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Field of Valor: A Thriller

(Logan West #3)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  251 ratings  ·  46 reviews
Set in the aftermath of Betley’s “machine-gun pace” (Booklist) Oath of Honor and the discovery of a deadly global conspiracy, the president requests Logan West to form a covert task force with the mission to dismantle a nameless enemy.

With the full resources of the Justice Department, Intelligence Community, and the military (not to mention presidential pardons pre-signed)
ebook, 400 pages
Published May 22nd 2018 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books
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Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Logan West and his team are after the usual mastermind out to foment a war between America and China. This time, the father of one of the Chinese agents killed by West in the last book is out to kill the team. He's high up in the Chinese intelligence community, and has a legion of minions to help.

Very exciting. Highly recommended.
Slaven Tomasi
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One word comes to mind when writing a review for Matthew Betley’s Field of Valor... WOW!!! Just WOW. If you’ve been following his books since his debut in 2016 with Overwatch, then the amazing follow up Oath of Honor, you would know why I’m saying that. This man can write a book that will speak to you. I had no idea how he was going to write a better thriller than the emotional rollercoaster Oath of Honor is, but somehow Matthew exceeded all my expectations.

On the very first page, on the very f
Brian Costello
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The most Action Per Page in the genre

With Field of Valor Matthew Betley has somehow figured out how to fit an IMAX 3D Hollywood Summer Blockbuster onto the pages of a novel (which is probably why his books have been optioned by Thunder Road Films!). Right off the bat I’ll let it be known that I think this will go down as one of 2018s best thrillers. This is a novel of pure adrenaline and thrills that delivers something on every page. Its the ideal summer read which makes its release right before
Shirley Laliberte
I just love Logan West. The best special agent. Glad someone reviewed a previous book and let me know what a great character Logan West is.
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Field Of Valor is the third book in the action packed Logan West series. I found this to be the best book in the series and it is highly enjoyable. The characters and the writing have gotten stronger as the series has progressed, and that is saying something because the series has been solid from the get go. I would highly recommend starting this series or continuing the series if you've read the first two. What I especially liked about this book is how each character was developed and their str ...more
Tom Dooley
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I always expect great writing from Betley. But this time he blew the top of this one. You don't even get to take a breath and the action is of the hook. Logan finds out about a secret organization that is has some very shadowy figures involved in it. He's in a race to find out who, what, when, where and why. The deeper he digs the deeper he finds out it runs. Unfortunately it runs so the way to the top. He proceeds to get his hands on a list that details everything. While this is all happening t ...more
Chris (Norseman) Miller
Logan West, he’s been through hell and back. He’s dealt with potential world ending psychopaths all the way down to the scum of the terrorists. He’s a Marine hardened former alcoholic that serves his country in a way no one can imagine. A black ops squad with black ops money performing black ops work and keeping the ole USA safe, you can’t miss this one. Matt ties in some emotion, intrigue and a ton of action. I’ve been fortunate enough to read the ARC courtesy of Emily Bestler books and Matt hi ...more
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“I just killed a Secret Service agent. I’m pretty sure that’s a crime, and this is now officially a really bad day,”

Ohio author Matthew Betley grew up in Cincinnati, attended St. Xavier High School and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he earned a B.A. in psychology and minors in political science and sociology. He also spent the first semester of senior year investigating felony murder cases as an intern investigator in Washington, D.C., for the Public Defender's Office. After graduation,
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If by chance you have recently picked up a novel advertised as a “thriller,” only to set it down in disappointment a third of the way through, let me recommend FIELD OF VALOR to you. Author Matthew Betley has earned the right to talk the talk because he has walked the walk, having spent 10 years as a Marine officer in deployments in Djibouti and Iraq. Some of this background informs the narrative directly, in particular during a flashback vignette. But in general, the book is shot through --- li ...more
Jun 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Betley can definitely write an action-packed thriller. The third in his Logan West series is filled with gunfire, explosions, stabbings, car chases, profanity, betrayal, and dead bodies. A list of who's who in The Organization, a shadow group attempting to provide stability through illegal and lethal means, is given to Logan and the subset of The Organization that has decided chaos is better wants it back. The names on the list go higher than Logan and Team Ares can imagine, and it will take all ...more
Phillip III
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just finished reading the third book in the Logan West series. Matthew Betley’s Field of Valor is comparable to the first two in the series. Non-stop adrenaline. Witty banter. A clever plot. Twists and turns, and more twists, and even more turns . . .

A rogue republic is operating inside the government. The group, known as the Organization, is made of a select group of powerful people. They make things happen, get things done. Sometimes the end does not always justify the means. More and more t
Todd Simpson
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing story. The Author has done a wonderful job in the detail and background of the characters, and Logan West is the ultimate fighting machine. There are plenty of action scenes, and I quite enjoyed the plot. It just never lets up, which is one of the things I love about Matthew Betley’s books. He certainly knows how to entertain.
Lau Han wanted revenge for his son’s death, more than anything else in the world, and he was sure Logan West was the man responsible. Logan spent years ove
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, thriller
Matthew Betley exploded onto the scene with Overwatch which introduced the world to Logan West. In Oath of Honor, West and his team reached new heights and now in Field of Valor Betley has proven that he has what it takes to stand alongside all the greats in the field and his character Logan West can stand shoulder to shoulder with Jack Reacher and Mitch Rapp. Lock those three in a room and I wouldn’t care to wager which one walks out.

In Field of Valor West is leading a covert task force sanctio
Benjamin  Thomas
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I admit this was my first tap into Matthew Betley's blockbuster series with Field of Valor. It was definitely better than I expected it too be. I'm not sure what I expected, but exceeded whatever was in my brain! Excellent. The crafting of the scenes, including the fighting, settings, and action were off the charts. All I could say was, DAMN, that was good. It's that kind of thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat and leaves you full when you're done. The plot to stop a global conspirac ...more
Steven McDonald
Jan 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first introduction to the work of Matthew Betley and wow what an introduction. The action starts on page one and is relentless as we are thrown right into the drivers seat as our two heroes are fleeing for their life and have rogue agents on their tails. The story then back tracks a few days to see how we ended up here. I’m told that this continues on from his previous book (which I’ll be seeking out) but it also works as a stand alone story. For those people (like me) who are unaware ...more
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From the get-go, Mr. Betley creates a tense action packed atmosphere for readers to delve into and be treated to the return of Logan West and members of the newly formed Task Force Ares. The narrative flows smoothly for readers to follow with ease. The witty banter that exists between our favorite heroes, namely Logan West and John Quick, is always a pleasant experience for the readers and there is no shortage of in this excellent follow up to Oath of Honor. My personal favorite part of Field of ...more
Douglas Barrow
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: matthew-betley
This book brings to an end the "Organization" a well financed international cabal of men bent on the destabilization of the U.S. government. Logan West and John Quick and the rest of their team battle rouge government Secret Service agents, military traitors and mercenaries in order to accomplish their mission. The President gives them a free hand to do what ever it takes to take them all down, which they do with bloody efficiency. It's and action packed read with a few surprises thrown in.
Don Cooke
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lord have mercy!

Lord have mercy, but Mr. Bentley has outdone himself again. The intensity and forward movement of his plot has again kept me totally committed to finishing this book before undertaking what I needed to do in life at bay until I finished the last page. But as before, he didn't really FINISH the story. He seems to have just finished this episode. I sincerely hope that he's well on his way toward finishing the next episode.
Damon Drake
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
the 3rd novel by Matthew Betley in the Logan West series. Logan and John Quick along side Cole and Amira face their biggest threat yet. Buckle up and enjoy the ride, because Betley doesn't let off the gas in this action packed adventure following on the heels of last year's Oath Of Honor, (my favorite book of 2017).
Garry Thompson
This is the 3rd book in the series that I have read and this is one didn't do it for me. I suspect it was the beginning: lots of action, then goes back in time. Guess I am too linear to be jumping around on the calendar. I am surprised that I finished the book. The hero seems to be a blend of Superman and The Hulk. Three stars.
Brendan Morphett
Another fantastic adventure from Matthew Betley. The book starts off with an intense action scene and doesn't let off right up to the jaw dropping finale leaving readers eagerly awaiting the next adventures of Logan West and co. Betley is quickly launching himself into the rarefied air of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor as the best thriller writers going around.
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not my usual book, I like mysteries but usually don't go for military type books. This book was good. It was a slow read for me with the details of guns and such that I'm not familiar with and also I had the flu while reading this so could only read for short times.
Warren Thoms
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you want action and lots of it, this is the book for you. It makes me thinks of some of Matthew Reilly's books. Action right from the first page and does not stop until the last page. If you have read the previous 2 books in this series you will not be let down.
Mark Wooden
Too much technical talk about equipment they were using. The setting was familiar as having been to some of them in the book. It helps to be able visualize the story line. A good read for people who enjoy conspiracies but a little to basic.
Jim Cerone The Perfect Host DJ MC
A Tick Less Than...

A tick less than the previous 2 excellent books in the series, this one suffers from too much spoken exposition and some hackneyed dialogue. A rush that ultimately powers over those speed bumps.
Feb 17, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An exhausting running gun battle from the first page (seriously - the first words are ‘crack. crack’ for bullet impacts) to almost the last. Very confusing opening even though I’ve read his previous stuff.
Stephen Washburn
Field of Valor

Another excellent book by Matthew Betley. Non stop action from beginning to end. The formation of Aires and the members of the team, make this series extremely exciting. I can’t wait until the next book comes out.
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Man, I love this series! This was another great book and I enjoyed reading and listening to every moment of it. For some reason, I thought that this was the last book in a trilogy and the first thing that I did when I finished the book was to scour the internet to try to find out if this was the end or whether Logan and friends was just beginning.....

I finally found an interview that Matthew Betley did where he talks about already being 100 pages in to book 4 and throws in something about books
Jerry Van
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great thriller, corrupt U S govmt and finally taken down by a small group of fearless Marines
Linda Johnson
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Liked it very much

I really like reading series. This was as good as my favorites. Good story line, great characters. I hope there's a 4th book.
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Matthew Betley grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, which he considers home after his family moved there from New Jersey, where he was born and which also explains his affinity for the New York Yankees. He attended St. Xavier High School and then Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he graduated with a B.A. in psychology and minors in political science and sociology. He also spent the first semester of ...more

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