“Red Metal is red hot! If you enjoy finely-crafted military thrillers, you will love Red Metal.”

—Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Backlash

"Think Red Storm Rising, but 10x faster, with more action... I’m really high on this book."

—The Real Book Spy

“One hallmark of an excellent military tech thriller is research and authenticity and here Greaney and his co-author, Hunter Rawlings, have clearly done their homework to ensure the actions are both convincing and thrilling. The capabilities of both machines and warriors are very realistic, and the reader can almost sense the tension as battles are waged across Africa and Europe, with the difference between life and death often determined by split-second decisions under the stress of combat.”

New York Journal of Books

“Mark Greaney departs from his Gray Man series to pen the first installment in a new one alongside Marine Lt. Col. Hunter Ripley Rawlings. “Red Metal” reads like Tom Clancy or W.E.B. Griffin at their level best, which is obviously saying a lot. ”

Providence Journal

The Rip Rawlings Gallery

About H. Ripley Rawlings

-New York Times, USA Today and Amazon Charts Bestselling Author-

Lieutenant Colonel Hunter Ripley "Rip" Rawlings IV is a Marine Corps infantry and Reconnaissance Officer with 23-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.

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Old HWS Interview

September 18, 2020

I ran across this while trying to organize a stack of papers and magazines. Still so thankful for all the support from my former career. Likewise I continue to be amazed and surprised at the capacity and kindness of our younger generations. Thank you Avery Share, Hobart & William Smith class of 2015! Semper fi,…

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Lima Charlie Interview

September 15, 2020

Thanks for a great interview with Lima Charlie! Slaven Tomasi is always a pleasure to speak with. Semper fi! A SITREP With Retired Marine Officer And Author of ‘ASSAULT BY FIRE’ Hunter Ripley “RIP” Rawlings IV

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Assault by Fire promo give-away

June 18, 2020

      Wait… what’s going on? Ok, here’s the plan: head on over to https://www.kensingtonbooks.com/pages/assault-by-fire/ to enter to win free stuff. This is how it works, you buy the book and send proof to Kensington and they automatically enter you to win our free prize giveaway (no, you’re not gettin’ my Sig or the Kriss). Each…

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