David Bruns and J.R. Olson

The Command and Control Series

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Command and Control

As a string of unexplained attacks push superpowers to the brink, the clock is ticking toward the start of World War III.


Don Riley, head of the CIA’s Emerging Threats Group, has never seen anything like this.


Riley and his team are tasked with identifying national security threats before they become tomorrow’s bad news. But shortly after an Iranian vessel delivers a surprise attack to a US Navy Warship in the Arabian Gulf, a series of seemingly unrelated attacks crop up around the globe.


The US military is rapidly being drawn into full-fledged shooting wars on multiple fronts. Now Riley must sift through the layers of deception in time to discover who—or what—is behind these events…


...before the clock reaches zero hour.


Command and Control is the explosive first book in a brand new series co-written by former submarine officer, David Bruns, and former retired naval intelligence officer, J.R. Olson. Dive into this nail-biting techno-thriller today, and brace yourself for an electrifying dose of military action, political intrigue, twist-filled espionage.

Praise for the authors:


“David Bruns and J.R. Olson deliver captivating and utterly authentic portrayals of modern day combat that compares with the best of the timeless classics by Tom Clancy, Dale Brown, and Stephen Coonts.” —Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mission Critical


“A fascinating World War Three scenario, and an action-packed story. This is going to be an amazing series!” —Andrew Watts, USA Today bestselling author of The War Planners


"With their background in the U.S. Navy, both Bruns and Olson have the right stuff to create a realistic military tale." ―Booklist


Counter Strike

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About David Bruns

DAVID BRUNS is a former submarine officer who left the business world behind to write about sci-fi and spies.

After meeting Tom Clancy and reading The Hunt for Red October as a midshipman at the Naval Academy, he spent six years as a commissioned officer in the nuclear-powered submarine force chasing the Russians in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic. When the Soviet Union collapsed, David left the Navy for corporate life. For two decades, he schlepped his way around the globe as an itinerant executive in the high-tech sector, and even did a stint with a Silicon Valley startup.

Find out more and download a free Starter Library at www.davidbruns.com.

About J. R. Olson

J .R. Olson graduated from Annapolis in May of 1990 with a BS in History. He served as a naval intelligence officer, retiring in March of 2011 at the rank of commander. His assignments during his 21-year career included duty aboard aircraft carriers and large deck amphibious ships, participation in numerous operations around the world, to include Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, and Afghanistan, and service in the U.S. Navy in strategic-level Human Intelligence (HUMINT) collection operations as a CIA-trained case officer. J. R. earned an MA in National Security and Strategic Studies at the U.S. Naval War College in 2004, and in August of 2018, he completed a Master of Public Affairs degree at the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota.


Today, J. R. often serves as a visiting lecturer, teaching national security courses in Carleton College’s Department of Political Science, and hosts his radio show, National Security This Week, on KYMN Radio in Northfield, Minnesota.