The Crew Reviews Podcast

Go behind the scenes with the world’s greatest storytellers. Hosted by CE Albanese, Mike Houtz, and Sean Cameron.

TCR Episode #129 | Ryan Steck - FIELDS OF FIRE

August 23rd, 2022

The Crew runs a successful counterintelligence op in the latest episode as we reveal the identity of debut author Ryan Steck, a.k.a. The Real Book Spy. We use enhanced interrogation techniques to draw out the truth behind his decision to become a double agent – that is, to become an author in addition to being a book reviewer. Check out the debrief ahead of the release of FIELDS OF FIRE.


“You know Ryan Steck as the Real Book Spy. Now, get to know him as the author of Fields of Fire, his debut thriller featuring Marine Raider Matthew Redd in a battle that will leave you speechless and begging for more. Lock and load!” —Jack Carr, Navy SEAL Sniper and #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Devil’s Hand

 

 

Waiting to be deployed on a critical mission, elite Marine Raider Matthew Redd stops to help a stranger and wakes up hours later to learn his team was wiped out in an ambush. Unable to remember anything, Redd can’t deny the possibility that he’s somehow responsible for the information leak that led to the massacre. He’s given a deal to avoid a charge of treason, but it means walking away from the Corps and the life he loved.

 

As he faces his loss, Matty gets a cryptic message from his adoptive father, J. B.: “Trouble’s come knocking. . . . Might need your help.” He points his truck home to rural Montana, only to discover that J. B. is dead and the explanation for his death is far from satisfying. Determined to dig up the truth, Redd uncovers a dark global conspiracy with his hometown at the center and no team at his back—except one he might find among past friends, old enemies, and new allies, if he can figure out who to trust.

 

Ryan Steck is a freelance editor, an author, and the founder and editor in chief of The Real Book Spy. Ryan has been named an "Online Influencer" by Amazon and is a regular columnist at CrimeReads. Praised as "One of the hardest working, most thoughtful, and fairest reviewers out there" by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Steck has "quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers" (Author A.J. Tata) on his way to being endorsed by #1 New York Times bestsellers Mark Greaney, Brad Thor, Kyle Mills, Jack Carr, C.J. Box, and many others. His debut novel, FIELDS OF FIRE, comes out August 2, 2022. For more information, follow him on Twitter @TheRealBookSpy and visit TheRealBookSpy.com.

 

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