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Will Jordan is a Scottish author that writes thrillers. Born in 1983, Jordan secured an Honors Degree in Information Technology. He did several part-time jobs to make ends meet during his university days.
Order of Ryan Drake Series
|1||Redemption||2012||Description / Buy|
|2||Sacrifice||2013||Description / Buy|
|3||Betrayal||2014||Description / Buy|
|4||Black List||2015||Description / Buy|
|5||Deception Game||2015||Description / Buy|
|6||Ghost Target||2016||Description / Buy|
|7||Second Chances (Short Story)||2016||Description / Buy|
|8||Trial by Fire (Short Story)||2018||Description / Buy|
|9||Shadow Conflict||2019||Description / Buy|
|10||Downfall||2019||Description / Buy|
|11||Something to Die For||2020||Description / Buy|
Order of Will Jordan Standalone Novels
|1||Dark Harvest||2022||Description / Buy|
Order of Will Jordan Short Stories/Novellas
|1||Deadly Cargo||2017||Description / Buy|
The most notable were the gigs he landed in television and film. Eventually, someone cast the author as a World War Two soldier. The role was life-changing because Jordan had to attend a military boot camp.
The experience sparked the author’s interest in military history. He researched past and present conflicts, using the information to write his first novel. Penguin Random House bought ‘Redemption.’
The contract the author signed in 2012 included a three-book deal. But three years later, Jordan jumped ship, joining Canelo. The company made waves because it offered UK writers loyalties as high as 60 percent.
Their services appealed to Jordan because they had significant experience with online marketing tools and strategies. Despite his detour into acting, writing was the author’s primary passion.
He cannot remember a time when he wasn’t telling stories. As he matured, so did his desire to produce fiction. Back then, Jordan kept his hobby a secret. He was hesitant to share his publishing dreams with his friends and family.
Later on, he went online and realized that he could share his stories with strangers on creative writing forums. The more stories he wrote and shared, the more obvious it became to Jordan that he wanted to tell stories for a living.
The author is well aware that he’s lucky to do what he loves. Jordan’s thrillers require careful planning. He starts by writing 15-page outlines.
He cannot proceed without a detailed outline because it prevents him from littering his stories with plot holes. He is also afraid to write himself into a corner.
The author wants to define each character’s arc before he sits down to write. However, his outline is not set in stone. Jordan is not afraid to improvise when the need arises.
The outline is a guide. He is not obligated to follow it. Every so often, he will rewrite entire chunks of a manuscript because he wrote a significant portion of the story and then changed his mind.
Unlike some of his peers, Jordan enjoys the research phase because it allows him to interview military veterans and fire rifles at the gun range. Jordan is more than happy to source his information from literary sources.
But where possible, he prefers to collect the data he requires from people. The author’s most notable creation is Ryan Drake, a former British Army soldier that works with an elite CIA unit.
His characters are desperate individuals that have to rise about their circumstances to beat the odds. Protagonists like Ryan Drake stand out because of their complexity. They have layers that set them apart from conventional action heroes.
Best Will Jordan Books
Jordan has a YouTube channel called ‘The Critical Drinker.’ He has millions of followers. Jordan’s best books include:
Redemption: Ryan’s days in the British Army were over. He now worked for the CIA. His mission was difficult enough. Ryan’s team was tasked with freeing and bringing Maras back to the United States.
Despite the challenges, the unit accomplished the task. But then Ryan went on the run, forced to flee with Maras in tow. Now, the pair must survive long enough to get answers.
But Maras is not an appealing partner. After several years of brutal imprisonment, the veteran is not what she once was. Maras is dangerous, but Ryan doesn’t have a choice. He must trust her.
Sacrifice: The CIA has a missing agent. Someone shot down the operative’s Black Hawk helicopter. And now the passenger is missing. The CIA cannot leave the operative in the hands of his captors.
He knows too much. If the information in his head leaked, it would have disastrous consequences for the ongoing conflict. The CIA’s only hope is Ryan Drake.
Accompanied by his team, Ryan is expected to rescue the operative before a new insurgent group breaks him. But the country is mired in conflict. Ryan and his people are not the only players on the ground.
A private military company is engulfed in a deadly conflict with a brutal terrorist. Ryan and his people are caught in the middle.
When Does The Next Will Jordan book come out?
Will Jordan doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Dark Harvest and was released on August, 16th 2022.