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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

RED METAL Independence Day giveaway!

June 17, 2019 Howdy all, Do you like free books? Ya, well, me too. But in this case there really are a bunch of free books up for grabs with our awesome publisher, Penguin. So if you’d like one, head on over to the web link above to “Git you some Red Metal.”

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RED METAL book tour dates

June 11, 2019

Hey All, This is still being solidified, but excited to get on the road and see you and hear what you liked about our novel RED METAL! Check back here regularly for updates and changes:

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RED METAL Sneak Peak!

June 11, 2019

We’re about one month out from the release of RED METAL and because I can’t wait for you to read the book, here’s a little sneak peek! ___ The Cobra attack helicopters twin Lycoming T53-L-703 turboshaft driven blades chopped the air, thumping above the helicopter’s pilot and the gunner, driving the machine at a breakneck…

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