Darren Gilbert was born in Ilion, NY but grew up in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. An avid reader, he particularly enjoys military history, epic sagas, spy novels and historical fiction. In addition to serving in the U.S. Army from 1979 to 1983, Darren has over 33 years of martial arts training including managing his own martial arts school for 12 years. He has earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Tennessee and Western Governors University respectively. He is also a graduate of Executive Security International's Executive Protection Program and is a Certified Protection Specialist. He currently lives in Cary, NC with his German Shepherd, Sophie.
What will you like? Extreme action, passionate characters, powerful storyline, well written, strong and yet touching with many lives put into action and learning curves. Well thought out and shows the intense research in every page from the martial arts to the life of the military. Action and reality make this an explosive action thriller for your next read. DD Gott Highly recommend this thriller. Make sure you block enough time to read this book because you won't want to put it down...I couldn't and didn't...read it cover to cover during a rainy afternoon. Non-stop action, fast paced, great character development and romance....great mix. Hope there is a sequel! Christopher J. QuinnA book that I truly could not put down. Amazing story with very human characters. From Vietnam to the United States it kept my interest. Love books that follow historical events. Can't wait to see other writings from this author. Kathleen PalazzoloWonderful book. I haven't read fiction in a long time, and this was certainly a great change of pace. The author did a great job with introducing characters, having a varied storyline, and keeping me interested. If you enjoy spy/military thrillers...this is for you! Danny SmithHighly recommend this thriller. Make sure you block enough time to read this book because you won't want to put it down...I couldn't and didn't...read it cover to cover during a rainy afternoon. Non-stop action, fast paced, great character development and romance....great mix. Hope there is a sequel! Christopher J. QuinnI loved this book -- a lot! Literally once I started, I couldn't put it down and I can't remember the last time I not only could say that. I just had to see what would happen next. I found Mr Gilbert's character development and overall story integration amazing. DeeDee