"Blacker than black ops thrillers from a new all-star in the genre." 

-Dalton Fury, NYT Best Selling Author

"[Patten], if I need haul your ass with me to XXXXX, I can promise you they won't have lattes there."

-Former Counterterrorism Unit Deputy Commander 


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Former counterterrorism intelligence advisor, J.T. Patten has written a "blacker than black" Sean Havens Black Operations Thriller series, Safe Havens, and is embarking on a new initiative in partnership with  Kensington books, A Task Force Orange Thriller series.  Readers who enjoy classic military thriller characters like Mitch Rapp and Jack Reacher will tear through pages as these black ops soldiers become embroiled in Unacknowledged - Waived Special Access government programs to confront today's most notorious adversaries.  The story is permeated with Patten's experience in supporting covert activities, often with an espionage and conspiracy angle.  Readers will experience jaw dropping twists and ultimately question who is good or bad in the blurred lines of national security, as fallible intelligence specialists / operators, Sean Havens and Drake Woolf, take their places on the shelves of military thrillers, terrorism, assassination, and espionage novels. 

Of note, J.T. Patten upholds the terms of his secrecy agreements. Manuscripts are submitted to DoD and government prepublication reviews. Materials that involved sensitive topics are fabrications or are the result of open source research. For intelligence agency details, content is reviewed to ensure materials have been appropriately released to public prior to Mr. Patten leveraging for creative content. 

Obligatory disclaimer:
The fictional works of J.T. Patten do not constitute an official release of CIA information. All statements of fact, opinion, or analysis expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the official positions or views of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) or any other U.S. Government agency. Nothing in the contents should be construed as asserting or implying U.S. Government authentication of information or CIA endorsement of the author’s views. This material has been reviewed for classification.
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