The second novel in the epic Finn X saga. Finn’s search for his memory of one fateful night leads him to Iceland—only to be followed by an unhinged assassin intent on stopping him.
A wanted man since he jumped ship from the USS Abraham Lincoln, Finn is sought for questioning in connection with war crimes committed in Yemen by a rogue element in his SEAL team. But his memory of that night—as well as the true fate of his mentor and only friend, Lieutenant Kennedy—is a gaping hole. When Finn learns that three members of his team have been quietly redeployed to Iceland, his mission is simple: track down the three corrupt SEALs and find out what really happened that night in Yemen. But two problems stand in his way. On his first night in town a young woman mysteriously drowns—and a local detective suspects Finn’s involvement. What’s worse, a SEAL-turned-contract-killer with skills equal to Finn’s own has been hired to make sure he never gets the answers he’s looking for. And he’s followed Finn all the way to the icy north.
“Cold Fear grabs you on the first page and never lets go. A brilliant blend of procedural mystery and geopolitical thriller . . . one of the best crime novels of the year.” — Jeffery Deaver
“A hugely satisfying novel and the best kind of thriller: propulsive action, a twisty, smart mystery, emotionally resonant characters, and top-notch writing that brings to life a rich, layered setting.” — Lou Berney (November Road)
“The balance of action and characterization is perfect, and Jack Reacher fans will find much to like in Finn. This complex, suspenseful thriller proves that the authors’ collaborative fiction debut was no fluke.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“As they did in Steel Fear, the authors combine genuine talent for old-school adventure with a full-bodied portrait of an introspective, good-hearted yet deeply troubled hero.” — Booklist (starred review)
The debut novel of the epic Finn X saga. An aircraft carrier adrift with 6,000 souls on board. A serial killer in their midst. And the disgraced Navy SEAL who must track him down.
The moment Navy SEAL sniper Finn sets foot on the USS Abraham Lincoln to hitch a ride home from the Persian Gulf, it’s clear something is deeply wrong. Leadership is weak. Morale is low. And when crew members start disappearing one by one, what at first seems like a random string of suicides soon reveals something far more sinister: there’s a serial killer on board. Suspicion falls on Finn, the newcomer to the ship. After all, he’s being sent home in disgrace, recalled from the field under the dark cloud of a mission gone horribly wrong. He’s also a lone wolf, haunted by gaps in his memory and the elusive sense that something he missed may have contributed to civilian deaths on his last assignment. Finding the killer offers a chance at redemption . . . if he can stay alive long enough to prove it isn’t him.
Barry Award Nominee Publishers Weekly “Best Books of 2021”
“Sensationally good—an instant classic, maybe an instant legend.” — Lee Child
“An absolutely amazing thriller . . . twisty from stem to stern.” — Brad Thor
“A five-star scorcher from first page to last. The enigmatic Finn is the next big thriller superstar.” — Robert Crais
The Red Circle
The New York Times bestselling memoir that launched the WEBB & MANN partnership. A rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist.
After his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, Brandon Webb was tapped to lead the Navy SEAL Sniper Program that trained some of America’s finest and deadliest warriors. From a candid account of Webb’s childhood through boot camp, BUD/S, and going through the sniper course himself, from hair-raising close calls with Taliban and al Qaeda forces in the northern Afghanistan wilderness to the challenges of designing new sniper standards to meet the demands of twenty-first century warfare, The Red Circle provides a rare look at the making of the Special Operations warriors who are at the forefront of today’s military.
New York Times bestseller
The Killing School
An action-packed account of the making and deployment of four military snipers from four different forces—and a uniquely personal glimpse into one of the most challenging and secretive military training courses in the world.
Following his deployment as a SEAL sniper in Afghanistan in the months after 9/11, combat veteran Webb was tapped to revamp the U.S. Naval Special Warfare (SEAL) Scout/Sniper School, incorporating the latest advances in technology and human psychology. In this revealing account, Webb and Mann take readers through every aspect of this training, describing how Spec Ops snipers are taught to utilize every edge possible to make their shot—from studying crosswinds, barometric pressure, latitude, and even the rotation of the Earth to becoming ballistic experts.
The Killing School also takes the reader into the field, showing how that training plays out in the real-life exploits of the world’s top snipers, including Jason Delgado, who led a Marine platoon in the Battle of Husaybah and made some of the most remarkable kill shots in the Iraq War; Nick Irving, the U.S. Army Ranger credited with thirty-three kills in a single three-month tour in Afghanistan; and Rob Furlong, who during Operation Anaconda delivered the then-longest kill shot in history. From recon and stalk, to complex last minute adjustments, and finally the moment of taking the shot, the authors demonstrate how today’s sniper is trained to function as an entire military operation rolled into a single individual—an army of one.
Brandon Webb’s personal account of eight friends and fellow SEALs who made the ultimate sacrifice. “Knowing these great men—who they were, how they lived, and what they stood for—has changed my life. We can’t let them be forgotten. We’ve mourned their deaths. Let’s celebrate their lives.”
To give a full account of these eight extraordinary SEALs who gave all for their comrades and their country, Webb and Mann spent two years interviewing dozens of friends, teammates, and family members. The result is a powerful memoir of friendship and sacrifice. The classmates, friends, and fellow warriors honored include Matt “Axe” Axelson, who perished on Afghanistan’s Lone Survivor mission; Chris Campbell, Heath Robinson, and JT Tumilson, who were among the casualties of Extortion 17; and Glen Doherty, Webb’s best friend, killed while helping secure the successful rescue and extraction of American CIA and State Department diplomats in Benghazi.
A simple, powerful five-step guide to transforming your life by making your fears work for you instead of against you—a manual of Spec Ops tactics for anyone looking for greater courage and mastery in their lives.
Brandon Webb has run life-threatening missions in the world’s worst trouble spots, whether that meant jumping out of airplanes, taking down hostile ships on the open sea, or rolling prisoners in the dead of night in the mountains of Afghanistan. As a Navy SEAL, he learned how to manage the natural impulse to panic in the face of terrifying situations. As media CEO and national television commentator, he has learned how to apply those same skills in civilian life.
Drawing on Webb’s own experiences, along with colorful anecdotes drawn from super-achiever friends ranging from astronauts to billionaires, Webb and Mann show how people from all walks of life can stretch and transcend their boundaries and learn to use their fears as fuel to achieve more than they ever thought possible. “Fear can be a set of manacles, holding you prisoner—or it can be a slingshot, catapulting you on to greatness.”
What do you do when a hundred crises seem to be happening at the same time? Do you pick just one priority or try to put out every fire? How do you filter out the noise and chaos, figure out what really matters, and act decisively?
When Navy SEAL sniper Brandon Webb transitioned to civilian life, he struggled to get his first startup business off the ground, raised millions for his new venture—and lost it all as circumstances spiraled out of his control. So Webb started over. He knew how to maintain total focus while staring through crosshairs at a possible Al Qaeda terrorist in the mountains of Afghanistan. He just needed to learn how to do the same in his business and his life. His approach was so effective that in just five years, his next business, SOFREP, grew to a staff of over fifty, an audience in the tens of millions, and a valuation of more than $100 million.
This practical manual shows you how to make better decisions under extreme pressure by emulating the habits of Spec Ops warriors and super-successful entrepreneurs. By following the tactics and wisdom of a generation of legendary snipers and business leaders, you’ll find the clarity of mind you need to accomplish your own mission—whatever it takes.
The Making of a Navy SEAL
An adaption of the New York Times bestseller THE RED CIRCLE for Young Adult (YA) Readers. “Before he could forge a band of elite warriors, he had to become one himself.”
Following his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, Brandon Webb was tapped to lead the Navy SEAL Sniper Program that trained some of America’s finest and deadliest warriors. From a candid account of Webb’s childhood through boot camp, BUD/S, and going through the sniper course himself, from hair-raising close calls with Taliban and al Qaeda forces in the northern Afghanistan wilderness to the challenges of designing new sniper standards to meet the demands of twenty-first century warfare, the authors provide a rare look at the making of the Special Operations warriors who are at the forefront of today’s military.
Foreword by Marcus Luttrell, author of the New York Times bestselling action memoir Lone Survivor.