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Check out my interview with Mike Martini on the No Limits: Thriller Podcast!

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The critical praise for THE IRANIAN DECEPTION continues to pile in!


Read Jathan & Heather’s full review here: ‘The Iranian Deception’ Secures Matt Scott’s Place as a Rising Star in Thriller Fiction [REVIEW] | Jathan & Heather (


Special thanks to former CIA intelligence analyst and author of the Detective Emilia Cruz novels, Carmen Amato, for her review of THE IRANIAN DECEPTION!


Check out my interview with former FBI and NCIS Agent John Stamp on his That’s Criminal podcast!

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THE IRANIAN DECEPTION is now featured in the July issue of The Big Thrill!

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Check out my interview with host Jeff Clark on his Course of Action podcast!

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Check out my interview with host Chris Albanese (former Secret Service Agent and co-host of The Crew Reviews) on Author Spotlight 

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Check out my interview with host Dr. Jason Piccolo on The Protectors Podcast !

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Check out my interview with host David Temple on The Thriller Zone !

He’s started a new, once a month series, called Discovering New Authors and I was honored and privileged to be his initial guest. We talk about Surviving the Lion’s Den, the writing craft, the Middle East, logistics, and so much more!  If you’re on the run, you can also listen to the interview via The Thriller Zone on the Apple Podcast.

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Check out my interview with New York Time best selling author FRED BURTON!

Former counterterrorism agent with the Diplomatic Security Service and New York Times best selling author of Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah’s War Against America, Chasing Shadows: A Special Agent’s Lifelong Hunt to Bring a Cold War Assassin to Justice, Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent, and Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi

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SURVIVING THE LION’S DEN is now featured in the February issue of The Big Thrill! 

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Surviving the Lion’s Den by Matt Scott



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I compare reading author Matt Scott’s debut novel “Surviving the Lion’s Den” to a growing oak tree – the tree usually does not have a single, straight trunk after branching out, but spreads out into several large branches, growing wide as they are tall. That’s the storyline to this book, multiple branches – a CIA operative’s kidnapping; a US Senator’s attempt to manipulate the US Defense Department; and an Iranian American revenging his grandfather’s Iranian murderers. Multiple storylines (branches) leading to one (main tree trunk) thrilling conclusion. Surviving the Lion’s Den is one ‘tall and wide’ espionage adventure thriller. Scott does a great job writing various subplots that eventually come together into one conducive tale. His characters – many with cool names – were strong, well developed, and convincing – including the bad guys. And knowledge of the Middle Eastern culture was impeccable. Scott did his homework (research) in writing this novel and it showed in his story telling. I also commend Scott for not making all the Middle Eastern characters (just the terrorists only) out to be the bad guys. The Russians were just as bad if not worse! This made the story sharper and less prejudiced towards Middle Easterners. “Well played, Matt Scott!” In fact, the entire debut novel was a ‘well played’ adventure novel that inspired me to want more. Adventurous. Wondrous. Compelling and Noteworthy, Surviving the Lion’s Den is a very notable read in the thriller genre. I was entertained, enthused, and impressed. Most oak trees tend to grow wide as they are tall when given enough room. Give new author Matt Scott some growing room and his books will be just as tall and wide as other authors in the thriller genre. I enjoyed Surviving the Lion’s Den and I am eager to read Scott’s future novels…