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New Treasures: Shadow Ops: Breach Zone by Myke Cole

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 | Posted by John ONeill

Shadow Ops Breach Zone-smallApparently, Myke Cole never gets tired of being awesome. He wrote the awesome short story “Naktong Flow” for Black Gate 13 and all that awesome spilled over into his first novel Shadow Ops: Control Point, which Peter V. Brett called “Black Hawk Down meets the X-Men.” He was awesome when our roving reporter Patty Templeton interviewed him (totally awesome!), and in his essay “Selling Shadow Point,” which busted open a lot of myths about publishing your first fantasy novel. His second book Shadow Ops: Fortress Frontier was, guess what, awesome, and he was even awesome last month at ConFusion (according to Howard Andrew Jones, who knows all about being awesome.)

Now here he is with his third novel, Shadow Ops: Breach Zone. And it’s awesome. Next time you run into Myke, do yourself a favor and ask how you, too, can become awesome.  On top of everything else, Myke’s a very gracious guy and I’m sure he’ll give you some pointers. And I bet they’ll be awesome.

The Great Reawakening did not come quietly. Across the country and in every nation, people began “coming up Latent,” developing terrifying powers — summoning storms, raising the dead, and setting everything they touch ablaze. Those who Manifest must choose: become a sheepdog who protects the flock or a wolf who devours it…

In the wake of a bloody battle at Forward Operating Base Frontier and a scandalous presidential impeachment, Lieutenant Colonel Jan Thorsson, call sign “Harlequin,” becomes a national hero and a pariah to the military that is the only family he’s ever known.

In the fight for Latent equality, Oscar Britton is positioned to lead a rebellion in exile, but a powerful rival beats him to the punch: Scylla, a walking weapon who will stop at nothing to end the human-sanctioned apartheid against her kind.

When Scylla’s inhuman forces invade New York City, the Supernatural Operations Corps are the only soldiers equipped to prevent a massacre. In order to redeem himself with the military, Harlequin will be forced to face off with this havoc-wreaking woman from his past, warped by her power into something evil…

Shadow Ops: Breach Zone is the third novel in the Shadow Ops series. It was published on January 28, 2014 by Ace Books. It is 370 pages, priced at $7.99 for both the paperback and digital versions.

5 Comments »

  1. I keep hearing a lot of buzz about Myke Cole. Though his stuff doesn’t look like my typical cup of tea, I’m getting more intrigued about picking up a copy of his work.

    For some more awesome, Cole recently was interviewed on the freed podcast Speculate!

    Comment by James McGlothlin - February 28, 2014 1:11 pm

  2. I thought I’d give him a try. I like Larry Corriea

    Comment by Wild Ape - March 1, 2014 12:51 am

  3. Agh! This laptop jumps and deletes things before I get them all out. I meant to say that Myke Cole has a Correia-like quality to him with a stronger SEAL team authenticity from what my friends have said about him. I’ve been wanting to give him a whirl. Larry Correia’s Monster Hunters International is a great series so when my buddies recommended Myke Cole I took notice. Now that John has given it the thumbs up it is a lock.

    Comment by Wild Ape - March 1, 2014 12:55 am

  4. > For some more awesome, Cole recently was interviewed on the freed podcast Speculate!

    Hi James,

    Thanks for the tip on Speculate!… I’ll have to check it out.

    Comment by John ONeill - March 2, 2014 10:11 pm

  5. > I meant to say that Myke Cole has a Correia-like quality to him with a stronger SEAL team authenticity from what my friends have said

    Hi Ape,

    Yes, there’s a lot of military authenticity in Myke’s work. He did three tours in Iraq, and more recently was a Coast Guard Lieu­tenant.

    Comment by John ONeill - March 2, 2014 10:14 pm


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