Book #2
War Hawk: A Tucker Wayne Novel
Released On: Apr 19, 2016

Former Army Ranger Tucker Wayne and his war dog Kane are thrust into a global conspiracy that threatens to shake the foundations of American democracy in this second exciting Sigma Force spinoff adventure from New York Times bestselling authors James Rollins and Grant Blackwood.

Tucker Wayne’s past and his present collide when a former army colleague comes to him for help. She’s on the run from brutal assassins hunting her and her son. To keep them safe, Tucker must discover who killed a brilliant young idealist—a crime that leads back to the most powerful figures in the U.S. government.

From the haunted swamplands of the deep South to the beachheads of a savage civil war in Trinidad, Tucker and Kane must discover the truth behind a mystery that leads back to World War II, to a true event that is even now changing the world . . . and will redefine what it means to be human.

With no one to trust, they will be forced to break the law, expose national secrets, and risk everything to stop a madman determined to control the future of modern warfare for his own diabolical ends. But can Tucker and Kane withstand a force so indomitable that it threatens our very future?

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Critical Acclaim

  • "Of all the books I’ve read this year, none of them have surprised me more than War Hawk, which is a legitimate, can’t-put-it-down thriller that has more than a few tricks up its sleeve. James Rollins is so good at what he does....”

    The Real Book Spy
  • “Kane, a Belgian Malinois, is the standout character, more than just a plot device and never anthropomorphized. His point-of-view chapters reveal his loyalty, fear, intelligence, and even a desire for revenge. Kane’s a good boy!”

    Publishers Weekly on WAR HAWK
  • “[A]nother outstanding adventure. Fans of Tom Clancy, Brad Thor, or Rollins’ previous titles will enjoy this, and hopefully Wayne and Kane will appear again, perhaps in the next Sigma Force title.”

    Booklist on WAR HAWK


  • Q. Writing from the perspective of MILITARY WAR DOGS
    A. The first recorded use of war dogs go back to 4000 BC, to the Egyptians who used them in battle. But ... Read More
  • Q. Your novel addresses a new form of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder called “moral injury.” What is different about this condition?
    A. Moral injury is a shade of PTSD that is still poorly understood. It relates to the shattering of mor ... Read More
  • Q. Your stories always have a ripped-from-the-headlines accuracy, broaching subjects of importance to your readers. In War Hawk, you shine a spotlight on the current status of drone warfare being waged by the U.S. military. Why this subject and why now?
    A. One only has to read the newspaper to understand and appreciate how prevalent the use of drones has ... Read More
  • Q. You also raise the chilling question about the changing status of who will control these future drones. How likely is the scenario you describe in your novel?
    A. As with the advancements in drone warfare, the modern battlefield is changing in a disturbing way. W ... Read More
  • Q. War Hawk also looks at a new generation of battlefield, one that could change the face of war forever. How likely is this scenario?
    A. We’re already there. It’s being waged by ISIS in the Middle East, by Russia in Ukraine, and by C ... Read More


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