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Stolen Valor

A Carson Brand Novel

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Stolen Valor, A Carson Brand Novel by Craig Rainey
Stolen Valor, A Carson Brand Novel by Craig Rainey
By: Craig Rainey

Stolen Valor - A Carson Brand Novel

*Available in Paperback, eBook, Kindle and Nook
Stolen Valor, A Carson Brand Novel by Craig Rainey
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Danger Lurks Just Outside our Doors

I n this fast-paced action thriller, Carson Brand and his best friend Bert cross the Mexican border for a night out. Brand doesn’t know about his friend’s secret association with the Cartel. He also doesn’t know this will be his last night with Bert. Brand’s life changes forever when he enters a world of human trafficking, drug dealers, and murder. As he falls deeper within the workings of the deadly cartel, Brand is pursued by murderous Sicarios, sought by federal and state authorities, and seduced then betrayed by the lovely Christina. Involved as deeply with the huge crime organization as his friend Bert had been, Brand must rely on his inherent toughness and limited experience to keep him alive. The first in the Carson Brand action series, Stolen Valor opens a door to the reality behind the daily news headlines, presenting a shocking view of a dark world that exists next door to our homes and schools.

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Stolen Valor - A Carson Brand Novel

Carson Brand is a regular guy. He has a beautiful girlfriend, a comfortable apartment, and a small but thriving construction business. Although affable and funny, his best friend Bert is always finding himself in trouble, usually over a girl. Brand's carefree life changes with a single trip to Mexico where complications from Bert's secret life drag both men down into a dark world of human traficking, a billion dollar drug trade, and deadly Cartel hit men.

Chapter 1

“Being a big guy has kept you out of fights. Most guys don’t like to tangle with six-foot-five assholes.” Brand felt a familiar heat rising deep within him. His anger at Natalie’s likely indiscretions, coupled with the threat of violence, narrowed his eyes and stiffened his back.

Chapter 2

Everyone did it. Everyone wept. That was the process. He felt an urge to console the Driver with this information. Instinctively he knew it wouldn’t help. His Shotgun hadn’t said a word to him when he was the Driver. He said nothing to this Driver.

Chapter 3

“It is time you both became one with Muchachos Hablidad. My concern is not just for what you can do for me, but also what I can do for you in return.

Chapter 4

Her bikini reluctantly concealed her most intimate regions. Large sunglasses shaded her eyes, making it impossible to determine if she saw him. As always, he experienced a mixture of pleasure and doubt as he admired her.

Chapter 5

“A total of four men forced Bert into the second SUV. He resisted mightily until one of them struck him in the face with a pistol. They finally wrestled him into the back seat.

Chapter 6

Brand grabbed the woman’s half-full beer bottle in his left hand and ran headlong into the group. The mustached man turned towards the movement and Brand broke the bottle against his face. He brought a powerful right fist under the next man’s jaw. His teeth crunched together, and he collapsed beside the beer bottle recipient.

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Stolen Valor - The Characters

After the death of his best friend, Carson Brand's life changes from the simple plight of the everyman to a vortex of murder and dangerous pursuit.

Stolen Valor, A Carson Brand Novel by Craig Rainey

Carson Brand

The Hero: A regular guy with a habit of landing in the middle of contentious situations. His life is shattered and he is flung into a life of chaos and danger where he is pursued by the cartel and local and feceral law enforement agencies.


Bert is a philanderer and Brand's best friend. Behind his light-hearted personality hides a secret association with the Mexican drug cartel. His dark deals will destroy him, and likely the life of his best friend.


He is a deadly Cartel Sicario, a hit man. His sole mission is to eliminate Carson Brand. Although new to his deadly role within the cartel, he is quickly rising to the level of the elite. The killing of the American will guarnatee his reputation and the favor of the lovely Christina.


A former victim of the Cartel's human traficking operations, her beauty and cunning saved her life but bound her inescapably to the Cartel. Although a low level lieutenant in the organization, she wields great power.

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The novels in the Carson Brand series are available in paperback for those who prefer to clutch and grab their pulp fiction. Additionally, the books are available in digital form including Kindle Nook and digital PDF formats.

Stolen Valor, A Carson Brand Novel by Craig Rainey

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Stolen Valor - A Carson Brand Novel is fast paced and clever, with a rough edge. If you enjoy Jack Reacher, Jason Bourne, or any other action thriller series, you will love Carson Brand.

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Craig Rainey (1962 - ) is an American film actor, author, screenwriter, and musician. He was born in San Angelo, Texas and lives in Austin. His Texas roots hail back to the original Impresario settlers of Coahuila y Tejas under Stephen F. Austin. He is a military veteran, sales trainer and motivational speaker, and he cowboyed professionally in south Texas. His fiction novels include Massacre at Agua Caliente, Stolen Valor, a Carson Brand Novel, and Dark Motive, A Carson Brand Novel.

His non-fiction sales training book, The Art of Professional Sales, Handbook for the Career Seller, was released October 2020. As a screenwriter, his scripts have won numerous awards at film festivals including: Best Narrative Period Piece, Most Likely to be Produced as a Movie, and was Official Selection for many more. Craig Rainey won Best Breakout Writer for the script Massacre at Agua Caliente.


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