"Konkoly has crafted a well-paced thriller that sets his new series in motion, providing entertaining plot twists, nifty evasion techniques and a healthy dose of cynicism about government agencies...A promising start to a complex new black-ops thriller series" - Kirkus Reviews
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Book 1: Black Flagged
Book 2: Black Flagged Redux
Book 3: Black Flagged Apex
Book 4: Black Flagged Vektor
Book One in the Black Flagged series:
A graduate of the Department of Defense's experimental Black Flag program, Daniel Petrovich carries a secret he's taken extreme measures to keep buried. A secret hidden in the deepest vaults of the Pentagon.
Someone is trying to raise the fallen program from the ashes and bring Daniel back with it. Someone who holds the key to Daniel's darkest secrets...and has pulled his strings before.
In exchange for the promise of a clean slate, and a chance to keep the life he has built with the woman he loves, Daniel agrees to carry out one final mission: the seemingly uncomplicated assassination of a confirmed terrorist financier.
Daniel's life is about to disintegrate, as he becomes the focus of a relentless federal manhunt, and the target of a ruthlessly vengeful CIA agent. To survive, he'll be forced to release a dark side he'd fought for years to suppress. A dark side critical to his former puppet master's intricate plan to revive the Black Flag program.
Black Flagged lays the foundation for a gritty, unapologetic series exploring the often unceremoniously brutal and serpentine link between covert operations and government agency politics.
"In an already crowded genre, with crowd-pleasers like Vince Flynn, Brad Taylor, Brad Thor, Ben Coes, Lee Child, Ted Bell, and the great Clancy, how do you come up with an idea that is compelling and different? Well, Steven Konkoly figured out a way." Amazon Reviewer 2013
"This book is the complete embodiment of what a first rate action techno-thriller is. Steven includes enough details to keep a Tom Clancy fan happy...If I didn't know better I could see Mr. Konkoly being a secret operative because his writing is that real and visceral. The follow up books are even better." Amazon Reviewer 2013
"While most secret agent stories want us to believe in the protagonist as a super patriot or psychopath, Konkoly's Daniel Petrovich treads somewhere between the two. Whether he's a sociopath or merely pragmatic, Petrovich is that guy readers of this genre want to be - well-trained, efficient, intelligent and violently effective. Unlike Bourne, Petrovich knows who he is and what he's about. There is no moral hand-wringing here, just focused mission-driven action." Amazon Reviewer 2013
"As a writer, Konkoly has the confidence to give us a guy who we respect, but who clearly is a resident of the black ops swamp. Konkoly doesn't try too hard to make the reader like Petrovich. He has faith that once we get to know Petrovich better, we'll understand his demons and his motivations. And we do." Amazon Reviewer 2013
"You're never quite certain exactly where this story is headed or how Petrovich will elude capture. However, it's exciting to discover his many spy tricks and tactics. I like this Petrovich character. He's got the smarts of Jack Bauer, the skills of Jack Reacher, and the past of a Jason Bourne!" Amazon Reviewer 2013
"Konkoly has created the beginnings of an epic franchise which has already delighted a justifiably large audience." Amazon Reviewer 2013
"Konkoly appears to have an inside track on all of his subject matter. An author cannot just make this stuff up out of the blue, without a sound working knowledge of the dirty downsides of covert ops." Amazon Reviewer 2013
"The action scenes were just superb, probably some of the best-articulated close-quarters stuff I've seen..." Amazon Reviewer 2011