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The Operator (Ian Bragg Thriller Book 1) by [Craig Martelle]
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"Craig Martelle hit a home run with The Operator. The taut, lean prose and lightning-fast pace make this a page-turner without sacrificing an ounce of story or depth. You'll find yourself rooting for the hitman main character as he faces the toughest decision of his career. The Operator is the start of a new thriller series I expect to see burning up bestseller lists for years to come."
A.C. Fuller, author of The Crime Beat and The Alex Vane Media Thrillers

"A rip-roaring ride from start to breathless finish."
Mark Dawson, Million Selling Thriller Author

"If Ian Bragg has you in his crosshairs, you know you're on the wrong side of justice."
USA Today Bestselling Author, Michael A. Rothman

"It's been a long time since I fell this hard in love with a book. A very longtime."
Author of Women of Wine Country, Romantic Suspense, Terry Wells-Brown

"You get caught up in the story line and really want to know what happens next." German Translator

"For every time I thought I saw where the story was going, you weaved around my expectations like a master racer in a slalom." Rob Kerns

"I really enjoyed The Operator. The premise of a "good" bad guy was a great way to catch interest." Sabrina

"This was a great book. Once I started, I had to read it all the way to the end." Craig's totally biased brother.

About the Author

I see my other lives, a career in the Marines, those damn hand-written tests in law school, a business consultant, as if they're stories from a book. I see my books as if I lived there, as if I were friends with the characters. All things we remember are behind us, only those we imagine lie before. I'm not sure which place I prefer, but I don't have to choose. They live together in my mind. My books have some award nominations, they have bestseller tags across multiple countries. I write about justice, honor, and loyalty because that's what I care about. My stories are mostly set within worlds that haven't been, but could be. We have to be ready. Visit my web page, craigmartelle.com for the latest posts and updates or find me on Facebook, Author Craig Martelle. Send an email to craig@craigmartelle.com to join my mailing list for the latest on new releases, information on old releases, and anything related to my books, or simply follow me on Amazon - they'll notify you of my new releases as will BookBub.com if you follow me there. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08F1CJMN2
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Craig Martelle, Inc; 1st edition (November 30, 2020)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 30, 2020
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1504 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 274 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1953062016
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 486 ratings

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Craig retired from the Marine Corps after a long career in the military intelligence community, having worked with most of the U.S. Government's three-letter agencies. After retiring and a short stint with physical security, Craig went to law school, graduated summa cum laude, and went into business consulting. From intelligence, to the inner workings of company board rooms, to on the ground leadership, Craig has seen it firsthand.

His books are an extension of his experience, putting the trials and tribulations of a fast-paced world into your hands. Whether in Science Fiction, Thrillers, Fantasy, or even his Non-Fiction, you'll find consistent themes of justice and doing right by those who are counting on their leaders. Leadership is a service, not a crown to lord over others.

Visit Craig's web page, craigmartelle.com for the latest posts and updates or find him on Facebook, Author Craig Martelle. Send an email to craig@craigmartelle.com to join his mailing list for the latest on new releases, information on old releases, and anything related to his books, or simply follow him right here on Amazon - they'll notify you of new releases as will BookBub.com if you follow him there:)

No matter where Craig went, he always had a book with him. Thanks to 21st Century technology, He now has thousands of books at his fingertips and with him wherever he goes. How many books would he have read on deployments had he not had to carry a physical book?

No one is encumbered like that now. Craig loves the works of Robert Heinlein, Anne McCaffrey, Andre Norton, JRR Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, and so many more. He has been compared to Andre Norton and that is humbling - she was an incredible author with a huge list of novels to her credit. With every new book, Craig aspires to live up to those that you, the readers, have compared him to.

Through a bizarre series of events, Craig ended up in Fairbanks, Alaska. He never expected to retire to a place where golf courses are only open for four months out of the year. But that's the way it is. It is off the beaten path. He and his wife get to watch the northern lights from their driveway. Their dog has lots of room to run, just until temperatures reach fifty below zero. They have from three and a half hours of daylight in the winter to twenty-four hours in the summer.

It’s all part of the give and take of life. If they didn’t have those extremes, then everyone would live in the sub-arctic.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Plan for tomorrow, while living for today; yesterday is gone.
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