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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

Providence Journal Review of Red Metal

July 19, 2019

Thrillers roundup ! https://www.providencejournal.com/entertainmentlife/20190718/thrillers-roundup-baldaccis-post-wwii-novel-gets-in-history 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” (Berkley, 656 pages, $27.00) reads like Tom Clancy or W.E.B. Griffin at their level best, which is obviously saying a lot. This classic military action-thriller imagines a…

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Red Metal Release Day !!

July 19, 2019

RED METAL RELEASED Release Date: July 16, 2019 ASIN: B07JL49X3Z Buy the Book: AMAZON APPLE BARNES & NOBLE BOOKS-A-MILLION INDIEBOUND GOOLE PLAY KOBO

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Red Metal available for pre-order on Audible!

June 26, 2019

Red Metal is now available for pre-order on Audible! The venerable Marc Vietor is doing the narration. He read the Marine novel, “With the Old Breed” by E.B. Sledge. Great intonation and an amazing talent for varied voices. He speaks so clearly and enunciates in a kind of Carey Grant like ‘Transatlantic accent.’ https://www.audible.com/pd/Red-Metal-Audiobook/B07THDVL4P?qid=1561473569&sr=1-1&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=W1Q4XTN35V0F0CA0VHYS&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1

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