Since one of my favourite shows, The Unit, is now canceled, please recommend some books with similar themes.
I'm looking for books with a focus on the operational/military side of things, not so much the "cloak and dagger" spook CIA stuff. Although spook elements aren't a deal breaker.
No Heroes: Inside the FBI's Secret Counter-Terror Force by Daniel Coulson and Sharon Shannon
Inside Delta Force: The Story of America's Elite Counterterrorist Unit by Eric Haney
are two awesome Non-Fiction books I've read.
Also, the more realistic the better. I really like the explanation of tactics in the two non-fiction books I mentioned above.
I don't want James Bond type stories where one suave guy with a sidearm defeats military mastermind.
I've also read the older Tom Clancy books (Sum of All Fears, Clear and Present Danger, Red Storm Rising, etc). From what I remember, they were ok.
This sounds weird, but Call of Duty 4 is also a good take on what I'm looking for.
I also really liked Mamet's movie Spartan, so books in that vein would also be welcome.
I'm pretty open on the time period, or if it's "based on true events" or not.
Or even Sci-Fi. I just read The Forever War by Joe Haldeman at was awesome.
I'm really bummed The Unit is done with, so hopefully you guys know of some good stuff to keep me going!