Lawrence Colby

“If you are not already reading Colby’s stuff, start.” – The Real Book Spy


“Colby writes with the authority of someone who has “been there…done that.” Wall Street Journal Bestselling Thriller Author Jeffrey Wilson, Co-Author of the Tier One Thriller Series

“Colby keeps the reader turning pages….” — Reserve Officers Association

“Ford Stevens is giving Jack Ryan a run for his money for the title “coolest patriot on the block.”Author Frank A. “Gus” Biggio, The Wolves of Helmand


Lawrence “Cheese” Colby spent near three decades as a U.S. Marine Corps AH-1 Cobra Attack Helicopter Pilot and U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules Pilot. While deployed to numerous overseas locations, he and his aircrew teams earned multiple Air Medals. He also worked as a civilian in the US Intelligence Community.  Lawrence uses his real-world operational experiences to craft his stories.

Lawrence lives with his family in the Washington, DC area.   

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Read about what THE REAL BOOK SPY had to say about Target Area here!

“On January 23, 2024, author Lawrence Colby—best known for his popular Ford Stevens military thrillers—is set to release his latest novel, Target Area, and we’ve got all the action-packed details.

Colby’s most recent release, The Buffalo Pilot (2020), was set in the world of Ford and Charlie Stevens and featured a blistering plot involving both brothers, each a talented pilot with something to prove. This time around, Colby will put forth a couple of new heroes in Air Force OSI Special Agent Leo Rossi and FBI Special Agent Marcy Phillips, for his fans to follow.”

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