Former counterterrorism intelligence advisor, J.T. Patten, has become known for writing "blacker than black" novels that examine the blurred lines in life and twist traditional tropes on their head.
From Unacknowledged - Waived Special Access "black ops" government programs to suspenseful dark hearted neighbors, JT Patten challenges the conventional with edgy psychological thrillers.
Thriller enthusiasts of Dalton Fury, Mark Greaney, and Vince Flynn, as well as those of Thomas Harris and Stephen King, will experience jaw dropping twists and ultimately question who is good or bad in the blurred lines of life, as fallible yet unique characters take their places on the shelves of top novels.
Whispers of a Stranger brings fear back to horror and psychological suspense the way we remember classic Stephen King and Thomas Harris novels, while adding Patten’s trademark penchant for hair-raising twists.
12-year-old Dwight Skinner’s loving heart is bigger than life’s obstacles. Despite his father’s wrath and brother’s bullying, he even considers his own genetic disorder to be a divine gift.
When a tragic event brings a mysterious family friend, Mr. Mortimer, out of hiding and into their lives, Dwight and his emotionally overloaded mother find an unsuspecting protector in this dark figure, who has an obsession with finding a historic medical journal dating to the Holocaust era.
Death and horrific secrets trail the unfolding life of Mr. Mortimer’s past, and questions soon arise as to who has the more sinister of intentions, Dwight or the killer he trusts.
Only Dwight’s mother may hold the hair-raising truth.
Fans of shows such as The X-Files, Man in the High Castle, National Treasure, and Prison Break will love Going Dark.
Going Dark follows a tech savvy war veteran, Creede Macaskin and his reject emotional support dog in their old RV, as they uncover historic conspiracies guided by his late CIA / DARPA father’s hidden journals and signpost clues around the country while MiB and Old Crows battle to get their hands on the notes to secure the Deep State.
Script registered with WGA West 2104369; United States Copyright Office, and CreatorsVault.
Co-authored with Master Sergeant (US Army Special Forces, Ret.) Scott Neil, "Horse Soldier," advisor to award winning film, 12 Strong (2018).
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"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
“JT Patten’s Shadow Masters is blacker than black.”
-Dalton Fury, Former JSOC, Best Selling Author
"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."
-LTG Michael Flynn, Former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and former Director of Intelligence, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC)
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