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J.T. Patten, Author

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Former counterterrorism intelligence advisor, J.T. Patten has become known for writing "blacker than black" deep state thrillers converging conspiracy with elements of high-octane military thrillers and a "thinking-man's" multi-layered espionage novel. 

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Secrets and Covert Missions

CIA, NSA, and DOD prepublication review

Readers who enjoy learning about operating under disavowed secret missions will tear through pages as these black ops soldiers become embroiled in Unacknowledged - Waived Special Access government programs to confront today's most notorious adversaries.  



Explosive Twists

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Thriller enthusiasts of Dalton Fury, Mark Greaney, and Vince Flynn will experience jaw dropping twists and ultimately question who is good or bad in the blurred lines of national security, as fallible intelligence specialists / operators take their places on the shelves of top military thrillers, terrorism, assassination, and espionage novels. ​

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Reviews

Task Force Orange Series

"J.T. Patten’s Buried in Black takes readers deep into the shadows with an explosive narrative that could only have been written by a man who has been there himself. Buried in Black delivers on action, intrigue, and excitement!"
Mark Greaney #1 NYT Bestselling Author of Agent in Place


"JT Patten has done all the research. All you need to do is hang on for the ride."
Sean Naylor, Bestselling Author of Relentless Strike and Not a Good Day to Die


"Fantastic. This is a thriller that reads like it could be true. J.T. Patten really knows his stuff, largely because he's lived it, with all the thrills and adrenaline rush it involves. Buried in Black will leave you sometimes shocked, frequently terrified, and ultimately grateful for the risks thees guys take in real life to keep you safe."
—Michael Smith, Bestselling Author of Killer Elite


“When it comes to dragging readers helplessly into the world of black ops, nobody does a better job than J.T. Patten . . . Complex, well-thought-out, and perfectly executed, J.T. Patten kicks off his new series with a thundering bang. . . Buried in Black has all the makings of a sleeper hit in 2018."
—Ryan Steck, The Real Book Spy


“Buried in Black is literary alchemy- a book that has the suspense of John le Carré and the action of Matthew Betley.  J.T. Patten is an author to watch and Buried in Black is proof delivering a ripped from the headlines plot and a cast of unforgettable characters that can only come from a man who has lived in the shadows."
—Joshua Hood, BAMF, former 82nd Airborne and author of Clear by Fire and Warning Order


“Buried in Black grabs you by the throat and won’t let go. Expertly penned with gritty action, this is a novel that will keep you thinking long after the chilling conclusion.”
—Andrews & Wilson, Bestselling Authors of Tier One

Safe Havens Series

"Primed Charge is a refreshing combination of action and humanity. What makes Primed Charge different is JT's relentless reminder that the characters living in is world are just people. They are people with families, imperfections, worries, and hopes. People are the mortar holding all the weapons, operations, issues and groups together. I appreciate a thriller that is more than just thrilling.

-Joe Goldberg, Former CIA officer, Best Selling Author, Secret Wars: An Espionage Story  


"JT Patten's spy thriller is one of few novels actually written by an intelligence professional--and it shows in his details. From an understanding of regional conflicts, special activities, to global locations, Primed Charge was an amazing read."
-Former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and former Director of Intelligence, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC)

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