Researching Gray Matter Splatter took longer than the previous three novels combined. In past books I was often writing about places where I had been deployed to as a soldier, visited as a tourist, or reported from as a journalist. In other cases, they were countries I at least had some passing familiarity with. In any case, I at least understood urban combat tactics and such, but in this case I came into the research process knowing very little about the Arctic and next to nothing about winter warfare.
It was only by consulting with a number of experts on the arctic, including active duty soldiers from America and allied nations, that I was able to begin putting together the pieces and then augment this with my own research. In this post I will lay out some of the books and websites I found most helpful while writing Gray Matter Splatter. This can also serve as a virtual library for those who read the novel and are interested in learning more about Arctic warfare and geo-politics.
Camp Century documentary
The Northern Warfare Training Center in Alaska also has a great website with many Field Manuals that can be downloaded at PDF files.