not to mention presidential pardons pre-signed), Logan must battle a secret organization with the connections and funding to rival many first-world nations. The goal of this organization is both singular and sinister—to pit the United States against China in a bid to dismantle the world’s security and economy. Back on US soil, Logan and his task force pursue the elusive foe from the woods of northern Virginia to the banks of the Chesapeake Bay, from suburban Maryland across the urban sprawl of Washington DC. The stakes have never been higher for Logan or America itself...
Matthew Betley is a former Marine officer of ten years. His experience includes deployments to Djibouti after September 11, and Iraq, prior to the surge. A New Jersey native who considers Cincinnati home, he graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a B.A. in psychology and minors in political science and sociology.
"Betley has quietly become an important new voice in the covert-thriller genre."
"The action in Betley's superb thrillers can come from every direction at the pace of a firefight, sweeping you from Iraq to Mexico to Africa to the corridors of power in DC. A former Marine, Betley writes with the authority of an insider who understands this world intimately, just as he knows his compelling and troubled hero, Logan West. A welcome new star!"
– Peter Heller, New York Times bestselling author of THE DOG STARS
“Suspenseful, inventive, and relentless, FIELD OF VALOR unfolds at lightning pace. The action rings with authenticity. The story brims with twists, intrigue, and secrets that will keep readers turning pages.”
– Meg Gardiner, New York Times bestselling author of INTO THE BLACK NOWHERE
“In Field of Valor, make sure you strap in tight! Like the best rides in a theme park, this one starts FAST, and while your heart rate may occasionally approach 'normal,' it never truly does...and you'll love it! Betley's pacing, language, and presentation of situations sing the true, real notes of one who has been there. Logan West uses his considerable intelligence and fortitude to conquer the challenges presented. If you haven't discovered Matthew Betley before, congratulate yourself for doing so now!”
– Charles Davis, Fox Sports NFL Sunday Announcer & Analyst, John Madden Video Game Announcer
"Fast, hard-hitting, and impossible to put down, FIELD OF VALOR is hands-down one of the best action thrillers hitting bookstores in 2018."
– The Real Book Spy
"Thrilling and captivating, Field of Valor is a must-read. Betley’s extensive experience and knowledge as a former Marine is front and center throughout, and he makes you feel like you are right in the middle of the action. But it is his ability to develop characters like Logan West and fellow warriors whom you come to love that keeps you holding your breath as this thriller takes unexpected twists and turns right up to the last page."
– Joan Lunden, New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist
"What we have here is non-stop action. The series has been optioned for video and is a natural for cross-marketing between the books and the digital. If you have seen "Strike Back," the addictive Cinemax series, or the beautifully realized John Woo movie franchise, you'll get a hint of what FIELD OF VALOR is like."
"Thriller authors of this caliber are rare."
– San Francisco Review of Books
"Action-packed and authentic, with characters you’ll root for."
– Karen Cleveland, New York Times bestselling author of NEED TO KNOW