AJ Tata

A Garrett Sinclair Novel.


Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata (U.S. Army, Retired) most recently performed the duties of Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, the #3 position in the United States Department of Defense where he implemented the National Defense Strategy and worked closely with allies and partners to achieve strategic defense goals globally

His distinguished military career includes commands in the 82nd Airborne and 101st Airborne Divisions and the 10th Mountain Division as well as operations in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Croatia, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Panama, and Haiti.

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The Phalanx Code: A Garrett Sinclair Novel

Garrett Sinclair escapes from prison to rescue his team from the manipulations of two tech moguls and learns of a devastating family secret in the process.

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The story is fast paced, the characters are developed, and it is written in the first person point of view. There are so many twists I still am not sure if I could tell you the good from the bad. This is the latest installment in the series and is best read in order. If you enjoy action stories, you will like this book.

Dawn Thomas

November 1, 2023

I always have enjoyed A.J. Tata’s adventures with General Garrett Sinclair and this book is another winner. An all too believable plot where two tech billionaires fight for supremacy with only General Sinclair and Dagger Team to thwart the takeover attempt. Assassination squads, the President’s daughter kidnapped, and a scorecard to keep track of the double crosses this is nonstop excitement from the first page. The best Sinclair yet.

Jean A.

November 29,2023

Picking up where “Total Empire” left off, the narrative is compelling, fast-paced, and full of unexpected twists. With all the expected characters in place, this tale of big-tech machinations is both believable and terrifying.


November 29, 2023

“Tata has created a crafty hero in Mahegan, and those who like military and Special Forces thrillers will find plenty to enjoy here.” – Booklist

Garrett Sinclair escapes from prison to rescue his team from the manipulations of two tech moguls and learns of a devastating family secret in the process.

Influential tech magnate Mitch Drewson calls on Sinclair and the Dagger team to protect his Project Optimus. An ambitious endeavor to empower citizens to protect financial and personal data in the face of increasingly authoritarian federal governments, Project Optimus is a threat to Aurelius Blanc’s Phalanx Corporation. Blanc’s data collection and media application is enabling a global security state through partnerships with the major industrialized nations, creating a technofascism that monitors the activity of everyone with a smartphone, tablet, computer, or any web connected device.

When Phalanx assassin squads overrun an Optimus server farm in California and attack an Optimus coder named Blair Campbell, Sinclair must deploy the troops that Drewson has marshalled to save Blair and protect the remainder of the Optimus team so they can finish their important work—which includes deciphering the mysterious Phalanx Code, suspected to be Phalanx’ kill list of Optimus employees.

With Phalanx squads hunting him and those he loves, Sinclair must determine who he can trust while a part of his past comes back to haunt him and threaten everything he holds dear. Nonstop action and authentic detail makes this the strongest entry yet in the thrilling Garrett Sinclair series.

General Tata's story mixes high-threat combat with an intriguing and surprising mystery... a fascinating read."

Larry Bond

#1 New York Times Best Selling Author

I thoroughly enjoyed it... well done!"

President George H. W. Bush

President of the United States

Tony Tata writes with a gripping and gritty authority."

Richard North Patterson

#1 New York Times Best Selling Author

Absolutely fantastic...pulse-pounding."

Brad Thor

#1 New York Times Best Selling Author


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