A Rogue terrorism consultant.
His dead brother.
A beautiful Persian refugee.
Terror. Fear. Prejudice.
America’s heading back to war. Someone has to stop it.
Jonathan Hunter, a rogue CIA consultant AWOL from his Middle East assignment, returns home to witness his brother Kevin’s horrific murder. For fifteen years, Hunter and Kevin were silent—until Kevin uttered his final words … Khalifah … Not Them … Maya …
Launched into the hunt for Kevin’s killer, Hunter stumbles into a series of horrifying terrorist attacks—all at the hands of Middle Eastern refugees—that spark a backlash across the country and threaten another war. In the shadows, Hunter’s mentor, the omnipotent Oscar LaRue, is playing a dangerous game with Russian Intelligence. All the while, neither Hunter nor LaRue understand that a new threat—the Iranian threat—has entered the game. As stakes rise, two shadowy players are one-step ahead of Hunter—Khalifah, a dangerous and terrorist mastermind, and Caine, a nomadic assassin who only dances with the highest bidder. As the attacks escalate and the country drifts toward another Middle East war, innocent refugees become the victims between the terrorists and the terrorized. Prejudice, hate, and fear vent everywhere—is this who we’ve become? Before the country explodes, Hunter must find Khalifah, learn the target of the next terrorist attack, and pray he’s in time to stop it.
2019 American Fiction Award Winner-Mystery/Suspense
2019 American Fiction Award Winner—Political Thrillers
2018 Gold Medal Winner—Military Writers Society of America
2018 Current Finalist—Killer Nashville’s Silver Falchion Award for Thrillers
2018 Current Finalist—Deadly Ink’s David Award for Best Mystery/Thriller
2018 Current Finalist—Foreword Review’s Indies Book of the Year for Thrillers
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Praise for The Consultant
“Thriller fans who value fast-paced action…will be satisfied”
“Tj O’Connor is that rare thriller writer with both talent and street time in the worlds he rockets us readers through. O’Connor’s stories will pull you in and race you through plots that come from behind the headlines in our crazy world.”
—James Grady, New York Times Best Selling Author
“[The Consultant is a] fast-paced thriller with a taut plot.”
—Tulsa Book Review
“The Consultant is a flat out, dynamite read. Fast paced, compelling, and all too real. O’Connor writes with authority and the pages fly by almost too quickly. My favorite kind of thriller, reminiscent of the best Ludlum and Forsyth.”
—Christopher Reich, New York Times Best Selling Author
“Tj O’Connor’s The Consultant is a simply riveting thriller of a novel by an author who is an international anti-terrorism expert.”
—Midwest Book Review
“Hop on O’Connor’s back and enjoy this ride. Helluva fun tale full of action, layers, deceptions, twists, and surprises. Well worth finding this one, folks. Put the publication date on your calendar. It rocks.”
—Men Reading Books