Myke Cole and his début urban fantasy novel 'Shadow Ops: Control Point' has been popping up on all the fantasy social media feeds I follow, as well as getting a fair bit of pimpage from Peter V Brett, so I thought I'd take a looksee.
Army Officer. Fugitive. Sorcerer.
Across the country and in every nation, people are waking up with magical talents. Untrained and panicked, they summon storms, raise the dead, and set everything they touch ablaze.
Army officer Oscar Britton sees the worst of it. A lieutenant attached to the military's Supernatural Operations Corps, his mission is to bring order to a world gone mad. Then he abruptly manifests a rare and prohibited magical power, transforming him overnight from government agent to public enemy number one.
The SOC knows how to handle this kind of situation: hunt him down--and take him out. Driven into an underground shadow world, Britton is about to learn that magic has changed all the rules he's ever known, and that his life isn't the only thing he's fighting for.
Hrmmm not sold yet. Lets see what the peeps have been saying.
Seems to be doing well in the review department and my interest is sparked, so I'll add this one to my "Books to try if I ever get into Urban Fantasy in a big way" list.
No sample chapters yet that I could find but he does have a flash website and he's got the author photo pose down pat. Release date is January 31st.