Recoil - - Contents - BY IAIN HARRISON

RE­COIL Con­trib­u­tor Keith Wood Teams Up With For­mer SEAL Jack Carr to Cre­ate a Nail-Bit­ing Thriller

While the name of Keith Wood might be fa­mil­iar to long­time read­ers of our mod­est tome, Jack Carr is a new­comer. We have a sneak­ing sus­pi­cion, how­ever, that the pair is about to be­come, if not house­hold names, at least very fa­mil­iar to avid con­sumers of the kind of plot­driven techno-thriller pop­u­lar­ized by Tom Clancy.

Draw­ing on a sym­bi­otic li­brary of ex­pe­ri­ence ac­cu­mu­lated from 20 years in the SEALs (Carr) and a cou­ple of decades in the firearms in­dus­try (Wood), the pair man­age to as­sem­ble a cast of char­ac­ters that spans the gamut from a trag­i­cally wronged, heroic pro­tag­o­nist to a ca­bal of trai­tor­ous po­lit­i­cal scum­bags. Need­less to say, the lat­ter are dis­patched in cre­atively gory ways, de­picted in minute and (un­usu­ally for this type of tale) ac­cu­rate de­tail by guys who ac­tu­ally know which end of a ri­fle the bul­let comes out of. While other au­thors might have op­er­a­tional ex­pe­ri­ence, or tech­ni­cal ex­per­tise, th­ese guys not only have both but also live the kind of trig­ger-pulling life­style that makes their char­ac­ters come to life.

The plot twists and turns from the moun­tains of Afghanistan to the deserts of Cal­i­for­nia, and from Florida to its cli­mac­tic end in the Hamp­tons, in an all-too-be­liev­able saga of be­trayal, cor­rup­tion, and vengeance. In equip­ping his hero for the task at hand, Carr fig­u­ra­tively backs his truck up to his team house cage in Coron­ado, then spits on his hands, rolls up his sleeves, and gets to work.



The book, like so many Amer­i­can suc­cess sto­ries, came as re­sult of two guys de­cid­ing that since no one told them they couldn’t do it, they might as well just go right ahead. “I didn’t want to lie on my deathbed won­der­ing if I could have been an au­thor,” Wood said. With a sec­ond book on the way and Hol­ly­wood su­per­star Chris Pratt snap­ping up the movie rights to the first, we’re pretty sure the world will be see­ing a lot more from our dy­namic duo. As RE­COIL’s editor, watch­ing them em­bark on this ven­ture is like wav­ing your kids off to col­lege, know­ing they’re on their way to great things. Just don’t for­get to write, guys.

Not only do th­ese guys have de­cent taste in guns, their ve­hi­cle game is on point.

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