Blue Warrior (Hardcover)

By Mike Maden

Putnam Adult, 9780399167393, 400pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2014

List Price: 26.95*
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Techno thriller fans will welcome Maden's second Troy Pearce novel, which combines grunt-level action, advanced cyber warfare, and plenty of high-tech weaponry .Maden handles cutting edge technology and the ancient Tuareg culture with equal dexterity.
"Publishers Weekly"
"A brutal conflict in Mali and an international race for rare elements sets the stage for Troy Pearce and his drone technology to rescue an old friend in this adrenaline-fueled series."
"Blue Warrior" is set in the remote Sahara Desert, where a recently discovered deposit of strategically indispensable Rare Earth Elements (REEs) ignites an international rush to secure them.
Standing in the way are the Tuaregs, the fierce tribe of warrior nomads of the desert wasteland, who are fighting for their independence. The Chinese offer to help the Malian government crush the rebellion by the Tuaregs in order to gain a foothold in the area, and Al-Qaeda jihadis join the fight. In the midst of all this chaos are Troy Pearce's closest friend and a mysterious woman from his past who ask him for help.
Deploying his team and his newest drones to rescue his friends and save the rebellion, Troy finds that he might need more than technology to survive the battle and root out the real puppet masters behind the Tuareg genocide.

About the Author

Mike Maden, author of "Drone," holds both a master s and Ph.D. in political science from the University of California at Davis, specializing in international relations and comparative politics. He has lectured and consulted on the topics of war and the Middle East, among others. Maden has also served as a political consultant and campaign manager in state and national elections; has hosted his own local weekly radio show; and has written a hit Web-TV series and several screenplays that are in development. He lives in Coppell, Texas."

Praise For Blue Warrior

Praise for Drone  
“An engrossing techno thriller . . . Plenty of great drone details. Readers will eagerly await Troy’s further adventures.” —Publishers Weekly
“A brilliant read with astounding plot twists . . . Maden’s trail of intrigue will captivate you from page one.” —Clive Cussler