Vestmen's Gale

A young man drawn back in time by the spirit of his dead sister to the age when Vikings ventured to North America.

“A story of sacrifice, redemption, and purpose.”


“RECON pulls out all the stops. A must read thriller for fans of the genre.”

Andrews and Wilson, Co-authors of the Bestselling TIER ONE series


“David McCaleb delivers with RELOAD! Red Harmon is a gritty hero who comes through in the clutch. A must read for all fans of thriller fiction!”

A.J. Tata, National Bestselling Author of Besieged


“A smart and well-plotted Thriller. A fantastic read I could not put down.”

Marc Cameron, New York Times Bestselling author of BRUTE FORCE

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Book cover of Vestmen's Gale, featuring Viking ship Islendingur upon stormy seas.

Vestmen’s Gale

Available March 30, 2021!

A World Not His Own…

Michael, a young man soon headed to college, is suddenly drawn back in time by the spirit of his dead sister to the age when Vikings ventured to North America. He finds himself in the body of a Norseman and a member of a raiding party tasked with rescuing their chieftain’s kidnapped daughter. Her description, he soon discovers, sounds mysteriously like that of his own dead sister, lost four years earlier off the coast of Maine. In his journey back to the present, he battles warring natives, shapeshifting demons, and the insecurities of his past. Vestmen’s Gale is a story of sacrifice, redemption, and purpose.

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Cover for author David McCaleb's third book in the Red Ops series, RECON. Military operator facing camera in full battle rattle with dark background.


National Bestseller!

Third in the RED OPS thriller series.

An assault on America begins with an attack on Red Harmon and his family…

Trained to endure extreme danger and survive impossible odds, elite military operator Red Harmon has battled our nation’s enemies for years. While in the Rocky Mountains for R&R, Red’s family is violently attacked by an international squad of assassins. No ordinary wet-team, this group is only the vanguard of a power play threatening national security.

An intimate look at our hero, Red Harmon, and an experiment into the lengths one will go to protect family and nation.

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Cover of novel RELOAD by David McCaleb


National Bestseller!

Second in the RED OPS thriller series.

Red Harmon is back in the line of fire . . .

Investigating threats against his family, Red discovers a plot bigger than himself, bigger than the Det, and one that seduces him into the remote snow-covered ravines of North Korea.

Dedicated to those who, even this day, suffer in the North Korean gulags (concentration camps); and to the hundreds of thousands of individuals and families imprisoned, tortured, and killed within their electric fences.

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Cover of novel RECALL by David McCaleb


A National Bestseller

First in the RED OPS thriller series.

Meet Red Harmon, a father and husband, who kills two muggers while defending his family in a parking lot. He acts instantly, with skillful violence, but minutes later remembers none of it.

RECALL is a journey of discovery – a mystery and thriller. As Red digs deeper, a past hidden even from himself emerges and threatens to tear apart his life and compromise national security. Once an elite military operator with the Det, a fusion cell of intelligence agencies and Special Forces, his active service was complete.

But his memory is returning, a lethal killing machine is awakening, and Red is returning to duty.

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In The News:

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RECALL nominated for Best First Novel!


International Thriller Writers Organization

David McCaleb’s debut novel, RECALL, first in the bestselling Red Ops series of military suspense thrillers, was recently nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers Organization (ITW). ITW represents professional thriller authors from around the world. They are an honorary society of authors, fiction and nonfiction, who write books broadly classified as “thrillers.”

What is The DET?

Logo for the DET, a squadron patch of a white skull on blue background with inscription JSOC, Detachment 5, Anywhere, Anytime

Defining a Non-Organization

I get this question a lot. One would think that since I’ve written three novels featuring the organization, I’d have a pat answer. And I do: The Det is a fusion cell of intelligence agencies, Department of Defense, and various foreign branches of government. This answer satisfies some, but only earns a raised eyebrow from the more inquisitive.

Because a problem presents itself when you define any organization using the term fusion cell. For a fusion cell isn’t an organization. That would be an oxymoron, something like jumbo shrimp. Defining a fusion cell is like grasping at fog. You can see it, but try and shove it into a box and it will disappear.

Header RECALL with blurb from Marc Cameron