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Shadow Squadron: Elite Infantry
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Shadow Squadron: Elite Infantry

by Carl Bowen
Illustrated by Wilson Tortosa

Lieutenant Commander Cross has served his country with excellence for many years. When his time in the armed forces comes to an end, he is given a job offer he can't refuse: command an elite squad of soldiers tasked with tackling military ops that are blacker than black and far beyond the call of duty.

PublisherCapstone Young Readers
Age Level- Years
GenreWar Stories
Trim Size5 1/4 x 8
Page Count224



NetGalley Review - Mel Odom

"Carl Bowen’s Shadow Squadron is a Tom Clancy type military series written for young readers (third or fourth grade). He keeps the action true to life without the gore. . . .His use and understanding of military weapons and nomenclature is good and will appeal to young readers wanting that kind of detail. Wilson Tortosa and Benny Fuentes (drawings and color in that order) provide great, colorful illustrations filled with action and suspense." - NetGalley Review

July 28, 2013

Kirkus Reviews

"STAR REVIEW! As the men ready for their missions, there is almost a superhero aspect to the proceedings, but one look at the newspaper will make readers realize that such acts are happening even now in the real world. It’s breathtaking to the word, and Bowen brings readers there without hysterics but with a clipped language and smoky pungency that allows them to taste the events. Top-drawer renderings of secret military missions around the globe, without jingoistic ballyhoo." - Kirkus Reviews

August 1, 2013

NetGalley Review - Elise Sullivan

"...has a high tech flare and offers an adrenaline of a pulse pounding ride." - NetGalley Review

June 7, 2013


NetGalley review - Pamela Powell, Librarian

"My students, particularly the boys, are loving this book and the series! Well done!" - NetGalley review

February 18, 2014

NetGalley review - Ansh Luthra

"A good book for young boys who are adventurous." - NetGalley review

October 7, 2013

Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck

"In four short stories author Carl Bowen introduces readers to the men, missions, and mystique of the elite, Special Forces soldiers who make up Shadow Squadron. Written in a near comic book style and enhanced by colorful illustrations that pop off the pages, this collection of tales will appeal to readers who enjoy military action writing." - Children's Literature

January 2, 2014

Carl Bowen

Carl Bowen

Carl Bowen is a father, husband, and writer living in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He has published a handful of novels, short stories, and comics. For Stone Arch Books and Capstone, Carl has retold 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (by Jules Verne), The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (by Robert Louis Stevenson), The Jungle Book (by Rudyard Kipling), "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp" (from A Thousand and One Nights), Julius Caesar (by William Shakespeare), and The Murders in the Rue Morgue (by Edgar Allan Poe). Carl's novel, Shadow Squadron: Elite Infantry, earned a starred review from Kirkus Book Reviews.

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