The Secret Corps

Peter TelepBOOK: The Secret Corps

PUBLISHED IN: eBook and 6×9 Trade Paperback

THE AUTHOR: Peter Telep

THE PUBLISHER: Amazon Digital, CreateSpace

SUMMARY:  #1 New York Times Bestseller Peter Telep is back with The Secret Corps, his latest pulse-pounding thriller incorporating a call to action unlike anything seen before in contemporary fiction.

When a small town home invasion results in a tragic death, retired Marine Master Sergeant James “Johnny” Johansen agonizes over questions whose answers threaten his loved ones, his career, and his company. The most serious question of all—is Johnny’s family linked to Islamic extremists in the United States?

Johnny turns to Willie, Corey, and Josh—his former brothers-in-arms. Relying on their skills as highly-trained Marines, the team uncovers a treacherous plot involving a renegade defense contractor and the highest levels of a U.S. intelligence network.

Risking their lives to reveal the shocking details of the operation, Johnny and his friends discover that hundreds of terrorists are poised to launch a coast-to-coast attack on American soil. Time is running out! Who can Johnny trust?

No one except . . .


Secret Corps photoTHE BACK STORY: The Secret Corps was written over a two your period of writing and research. Seeking the help of over a dozen Marines, military veterans, and those in America’s intelligence network, I’ve endeavored to create the most accurate and believable thriller novel possible.

WHY THIS TITLE:  There are few thriller novels that introduce Marine Corps characters as authentically as this one. The novel features a call to action in the climax that is unlike anything else seen in fiction or film.

WHY SOMEONE WOULD WANT TO READ IT:  The Secret Corps is an exciting, fast-paced murder/mystery thriller involving four Marine veterans who are caught up in a plot that threatens all of America.



“It’s about time a solid thriller writer looked to the ethos and extraordinary combat capabilities of U.S. Marines and gave the genre a welcome boost. With advice and counsel from real Leathernecks who know the breed intimately, Peter Telep has written a roller-coaster story that genuinely evokes the colorful character of the Corps.”

–Captain Dale Dye, USMC (Ret) Marine, Author, Actor and Filmmaker

“After reading this book, I am awed by Peter Telep’s attention to detail and how plausible this story could be.”

–Master Sergeant Clifton Lee, USMC (Ret)

“The players from Johnny and “the boys” to the Marine Corps Band of Brothers will all seem larger than life, but there is not one who would fail to live up to the challenge.”

–Lieutenant Colonel R.C. Adams USMC (Ret)

“Peter Telep did his homework–from our verbiage and personality nuances to the gear and equipment we use. I truly enjoyed reading this novel!”

–Joseph “Willie” Parent, Former GySgt USMC, 2D Force Recon / 2 Marine Special Operations Battalion

AUTHOR PROFILE:  Peter Telep is the author of more than forty novels. With the assistance of technical advisors from all branches of the service, he has documented the exploits of U.S. Army Special Forces in Afghanistan, tank platoon commanders in Korea, and mercenary fighters in Angola, Uzbekistan, and Vladivostok, among others.

His collaboration with Tom Clancy, Against All Enemies, debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List. Additionally, he has written many bestselling novels based on Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon, Endwar, and Splinter Cell video game series.

Mr. Telep’s work on The Secret Corps involved extensive research, including a trip to the Sig Sauer Academy in New Hampshire, where he received hands-on training in many of the weapons featured in this novel. He also traveled to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where he had the opportunity to pilot a Riverine Patrol Boat and make an “unauthorized” J-turn, much to the surprise of his soaked but smiling hosts.

AUTHOR COMMENTS:  Thank you so much for finding me here at Snowflakes in a Blizzard. I’ve been writing and publishing for over twenty years now, and I’ve worked for many big franchises, but I’ve never been more excited about a book. Why? Because The Secret Corps is all me. No marketplace influences. No publisher demands. No book contract. Just a story and a writer. My fuel was passion, and my inspiration came from dozens of military veterans who are some of the finest and most generous people alive. Nearly two years in the making, The Secret Corps is my debut novel as an independent author.

Make no mistake–when I discuss this book, I’m not offering some lame sales pitch. I’m offering a story that comes straight from my heart and soul, a story whose characters represent the courage, honor, and commitment of a great nation. What is The Secret Corps? I hope you’ll discover for yourself…


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Recently retired after 35 years with the News & Advance newspaper in Lynchburg, VA, now re-inventing myself as a novelist/nonfiction writer and writing coach in Lake George, NY.

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