Steven Hildreth, Jr. is an author, Iraq War veteran, firearms enthusiast, and occasional essayist.
Upon leaving the active duty Army, Hildreth set out to become a thriller novelist.
His novel series centers around Ben Williams, a former Army Special Forces soldier, CIA paramilitary officer, and current private military contractor.
His first novel, The First Bayonet, is set shortly after Williams has begun contracting.
His second novel, The Sovereigns, is set in the interim period between Williams leaving the CIA and becoming a contractor.
The third entry in the Ben Williams series, The Ronin Genesis, is set immediately after The Sovereigns, with Williams and his former CIA paramilitary comrades coming together as contractors and venturing into drug-war-torn Mexico in pursuit of an Iranian agent who possesses critical and deadly information
Future installments will take place at various stages in Williams’s career.
In October of 2015, Hildreth reached the national stage with a Facebook post revolving around a traffic stop with the Tucson Police Department, using it as a positive commentary on law enforcement. The post went viral, with millions of post views and thousands of likes, shares, and comments. Hildreth gave several interviews on the Facebook post, including a radio interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation and a television interview on Fox News’s Fox and Friends.
Hildreth’s essays are usually political in nature, and revolve around the 2nd Amendment, law enforcement, and race relations in the United States.
Hildreth resides in Tucson, Arizona.
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