Wednesday 1 May 2024


Salty is back in book 13 - The Reckoning

 Appearing briefly in the next Jo Modeen adventure, Salty does his bit by picking up Ben and Bugs in a "26' Metal Shark".  The guys need a quick getaway after completing their mission and the old sea dog Salty is up for the task. You can read more about the Metal Shark Relentless Series below.

The Metal Shark 26 Relentless is a welded aluminum high performance center console patrol craft with a modern, crew-friendly arrangement designed with law enforcement and security missions in mind. Relentless series models are characterized by their performance hulls and by the urethane-sheathed closed-cell foam collar that provides impact protection during docking, boarding, or alongside maneuvers. The 26' Relentless is easily trailerable but handles capably in rough seas.

The vessel’s efficient hull delivers outstanding speed, precision handling, and turns on a dime, with durable welded-aluminum construction that no fiberglass boat could match. NATSEC forked out for the deluxe package and equipped their unit with twin outboards for up to 600 total horsepower. The helm and overhead electronics pod have been ergonomically optimized, with vessel controls, switches, and electronics placed for easy, intuitive operation. A large weather-tight in-dash storage compartment with 12-volt USB power supply allows for the storage and operation of laptops and printers. For LE use, the entire helm area features glare-resistant matte finish blackout coating to enhance helm visibility in low-light conditions.

Sunday 16 April 2023

Reviews of Hunters' Moon


Hunters' Moon has slowly been collecting reviews as readers work their way through the series. At the moment it has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon, which tends to indicate that most people are enjoying the story. Thank you to all the readers who make the effort to post ratings, and in particular to readers such as Meljordyn and Salty for their thoughtful reviews. You guys/gals nailed the premise of the story. Cheers FHJ.

Friday 16 September 2022

For those who love the box sets. I'm hoping to have books ten to twelve bundled and  out for Christmas 2022. 

Sunday 11 September 2022

Modeen and I met Boba Fett at  Gladstone Popcon 2022. Boba entrusted me with his modified EE-3 Carbine rifle, and afterward I got to sit on the iron throne. A big thank you to the great team at Gladstone Library for hosting another authors alley this year.

Thursday 1 September 2022

Release date 4 November

Available NOW  for pre-order from your favourite online retailer.

Monday 27 June 2022

Modeen's team heads into Arnhem Land in the remote far north of Australia's Northern Territory. If the harsh, often deadly environment isn't challenging enough, they also have to deal with a Kurdaitcha Man, AKA a "feather foot". Legend has it that if you were bad, the Kurdaitcha Man would come for you ... usually at night.

Saturday 4 December 2021

 An update on Modeen: Insurrection

Modeen is back on her bike. 

A big thank you to all the readers who purchased book eleven, Modeen: Insurrection. Your support and feedback via reviews is greatly appreciated, and helps keep the Modeen machine motoring.

Monday 1 November 2021

 Modeen met the Marvel Superheros at this year's PopCon held in Gladstone, Queensland Australia.

                                                                                                            Batman's gadgets, Thor's Stormbreaker and Mjolnir were no match for Modeen's Walther Q4 tactical. 😂 Awesome costumes guys, thank you for the photo opportunity, it was a lot of fun. 👍

Saturday 31 July 2021

Sunday 4 July 2021

Thank you 😎

I'm really chuffed and grateful when I see positive star ratings left by readers of my books, and it's even more humbling when they take the time to post reviews like those below.
Most readers don't realise how reviews like these give authors a shot in the arm, lets them know they're doing something right, and inspires them to get the next book written and published. As an aside, I only just found out that unlike other retail platforms, Amazon views anything under a four star rating as being negative, and lowers the book's overall rating as a result. This makes me all the more thankful for Modeen's fans, many of whom have taken the time to rate and review the books.
You guys rock! 👍
 Latest reviews posted on Amazon for the JO MODEEN BOX SET BOOKS 7-9

Friday 21 May 2021

A modified Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane.  

This is how Modeen and her team get across the Durand Line (border) between Afghanistan and Pakistan in the Hawkei (book ten, Modeen:Salvation)

Pakistan built the 2,640km border fence on the Durand Line, to aid its fight against terrorism.  The fence separates Afghanistan from Pakistan and passes through rugged mountains, densely forested valleys and narrow rock passages. The border barrier consists of two sets of chain-link fences, separated by a 2-metre space filled with three rows of concertina wire coils. The double-fence, which is 3.6 metres high  on the Pakistani side and 4 metres high on the Afghan side, is fitted with surveillance cameras and infrared detectors. And nearly 1,000 forts are also being constructed along the border to increase security.

Saturday 1 May 2021

 Meet the Hawkei

The Hawkei features in MODEEN: SALVATION, book ten in the series.

The Hawkei, a light protected mobility vehicle, is being introduced into the Australian Defense Force. The vehicle is named after a highly venomous snake, the Barkly Death Adder – Acanthophis Hawkei – which is found in the Barkly Tablelands on the Northern Territory-Queensland border.

Thales Australia designed, developed and are building the vehicles at their factory in Bendigo, Victoria. Trailers are also being developed to enable the vehicles to carry specialist equipment such as satellite terminals, and radar or missile modules. On delivery to the ADF, the Hawkeis will  be role-configured into mission-ready vehicles.

  • The Hawkei is a 7-tonne, 4x4, new generation protected vehicle with a 3-tonne payload, designed to meet the demanding requirements of land forces worldwide.
  • The Hawkei offers blast and ballistic protection.
  • Engine: Steyr M16 six-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine. 200 kW (268 hp) @ 4,000rpm 610 N⋅m (450 lb⋅ft) @ 2,000rpm
  •  Armament: manned weapon mount up to 12.7mm HMG or 40mm AGL, or remote weapon system up to 12.7mm HMG, or 40mm AGL or ATGM.

Friday 16 April 2021


Listen to my Interview with Alan Petersen or Watch the video

I had was lucky enough to get a spot on this great podcast, and be included in the long list of talented authors he has interviewed. Thanks Alan.

Wednesday 4 November 2020

Book ten in the Jo Modeen Series

Book ten in the Jo Modeen Series.

Find out what happens to Ben.
 Can Modeen and the team reach him in time?


Thursday 16 April 2020


Modeen's back on mission in book nine. Available for pre-order NOW!

As the conflict in Afghanistan continues, the Taliban struggle to keep hold of their hard won territory. Desperate to show their strength and repel invading forces, they concentrate their efforts on building and arming their elite rebel unit known as “The Red Group.” Becoming increasingly more bold and ruthless the Red Group conduct raids on key foreign military operations and installations. 

During a fire fight, in the southern Hindu Kush Mountains, two American A10 Hogs and a British Apache helicopter are shot down and the pilots captured. The British and American military respond with forceful intent, with the British in particular anxious to re-acquire their pilots … alive. They trust the rescue mission to a squad of top British SAS soldiers, while the Americans send in their deadly Night Stalkers to recover the captives. 

An impressive rescue force … but will it be enough?

Friday 10 April 2020

Frank H Jordan Books and Box Sets

                                             Books and Box Sets


Tuesday 18 February 2020


Book cover completed... 
Manuscript completed...
FlashPoint is NOW AVAILABLE at your favourite online store.

Sunday 9 June 2019

Rules of Engagement - Book Seven

The 7th book in the high-action Jo Modeen Series

Available now 

Modeen and the other members of her old SASR unit are called upon to provide witness statements to a military enquiry into allegations of war crimes committed during the Afghanistan conflict. After details of the allegations are leaked to the press, JustFacts Media trains its sights on the 'tallest poppy', Victoria Cross recipient Ben Logan.

Did Ben and his Special Forces unit blatantly breach the ADF's Rules of Engagement while on deployment? Could this be simply a media-led witch-hunt orchestrated to discredit the Australian war hero?

Or is something more sinister at work here?




***** Star - Texas 

The man knows his stuff; no Hollywood pretender! 

Modeen: Rules of Engagement #7 – After a long wait, I was excited to find out there is a new addition to the Modeen Series. There is a visit to past ops, which ties several old storylines with the new storylines along with several old characters. There is a lot of intrigue and suspense in the problems faced by Modeen and gang. Immersed in the well-defined characters and their interesting, realistic dialogues and their thoughts and actions, I did not put the book down until I finished the last page. Oh dear, now it is another long wait for the next addition; hopefully, there is a next one.


***** Star  - Trish 

Modeen kick ass.
Always a great read from one of the best authors in my time.



Salty is back in book 13 - The Reckoning   Appearing briefly in the next Jo Modeen adventure, Salty does his bit by picking up Ben and Bugs ...