Readers and Fans,

As you’ve heard me say in the past countless times, you are what matters most. Without you, there is no Logan West. I am forever in your debt that Logan and his band of merry men and women have graced the pages of four world-class thrillers. Unfortunately, at this time, Logan and his task force are going on a hiatus. Consider it a temporary vacation. He is not gone, as I have at least two outstanding tales to tell in the Logan West universe, including an Amira Cerone origin story that has been in the works for more than a year.

Also as you know, I am ruthlessly direct and honest, to the point that I’ve often been criticized for disclosing too much information. But that is who I am, as a recovering alcoholic and former Marine, and in that vein, it is why I’m the one telling you this know, especially since it was mentioned in a Cincinnati Enquirer article this past week.

Publishing is a brutal business, and all authors have gone through rough times, both personally and professionally. And there comes a time in every career – and that time varies – where a decision has to be made. And based on a variety of factors, for me, that time is now.

As a result, I am writing a standalone thriller that will be a true Matthew Betley roller coaster, but it’s one that anyone who lives in suburban America will be able to relate to, with the intent to draw in new readers, not just ones in the geopolitical action thriller genre. I am keeping all details under wraps, and I’ll be taking a break from the amount of social media posts I do. Politics has become noise, and I need to focus on what’s important.

I know there will be disappointment, but trust me when I tell you that you won’t be disappointed with the new story. It’s going to be a true, intense thriller written in the only way that I know how to write them with the potential to be the biggest thing I’ve written.
Thank you for your understanding and support.
Like I said earlier, you are what matters.

Semper Fidelis,


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