BURIED IN BLACK, A Task Force Orange Novel

In the clandestine world of shadow ops, he’s known as The Man From Orange. A master of surveillance, signals intelligence—and silent killing—special operative Drake Woolf has been groomed and trained by the old-guard intel community after his CIA father and mother were murdered in Tunisia. Now he works for Task Force Orange, handling cases the government doesn’t want its fingerprints on. Woolf can always be relied on to carry out an assignment with surgical precision—and exterminate a threat with extreme prejudice. But his latest mission is different. Woolf knows the targets personally. He trained them in Iraq to be the perfect killing machines. Known as the “Mohawks,” these Iraqi rebels know our secrets, our strengths, and our weaknesses. And they’re using this knowledge to launch the deadliest attack the world has ever seen—on American soil . . .

Can The Man From Orange stop them, or will FBI Special "Ghost" Agent Tresa Halliday stop Woolf first?

THE PRESENCE OF EVIL, book two in the Drake woolf Task force Orange series,  will be released August 2019 by Kensington Publications

SAFE HAVENS: Shadow Masters (series premier)                                  

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 terror attacks, 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. 

Current works

SAFE HAVENS: Primed Charge

From the best selling author of SAFE HAVENS: Shadow Masters comes JT Patten's latest thriller book. A gripping dark novel of espionage, conspiracies, and contemporary heroism. 

Working again with the CIA, Sean Havens finds himself out of his element and looking to disrupt the looming global threats that blend terrorism with international financial market disruption to fund elections and power players. Havens struggles to use his adaptability, guile, and tradecraft, as his personal losses and recovering daughter wrestle for attention. His actions may have further consequences when the Shadow Masters learn of his meddling sending Havens again into the deadly game of secret society factions within the intelligence community. From Chicago and Fayetteville to Burma, Thailand, and New York, Death continues to follow Havens and those in his wake. 


"visceral thrillerS by a real 'shadow master'"

           -Mark Greaney, author, Grey Man series, co-author Tom Clancy Jack Ryan series