Matthew Betley and his family live locally in. His debut novel, OVERWATCH was released on March 1. A former Marine officer of ten years, he was deployed to Djibouti after September 11, and Iraq, prior to the surge. He writes from the Vince Flynn/Brad Thor mold and is being nurtured by Emily Bestler (the editor who discovered Flynn/Thor).
In addition to Betley being a former Marine, he’s also a former alcoholic and very open about talking about both. In fact, both those things inform his protagonist Logan West, making him one of the more authentic characters in the thriller game.
Meet Betley and have your book signed tomorrow at Barnes & Noble in Annapolis at 7pm.
When Logan West impulsively answers a dead man’s ringing phone, he triggers a global race against the clock to track down an unknown organization searching for an Iraqi artifact that is central to a planned attack in the Middle East—one that will draw the United States into a major conflict with Iran.
Logan, a former Marine officer, is quickly contracted as a “consultant” to assist the FBI as part of a special task force bent on stopping the shadowy operatives, whatever the cost. The battles are nonstop, from the plains of the Midwest, to mansions in northern Mexico, to the war-torn Al-Anbar province, pitting an international team against trained mercenaries employed by the world’s largest private security contractor…whose owner has a personal vendetta against the US government. Meanwhile, Logan is battling his own demons, especially the trauma of the ambush that his Force Recon unit suffered at an insurgent torture compound in Fallujah in 2004, which threatens to destroy everything he holds dear.
With high-stakes and fully-realized characters, Overwatch is a thriller unlike any you’ve read before: deftly plotted, up-to-the-minute, and impossible to put down.
“A gripping, fast-paced, and frighteningly real tale told with bravado and expertise by someone who was there! Wall to wall action from start to finish. You will not put this book down!”
— Christopher Reich, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“As a former Marine, Betley really knows his stuff. Fans of nonstop, nail-biting action will love this one!”
— Kyle Mills, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Matthew Betley has proven he’s an accomplished writer. Overwatch is a brilliantly conceived thriller that surges from the first chapter through mounting deception to a powerful conclusion.”
— Clive Cussler, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Matthew Betley’s Overwatch crackles with authenticity. You wonder how much of it is true.”
— Matthew Reilly, Author of Ice Station, Seven Deadly Wonders, and The Great Zoo of China
“Logan West, like the author Matthew Betley, will rapidly become a household name. Overwatch is an incredible ride of action, passion, friendship, courage and reality. In this era where terrorism seems part of everyday life, Betley reminds us that we still have heroes fighting for freedom.”
— Lieutenant General (Retired) Mike Flynn, former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)