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Title: Steel Fear
Author: Brandon Webb and John David Mann
Publish Date: July 13, 2021
Genre: Mystery Thriller
Series: Finn Thrillers #1
My Rating: 4/5
The moment Navy SEAL sniper Finn sets foot on the USS Abraham Lincoln to hitch a ride home from the Persian Gulf, it’s clear something is deeply wrong. Leadership is weak. Morale is low. And when crew members start disappearing one by one, what at first seems like a random string of suicides soon reveals something far more sinister: There’s a serial killer on board. Suspicion falls on Finn, the newcomer to the ship. After all, he’s being sent home in disgrace, recalled from the field under the dark cloud of a mission gone horribly wrong. He’s also a lone wolf, haunted by gaps in his memory and the elusive sense that something he missed may have contributed to civilian deaths on his last assignment. Finding the killer offers a chance at redemption . . . if he can stay alive long enough to prove it isn’t him.
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Chief Finn is a veteran Navy SEAL who ends up on an aircraft carrier. While Finn is on the ship, a series of deaths occurs. At first, it appears to be suicides. As the number of deaths increase, it becomes clear that a serial killer is on the ship.
Steel Fear is told using multiple points of view. Finn is one viewpoint, and he is a mysterious character. The people on board treat him with both respect and suspicion. Another viewpoint is Monica, an aircraft pilot. She questions her roommate’s death, and suspects more is happening than anyone else will admit.
Steel Fear is an exciting thriller with intriguing characters and plenty of action. The story moves fast and keeps the reader guessing. I don’t typically read military thrillers, but I”m happy I picked this one up.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Books in the Finn Thrillers series:
- Steel Fear
- Cold Fear