“A must read!” —Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
In the thrilling tradition of Red Dawn and The Dirty Dozen, this action-packed page-turner from Lt. Col. Hunter Ripley “Rip” Rawlings IV brings together insider military expertise with riveting suspense as special ops fighters must foil a surprise attack on American soil in a daring novel fans of Brad Thor and Tom Clancy will love! ASSAULT BY SEA U.S. Marine Tyce Asher knew his fighting days were over when he lost his leg in Iraq. He thought he’d never see action again—but when he hears secret espionage intel that a potential attack from Russia is imminent, Tyce knows he has to do everything he can to stop it.
ASSAULT BY LAND With his history in the Middle East and connections to other veterans, Homeland Security enlists Tyce to coordinate reserve fighters and special ops teams to help prepare the nation for an uncertain future… ASSAULT BY FIRE It is a full-fledged potential invasion orchestrated by a Russian military mastermind hellbent on destruction. With no time to lose, Tyce has to enlist every American he can find—seasoned vets, armchair warriors, backwoods hunters, even mountain moonshiners—to help protect their homeland.
“A high powered thriller...unputdownable." —The Real Book Spy
About the Author
Lt. Col. Hunter Ripley “Rip” Rawlings IV (Ret.) is an active duty Marine and a veteran of combat with over ten tours to Afghanistan (OEF), Iraq (OIF), Saudi Arabia, and Northern Africa (OEF,) to name a few. He is an Infantry and LAV Reconnaissance Officer by trade. A former company commander, FAST det. Commander, and an infantry battalion commander of the 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, Rawlings’s service to the Nation spanned more than twenty-two years of active duty. His last assignment was in Quantico Marine Base as the Warfighting Department Head for Marine Corps Command & Staff College. In his spare time, Lt. Col. Rawlings is an avid scuba diver, hunter, motorcyclist, rock drummer, small-craft sailor, and microbrewer of fine beer.
Praise for Assault by Fire
“Action drives this one...A high powered thriller that should connect with fans...as terrifying as it is unputdownable." —The Real Book Spy
RAVES FOR RED METAL BY MARK GREANEY AND H. RIPLEY RAWLINGS IV
“Red Metal is red hot . . . If you enjoy finely crafted military thrillers, you will love Red Metal.” —Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Backlash “Hits you like a thunderbolt and truly lives up to the phrase ‘can’t put it down.’” —New York Journal of Books
“This is the modern-day equivalent of Red Storm Rising and not to be missed.” —Providence Journal