Man of War (Eric Steele #1) by Sean Parnell

Man of War (Eric Steele #1)

Eric Steele is the best of the best—an Alpha—an elite clandestine operative assigned to a US intelligence unit known simply as the "Program." A superbly trained Special Forces soldier who served several tours fighting radical Islamic militants in Afghanistan, Steele now operates under the radar, using a deadly combination of espionage and brute strength to root out his enemies and neutralize them.But when a man from Steele’s past attacks a ...

Details Man of War (Eric Steele #1)

TitleMan of War (Eric Steele #1)
Release DateSep 11th, 2018
PublisherWilliam Morrow
GenreFiction, Thriller, Action, Suspense, Mystery

Reviews Man of War (Eric Steele #1)

  • The Real Book Spy
    See this review and more at Decorated combat veteran and New York Times bestselling author of Outlaw Platoon Sean Parnell makes his highly-anticipated fiction debut. After several tours fighting terrorists in Afghanistan, Eric Steele now serves as part of an elite, top-secret unit known simply as the Program.Originally, after carrying his commander to safety following an attack on his Special Forces team, Steele was nominat...
  • Lou
    Eric Steele stood at six foot two, was to get Medal of Honor but they then erased all records that Steele had ever been born as he began his Alpha training as youngest Alpha trainee in history at The Program’s facility in Fort Bragg North Carolina, in a place they called the Salt Pit.Fully loaded with all the necessary ingredients, the great cast of characters men and women of war, delivered potent and solid rapid fire successions, with an auth...
  • Kathy Church
    It took me about 100 pages to really figure out what was going on in the book. I wasn't sure who were the good folks and who were the bad. But once I figured it out I couldn't stop reading. Lots of action.
  • David Putnam
    Okay, I really liked this book. I know I’ve said that about too many of the last books I’ve read but this one is different. The last two that I loved, Savage Country and One Foot in Eden, are both worlds apart from Man of War. Country and Eden are like savory entrees from an expensive restaurant, flavor that stays with you for days. Man of War is more like chocolate and popcorn, tasty and light. Man of War is an action adventure with a little...
  • Sandra
    An All-American Hero If you’re a fan of the action/thriller genre I can promise you thrills (and chills) from Sean Parnell’s debut into fiction, “Man of War”. It’s the first in what I hope is a long-running series of Eric Steele’s exploits. Parnell writes with obvious authority on tactical combat maneuvers, weapons, etc but he’s also an accomplished writer. Parnell’s protagonist is an all-American type, ala Brad Thor’s Scott Har...
  • Michael Travis
    Authenticity oozes through the print from an author who is an American hero. Eric Steele is another version of an American hero, somehow surviving some amazing battles without being sidelined. I will continue to follow Eric Steele for sure. At the end of the day though, I still seek Jack Jr., Dingo and the rest as the #1 team that I have followed thanks to Mr. Clancy.
  • Stuart Ashenbrenner
    What a great "debut" novel! This was Sean Parnell's first fiction novel, and he slammed through the thriller door. Coming off of the New York Times bestseller Outlaw Platoon, which was an absolutely riveting non-fiction book, this thriller was reminiscent of Jack Carr's relatively recent debut thriller The Terminal List. If you liked it, you'll enjoy this novel. I know it gets said too often, but like Jack Carr, this has a Vince Flynn/Brad Thor f...
  • BJ
    Awesome! Couldn't put it down. Hope there's another one!
  • Mark Payton
    Mitch Rapp has some new competition in Parnell's Eric Steele.
  • Nick
    Wicked Good If you like Clancy, Coes, Flynn, Dawson, Thor, et alia you will lap this up. One can only hope that Mr Parnell writes more in this series.
  • Alan
    Five stars doesn’t do this book justice. Fantastic in every way.A terrific story that moves with a sense of urgency.Do yourself a favor and read this book.
  • Rosibel
    Men of War this book was a big surprise I did not think I would win it, but here it is and I won it in the Goodreads giveaways and thank you for the book.Extremely interesting, you feel that you are in the story, the book is so well written that you can see everything in your mind as if you were there.Full of power and action this book screams for its own movie.Although I think this book is more for men, but still enjoy the book a lot.
  • SP
    Wow. Great first novel. I will eagerly look forward to the next one.
  • Mike Ferguson
    Man of WarSuperb fiction debut from the author of Outlaw Platoon. Great characters and a plot that keeps a reader turning pages.
  • Beverly
    The story starts slow, but it has to so that the all the characters and the story line gels. Although this is not the type of story I normally read it is so well paced and written that it carries you along.
  • Dominique
    Can't wait till the next book
  • Ryan Hillis
    A great post 9/11 thriller.
  • Stephen
    An explosive military action thriller debut!Only a combat vet and gifted writer could produce something this impressively awesome.Generously detailed and relentlessly paced, the geo-political implications of this scenario are frightening beyond words.Speaking of beyond words. there aren't enough to express how dazzled I was by this book and it's authentic feel.Honestly, it's amazing.The action's so hot and heavy that at times your heart will palp...
  • Brett Thomasson
    Sean Parnell's first book, Outlaw Platoon, was a nonfiction account of his time fighting in Afghanistan and was well-received for its deep dive into the lives and minds of the men with whom he fought for his country. But, as he says in his acknowledgments section, he also had an idea for a novel, and the success of Outlaw Platoon got him in the door of an agent and publisher for Man of War.Eric Steele is one of the Alphas, a clandestine set of op...
  • John
    Caveat: I'm that guy that would yell at the TV when the show 24 got things wrong regarding computers and security.With that out of the way, there is a lot that the author got wrong in this book that turned what was a pretty ok book into a fundamentally frustrating experience for me. Rudimentary facts regarding how passwords are stored, security practices regarding system access and biometrics.Steele's "voice" was a work in progress but by the end...
  • Eloise
    This book was highly recommended by Lee Child. It is a very propulsive story about the evils that men and women commit and the brave warriors who endeavor to do good. The lead character, Eric Steele, is very likable as is his side-kick Demo. It is interesting that one of the most vile characters is Robyn Styles, CIA Director, who gets away with murder, attempted murder, treason. etc. before being stopped. Parnell has a nice writing style. The plo...
  • Benjamin Drayton
    Buy It Now!Quit reading the reviews! If you are a military thriller fan, you need to read this book. If you are a fan of military non-fiction as well, you need to purchase Outlaw Platoon, which is one of the most well written books on the war on terror.To help you all out who are deciding whether to purchase this book, I say this: I am a fan of Clancy, Thor, Flynn, Greany and Ben Coes. If you like those authors, you will thoroughly enjoy this boo...
  • Patrick Schultheis
    I really wanted to like this, and I think the author has potential. But there were too many flaws here. What was the connection between the CIA director and West? I understand West’s anger at the USA, but for the life of me could not figure out whether he and the CIA director were working together, and, if so, why? Was she just a parallel bad guy? It didn’t make sense to me. I like the main character and his two sidekicks. I was interested in...
  • Lisa
    Great book that read quick, probably because it was so good. I would have given it a five star rating, but it was confusing at the beginning. So many different names and places that it was hard to keep track. This is a military thriller that is "go" right from the beginning. A lot of action, suspenseful, and a great hero who gets himself into one thing after another. He's a Special Forces soldier now in the "Program" which is an ultra-secret inte...
  • Diane Shearer
    Excellent! Long live Eric Steele!What a great book. Outlaw Platoon is an outstanding book. Made me a huge fan of Sean Parnell. But fiction? Yes, fiction! I read this in one day. It’s an excellent start to what I hope will be a long series. Great characters, great writing, terrific action scenes, and a very satisfying ending. If you love Brad Thor, Vince Flynn, And Ted Bell you will love Sean Parnell.
  • dennis barron
    Man of War. Sean ParnellEric Steele works for a covert group code named Alpha. Other then POTUS, very few people know of it's existence. The director of the CIA is out to expose Steele as well as POTUS. She is ambitious and power hungry . She will stop at nothing to achieve her goals, even killing POTUS. This is an extremely powerful read. Non stop action. My highest recommendation.
  • Read Ng
    A new younger author which reminded me of a mix of Tom Clancy and David Baldacci. Action packed. It is a debut for this character, but I like the way the reader is dropped into the story and one thinks you missed something by not reading the prequel. Reads more like a movie with a high body count. Perhaps it was a guilty pleasure, but for me it was a pleasure to read.Have a GoodReads and include this book. I will place this author on my list to f...
  • Judy at NewEnglandGardenAndThread
    I've never read one of Mr. Parnell's books before, and I was pleasantly surprised. Well written. Good read, and a believable cast of characters. Picture a cross between Jack Reacher and Mitch Rapp. I look forward to Eric Steele #2.
  • Michael crage
    The book was well written. The characterization was good. The plotting ws good. Lots of action in it. It would make a very good movie. But it did not resonate with me. Even though I gave it a 4 star rating for the quality of the book, I will not be reading any sequel.
  • Ray
    Given Parnell's background I had higher than normal expectations for Man of War. Unfortunately, it is an ordinary, run of the mill, barely average super spy saves the world novel. No book two for me.