Shadow War: A Tom Locke Novel by Sean McFate

Reviewed by Jud Hanson

Shadow WarMeet Tom Locke, Army Vet and employee of Apollo, a highly successful military contractor who gets the tough jobs done. His boss pulls him off a mission in North Africa and sends him to Eastern Europe to rescue a businessman that some in the US Government want to use to make a stand against Russia and Putin in Ukraine. The mission is to take back a natural gas facility from mercenaries hired by Russia to take it over. Putin is determined to retake the former Soviet states lost after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Recapturing Ukraine would be a big step in completing that goal. The mission gets more complicated though when Locke runs into a former lover and his team casualties start adding up. Locke realizes that the very balance of world politics could rest on his success or failure and he is determined to see it thru to the end.

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Shadow War by Sean McFate introduces readers to Tom Locke worthy of comparison to the characters created by Brad Thor and Daniel Silva. McFate brings his wealth of military experience to his writing and has created a character with depth and a plot with realism. The current climate in the world is definitely one of uncertainty and while that is troubling, it has provided a source of material for some of the best thriller novels available. This is the first novel featuring Tom Locke and I certainly hope it won’t be the last. I could hardly put down this book which is why it gets 4/5 stars.