``David McCaleb delivers with RELOAD! Red Harmon is a gritty hero who comes through in the clutch. A must read for all fans of thriller fiction!``

-A.J. Tata, National Bestselling Author of Besieged

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“A smart and well-plotted Thriller. A fantastic read I could not put down.”

- Marc Cameron, New York Times Bestselling author of BRUTE FORCE

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Third in the RED OPS thriller series


Available August 28th, 2018

“If you’re looking for suspense, nonstop action, and a hero you can root for, The Red Ops series will clean your X ring.”

– David Poyer, author of TIPPING POINT and ONSLAUGHT

Cover of novel RELOAD by David McCaleb


Now Available!  New Release.

Second in the RED OPS thriller series.

Red Harmon is back in the line of fire . . .

Investigating threats against his family, Red discovers a plot bigger than himself, bigger than the Det, and one that seduces him into the remote snow-covered ravines of North Korea.

Dedicated to those who, even this day, suffer in the North Korean gulags (concentration camps); and to the hundreds of thousands of individuals and families imprisoned, tortured, and killed within their electric fences.

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Cover for author David McCaleb's third book in the Red Ops series, RECON. Military operator facing camera in full battle rattle with dark background.

Cover Reveal: RECON

Available August 28, 2018!

Third in the RED OPS thriller series.

Check out the awesome cover for the third installment of the RED OPS series! One glance and no doubt as to its genre. I am super-excited about RECON, a gritty, intimate look at Red Harmon as it explores whether he is the same man when stripped of all operational support and forced to fight for his life and our national security. That’s all I’ll say about it for now other than Thank You to the pros at Kensington. You’ve done a great job of capturing the heart of the novel in a single frame.

What is The DET?

Logo for the DET, a squadron patch of a white skull on blue background with inscription JSOC, Detachment 5, Anywhere, Anytime

Defining a Non-Organization

I get this question a lot. One would think that since I’ve written three novels featuring the organization, I’d have a pat answer. And I do: The Det is a fusion cell of intelligence agencies, Department of Defense, and various foreign branches of government. This answer satisfies some, but only earns a raised eyebrow from the more inquisitive.

Because a problem presents itself when you define any organization using the term fusion cell. For a fusion cell isn’t an organization. That would be an oxymoron, something like jumbo shrimp. Defining a fusion cell is like grasping at fog. You can see it, but try and shove it into a box and it will disappear.

In The News:

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RECALL nominated for Best First Novel!


International Thriller Writers Organization

David McCaleb’s debut novel, RECALL, first in the bestselling Red Ops series of military suspense thrillers, was recently nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers Organization (ITW). ITW represents professional thriller authors from around the world. They are an honorary society of authors, fiction and nonfiction, who write books broadly classified as “thrillers.”

Cover of novel RECALL by David McCaleb


A National Bestseller

First in the RED OPS thriller series.

Meet Red Harmon, a father and husband, who kills two muggers while defending his family in a parking lot. He acts instantly, with skillful violence, but minutes later remembers none of it.

Recall is a journey of discovery – a mystery and thriller. As Red digs deeper, a past hidden even from himself emerges and threatens to tear apart his life and compromise national security. Once an elite military operator with the Det, a fusion cell of intelligence agencies and Special Forces, his active service was complete.

But his memory is returning, a lethal killing machine is awakening, and Red is returning to duty.

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Header RECALL with blurb from Marc Cameron