Today New York Times bestselling author Stephen Templin releases a new military thriller, Trident's First Gleaming. Clever, sharp, and packed with quite the powerful punch, Stephen's first solo fiction endeavor truly reflects the intensity of what it's like to be a Navy SEAL.
Former SEAL Chris Paladin leaves SEAL Team Six to become a pastor, but CIA spook Hannah Andrade pulls him back into Special Operations Group, the ultra-secret unit that SEAL Team Six operators and others served under to eliminate bin Laden. Chris and Hannah are joined by Delta Force’s Sonny Cohen to stop a new terrorist threat from launching a deadly cyber-terror against the United States.
Here is what people are saying about this fast-paced thriller:
"Another great novel reflecting our Spec Ops forces’ global capabilities. Written by a proven and insightful master storyteller.”
—Howard E. Wasdin, SEAL Team Six Sniper and NYT Bestselling Author of SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper
“Stephen Templin’s Trident’s First Gleaming is a muscular thrill ride that’s rich with detail and full of heart and energy. A stand out in the ranks of modern action-adventure thrillers, Trident’s First Gleaming is a blast.”
—Mark Greaney, #1 NYT Bestselling Coauthor of Command Authority, by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney
“There are few authors who have as deep an understanding of the shadowy world of global special operations as Stephen Templin. And there are fewer still who can synthesize that knowledge into a thrilling narrative so deftly. In Trident’s First Gleaming, Stephen weaves a tale that reflects today’s complicated reality, where motives and allegiances are rarely black and white and there are no easy answers. Even more impressively, he manages to do this while still bringing plenty of visceral gunfights and car chases.”
—Chris Martin, Bestselling Author of Beyond Neptune Spear and Shaping the World from the Shadows
Stephen's SEAL Team Six Outcasts series (including Easy Day for the Dead and Seal Team Six), co-written with Howard E. Wasdin, have consistently hit bestseller lists across the country, receiving praise from some of the highest echelon in the business:
“As action packed as a Tom Clancy thriller.. harrowing... adrenaline laced.”
—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
"Pulses with the grit of a Jerry Bruckheimer production..."
—Stephen Lowman, The Washington Post
"Reveals an intimate look at the rigorous training and perilous missions of the best of the Navy's best."
—Nick Carbone, Time
"Cuts straight to the chase. The literary equivalent of a Hollywood blockbuster...compelling and inspiring."
—The Miami Herald
"It's a wonderful book!"
—Jon Stewart, The Daily Show
"Captures your attention at every turn—not knowing if you're about to take a bullet to the head from a SEAL sniper or get hit in the gut with a punch line.
—Dalton Fury, former Delta Force Commander and New York Times bestselling author of Kill Bin Laden
“Great insights into the training and operations of one of America’s premier counterterrorism units. Grabs you on page one and is hard to put down.”
—General Henry H. Shelton, USA(R), former Commander-In-Chief, U.S. Special Operations Command and 14th Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
"A must read.”
—Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin, USMC, and bestselling author of Shooter