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About Matthew Betley

Matthew Betley is a renowned American thriller novelist and veteran Marine, best known for his Logan West series of novels. His stories, full of life and excitement, captivate readers with each page turn, and his dynamic characters and writing style, heavily influenced by his military experience, create a unique and thrilling reading experience.

Early and Personal Life

Growing up in New Jersey, Matthew Betley developed a passion for writing. His family then relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, graduating in 1994 with a B.A. in psychology. Betley then joined the Marine Corps and received training as a ground intelligence and infantry officer, being appointed to Africa and Iraq. During this time, he also struggled with alcohol addiction, which he speaks openly about.

After leaving the Marine Corps in 2009, Betley was inspired by his life experiences to write his debut novel, Overwatch, which was a finalist for the Barry Award for Best Thriller in 2017. His enthusiasm for writing and passion for storytelling have been the driving force behind his success, making him a well-known name in the thriller genre.

Writing Career

Matthew Betley has had a successful writing career, with awards nominations for Overwatch, the first in the Logan West series, in 2017. This was followed by Oath of Honor, Field of Valor, Rules of War, and Amira, as well as a stand-alone novel, The Neighborhood, released in 2022. Betley’s unique, suspenseful, and captivating style of writing has earned him a global readership, and his books continue to enthrall readers with each page.


Matthew Betley’s espionage thriller ‘Overwatch’ was published on March 1, 2016 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books, and marked the debut of the author in the ‘Logan West’ series.

Logan West answers a dead man’s phone, beginning a mission to find an Iraqi artifact before a planned attack in the Middle East. He is hired by the FBI to join a special task force, and alongside his colleagues, battles trained mercenaries from all corners of the world. But as Logan embarks on this journey, he must also confront the trauma from his time as a Marine in Fallujah, which puts everything he holds dear at risk.

From the Midwest to Northern Mexico and the Al-Anbar province, Logan and his team must stop a shadowy organization and avert a major conflict between the US and Iran.

Oath of Honor

Matthew Betley’s ‘Oath of Honor’ continues the gripping story of Logan West, released through the Atria/Emily Bestler imprint once again, this time on March 14, 2017.

Tasked with uncovering an international conspiracy, Logan and former Marine John Quick set off on a thrilling journey to Dutch Harbor, in Alaska, in order to investigate a Russian led black ops unit. Joined by CIA’s Special Operations chief Cole Matthews, they travel to the Mediterranean, Spain, and Sudan in pursuit of stolen technology. While Deputy FBI Director Mike Benson searches for a possible threat at home, Logan and his team must act fast to prevent a catastrophic attack on America.

Field of Valor

Matthew Betley’s espionage thriller Field of Valor, the third in the Logan West series, was released on May 22, 2018, published by Atria/Emily Bestler Books.

Logan West is tasked with forming a covert task force by the president to take down a mysterious and powerful global conspiracy. Logan’s team has the full support of the US government, and their mission is to stop the organization’s sinister plan to create a conflict between the US and China. As the task force moves from Virginia to Maryland, and DC, the pressure is on for Logan to save the US from the enemy’s destructive ambitions. This book is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats, and is filled with suspense and excitement throughout.

Rules of War

Matthew Betley’s ‘Rules of War’ was published on July 16, 2019 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books. It is the fourth installment in the Logan West series of espionage thrillers and follows the former marine-turned-government agent as he takes on another dangerous mission.

John Quick was left with a near-fatal gunshot wound, but Logan West was determined to bring the missing vice president of the United States to justice for treason. Logan must make the ultimate decision – will it be his end or could he successfully recover the vice president and restore justice? This book is sure to keep readers captivated by the suspense and action of Logan’s mission.


On April 6th, 2021, Matthew Betley’s thrilling novel ‘Amira’ hit the shelves, available on the Kindle platform as a spin-off novel following the fourth book of the ‘Logan West’ series.

Amira Cerone wakes up in a hotel room, where she’s been held captive for ten months since the events of ‘Rules of War.’ Bound to a chair, she’s forced to confront her past and is determined to prevent an assassination. In ‘Amira’, readers are taken on an action-packed and intense emotional journey as their protagonist battles to survive. Amira is an assassin, a warrior and a member of Task Force Ares, but above all she is a survivor.

The Neighborhood

On August 9, 2022, the stand-alone mystery thriller The Neighborhood was released. This highly anticipated novel had readers eagerly awaiting its release, and it was instantly well-received by fans and critics alike.

On a typical Friday evening in Hidden Refuge, an unsuspecting town, a group of men posing as police officers arrive and demand the citizens evacuate. Unknown to the townsfolk, the town is home to something that powerful individuals are willing to kill for. Unbeknownst to the enemy, Zack Chambers, a seemingly ordinary family man, holds a deadly secret and is ready to fight for his town. Over the course of the night, Zack and a band of allies take on the attackers and a series of shocking reveals unfold.

With blood spilt, both of the innocent and guilty, the night ends with a resolution. Mystery and suspense fill the pages of The Neighborhood, making it a must-read for any fan of the thriller genre.

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4 Responses to “Matthew Betley”

  1. Mike P: 2 years ago

    I seemed to have missed something in this series. In the prologue of Field of Valor, Logan and John are being chased by the secret service, Sarah calls to Logan to say she is pregnant. How do they escape the situation and what book is it in.

  2. Mike P: 2 years ago

    I read the first book over watch that I had acquired for free, it was the first of that type of book for me. I loved the book, it seemed like it could have been taken from today’s happenings. I immediately ordered the other three books of the series which I am about to start reading. TBD

  3. Bob Radmore: 3 years ago

    I was given the paperback book, Oath of Honor. This is the first book that I have read authored by Matthew Begley. I am 75 and have read many books over the years. This book surpasses all that I have ever read. I could not put it down. I am A Navy Veteran from the sixties and live in New Jersey. I look forward to purchasing his other books and would love to meet him. Perhaps someday he will have A book signing. Thank you Matthew for your service and patriotism to our country. With respect and blessings. Bob Radmore Senior

  4. Dee Blair: 7 years ago

    No discussion wanted. Just a message expressing admiration, and thanks.

    These books are, simply put, outstanding. Vince Flynn was just as stunning, and I am so glad you have moved seamlessly into that void. I absorb the lives and sacrifices of the men you write about, because I have, in the past, before 2017, felt despair at what was, and is-happening to threaten this world. (Our country’s representative, who has never run anything, was bowing before tyrants, apologising for the United States of America, for God’s sake.)

    So many sick, ideological, brain-frozen humans are doing so many unspeakable things to other humans, that I could barely function. You write of our military men and women, whom I honor with all my heart, and I am the stronger for their efforts to keep the world upright. I know they’re out there, hunting down too many psychopaths willing to commit any atrocity for power.

    I used to think religion would lead to the death of this planet. I now think Ideology is the worse poison. It includes religion, of course, but goes beyond, to encompass the political system, as well. Indoctrination of our youth begins in the first grade. I speak from bitter experience.

    Thank you, Sir. I offer my deepest respect and appreciation for your service, and now for your message- that our forces are a FORCE to be reckoned with.
    I eagerly await your third book. What a talent!


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