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New York Times Bestselling Author

“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

NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

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

The Ross Kaminsky Show RED METAL

November 4, 2019

Great interview by Ross Kaminsky on KHOW 630. https://www.iheart.com/content/2019-10-15-mark-greaney-hunter-rip-rawlings-on-the-must-read-thriller-red-metal/

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UK RED METAL Review

August 31, 2019

RED METAL~This story brings home what could actually happen in a WWIII scenario. BY SASSY BRIT, AUTHOR ASSISTANT August 10, 2019 https://alternative-read.com/2019/08/10/saturdayspotlight-with-author-mark-greaney-ripley-rawlings/ Red Metal by Mark Greaney and Lt. Colonel H. Ripley (Rip) Rawlings IV fills the void of military thrillers left by Tom Clancy’s death.  This novel combines the great story-telling of Greaney with the Lt. Colonel’s vast experience, serving…

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WYPL Radio interview of Red Metal

August 26, 2019

Excellent interview from the venerable and venerated Steven Usery of WYPL in Memphis, TN. https://wyplbooktalk.podbean.com/e/mark-greaney-and-rip-rawlings-red-metal/ Mark Greaney and Rip Rawlings – Red Metal 24Aug It’s my pleasure to not only welcome back frequent guest best-selling novelist Mark Greaney to the program today but also his co-author, the newly-retired Marine Lt. Colonel Hunter Ripley Rawlings IV, who goes by…

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