Matthew Betley served ten years in the Marine Corps as an officer, and is now fulfilling his dream and what he describes as his life’s purpose as a military thriller writer. He’s now three books into the Logan West series, the latest of which is “Field of Valor.” He hopes to see the Logan West series receive similar critical acclaim to Brad Thor‘s Scot Harvath series as he keeps putting out quality books each year. You’ll hear how the character of West is inspired by some of Betley’s own life, and what inspired Betley to pick up a pen in the first place. Matthew also talks about his own personal battle with alcohol addiction, and the joy of now living life sober and as a family man. Matthew will also be on the road the rest of this month signing books and meeting readers, so check out those dates at Get the latest book autographed, and be sure to tell Matthew what you thought of the interview!

Also on the episode we have an in-depth discussion on the Satmar sect of Hasidic Jews protesting Israel this past weekend in New York City, which leads to a talk about religious cults. We later have a conversation about the size and scope of government, and political ideology. To top it off, we answer your emails sent to [email protected], and give a Throat Punch for the week.