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The Elle Anderson Series

Signed editions of The Entire Elle Anderson Series are available now!!

Sent in by the CIA, Elle Anderson leads a small, elite team charged with destroying the most dangerous terrorist organization the world has ever known. She is intelligent and resourceful and capable of anything, but she works in a world where emotions and distractions are unacceptable. It’s a world with no set rules and where the game is driven by will. This sometimes means acting more like the villain than the hero, because it’s the difference between life and death.

The line between good and evil is cloaked in shadow.

The end justifies the means.

And, this is just the beginning….

Shadow Game cover. Book 1 of the Elle Anderson Series.



Elle Anderson waited until he was right on top of her. When he turned to yell for security, she shot her blade across the back of his ankle, cutting his Achilles tendon. The shock robbed him of his voice, and his body went crashing to the ground. She covered his mouth and slit his throat.

His body convulsed, making it harder to drag him into the shadows, but she needed to buy herself some time. She couldn’t risk one of the other men spotting him lying on the ground. It wasn’t perfect, and the man was still in the throes of death, but she had to go. Even if help were to arrive in the next couple of minutes, it would be too late. The only question was: how much time did she have before she had pursuit?

The Deeper Shadow cover. Book 2 of the Elle Anderson Series



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Elle went through the door and joined the melee. She ran to the ladder well. It would create a fatal funnel for anyone who tried to come up while she held the high ground. Entering, she could see men approaching, and she opened fire. Keeping to the side, she made certain she could not be taken out by a lucky shot and started down. Looking around the landing, she saw sprays of blood on the bulkheads and several bodies. The passageway was extremely narrow, limiting maneuverability; she didn’t like it.

Elle kept moving, and he followed her. They were in a fight, and he was evaluating her every move. He could put a bullet in her head at any time. It made her skin crawl, knowing there was a threat directly behind her, but she wasn’t going to stop. She felt alive.

Pulled from the brink of death, CIA operative Elle Anderson, now faces the fight of her life. Physically and emotionally battered, she struggles to recover from the trauma of her capture by terrorists. But how do you win a war being waged in your own mind? To complicate matters, she still has a job to do, and the clock is ticking.

If she fails, we all lose. 

The terrorist responsible for her capture is still alive, and the network is regaining its strength. Her window of opportunity to end them is closing. It’s time to get back in the game, and finish what she started. 

Rejoining her team, Elle moves to take control of her operation. Suffering from the impacts of her post traumatic stress, she must find a way to keep everything together. But old enemies, and new, test her in ways she never thought possible. Traveling to Africa, she sets her sights on her next target. A charismatic and deadly arms dealer; financier and facilitator of terrorists. To beat him, she must immerse herself in his world. When tested, will Elle remember whose side she’s on?

The threat can come from any direction the deeper into the shadows you go. 


***2021 NYC Big Book Awards - Distinguished Favorite (Thriller)***

"An action-packed, exceptionally executed, exhilarating ride from start to finish. Without a shadow of a doubt, 4 out of 4 Stars!" -​

"A violent espionage narrative with a lethal and unhinged female operative...The ending is literally explosive with a badass action sequence ending on a cliffhanger that promises a lot more action and retribution." - Best Thriller Books​

Shadow War cover. Book 3 of the Elle Anderson series.




The hardest wars are the ones you can’t see…

Where the line between good and evil disappears.

For CIA Operative Elle Anderson, it started with an impossible task—her specialty. It should have been business as usual. A covert mission, another target list, and then she would disappear. Only this time, she wasn’t the only player in the shadows. By the time her enemies were unmasked, it was too late. 

​This war is personal.

After being set up and dismissed from the CIA, Elle is on the run, chased by Thomas Matthews, her former handler turned criminal mastermind. Driven by a visceral hatred, Tom focuses his extensive network of killers and informants on ending Elle once and for all.


Every move could be life or death.


Elle must be smarter, faster, and more lethal to stay alive long enough to turn the tables on her enemy, all the while evading teams on both sides of the law. This means using any means necessary to destroy the man pulling the strings. There are no rules in the shadows. This game is driven by will. Nothing is going to stop Elle from finishing her war.


The end justifies the means…

And the end is here.

Acclaim for:  SHADOW WAR

***2023 Independent Press Award Winner (Action/Adventure)***

**2023 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Finalist (Action Adventure)**

"Adair keeps you breathless in anticipation in this exciting thrill ride, with new surprises galore. Action, drama, and political intrigue that can only be written by someone who has been there, done that. Adair has taken her craft to a new level as she gets better and better at keeping us on the edge of our seats!" -- Andrews and Wilson, international bestselling authors of the Tier one, Sons of Valor, and The Shepherds thriller series, as well as, Rogue Asset, their first installment in the WEB Griffin Presidential Agent Series.


“A.M. Adair has done it again! Another nail biter, with twists and turns that will knock you off balance. Although fictional, there are certain elements woven within the pages that only field experience can lend to the realism of the characters. Shadow War is fast paced and raw, both detailed and descriptive, leaving the reader captivated by suspense and a longing for what the next page has in store.” – Robert E. Jordan, Chief Warrant Officer (Ret.), United States Navy, and author of Faith, Flag, and Family: A Purposeful Guide for Selfless Service.


“A.M. Adair is back with another hot action ride, kicking off the narrative with a tense and adrenaline-pumping action sequence and setting a violent and gripping tone for the latest Elle Anderson thriller, Shadow War. Elle Anderson is a certified badass and there’s no denying her profound impact in the thriller genre. A.M. Adair elevates both the quality and quantity of cinematic and tactically impressive shootouts with cutting-edge weaponry. —Kashif Hussain, Best Thriller Books

(Read Full BTB Review Here)


“Shadow War is Adair’s best work yet. What happens when you strip everything from someone like Elle Anderson, a highly-trained operative with world-class expertise in marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat, and tradecraft, and leave her with nothing to lose? You get a damn good story. Elle Anderson has the chops to keep up with the best. If you’re a fan of James Reece, Mitch Rapp, Scot Harvath, and Max Ahlgren, then you’re going to love Elle Anderson. Adair knows what she’s writing about, and Shadow War proves that time and time again.”—Zach James, U.S. Army Veteran and author of Deception and its highly anticipated sequel Wetwork.


“Shadow War is a white-knuckle, hold-on-for-dear-life, exhilarating ride from start to finish. Once you crack open the first page, you won't be able to put it down. It's definitely one of the most fast-moving books I've read in years. Maybe ever.” —Stan R. Mitchell, prior infantry Marine and author of ten military and police thrillers, including Sold Out: Nick Woods Book 1

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An assassin is killing cartel members with lethal precision. Each crime scene leaves more questions than answers, and no one in law enforcement or the intelligence communities has any leads. Except for one man: Navy SEAL turned CIA operative Julian Saunders. He knows they’re hunting for a ghost. Someone the U.S. government declared dead.


Joined by an elite covert operations team, Julian heads to New Orleans, searching for the only person capable of taking the cartel head-on: Elle Anderson. But as the body count rises and the brutality of the kills becomes more intense, he questions whether the woman they knew still exists or if, by pursuing her, they’re signing their own death warrants.


She wasn’t healed from her wounds, but the restlessness won. The craving for action had become an obsession. Elle looked in the mirror and wondered if she should stop….


The assassin in her said no.

Acclaim for: A NEW GAME

"A New Game is a bloody-knuckled relentless action-heavy thriller that is easily the best and darkest Elle Anderson adventure yet. It’s vicious, emotionally-charged, and determined in its mission to grip you with its icy tendrils to hold you steadfast as you follow Elle and her team down a darker path than you could have anticipated."

- Kashif Hussain, Best Thriller Books

(Read Full Review HERE)

The cover for the graphic novel version of Shadow Game. Book 1 in the Elle Anderson series.

Shadow Game - The Graphic Novel

With the assistance of independent artist Ray Lopez and Conquest Publishing, all the action and excitement of Shadow Game has been captured in stunning full color images! 


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Limited Run Prototype!

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