about the book

Approved by the CIA Publication Review Board.

“Fans of SEAL Team Six stories will love this ripped-from-the-headlines military thriller.” –Best Thrillers “An action-packed military thriller that will appeal to lovers of political conspiracies and CIA counterterrorism missions.” –Sublime Book Review

He swore to be always faithful. Will joining a top-secret CIA program force him to choose between betraying a friend and remaining a patriot? Duncan Hunter is driven by his sense of duty. So when a plane crash forces the ambitious pilot out of the Marine Corps, he hungrily searches for another way to fight terrorism. And he finds it in an intelligence officer’s invitation to come aboard a clandestine project scouting and destroying Mexican poppy fields in the War on Drugs. Forced into hiding when his cover is blown, Hunter forges strategic new friendships while dodging assassination attempts. But as the aftershocks from the hunt for bin Laden bring more intricate conspiracies to light, the scarred fighter comes under fire from double-dealing politicians as well as jihadist snipers. Can the embattled agent expose a deadly inner rot before he’s permanently shot down? Special Access is the darkly unsettling first book in the Duncan Hunter series of political thrillers. If you like tough-as-nails heroes, high-octane adventures, and stories of real-world corruption, then you’ll love Mark A. Hewitt’s suspense-laden tale.