Here are the current Jake Dalton novels that are available to purchase in print and downloadable versions. It is strongly recommended that you read the books in order so that you get the most out of each exciting novel.
The Men and the Eagle is the first book in the series and chronicles what happens when a computer consultant, Jake Dalton, learns what he was never supposed to learn. Instead of going about “business as usual,” Jake Dalton finds himself in a fight for his life! He doesn’t know who he can trust. His background qualifies him to deal with nearly anything that might come along in the digital world; however, he is woefully unprepared to deal with those who would kill him in the real world to guarantee his silence. Jake has to learn what he needs to know as quickly as possible in order to stay alive!
DefCon, Oil, and the Eagle is the second book of the series. Jake Dalton discovers some malicious software embedded in critical defense computer systems. He learns that when a specific Defense Condition (DefCon) is in place, by order of the President, the software activates and prevents the armed forces of the US from providing an effective military response. He sets out to expose the plot to cripple the United States military in time of war. His actions put into motion a series of events that strain political alliances and shape the future of the country.
Phoenix Project is the third book in the series. Jake discovers a plot to prevent the US from responding militarily to a well-planned attack in the Middle East. He learns that a long-term ally is actively working to render the United States armed forces incapable of providing any meaningful prevention or intervention in a war that it is about to inflame the Middle East. The Phoenix Project is the code name for the plan about to be implemented as war clouds gather and darken on the horizon. Jake races against time to terminate the Phoenix Project and to prevent a regional conflict from becoming World War III.
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Fulcrum Protocol is the fourth book in the series. The US is caught up in the growing power and political clout of the Mexican drug cartels that threatens to de-stabilize the Mexican government. Against a constantly escalating level of violence that spills across the US-Mexico border, the Mexican government is about to fail. The drug cartels use their power and money to corrupt those they can and kill those who refuse to be bought. The highest levels of the US government are also tainted by avarice, corruption, and ambition. Jake Dalton has to unravel a treacherous plot that takes him to the very center of the halls of political power in Washington, DC.
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Unholy Alliance is the fifth book in the series. A new administration comes to Washington, DC, and deals with international events far more forcefully than the one it replaced. In response, a number of deadly enemies of the United States form an Unholy Alliance to destroy the country. Their strategy is simple; overwhelm the US with a myriad of small problems so that the nation eventually weakens itself from fighting on multiple fronts to the point that it collapses. Very well-funded and highly determined adversaries seek to destroy the US to avenge previous international actions. Jake works to learn the identities of the key players and stop their plot before it succeeds. This is the first part of a two-part story that concludes in Sacred Honor.
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Sacred Honor is the sixth book in the series. Jake Dalton’s days in Washington, DC, have created a number of powerful and influential enemies for him. He has to use every bit of courage at his command if he is to stay alive. His old adversaries conspire to silence him when he tries to put his past behind him. Intent on living his own life as far from the politically powerful as possible, Jake must first deal with the people who are intent on killing him. He tries to discover the reasons why his life is in danger. The only thing he knows for sure is that he has to find his answers before he runs out of time. This is the second part of the two-part story started with Unholy Alliance.
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Prometheus Gambit is the seventh book in the series. Determined to live his new life, one of peace and tranquility, Jake Dalton eagerly slips quietly into the background and no longer has or wants the ears of the high-and-mighty in the corridors of political power in the United States. Instead, he vows to let the world resolve the issues it faces without his help. The President of the United States asks for Jake’s help to prevent an attack. Despite Jake’s strong personal reservations, the President simply won’t take No for an answer. Jake returns to the corridors of power in the nation’s capital and works to prevent the unthinkable from becoming reality.
High Treason is the eighth book in the series. Jake Dalton confronts his worst nightmare. Someone high in the United States government is doing the unthinkable. The traitor is not just selling secrets for financial gain or leaking classified information for political purposes, he’s also actively using his position of high public trust to destroy the country from within. Jake knows his has to stop the traitorous madman, whatever the cost. In doing what he believes is right for the nation, Jake puts himself on a collision course with the politically powerful who use their power to accumulate personal wealth as they destroy the country. This is the first part of a quadrilogy that includes Moral Imperative. Extreme Prejudice, and Damocles Dilemma.
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Moral Imperative is the ninth book in the series. Jake Dalton is determined to live his life as an anonymous face in the crowd. He has had enough of the political backstabbing and lack of leadership that infests Washington, DC. Unfortunately, he learns through his extensive knowledge of the country’s national security networks and associated safeguards that those in high political office intend to make a complete mockery of their sworn oaths to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. He finds himself in a tumbling vortex of deceit and dishonor in his attempt to prevent those in high public office who would destroy the country from accomplishing their task. This is the second part of a tetralogy that includes High Treason, Extreme Prejudice, and Damocles Dilemma.
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Extreme Prejudice is the tenth book of the series. Jake and Morgan are targeted for death by someone unknown for something they did or didn’t do. They struggle with the attempts on their lives as they learn who wants them dead. They must use every bit of knowledge and expertise they have in order to stay alive lone enough to learn who is trying to killing him. They do whatever they need to in order to stay out of harm’s way. More and more information is carefully gathered, assembled, and analyzed. The person or persons behind the latest attempts on their lives emerge from the shadows. The results are startling and prove just how much needs to be done if the nation is to survive and flourish once again. The outcome of their fight for survival is beyond their control. International events sweep them along as they work desperately to find those responsible for the latest attempts on their lives to justice. This is the third part of a quartet that includes High Treason, Moral Imperative, and Damocles Dilemma.
Damocles Dilemma is the eleventh book of the series. Corruption runs rampant in the halls of power in Washington, DC. Elected officials sell themselves and their votes to the highest bidder and do whatever they need to in order to stay in office. The political system has degenerated to the point that those in office openly seek to serve themselves at the expense of the nation. A powerful political figure wants Jake dead because he simply knows too much. While the two of them are locked in mortal combat, the existence of the United States of America hangs in the balance. Jake must decide if his need for personal vengeance outweighs the nation’s needs in its fight for survival. This is the fourth part of a quadrilogy that includes High Treason, Moral Imperative, and Extreme Prejudice.
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Self-Evident Truths is the twelfth book in the series. After the death of a close friend and professional colleague, Jake must deal with some fundamental values, beliefs, and ideals that he once took for granted. At the heart of his quandary are the self-evident truths that have guided his life to that point. The nation struggles to come to grips with the loss of the very pinnacle of American political leadership. Political currents and eddies tug and pull at the heart and soul of America. The nation’s future is in doubt because those charged with maintaining the political underpinnings of the republic pursue their own, private agendas.
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