Fog of War by Ethan Jones

Fog of War b y Ethan Jones

Fog of War


is the third book in the wildly popular Justin Hall spy thriller series, hitting the Amazon’s Top 10 Best Sellers lists in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

When an Iranian nuclear scientist wants to defect, Canadian Intelligence Service sends in its best agent, Justin Hall. After his mission is compromised and Justin barely escapes northern Iran with his life, he sets out to discover who has put him and the Service in grave danger.

CIA information about a traitor in the Service sends Justin into violence-soaked Somalia, where he quickly becomes ensnared in a web of lies and deceit. He’s left with no choice but to go rogue and form an alliance with Romanov, a sinister Russian oil baron.

Cut off from the Service, Justin is forced to navigate through ever-shifting alliances and survive deep inside a Yemeni terrorist stronghold. All the while, he’s being hunted by a traitor.

This tour-de-force spy thriller is the hottest page-turner of the summer. New and old fans alike will love this new suspenseful novel in the Justin Hall series.

The bonus content includes the prologue and the first chapter of DOUBLE AGENTS, the fourth book in this series, which came out in December 2013. It also includes the prologue and the first two chapters of ROGUE AGENTS, the fifth book in the Justin Hall series, which came out in July 1, 2014 and became a best seller.

Ethan Jones is the author of the wildly popular Justin Hall spy thriller series. The first book in this series, Arctic Wargame, came out in May 2012 and reached the Amazon’s Top 10 Best Sellers lists in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

The second book, Tripoli’s Target, was released in October 2012 and was also very successful, catapulting to the top of the lists. The third book in the series, Fog of War, came out in June 2013, and the fourth book, Double Agents, was published in December 2013.

Rogue Agents, the latest adventure in the Justin Hall series, came out in June 2014. Ethan has also published three short stories and one novella, The Diplomat. The sixth thriller in the series, Shadow Agents, came out in December 2014.

To learn more about Ethan’s current and future works and to read exclusive author interviews, books excerpts and book reviews, visit Ethan’s blog at

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Ethan is a lawyer by trade, and he lives in Canada with his wife and son.

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“Canadian” Fog of War September 19, 2013
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This was my first exposure to Justin Hall, thank you Ethan Jones. It was what I always look for in an action packed adventure, exciting adventures, an appreciation of the challenges of the “business of intelligence gathering” with a bonus of great character development, not just individually but in their relationships with each other. It was especially positive for me to have the other half of the team, Carrie, effective and a full contributor. So often in a male action writer author’s view the woman comes off either savage or a lightweight.

The initial quotes were a clever prelude, to an entertaining story. So entertaining, I’m going back to read books one and two. I fully recommend Fog of War.

5.0 out of 5 stars A Thrill a Minute July 21, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition

It’s been a while since I’ve read a good spy novel so I was really looking forward to diving into Ethan Jones new thriller Fog of War, the third in the Justin Hall series. I was not disappointed!

Although I didn’t read the first two in the series, I was instantly pulled in to this fast paced story of Canadian intelligence officer Justin Hall and didn’t feel lost for not having read the first two. I immediately noted the distinction of this being about a Canadian intelligence officer which is a first for me. I always associate spy novels with British intelligence so this was a refreshing changes of pace.

There are so many layers to this story that are revealed with a perfectly set pace throughout the story. While I often find myself lost in all the sub plots of spy novels, I was able to keep up with this story that had my turning pages as quickly as I could to find out what happened next.

Jones style of writing is direct and to the point and keeps the reader guessing as to what twist he will throw your way next. I like stories that aren’t predictable and this one is anything but. As soon as I thought I had something figured out, it would go in a completely different direction adding even more complexity to the story.

Fog of War is a fast paced thriller that you should definitely ad to your summer reading list! Jones will keep you guessing at every turn of the page.

5.0 out of 5 stars Good read! June 29, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition

This is a fast paced book with an interesting plot and interesting characters. I read alot of spy novels, and almost all of them (in english) are from an American or British perspective. In Fog of War Ethan Jones writes from a Canadian perspective, about Canadian operatives, and I found this very interesting. The plot twisted well along enough to keep my interest, while not seeming unbelieveable. The characters were well written and believable, and the dynamics between Carrie, Justin, etc. kept things interesting.

The action ranges widely from the Middle East to Moscow, and while many espionage books peak early, the action in Fog of War gets even more exciting and interesting in the later part of the book. I would recommend this book to any reader who enjoys tales of espionage, action, intrigue and adventure.

Format:Kindle Edition

Having read all the Justin Hall books, I can honestly say that not only is the character one of the best, but the author, Ethan Jones is becoming one of the best writers in this genus. The characters are well drawn; the action non-stop and the plot and sub-plots are both creative and believable. While the previous novels can be read as a stand-alone, this one cannot, if the reader wants to understand the why and who. At the very least, you need to read “Tripoli’s Target” to fully enjoy and understand the motivation behind this one and to know the story from the beginning you have to start there, with “Arctic Wargame”. By starting at the beginning, you will also see how the author keeps improving, giving readers something to look forward to with each story.

Pay attention to the Arab and Russian Proverbs at the beginning. If you have read all the books, you will know how appropriate they are. If you haven’t read the previous books, you may have some understanding when you finish the book, but not the appreciation that comes from knowing the complete back-story. As always, the story opens with a bang as US Navy Seals are assisting the Canadian counter-terrorism unit with a snatch and grab operation in Southern Somalia. After the Seals acquire their primary target, two militant leaders they are on the way to extract the CIA’s man when Al-Shabaad, Al-Qaeda’s branch in the region tries to down the MH-60 Black Hawk. They are shooting at the helicopter from the streets, rooftops and truck using machine guns and RPG’s that are barely missing them as they head to the spot to pick up their passenger. Read more ›

5.0 out of 5 stars Fog Of War October 3, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Fast pace non stop action from the start. Southern Somalia and a crack team seal squad just snatched two high targets and are lying on the cargo floor as the black Hawk takes RPG’s and small arms fire as it moves away from the extraction point. All in a days work for team leader Alex Roberts. A board are two leaders of the Al-Shabaab ( the Boys) Al- Quaeda branch in Somalia.Name is given for the use of small children to cause terror in their land.
Now landing in the meet up location with the CIA branch all hell breaks loose as the Black Hawk is hit by an RPG what was suppose to be a safe zone? Great read, look forward to reading the the other Justin Hall books



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