- New Steven Konkoly Books / Lee West Books
- Ryan Decker Series
- Zulu Virus Series
- Fractured State Series
- Black Flagged Series in Reading Order
- Alex Fletcher / Perseid Collapse Series
- Other Steven Konkoly Books
- Reckoning Series
- Blue Lives Apocalypse Series
- Steven Konkoly Biography
- Praise for Steven Konkoly Books
- Keep Exploring
Steven Konkoly is the American author of several popular military thrillers and dystopian/post-apocalyptic thriller novels spanning several series, such as the Alex Fletcher/The Perseid Collapse, Black Flagged, Zulu Virus, and the new, Ryan Decker series. Also, under his pseudonym of Lee West, he is writing the Blue Lives Apocalypse and the Reckoning series.
Here are the Steven Konkoly books in order for his bestselling novels and series. The book list is updated with new additions regularly.
New Steven Konkoly Books / Lee West Books
Writing as Steven Konkoly
Ryan Decker Series
- The Rescue (Ryan Decker #1), 2019
- The Raid (Ryan Decker #2), 2019
Zulu Virus Series
Fractured State Series
Black Flagged Series in Reading Order
- Inception (Black Flagged #0.5), 2018
- Alpha (Black Flagged #1), 2011
- Redux (Black Flagged #2), 2012
- Apex (Black Flagged #3), 2012
- Vektor (Black Flagged #4), 2013
- Covenant (Black Flagged #4.5), 2018
- Omega (Black Flagged #5), 2017
Alex Fletcher / Perseid Collapse Series
- The Jakarta Pandemic (Alex Fletcher #1), 2010
- The Perseid Collapse (Alex Fletcher #1), 2013
- Event Horizon (Alex Fletcher #1), 2014
- Point of Crisis (Alex Fletcher #1), 2014
- Dispatches (Alex Fletcher #1), 2015
Other Steven Konkoly Books
- The Centurion Code (novella in the Atlantis series), 2014
- Practical Prepping, 2014 (nonfiction)
- Black (Jet Universe novella), 2015
- Genesis (Wayward Pines prequel stories), 2018 (includes First Contact, Last Betrayal, Sanctuary)
Writing as Lee West
Blue Lives Apocalypse Series
- Survive and Escape (Blue Lives Apocalypse #1), 2016
- Resist and Evade (Blue Lives Apocalypse #2), 2017
- Protect and Serve (Blue Lives Apocalypse #3), 2018
Steven Konkoly Biography
Steven Konkoly was born to two teacher parents in Munster, northwest Indiana, where he also grew up. He got interested in reading books early in life due to his mom who loved reading books as well. Authors like Stephen King, Robert Harris, John Grisham, Tom Clancy, and Larry Bond were authors the author has been reading ever since.
He attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, from where he graduated in 1993 with a degree of Bachelor of Science in English Literature.
He remained in the Navy for the next eight years, serving in active duty. He started with the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training in Coronado, where he got injured (leg fractured) from which he has never really healed. Next, he boarded a ship in Japan serving as a junior officer.
Unlike many other authors who wanted to become one from early on, Steven Konkoly didn’t intend to write until later in life, when he started writing in 2007 his first novel, The Jakarta Pandemic, while working as a pharmaceutical sales rep after retiring from the army. During his drive, while daydreaming, he started to put together the skeleton of a story, which he eventually fleshed out to a full-fledged novel.
During this process of creating his first book, Steven Konkoly realized that writing is what he was meant and wanted to do full time, so he kept going. In 2013, he achieved his dream of earning a full-time income from his writing. For his research, he not only learned a lot about pandemics in general, but he also brought forward his own experiences as a former naval officer (in fleshing out the character of Alex Fletcher), and also as a pharmaceutical representative.
For his Black Flagged series, Steven Konkoly had an idea for fleshing out a highly trained, field experienced covert operative, whom he gave the name Daniel Petrovich. He inserted him into a black training operation, where the operatives are taught the security and training that the operatives need to take on dangerous missions on their own.
When he sits down to write a book, Steven starts with writing down the story outline, setting up the characters and the plot, and then doing research, until he has a rough synopsis. Then he starts writing the main story arcs and ties them together, and then write more arc stories and ties everything together again, until the whole story is nicely fleshed out.
The Ryan Decker series, started in 2019, is yet another military thriller for which the author Steven Konkoly is so well known. Ryan Decker is an ex-CIA operative turned mercenary for hire who specializes in finding and rescuing kidnap victims.
Starting from an apocalyptic novel (The Jakarta Pandemic), transitioning to military thrillers (Black Flagged series), and then once again to future-time thrillers (Fractured State series), and then going back to post-apocalyptic thrillers (The Zulu Virus Chronicles), Steven Konkoly is an author that has written books in some of the best suspense genres read today.
I have to admit that I’ve only come across this author after reading his Genesis novel, as part of the Wayward Pines-inspired stories. I’ve been reading all books that other authors wrote in the Wayward Pines world, and Genesis was quite up there with the best. This lead me to The Jakarta Pandemic, the Black Flagged series, his Fractured State series, and now I’m catching up to all the books I haven’t picked up yet by this bestselling author.
Currently. Steven Konkoly is living with his wife, two children, and his dog outside Portland, Maine, where he is working on his next books. When he is not writing, he enjoys spending his time with the family on the boat doing shorter trips around Portland.
Praise for Steven Konkoly Books
Steven Konkoly’s new Ryan Decker series is a triumph—an action-thriller master class in spy craft, tension, and suspense. An absolute must-read for fans of Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn, and Brad Thor. (Blake Crouch)
The Rescue grabs you like a bear trap and never lets go. No one writes action sequences any better than Steve Konkoly—he drops his heroes into impossible situations and leaves you no option but to keep your head down, follow where they lead, and hope you make it out alive. (Matthew Fitzsimmons)
Fans of Mark Greaney and Brad Taylor, take notice: The Rescue has kicked off a stunning new series that deserves a place on your reading list. Ryan Decker is a must-read character. (Jason Kasper)
Konkoly has crafted a well-paced thriller that sets his new series in motion, providing entertaining plot twists, nifty evasion techniques and a healthy dose of cynicism about government agencies…A promising start to a complex new black-ops thriller series (Kirkus Reviews)
The Rescue immediately drops the reader into a well-drawn world of betrayal, revenge, and redemption. Ryan Decker is a flawed, relatable hero, unstoppable in his quest for justice. (Tom Abrahams)
An excellent source for your daily dose of action, conspiracy, and intrigue. (Tim Tigner)
From the very first page, The Rescue comes at you like the literary equivalent of a laser-guided missile. Impossible to put down, with explosive action, a great hero, and political intrigue. This one will grab you. (Joseph Souza)