The Instructor

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Published by: Forge Books
Release Date: April 11, 2023
Pages: 320
ISBN13: 978-1250832245


Derek Harrington, retired Marine Force Recon and SERE instructor, is barely scraping by teaching the basics of wilderness survival. His fledgling bushcraft school is on the cusp of going out of business and expenses are piling up fast. His only true mission these days? To get his ailing father into a full care facility and to support his soon-to-be ex-wife and their son.

When one of his students presents him with an opportunity too good to be true-$20,000 to instruct a private group for 30 days in upstate New York-Derek reluctantly takes the job, despite his reservations about the group's insistence on anonymity. But it isn't long before the training takes an unexpected turn-and a new offer is made.

Reaching out to an FBI contact to sound his concerns, Derek soon finds himself in deep cover, deep in the woods, embroiled with a fringe group led by a charismatic leader who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. When what he wants becomes Derek's head, the teacher is pitted against his students as Derek races against time to stop what could very well be the first attack of a domestic terrorist cell.

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"The Instructor is an unexpected pleasure, crackling with intensity, vivid with authenticity and emotion. Hendricks writes like a knife fight on a moonless night - fast, brutal, and bloody."
Nick Petrie, bestselling author of the Peter Ash novels

“Gritty, timely, and packed with action, The Instructor is a pulse-pounding thriller and a fabulous start to the Derek Harrington series. T.R. Hendricks delivers on all cylinders!”
―Simon Gervais, former RCMP counterterrorism officer and bestselling author of The Last Protector

"Thrumming with action and authenticity, Hendricks knocks it out of the park with his debut. The Instructor is not to be missed!"
―Connor Sullivan, author of Sleeping Bear

"The Instructor, by T.R. Hendricks, is a brilliant debut by an author who obviously knows his stuff! Derek Harrington is a terrific new hero, a former Marine and wilderness survival expert who finds himself in a battle of wits against both a determined enemy and nature itself. Packed with action, tension, and humanity, The Instructor delivers."
Mark Greaney #1 NYT bestselling author of Burner, a Gray Man Novel

“Hendricks, a former Army Captain and intelligence officer, brings authenticity to this dip into the world of survivalist fringe culture...Military action fans will find much to like.”
—Publishers Weekly

“An extraordinary combination of suspense and action, packed with memorable characters and the kind of authentic detail that could only come from someone who has been there and done that.”

“T. R. Hendricks bursts onto the thriller scene with a wonderfully outstanding debut novel featuring a protagonist that is as resourceful and patriotic as any in the genre.”
—Steve Netter, Best Thriller Books

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