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 A. Colby stands as a prominent figure among military thriller authors, boasting a remarkable background that spans nearly three decades of service. As a U.S. Marine Corps AH-1W Cobra Attack Helicopter Pilot and U.S. Air Force C-130H3 Hercules Pilot, Colby navigated through high-stakes missions across various theaters of operation, honing his skills amidst intense flying environments.

Beyond his distinguished military career, Colby also lent his expertise to the US Intelligence Community, contributing invaluable insights to global security efforts. This unique blend of experiences enriches his storytelling, infusing his narratives with unparalleled authenticity and gripping realism.

Now based in the heart of Washington, DC, alongside his cherished family, Colby continues to enthrall readers with his electrifying tales of intrigue and suspense. With each meticulously crafted storyline, he captivates audiences, delivering adrenaline-fueled thrills that keep readers on the edge of their seats.

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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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