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Ward Larsen

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Ward Larsen is the USA Today bestselling author of espionage thrillers. A five-time winner of the Florida Book Award, his first novel, The Perfect Assassin, is in pre-production as a motion picture with Amber Entertainment.
A former Air Force fighter pilot, he has also served as an airline captain, and is a trained aircraft accident investigator.

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Ward Larsen Absolutely! But there are always ways to manipulate an idea to make it your own. Let's face it--how many Special Forces heroes have stopped a nuclear…moreAbsolutely! But there are always ways to manipulate an idea to make it your own. Let's face it--how many Special Forces heroes have stopped a nuclear weapon from going off at the last second?
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Ward Larsen I've been very busy lately. Passenger 19, my third Jammer Davis book, arrived in January. On May 5th the next David Slaton book, Assassin's Silence…moreI've been very busy lately. Passenger 19, my third Jammer Davis book, arrived in January. On May 5th the next David Slaton book, Assassin's Silence will be released, and I'm currently writing another book in that series. I've also got a draft of a new series (one I'm really excited about) that ought to be published sometime in 2017.
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For a limited time I am offering a free e-copy of my first book, The Perfect Assassin. Simply go to wardlarsen.com and sign up for my new quarterly newsletter. This is not a teaser “first few chapters” but the full novel, and the beginning of my David Slaton series. The book can be downloaded as a .pdf file, read online, or downloaded using the free Scribd app.
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“Slaton moved closer and reached a hand under the waist of her unzipped jacket. To anyone watching, they would appear as lovers engaged in a parting embrace. Astrid tensed visibly as his hand curled around her beltline and found the gun. He’d made her take it when they left the chalet—that X-ray image he could never have explained. He discreetly pulled the Glock clear and slid it under his own jacket. “I might need this.”
She pulled back and smiled nervously.
“One hour,” he repeated.
She nodded and turned away, crunching over a sidewalk paved in clouded ice. Astrid turned a corner and disappeared”
Ward Larsen, Assassin's Silence

“Slaton heard nothing more than a pair of muffled thumps, sounds he recognized all too well—the lethal signature of high-velocity rounds striking center of mass in a human body. Her tall figure snapped forward and she crumpled to the ground.
Slaton instantly knew three things.
Astrid was dead.
There were two shooters.
And he was next.”
Ward Larsen, Assassin's Silence

“His missions for Mossad had been many, an almost formulaic process. The planning invariably opened with incriminating photos, which meant his first impression of every target began the process of demonization. A shadowed figure planting explosives or running from the scene of a shooting. A fingerprint lifted and matched from a tiny piece of shrapnel. If Slaton’s involvement became necessary, it meant a trial of sorts had already been run, albeit without a table for the defense. Intelligence analysts acted as prosecutors, their evidence documented and presented in vivid color—red predominating. Spymaster judges delivered verdicts and passed sentences. Slaton? His part was simplest of all, that of an executioner who didn’t need a black mask because he existed in a black world”
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