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About H. Ripley Rawlings

Lieutenant Colonel Hunter Ripley "Rip" Rawlings IV is a Marine Corps infantry and Reconnaissance Officer with 22-years of service. With ten deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, CJTF-HOA, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia to name a few. He has a primary MOS of Infantry and secondary MOS of LAV Reconnaissance Officer. He served in billets from Scout Platoon Commander, FAST Commander up to Infantry Battalion Commander.

About Red Metal

A desperate Kremlin takes advantage of a military crisis in Asia to simultaneously strike into Western Europe and invade east Africa in a bid to occupy three Rare Earth mineral mines that will give Russia unprecedented control for generations over the world’s hi-tech sector.

From a daring MiG attack on American satellites, through land and air battles in all theaters, naval battles in the Arabian sea, and small unit fighting down to the hand-to-hand level in the jungle, Russia’s forces battle to either take the mines or detonate a nuclear device to prevent the West from exploiting them.

Latest Blog Posts

Starred Review – Publishers Weekly

May 4, 2019

WOW! Amazed to see Red Metal receive this level of praise! Wasn’t expected, but deeply flattered by the review. https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-451-49041-4  Red Metal Mark Greany and H. Ripley Rawlings IV. Berkley, $27 (656p) ISBN 978-0-451-49041-4 MORE BY AND ABOUT THIS AUTHOR Bestseller Greaney (the Gray Man series) and Rawlings, a Marine lieutenant colonel, closely follow more…

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Kirkus Review!

May 1, 2019

*Wow! Thanks so much to the Kirkus reviewers!* Russia launches war in Europe and Africa in this military thriller reminiscent of the late Tom Clancy. A small group of Chinese communist special forces sneaks into Taiwan to assassinate a politician and provoke a war. This attracts intense U.S. attention—perfect timing for Russia to launch Operation…

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RED METAL Newsletter Signup

April 4, 2019

Hey All! Excited to announce: I’m starting an author newsletter where you can learn more about me and what it’s like behind the scenes, and you can also learn more about my upcoming book, RED METAL. I’ll be sending a monthly newsletter leading up to publication in July, and content will include stories from my…

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