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AARON HARDY

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Full Name: Aaron Hardy
Series Name: Andy Hardy Patriotic Action
Nationality: American
Organization: Presidential Agent
Occupation Agent

Creator: Alex Ander
Time Span: 2017 - 2022

ABOUT THE SERIES

Aaron Hardy is an agent for the American President.

Officially, he is attached to the FBI. In the Bureau, all agents are referred to as 'Special Agent' but in the case of Aaron Hardy, when he is actually made a part of the Bureau, his special nature will be quite unique. Actually, according to his credentials, he is a "Special Agent Consultant to the Director" which conveys the desired high level of gravitas while truly revealing nothing about his duties.

When we first encounter this very impressive operative, he is a member of the Marine Corps and has been for the past 12 years, since he was 18. The first four years were spent largely in Iraq but then he was invited to become a member of the Second Marine Special Operations Battalion, headquartered at Camp Lejeune. For the next five years, he was involved in direct-action, special reconnaissance and counter-terrorism missions, until a Colonel Ludlum asked him to take command of a team and conduct top-secret missions all over the world.

A particularly horrible act of terrorism will cause Hardy to go after those responsible and in so doing, bring him to the attention of the President.

The Chief Executive will state to Hardy in a private meeting, "I need a man like you. This country needs a man like you. A man who's not afraid to take action and do whatever is necessary to get the job done ... to take the fight to the terrorists. I'm offering you a job, putting your special skills and talents to work, keeping the American people safe from terrorists around the world." The President added, "This would have to be kept top-secret. You would have one boss who would report directly to me. At your disposal, you would have all the resources necessary to get the job done..."

To give him a cover of some sort, the President had the FBI Director created the consultancy mentioned before, telling him that as part of his cover, he would be working for the FBI and have an office in Washington D.C. His title will reflect that and if asked, he was to explain he was "acting as a consultant, advising corporations, foreign nationals, other nations ... you name it ... on matters pertaining to terrorism". Unofficially, he was always on call for whatever assignments the President felt needed.

Throughout Hardy's very active new career, he will work with a fair number of different people, several of whom will be highly capable and highly beautiful women. They are all quite interesting but the best is FBI Special Agent Raychel DelaCruz who will show over and over that she could hold her own every bit as well as Hardy.

BOOKS

Number of Books:12
First Appearance:2017
Last Appearance:2022

1 The Unsanctioned Patriot The Unsanctioned Patriot
Written by Alex Ander
Copyright: 2017

Aaron Hardy has faced a lot of enemies in his dozen years in Special Forces but to come home to the States to find threats there is a surprise. So is finding he is being sought by the FBI. Is it because of something he knows or something he might find out?
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2 American Influence American Influence
Written by Alex Ander
Copyright: 2017

Newly made a part of a covert action group for the US, Aaron Hardy is sent to Russia to find and remove one man - someone who has been building nasty bombs for terrorists. Working with FSB agent Natasha Volkov, he will find that there is a plot to create panic all across the globe and the time to stop it is almost gone.
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3 Deadly Assignment Deadly Assignment
Written by Alex Ander
Copyright: 2017

Taking their first vacation as a couple, Aaron Hardy and Raychel DelaCruz were planning a quiet day by the pool when trouble hit. Now the two are fighting horrible odds and being betrayed from inside.
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3.5 The President's Man The President's Man
Written by Alex Ander
Copyright: 2017

An omnibus of the first three Aaron Hardy adventures:
The Unsanctioned Patriot
American Influence
Deadly Assignment
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4 Patriot Assassin Patriot Assassin
Written by Alex Ander
Copyright: 2017

On a search for a man whose phone holds the key for stopping a lot of bloodshed, Aaron Hardy is stymied by a trained killer who has his own agenda.
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5 The Nemesis Protocol The Nemesis Protocol
Written by Alex Ander
Copyright: 2017

Attacking a world leader attending a summit on counter-terrorism takes a lot of gall. Aaron Hardy is teamed again with FSB agent Natasha Volkov in Russia to find the man who did just that.
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6 Necessary Means Necessary Means
Written by Alex Ander
Copyright: 2017

The kidnapping of the First Daughter, Abigail Conklin, brings all federal law enforcement into the search. That will include Aaron Hardy who knows that to get the job done and rescue the girl he will have to do things definitely not approved of going by the book.
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6.5 The President's Man 2 The President's Man 2
Written by Alex Ander
Copyright: 2017

An omnibus of the 4th-6th adventures:
Patriot Assassin
The Nemesis Protocol
Necessary Means
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7 Foreign Soil Foreign Soil
Written by Alex Ander
Copyright: 2018

The mission given Aaron Hardy is one unlike anything he had done before. He had to find who uncovered deadly bacteria, frozen in permafrost for several millennia, and stop them from unleashing it. His job becomes impossible when his team becomes trapped in a foreign country hunted by several different group.
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8 Of Patriots And Tyrants Of Patriots And Tyrants
Written by Alex Ander
Copyright: 2018

Up for bid is a computer program that can break through the most secure firewalls. To track down the people selling it, Aaron Hardy and Raychel DelaCruz will go undercover as a playboy and a socialite. Then things go really wrong and the pair are cut off from help and without weapons.
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9 Act Of Justice Act Of Justice
Written by Alex Ander
Copyright: 2019

A Russian with no digital footprint - a ghost - is committing attacks on American soil working up to a major event. A restaurant bombing. A shooting at a soccer game. A bomb on a tour bus. These are the beginning and the end will be horrific unless Aaron Hardy and team can stop a phantom.
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10 The Last Kill The Last Kill
Written by Alex Ander
Copyright: 2020

The murder of a biotech CEO and his wife is somehow connected to the disappearance of an FBI agent. Aaron Hardy is given the job of finding the latter while learning the who and why of the former. The matter is complicated by the fact that evidence points to a deadly assassin from Hardy's past and that woman was very, very good at being bad.
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11 Two Minutes To War Two Minutes To War
Written by Alex Ander
Copyright: 2021

"Following a high-profile murder, former Special Forces soldier Aaron Hardy boards a jet, bound for Vladivostok, Russia, to meet with an old acquaintance who’s been investigating the sale of military weapons on the black market. While in the air, new revelations force Hardy and his teammates to make an unscheduled diversion to Finland where he learns a man from his past is behind the killing. Having seen the death and destruction this terrorist has caused in the past, Hardy is convinced he must act fast if he wants to keep the U.S. out of a war that could go nuclear. Whew. And you thought the week leading up to your wedding was stressful."
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12 Three Days In Rome Three Days In Rome
Written by Alex Ander
Copyright: 2022

"A Washington, D.C. bombing. An act of bioterrorism. Retrieving a computer program capable of breaching the world’s most advanced security systems. For Aaron Hardy and Raychel DelaCruz, their relationship has been forged in one deadly encounter after another. So, it’s only fitting their first days as husband and wife would begin with yet one more dangerous mission, a mission to rescue a kidnapped young woman from a powerful Italian businessman."
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NOVELLAS AND SHORT STORIES

Number of Stories:2
First Appearance:2017
Last Appearance:2019

1 The London Operation The London Operation
Written by Alex Ander
Copyright: 2017

Occurring after American Influence
"A bomb goes off in Amsterdam. A tour bus explodes in France, killing 25 Americans. The CEO of a bank, a suspected terrorist, has information that can stop a third, deadlier attack.
The President’s top covert anti-terror agent, Aaron Hardy trails the banker through the streets of London. Before he can secretly apprehend him, Hardy’s operation is thwarted by a woman with a different agenda."

2 No Negotiation No Negotiation
Written by Alex Ander
Copyright: 2019

Occurring after Of Patriots And Tyrants - The author strongly recommends reading the first 8 adventures before reading this one.
Aaron Hardy and Raychel Cruz were looking forward to a pleasant evening together despite the snow that was quickly falling. Then a short stop at a bank turns into trouble when robbers attack and take a woman hostage, bopping Hardy on the head for being a hero. Hardy took that badly.

MY COMMENTS

Boy oh boy! If you love action-packed adventures with a major twist of kick-your-butt attitude, this is a terrific series for you.

It falls clearly in the criteria for membership in this compendium but do not expect dead drops and alleyway rendezvouses. Aaron Hardy is the man that the U.S. President sends in when there are troubles to be eliminated quickly and succinctly. Niceties are not what the Chief Executive is requesting which is great because that sort of thing is way outside of Hardy's toolbox.

I loved these. I love the fact that there are a bunch of them and hopefully more on the way.

GRADE

My Grade: B+

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