Current events were already playing out like a military action novel. All writer and retired Air Force Maj. Warren Gray had to do was connect the dots and inject a few characters of his own.
Gray's latest military-action novel, "Death Stalker," was published this year through PublishAmerica.
"I want people to read that book and say, 'Wow, I remember reading about this,'" said Gray, 54, who lives in southern Washington County. "Then, when a fictitious team comes in, it might be hard to separate which part of this is real and which part of this is fiction. I want them to intentionally not be sure where the line is drawn. I want to paint a very, very accurate, detailed, action story."
Gray is on his fourth military action novel and said he has at least six manuscripts ready to go. In his stories, Gray said he likes to weave in facts and current events with a few made-up details. He said it's an attempt to both entertain and paint a "more accurate" portrayal of what it's like to be in the military - more specifically, what it's like for the specially trained, special-operations units who do most of the dirty work.