Directive One

The unthinkable happens in the skies over Florida, when someone hijacks the CIA Director’s flight as he returns from his daughter’s wedding.

WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Winter 2020 -- Best Spy Thriller
FINALIST: Eric Hoffer - First Horizon Award - 2020
HONORABLE MENTION: Readers' Favorite Book Awards 2020 - Fiction-Thriller-Espionage

Michelle Reagan—code name Eden—and an elite team of US Navy SEALs are sent halfway around the world to rescue him. Their high-risk mission to rescue the director and his wife becomes a full-scale assault on a heavily fortified military base. If rescue becomes impossible, Eden will have to carry out the CIA’s best-kept secret: Directive One.

K.C. Finn of Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews says in a 5-star review: “Author Scott Shinberg presents an excellent addition to the action and military genres along the lines of those who enjoy Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, and Andy McNab, but with a distinct twist in the central figure of a powerful and capable heroine. Michelle Reagan is a powerhouse of a woman who still retains a truly feminine narrative quality, without pandering to any particular trope of the genre. With this core strength, the novel takes shape in both the plot and the atmosphere around her. The elite soldiers and operatives of the team are well-drawn characters with realistic behavior and dialogue, which adds to the heart-in-mouth feel of the action, as though we are rooting for real people when we read about them. When this is coupled with the tense descriptive power of the action scenes, it results in a well-paced thriller not to be missed. Overall, Directive One is a highly recommended read for thriller and spy novel fans everywhere.”

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EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS a non-stop thrill ride with action galore, insights into covert action tradecraft, and descriptions of exotic locales around the globe so detailed you can smell them. Directive One is perfect for fans of Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, Dean Koontz, Brad Meltzer, and Len Deighton.

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ISBN: 1622536673
ISBN-13: 978-1-62253-667-2
6.14 x 9.21 x 0.5107 (0.776 Lbs)
224 Pages (32/carton)
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THE TEAM

Scott Shinberg – Author
Whitney Smyth – Editor
Briana Hertzog – Cover Artist
Lane Diamond – Interior Designer
Stephanie Lewis – Audiobook Producer/Narrator

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Author:
Series: Michelle Reagan, Book 2
Genres: 4.99 eBooks, Espionage, Thriller / Suspense
Tags: Audiobook, Autographed Paperback, eBook, Paperback
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication Year: 2019
Format: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Length: 77,383 Words
Narrator: Stephanie Lewis
ASIN: B07ZHL2YYW
ISBN: 9781622536672
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Endorsements

“I found Directive One by Scott Shinberg to be a very slick and professionally-crafted read, which made it very evident that it was based on well-grounded knowledge of the intelligence aspects covered. The characters were rich and unique in their own special ways, with all of them demonstrating a depth that made them real. Michelle being in a relationship with Dr. Steven Krauss, who also worked for the CIA, set up an interesting dynamic in that Steven was probably senior to Michelle, whilst her work seemed to be more secretive in its nature. The interplay between Michelle and the Director was another important ingredient, with a similar inverse dynamic placing their relationship into unknown territory. This is one book you won’t want to put down until you read the last word.”

“Author Scott Shinberg presents an excellent addition to the action and military genres along the lines of those who enjoy Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, and Andy McNab, but with a distinct twist in the central figure of a powerful and capable heroine. Michelle Reagan is a powerhouse of a woman who still retains a truly feminine narrative quality, without pandering to any particular trope of the genre. With this core strength, the novel takes shape in both the plot and the atmosphere around her. The elite soldiers and operatives of the team are well-drawn characters with realistic behavior and dialogue, which adds to the heart-in-mouth feel of the action, as though we are rooting for real people when we read about them. When this is coupled with the tense descriptive power of the action scenes, it results in a well-paced thriller not to be missed. Overall, Directive One is a highly recommended read for thriller and spy novel fans everywhere.”

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