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Colt’s Crisis

Book one of the Colt Garrett series

The Secretary of Defense is dead, and none is more shocked than defense policy undersecretary Colt Garrett when he’s appointed by the President to the second-most powerful job in the world. While onboard USS Ronald Reagan in the Western Pacific, he must find and recover missing biological warheads hidden in South Korea before U.S. efforts to bring peace to the region are derailed. Colt’s son is a Navy pilot onboard the Reagan, and they struggle to repair their severely strained relationship, while Russian agents conspire to assassinate the new SECDEF before he can influence policy against Russian interests. Espionage, politics, betrayal, romance and assassination all while embarked on one of the most powerful ships in the world combine in this military tech thriller.


Coming Soon: Colt’s Cross

Book two of the Colt Garrett series

United States Secretary of Defense Colt Garrett suspects that a top-secret U.S. base in Cambodia may have been attacked by Soviet Spetsnaz troops following the U.S. evacuation from Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War in April 1975. Colt and a recently elected U.S. congresswoman lead a Joint Field Activity team to Phnom Penh to interview an eyewitness to the attack, and hopefully find and recover MIA remains. But an elite Russian special forces team, assisted by a spy buried deep in the Pentagon, races to prevent Garrett and his team from discovering Russia’s involvement in the attack, and if necessary, from returning to the U.S. alive. This spy thriller, set in Phnom Penh, Saigon and on the steamy waters of the Mekong Delta, gives non-stop action and a glimpse into the world of military espionage.

Colt’s Cross coming December 2021.


Meet the Author

Captain Tom Carroll served thirty years combined active duty and reserve service in the United States Navy, specializing in Special Intelligence and Surface Warfare. He owns an information technology firm in Olympia, Washington, where he lives with his wife.


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