A Troy Pearce Novel
Mike Maden’s lifelong fascination with history and politics ultimately led to a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Davis, focusing on the areas of conflict, technology, and international relations. After brief stints as a campus lecturer, political consultant, and media commentator, he turned to studies in theology and a decade of work with a Dallas-based nonprofit, where he eventually discovered screenwriting. Drone is the result of a recent challenge by two published friends to try his hand at novel writing.
With an unforgettable cast of characters” (W.E.B. Griffin) and nonstop action, Mike Maden’s Drone kicks off an explosive new thriller series exploring the hard realities of drone warfare.
Troy Pearce is the CEO of Pearce Systems, a private security firm specializing in drone technologies. A former CIA SOG operative, Pearce used his intelligence and combat skills to hunt down America’s enemiesuntil he opted out, having seen too many friends sacrificed for political expediency. Now Pearce and his team choose which battles they will take on.
Pearce is done with the United States government for good, until a pair of drug cartel hit men assault a group of American students on American soil. New U.S. president Margaret Myers secretly authorizes Pearce Systems to locate and destroy the killers wherever they are. Now Pearce and his team are in a showdown with the hidden powers behind the El Paso attackunleashing a host of unexpected repercussions.
“A brilliant read…Mike Maden’s trail of intrigue will captivate you from page one!”—Clive Cussler, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Mike Maden understands that sometimes the most lethal warriors are those just out of sight. Drone is action-packed, with cutting-edge technology and an unforgettable cast of characters.”—W.E.B. Griffin, #1 Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author
“[A] promising first novel, an engrossing techno thriller…provides plenty of great drone details. Readers will eagerly await Troy’s further adventures.”—Publishers Weekly