Young Recruit Must Infiltrate Domestic Terrorist Group in new Espionage Novel

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Author Jason Shepherd announces the release of ‘The Dark Horse Initiative’

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After young college student Brock Cahill secures a summer internship with the Department of Homeland Security, a chance encounter with a gunman on the street set into motion a new path for his life. Jason Shepherd’s debut novel, “The Dark Horse Initiative” (published by Archway Press), tells the story of a young intern as he is recruited into a covert government intelligence program.

Brock receives a mysterious job offer from the government and when he reports to a remote installation to begin training, Brock quickly realizes all is not as it seems. Brock learns he has been recruited into a mysterious program known only as Dark Horse, he is quickly thrust into a brutal selection process for an elite team of operatives that leaves him struggling to recover from a ruthless attack while proving his worth. Looming in the distance is a veiled mission that, if discovered, could permanently alter the balance of power in Washington and threaten the security of all Americans.

Shepherd states that “Nearly two decades after 9/11 our intelligence community is still refusing to share information between its various components. This novel deals with how a President could circumvent the infighting in the intelligence community and make our country safer.”

The book is available for purchase at:

“The Dark Horse Initiative”
By Jason Shepherd
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 344 pages | ISBN 9781480869073
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 344 pages | ISBN 9781480869097
E-Book | 344 pages | ISBN 9781480869080
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jason Shepherd spent over a decade with the United States Secret Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. During his career he was assigned to the White House in protective operations, as a firearms instructor at the U.S. Secret Service Training Academy, and collected intelligence in support of counterterrorism and counterintelligence investigations for the FBI. He has since been called to the wilds of Alaska, where he ministers with his wife and four boys. “The Dark Horse Initiative” is Shepherd’s debut novel.

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