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Debut Author: Ross Ritchell

The Knife by Ross RitchellAuthor Ross RitchellLike Jack Coughlin? Then you'll love Ross Ritchell! Ross Ritchell is a former Army Ranger who served with distinction in a United States Special Operations Command direct-action team conducting classified operations in the Middle East. In his first novel, The Knife, he delivers a war story about the mind-numbing periods of waiting, the stress of battle fatigue, the ingeniously idiotic ideas that fill downtime and the spine-tingling moments when life is ever so fragile.

The Knife is a debut novel of intense authenticity. As scenes of horseshoes and horseplay cut to dim Ambien-soaked trips in helicopters and beyond, Ritchell's story takes us deep beneath the testosterone-laced patter into the lonelier, more ambivalent world of military life in the Middle East. The result is a fast-paced journey into darkness; a quintessential novel of the American wars of the twenty-first century.