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Who is fighting the war in Afghanistan? Did you know that 52% of people fighting in Afghanistan are contracted to do so? Contractors operate far beyond the borders of Afghanistan, they operate globally. Real people. Real missions. Real wars.
After the United States was attacked and the President vowed to search for and destroy the enemy, the government formed a secret unit comprised of civilians. Paid civilians. Contracted civilians. Many of these people left their jobs, families, and friends to voluntarily serve alongside their military brethren. They did it out of love, passion, and deep patriotism.
Declan Collins is one of those men. Just another patriot you have never heard of, working to keep America safe. A former member of the US Armed Forces trying to make it in the civilian world as a newlywed, Declan quickly found himself working for one of America's most secretive organizations. He fit the role of what they needed perfectly.
This novel is about what happened after Declan received a mysterious phone call, was paid and given two weeks to get into Afghanistan all the while placing his life on hold to preserve and protect America. Find out about the fighting force rarely ever spoken of, those who were Contracted: America's Secret Warriors.
©2012 Kerry Patton (P)2013 Kerry Patton
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5 out of 5 stars
By Robert Montero on 05-30-15

Much better than I expected.

The narration can be a little distracting as he pronounces every word so well and gives them their space between words. That sounds odd but consider that the English language is usually spoken with words blending here and there. The overall story is fantastic and doesn't have the overly macho characters usually found in books like this. The guys are just guys that happen to be doing a dangerous job. That's how they come across anyways.

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5 out of 5 stars
By James on 10-31-13


What did you love best about Contracted: America's Secret Warriors?

Fanstastic from start to finish. Brought me back to my days in Iraq. Makes me wish I was still over there doing the job.

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If you could take any character from Contracted: America's Secret Warriors out to dinner, who would it be and why?


Any additional comments?

Hope Contracted II is out soon on Audible.

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