Mason Kane is Back!
Warning Order 

Release Date: June 28, 2016

MASON KANE returns in an action-packed sequel ripped from today’s headlines. There is no doubt that Hood’s newest novel will become a fixture in the military thriller genre for its mindful attention to realism, multi-dimensional characters, accurate portrayals of combat, and heart-pounding action that will leave readers on the edge of their seat.


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What People Are Saying About Warning Order

"Gripping, authentic, heart-wrenching. If you want to know what the front lines in America's war on terror are like, read Warning Order. Warning Order nails it and Joshua Hood has arrived in violent, splendid fashion. Thriller readers beware: you can't put Warning Order down." 

Ben Coes, New York Times bestselling author of Independence Day 

"Hood has a gift for keeping readers guessing and a soldier's eye for gripping action. Warning Order is a terrific follow up to his recent debut, Clear By Fire.”


Kyle Mills, #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE SURVIVOR

"Picture Lord Alex Hawke curled up on the Library couch of a frosty Christmas morning in Maine. He’s wishing he was wearing a full suit of Nomex Body Armour, or at least a flak jacket instead of a threadbare LL Bean flannel robe. He is, you see, deep into the new Joshua Hood thriller. WARNING ORDER. Walking the streets of death with your squad, you hear the lead whistling by your ears, smell the stench of war, feel the gut-sick wrench of fear in the pit of your stomach. There are the guys who’ve been there, and the guys who haven’t. Joshua Hood’s been there, and it shows on every page. Helluva fine writer. Merry Christmas!"

Ted Bell, New York Times bestselling author of the Alex Hawke novels

Joshua Hood's WARNING ORDER: A Search and Destroy Thriller, is an edge-of-your seat military thriller par excellence. More than just a terrific high-octane shoot-em-up, Hood also gives an inside look at the heroic but tightly wound personalities of those tasked with waging war on America's most dangerous enemies. Full of twists, tension, and double-crosses, coupled with a "from the headlines" premise that feels as real as the gritty and blood-soaked action, fans of Brad Taylor and Brad Thor will consume WARNING ORDER and demand more from Josh Hood."

Mark Greaney #1 NYT Bestselling Author of TOM CLANCY COMMANDER IN CHIEF.

"Warning Order is an outstanding read. Joshua Hood writes a gripping, hard-hitting story that moves with the breakneck speed of a real-life running gun battle. He's obviously someone who has heard the slap of bullets coming at him from downrange. A highly entertaining ride."

Marc Cameron, New York Times bestselling author of BRUTE FORCE

“It’s crazy a guy can be this insanely good with just his second book. With Warning Order, Joshua Hood is giving us a look at a master at work. I cannot wait to see where he goes next”

Paul Cleave

"Warning Order is an authentic thriller that will have you turning pages and ducking for cover. Clear by Fire put Joshua Hood on the map, but this book proves he's one of the best authors writing in the genre today."          

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Warning Order Let’s Readers Become Part of an Elite Family
Joshua Hood has completed the second novel, Warning Order, in his authentic Search and Destroy thriller series. For newcomers, The Search and Destroy thrillers literally strap a parachute onto a reader forcing them out of the plane and onto the battle field. This new gripping military thriller lines up all other combat tomes on the genre, sweeps them off the bookshelf into a freshly dug grave, then double taps them face down before air support is called in to bombard competitors into oblivion. Quite simply, no one can write a balls to the wall down-range novel like Hood can that gives the reader the full experience of war’s sights, smells, and sounds. He mixes knowledge of special operations, general purpose forces, and policy makers that result in a perfect blend of how this country wages war while giving a nod to the brotherhood bonds and barriers in combat. In Warning Order, the beloved core cast of characters are back with Mason and Renee leading the charge in Syria and Iraq to stop a series of U.S. supported ISIS attacks. That’s right. Anvil is back! And Hood hammers all that stand in its way while still giving a mature caricature of the power vacuum of politics, intelligence, and operations that happens today in Middle Eastern conflicts. Hood takes war so close, readers earn jump wings and an Airborne tab.        

J.T. Patten

Clear by Fire

Inspired by the experiences of a decorated combat veteran and a former member of the 82nd Airborne division, Clear by Fire is a blistering new military thriller about an American hero who, in order to clear his name, must take down a highly classified band of soldiers that has gone murderously rogue.
Mason Kane was a loyal American soldier and a proud member of the elite, off-the-books Anvil Program—a group of black ops soldiers who wage war from the shadows. But all that changed when his commander, as a part of a twisted scheme to force America’s continued involvement in the Middle East, ordered an innocent Afghan family murdered.
Refusing the order, Mason finds himself on the run, hunted by his former comrades and labeled a terrorist by the country he served faithfully. Relying only on his survival skills and the help of female Special Operations operative Renee Hart, Kane must embark on his gravest mission yet: unraveling the conspiracy that reaches all way to the President’s inner circle and stopping the world’s most dangerous soldiers from completing their treacherous plan.
Set in the shadows of the War on Terror, this realistic, action-packed adventure puts a twist in the traditional military thriller and starts a brand-new series that fans of Brad Thor and Brad Taylor will love.


Clear by Fire Reviews

“Clear by Fire transports the reader to the front lines of the War on Terror with such vivid detail that it leaves you looking for cover.”

Scott McEwen   
coauthor of American Sniper and The Sniper and the Wolf

“Fast paced and with a sharp eye for detail, Clear by Fire reads like it was written by someone who carries a gun for a living. There is no substituting authenticity, and Hood has it in spades.”

Kevin Maurer
coauthor of No Easy Day

“Joshua Hood nails it in this debut thriller about blacker than black ops! Step aside Scot Harvath, seasoned, in your face, and hard wired for the war on terror, spec ops hero Mason Kane is the new standard bearer. Written with a crisp voice, keen insider knowledge, and heart stopping friction points, with Clear By Fire Joshua Hood will leave a mark inside the elite military thriller genre.”

Dalton Fury
bestselling author of KILL BIN LADEN 

"Debut author, Joshua Hood, isn’t just a solid writer, he’s former 82nd Airborne and a full time SWAT team member. Enter his world of door kicking assault stacks and double tapping heavy rolling operator knowledge, and you experience a highly realistic narrative that puts you in the melee with Hood capturing the full effect of cordite detonation and the smells of vengeful death.”

J.T. Patten, former intelligence professional 
author of Safe Havens: Shadow Masters

“Hood has the foundation for an action-adventure series, with a shoot-first hero in the style of Child's Jack Reacher, Hunter's Bob Lee Swagger, or DeMille's John Corey.”


"It’s impossible to take your eyes off Mason, who knows no bounds as he goes about achieving his mission."     

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The Author

Joshua Hood graduated from the University of Memphis before joining the military and spending five years in the 82nd Airborne Division, where he was team leader in the 3-504 Parachute Infantry Regiment. In 2005, he was sent to Iraq and conducted combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005-2006, and from 2007 to 2008 he served as a squad leader in the 1-508th Parachute Infantry Regiment and was deployed to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom. Hood was decorated for valor in Operation Furious Pursuit. He is currently a member of a full time SWAT team in Memphis, Tennessee, and has conducted countless stateside operations with the FBI, ATF, DEA, Secret Service, and US Marshals.

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