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 series based on the secretive JSOC military unit, the Intelligence Support Activity, and their HUMINT/SIGINT/Direct Action operator, Drake Woolf, the "Man from Orange."
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 stories are permeated with Patten's intelligence experience 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.
The fictional works of J.T. Patten do not constitute an official release of CIA, NSA, or DoD 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. All published material has been reviewed for classification.
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Early praise for Buried in Black, a Task Force Orange Novel:
"Fantastic. This is a thriller that reads like it could be true. J.T. Patten really knows his stuff, largely because he's lived it, with all the thrills and adrenaline rush it involves. Buried in Black will leave you sometimes shocked, frequently terrified, and ultimately grateful for the risks thees guys take in real life to keep you safe."
-Michael Smith, Best Selling Author of Killer Elite
"Researched, accurate, and thrilling! Patten delivers on all three!"
-Mitch Gerads, Author, Illustrator, Creator of The Activity, The Sheriff of Babylon
"Patten's writing is easy and smooth and brings the reader swiftly into a global tale of elite warfare and white-knuckle action. An absolute thrill and an expertly-written primer for the shadowy world of special operations and global eavesdropping."
-Nathan Edmonsdson, Author of The Activity