Safe Havens: Shadow Masters (Sean Havens Black Ops)

Mystery & Thrillers

By JT Patten

Publisher : Escape Your Reality Press


JT Patten
"J.T. Patten" has worked with the intelligence and special operations community in support of national defense and policy. He has a degree in Foreign Language, a Masters in Strategic Intelligence, graduate studies in Counter Terrorism from the University of St. Andrews, and numer More...



Sean Havens served the government black ops underworld for over twenty years. He lived and operated through corporate cut-outs and within the dark recesses of humanity to protect the country he loved. But when the family he loved was unprotected by his country, Havens' clandestine double life follows him home colliding two very separate worlds. As a corrupt oversight-exempt program drives him to soldier on, Havens struggles to hold on to what he has left of his formerly distanced life. Shock awaits as he learns who is friend or foe in the obscure domestic battlefield. To find sanctuary, he must navigate the intertwined shadows of underhanded proxy surrogate schemes, staged terrorism, and a long thought to be disbanded CIA rival--The Pond. If Havens survives as both protector and punisher, will his soul be among the body count? Few will find safe haven amidst those seeking revenge and refuge within the twisted wreckage of covert eliminations and set-ups.

As a former counterterrorism intelligence advisor, I wanted to create a novel that not only illustrated the realism in tradecraft and hair raising situations, but to also illuminate the angst and heartfelt challenges of warriors making impossible decisions and balancing family commitments.

"There is something about reading a book like Safe Havens written by someone who has lived in this world. You can't help but question how much is fiction and how much is real. Safe Havens is a taught thriller with action scenes that drip with authenticity.
-Kevin Maurer, author, No Easy Day, Hunting Che, Gentlemen Bastards

"Longtime friend who has been there done that, today put his knowledge into a fictional account creating this amazing book, Safe Havens! Make sure you check this out if you're into good spy novels! He could very well become the next Vince Flynn!"
-Kerry Patton, author, Contracted series, Going Rogue, The Syria Report; via Facebook

"J.T. Patten's debut novel, Safe Havens, Shadow Masters, introduces us to Sean Havens, an American black ops human weapon who uses guile and intellect along with his significant physical prowess to achieve his objectives. On a covert mission abroad, killers come after his own family back home in Chicago. Haven goes off grid to battle the forces pitted against him, setting the stage for a thrill ride of righteous violence and tradecraft that can only be detailed by a "Been there- done that" writer like Patten. The hero is tenacious, brutal, and utterly unstoppable, and here's hoping Sean Havens doesn't stop- but continues snapping necks and cashing check in future works."
-Mark Greaney, author, Grey Man thriller series, co-author, Tom Clancy Jack Ryan series