‘Tier One’ Is An Unstoppable Thriller [REVIEW]

US Navy SEAL team

In Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson’s Tier One, an elite Navy SEAL must walk the fine line between duty and revenge to exact justice. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Scott Moak/Released)

In Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson’s Tier One, an act of terror changes an elite Tier One Navy SEAL’s life forever and plunges him into a world where nothing is what it seems, where the only thing that matters is justice and preventing another horrifying attack on American soil. But can a former SEAL walk the fine line between justice and revenge and become the world’s most lethal spy?

Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson's TIER ONE

Thomas & Mercer

From page one, Andrews and Wilson drop readers into the fray, right in the midst of a covert op that will have readers biting their nails as they turn pages at lightning speed. But the momentum only intensifies as the story charges forward at a breathtaking pace, like an unstoppable train threatening to jump the track. But there are two skilled scribes at the controls who know exactly what they’re doing, and they have written a tightly plotted novel that is sure to garner them many new readers.

The novel’s hero, John Dempsey, is smart, shrewd, and has a sardonic wit that makes him both charismatic and winsome. Readers of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series will likely have an instant affinity for this character who is masculine, daring and more than a little brazen. He is definitely larger than life, and is practically begging to be turned into the next big screen action hero. In a world where each of us holds our breath wondering where the next act of terror will occur, Dempsey is the kind of man we want waiting in the wings to take care of business before it is too late.

By the novel’s end, readers will be well versed in the military acronyms which abound here, but thankfully the authors provide us with a glossary that you’ll realize you have quickly committed to memory. But this kind of rich detail is what brings this novel to life and proves that the authors have done their homework in order to provide a story that is as real and relevant as tomorrow’s headlines. Tier One is a brilliant addition to the work of two writers at the top of their game.


Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson

Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson

Brian Andrews is a US Navy veteran who served as an officer on a 688-class fast attack submarine in the Pacific. He is a Park Leadership Fellow and holds a master’s degree from Cornell University.

He is the author of The Calypso Directive, the first book in the Think Tank series of thrillers. Born and raised in the Midwest, Andrews lives in Tornado Alley with his wife and three daughters.

Jeffrey Wilson has worked as an actor, firefighter, paramedic, jet pilot, and diving instructor, as well as a vascular and trauma surgeon. He served in the US Navy for 14 years and made multiple deployments as a combat surgeon.

He is the author of three award-winning supernatural thrillers: The Traiteur’s Ring, The Donors, and Fade to Black. He and his wife, Wendy, live in Southwest Florida with their four children.

Andrews and Wilson are also the coauthors of the Nick Foley Thriller series, penned under the pseudonym Alex Ryan. Visit them at their home on the Web at www.andrews-wilson.com.

By Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson
400 pgs. Thomas & Mercer. $15.95

About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

2 Responses to ‘Tier One’ Is An Unstoppable Thriller [REVIEW]

  1. Pingback: Brian Andrews Blows Our Minds with ‘Reset’ | Jathan & Heather

  2. Jathan Fink says:

    Reblogged this on Jadeworks Entertainment and commented:

    If you liked shows like MacGyver, 24, The A-Team and movies like Mission: Impossible, you’re going to love Tier One by Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson. See why our reviewers are crazy about this new book published by Amazon’s imprint, Thomas and Mercer.

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