Stephen Coonts Books In Order

Deep Black Books In Publication Order

  1. Deep Black (2003)
  2. Biowar (2004)
  3. Dark Zone (2004)
  4. Payback (2005)
  5. Jihad (2007)
  6. Conspiracy (2008)
  7. Arctic Gold (2009)
  8. Sea of Terror (2010)
  9. Death Wave (2011)

Jake Grafton Books In Publication Order

  1. Flight of the Intruder (1986)
  2. Final Flight (1988)
  3. The Minotaur (1989)
  4. Under Siege (1990)
  5. The Red Horseman (1993)
  6. The Intruders (1994)
  7. Cuba (1999)
  8. Hong Kong (2000)
  9. America (2001)
  10. Liberty (2003)

Saucer Books In Publication Order

  1. Saucer (2002)
  2. The Conquest (2004)
  3. Savage Planet (2014)

Tommy Carmellini Books In Publication Order

  1. Liars & Thieves (2004)
  2. The Traitor (2006)
  3. The Assassin (2008)
  4. The Disciple (2009)
  5. Pirate Alley (2013)
  6. The Art of War (2016)
  7. Liberty’s Last Stand (2016)
  8. The Armageddon File (2017)
  9. The Russia Account (2018)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Fortunes of War (1998)
  2. The Garden of Eden (2005)
  3. The Sea Witch (2012)
  4. Clash of the Carriers: The True Story of the Marianas Turkey Shoot of World War II (2018)
  5. Dragon’s Jaw: An Epic Story of Courage and Tenacity in Vietnam (2019)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. The Cannibal Queen (1992)
  2. War in the Air (1996)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Combat (2000)
  2. Combat, Vol. 2 (2002)
  3. Combat, Vol. 3 (2002)
  4. Victory (2003)
  5. On Glorious Wings (2003)
  6. Victory: On the Attack (2004)
  7. First Thrills (2010)

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Stephen Coonts Books Overview

Deep Black

A spy plane gathering data on a new Russian weapon is blown out of the sky by a mysterious MiG. Is it an accident or the start of the next world war? One U.S. agency has what it takes to find out-the National Security Agency and its covert operations team: Deep Black. Working for the NSA, ex-Marine sniper Charlie Dean is dispatched to Russia, hooking up with former Delta Force trooper Lia DeFrancesca to find out what happened to the plane. The Deep Black team stumbles across an even more alarming secret-a plot to assassinate the Russian president and overthrow the democratic government by force. The coup could have dire consequences for Russia and the world. With no clearance from the government it’s called on to protect, the National Security Agency goes to war. But before Lia and Dean can unravel the conspiracy, they learn that one of the spy plane’s passengers-an NSA techie-survived the crash. Critical information could fall into enemy hands. And that enemy is playing to the death. ‘Coonts knows how to write and build suspense.’ –The New York Times Book Review

Biowar

Dr. James Kegan, a world renowned scientist specializing in germ warfare, has vanished from his upstate New York home. But this is no ordinary missing persons case. Kegan has left behind an unidentified dead man with a . 22 caliber hole in his skull and a contact trail that leads to an alleged terrorist cell. Unraveling the mystery is a job for Kegan’s best friend, NSA operative Charlie Dean. His mission is to infiltrate the scientist s circle of associates and decipher Kegan s confidential research. Dispatched to cover Charlie is Delta Force trooper Lia Francesca. The trail leads them to the core of a widespread killer fever that s been dormant for centuries and its link to a virus that s quickly spreading victim by victim. With time running out Charlie and Lia must find Kegan, uncover his secrets, cut a terrorist threat to the quick, and stop the unimaginable outbreak of a new biological nightmare.

Dark Zone

Dark Fear In a secluded headquarters on the other side of the globe, a terrorist mission is underway a plan to set off an underwater explosion so great, and with such hellish force, that it could shift the very foundation of the earth’s surface, causing untold calamity and world wide disaster. The terrorists call it God s Revenge. Dark Weapon A nuclear warhead has gone missing. Small in size, it packs up to ten times the kilotons that exploded over Hiroshima. It s now in the wrong hands, ready to detonate a world war of unfathomable proportions. Dark Zone In the top secret headquarters of the National Security Agency, a small cadre of special agents form Deep Black, designed to bring a techno edge to covert operations and eliminate the cyber threats to world peace. This is Charlie Dean s world an NSA ex Marine sniper now enlisted to stop the unthinkable. But when his suspicions of a traitor in his shadow become frighteningly true, Dean s race against time could mean the end of the free world. READERS KNOW THEY CAN COUNT ON COONTS. Midwest Book Review Coonts is a natural storyteller with a rare gift. USA Today Coonts delivers some of his best gung ho suspense writing yet. Kirkus Reviews

Payback

RECRUITED:
A crack team of cover agents.
Word is out to ex Marine sniper Charlie Dean and his team of the National Security Agency: Infiltrate the highest stratum of Peruvian political power and derail a renegade general from acing an election. All Dean has to do is find a way inside an impenetrable bank vault protected by armed guards round the clock it’s all in a day s work for the men and women of Deep Black.

ENGAGED:
A violent political coup
But things get complicated when Dean and company discover the renegade general s second plot. The military madman s ruse a nuclear weapon he claims is in the hands of Marxist guerillas, a bomb that only he can rescue and control.

IGNITED:
A devastating terrorist plot.
When the general and his plot are exposed, the NSA concludes the greatest threat is over. But in fact, it s only just beginning

Jihad

PENETRATED:
DEEP BLACK PLANTS A BUG INSIDE AL QAEDA
The world’s most effective anti terrorist force has the tools to monitor every move the enemy makes. They ve planted a listening device inside a terrorist s skull, and activated a video spy drone disguised as a bird. But knowing is only half the battle

INFILTRATED:
BREAKING INTO A GLOBAL TERRORIST NETWORK
Multi lingual, nerves of steel agents Charlie Dean, Lia DeFrancesca, and Tommy Karr prowl the winding streets of Istanbul to the crowded airports of America to stop terrorists in their tracks. Hooked into a real time, high tech system, this army of three goes head to head with the most dangerous people in the world.

DETONATED:
THE TIME TO COUNTER ATTACK IS NOW!
Al Qaeda is launching a series of devastating attacks against the West and the ultimate strike is aimed at the heart of the USA! In a war where both sides operate in deep disguise, Deep Black must fight a world where betrayal, trust, faith, and doubt collide

Coonts knows how to write and build suspense a natural storyteller. The New York Times Book Review

Conspiracy

ASSASSINATION
A Secret Service agent is dead, an apparent suicide. A presidential candidate narrowly escapes an assassin’s bullet. And Desk Three, a covert branch of the NSA, is searching for a chilling connection deep inside the Republic of Vietnam.
INTERROGATION
Once, Charlie Dean was a Marine sniper in Quang Nam Province. Today he s a Deep Black operator, returning to Vietnam to find the source of some threatening e mail. Instead, he comes face to face with a man he once hunted down and thought he had killed.
FEAR FOR THE NATION
Back in the U.S., Deep Black agent Lia DeFrancesca has uncovered the trail of a killer in Dean s path. Now, with every asset, weapon, bug and high tech magic wand Desk Three can wave, the agents enter a terrifying global race against time. Because ghosts of the past have risen to life to strike a death blow at the heart of the U.S.A.
Coonts knows how to write and build suspense. The New York Times Book Review

Arctic Gold

OUT OF THE COLD
In the Arctic, two American intelligence operatives are kidnapped while investigating Russian submarines a constant, covert presence beneath the ice caps. In Washington, ex Marine Charlie Dean and his team at Desk Three trace the abduction back to the Russian mafiya, who have their sights set on the massive reserves of oil that lie thousands of feet below the ocean’s floor.

INTO THE LINE OF FIRE
While Dean is sent to the Arctic to rescue the hostages, the beautiful Lia Francesca penetrates a heavily guarded dacha on the shores of the Black Sea. Here she learns the explosive truth about Russia and its Arctic oil one that could cost Dean and his Deep Black team their lives and drive the world s superpowers to the brink of war.

Coonts knows how to write and build suspense…
a natural storyteller. The New York Times Book Review

The master of the techno thriller. Publishers Weekly

Sea of Terror

THE ENEMY IS ON BOARD. Two massive ships are on a dual path to destruction. One is a freighter carrying nuclear materials to Japan; the other, a cruise ship heading for the Mediterranean. Neither will reach their destinations. Two factions-Japanese eco-terrorists and Middle East extremists-have joined forces to infiltrate the ships, incapacitate the crew, and change course toward a common target: the United States of America. DETONATION HOUR IS APPROACHING. In Washington, Charlie Dean and a team of commandos are dispatched on a life-or-death mission to blow the hijackers’ plot out of the water. Their plan: board the ship unnoticed, pose as ordinary passengers, and overtake the terrorists. But time is running out. The seized ships are crossing the Atlantic with the combined strength of a full-scale nuclear torpedo. And New York City is just on the horizon…. ‘Coonts knows how to write and build suspense…
a natural storyteller.’ – The New York Times Book Review ‘The master of the techno-thriller.’ – Publishers Weekly

Death Wave

Deep within the NSA is Desk Three, a top secret unit of special operatives inserted into the field when the threat is great and the response demands sensitivity and invisibility. Charlie Dean, a former Marine sniper, is a senior officer. With his colleagues Lia DeFrancesca and newcomer Ilya Akulinin, they form the core of a high tech team known as Deep Black. Off the coast of Africa lie the beautiful Canary Islands, a resort destination of millionaires. Underneath this idyllic paradise is one of the most volatile fault lines in the world. There, an alliance between radical Islamic terrorists and a rogue element of the Chinese government is planning to unleash an act of unimaginable geological terrorism that could devastate the U.S. East Coast, striking it with waves up to a thousand feet high. They plan to set off nuclear devices to precipitate a gigantic landslide that will send a death dealing tsunami across the Atlantic. In the Central Asian Republic of Tajikistan twelve nuclear warheads, stolen by the Russian Mafia, are about to be smuggled out of the country and delivered into the hands of the conspirators. Charlie and Ilya go on an intercept mission, but before they can retrieve them, the weapons vanish. Meanwhile, in a hotel in New Jersey, a bestselling author is assassinated to prevent the release of his stranger than fiction story about an Islamic plot to change the course of history. Lia, Charlie’s girlfriend, is sent to Berlin to infiltrate the empire of a ruthless Chinese billionaire whose machinations have come to the attention of the NSA. She risks immediate execution if her true identity is revealed. Their paths all converge in the Canary Islands. Unless the Deep Black team intervenes, the islands could be the epicenter of an apocalypse, with millions of lives and the entire world order at stake.

Flight of the Intruder

20th Anniversary Edition With a foreword by Ward Carroll and an added preface and epilogue by the author

Flight of the Intruder will join the classics once begun, it cannot be laid aside.’ John Lehman in the Wall Street Journal

‘Bristles with the same authenticity that helped catapult The Hunt for Red October to the top of the best seller list…
Coonts pilots are the real McCoy and his compassion for them sustains his story from first page to last.’ Kirkus Reviews

‘No book has ever opened the world of naval aviators like this. Once you start reading you won t want to stop.’ Tom Clancy

‘A first novel of impressive power and authenticity…
when Grafton is at the controls of his Intruder, the novel comes alive with a jolt.’ Washington Post

‘A moving novel of men at war that captures the horrifying sweep of battle and its nerve shattering emotional effects.’ San Diego Union

‘Packed with action, emotion, suspense, and tragedy, Flight of the Intruder offers profound and gripping insight into the lives and loves of naval carrier pilots.’ Clive Cussler

‘A superbly written story laced with intricate technical detail of modern aerial warfare and authentic dialogue.’ Washington Times

‘When he is flying, Jake’s exhilaration is contagious; his instincts meld with the controls of his aircraft, and is life or death decision sharpen his senses.’ New York Times

Hailed as the finest combat aviation novel to emerge from the Vietnam War, Flight of the Intruder spent twenty eight weeks on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list and became one of the top twenty best selling first novels of all time. An instant classic, the book was translated into more than twenty languages and made into a major motion picture. Its hero, Jake Grafton, became a household name and the star of more than a dozen other Coonts bestsellers. In the twenty years since the book s debut, millions of copies have been sold. But this twentieth anniversary edition is unique. To mark the occasion, Stephen Coonts has written a preface explaining how he came to write the novel and restored an epilogue that was edited out of the original edition in 1986.

Without question, the strength of the book lies in its flying scenes when Jake Grafton straps himself into the cockpit of his A 6 Intruder. Jake s love of flying is contagious whether you are picking up the book for the first time or rereading it for the third. No one better captures the world of Navy carrier pilots than Stephen Coonts. An Intruder pilot who flew combat missions off the deck of the USS Enterprise in the Vietnam War, Coonts lived the life he writes about, and he puts readers inside the hearts and minds of the pilots to reveal a world unknown to those outside the naval aviators fraternity. Few will forget the book s final gut wrenching scene when Jake s once innocent love of flying gives way to guilt and frustration and the need to give meaning to the deaths of his comrades.

Final Flight

The most daring and deadly terrorist plot of all time is about to unfold aboard the supercarrier USS United States. If it succeeds, the balance of nuclear power will tilt in favor of a remorseless Arab leader. And it looks as if no one can stop it except navy ‘jet jock’ Jake Grafton. ‘Cag ‘ Grafton is one helluva pilot. His F 14 Tomcat is one helluva plane. But some of Jake’s crewmates have already vanished. A woman reporter who boarded the ship in Tangiers may not be who she claims to be. And Jake may have to disobey a direct order from the President himself for one spine tingling, hair raising Final FlightFrom the Paperback edition.

The Minotaur

The thriller from New York Times bestselling author Stephen Coonts now available as an ebookAt the height of the Cold War, Captain Jake Grafton becomes entangled in the hunt for a spy selling high tech military secrets to the Soviet Union Naval pilot Jake Grafton flies fighter jets with ice water in his veins. But when he’s assigned a desk job in the Pentagon as the head of a top secret stealth bomber program, his nerve is tested as never before. Colleagues start dying mysteriously, test flights are sabotaged, and the program is threatened at every level. If Grafton can t infiltrate a web of espionage and counter espionage centered round the deadly traitor, code named The Minotaur, he stands to lose much more than just his career. The Minotaur is an exhilarating thriller and fascinating procedural, revealing the complexities of military technology R&D. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Stephen Coonts, including rare photos from the author s personal collection.

Under Siege

With Flight of the Intruder, Final Flight and The Minotaur, Stephen Coonts has established himself as one of the nation’s premier novelists of technological suspense thrillers. Following the Summer ’90 release of the major film version of Flight of the Intruder, the pool of Coonts fans will surely increse. Coonts’ hero Jake Grafton is back in D.C. as the war on drugs escalates to an unexpected climax.

The Red Horseman

As the infrastructure of the Soviet Union crumbles before the world’s eyes, twenty thousand tactical nuclear weapons, once under the command of the Soviet military, are up for grabs and US intelligence believes they may soon appear on the open market. Jake Grafton is despatched to Moscow to ensure that the weapons are destroyed before they disappear into a terrorist pipeline. But Grafton discovers that unidentified American officials want his mission to fail and will go to any lengths to stop him. Meanwhile, off the coast of the Canary Islands, the body of a British billionaire has been found floating in the sea. Grafton’s contacts tell him the man was a victim of a hit squad from within the CIA. And before long, Grafton realises he too has been targeted for assassination and the conspiracy is clearly stamped ‘made in America’…

The Intruders

1973. The skies over Vietnam have finally gone silent. America has pulled out, the war is over. But for Lieutenant Jake Grafton, USN, fresh from two combat cruises and a harrowing shoot down over Laos, the personal battle is just beginning…
. His country has not welcomed him home with open arms, but with closed minds and closed fists. When his girlfriend’s father called him a murderer, Jake walked away. But when a stranger in a bar challenged his honor, the man was not so lucky the guy landed in the hospital. Jake landed in jail. And Grafton’s shore duty commander, who bailed him out, has devised the perfect punishment for his ace flight instructor: an eight month cruise on the aircraft carrier Columbia teaching jarheads Marines the nuances of carrier aviation. Flying missions over Vietnam was a living hell; now, as a Navy man working side by side with Marines who have no carrier aviation experience, Grafton’s about to discover another world of fresh hell. The Marines may be made of tempered steel and brass balls, but taking off and landing from a slippery flight deck, on a choppy sea in a pitch black night, there is no margin for error or for animosity. And men like Marine Captain Flap Le Beau, his bombardier and navigator, have a real gift for pushing Jake’s buttons. But he’s going to have to learn to live with him…
or die trying. They belong to the same society of warriors, they fought in the same war, they drink the same whiskey to toast fallen comrades. Now they must fly together in the same cockpit, must lock into each other and into their million dollar machine, and make the split second decisions which will insure that, tonight, their fellow pilots won’t raise a glassto them.

Cuba

Rear Admiral Jake Grafton is back! The hero of six New York Times bestsellers by Stephen Coonts, author of Flight of the Intruder and Fortunes of War, returns as the United States and Cuba engage in a terrifying game of brinksmanship, a gamble that could break the last military taboo and destroy both countries.

In Cuba, an ailing Fidel Castro lies dying. Across the Straits of Florida, an anxious US awaits the inevitable power struggle, determined to have a say in who controls this strategically invaluable island. And the American President has an added reason for concern: an Arms Control Conference has just begun in Paris and, unbeknownst to either the American public or Cuba, the US has hidden secret weapons inside the American base on Cuba’s Guantanemo Bay. But no secret remains one for long, and when one of the Cuban factions finds out about the weapons, the excitement begins.

Only Admiral Grafton, on an aircraft carrier off the coast of Cuba, knows the impending danger. Only Grafton can save America from a disaster that would make the Bay of Pigs look like child’s play. In Cuba, Stephen Coonts captures the ominous feel of a tropical powderkeg about to explode in a novel filled with the action and drama for which he is famous.

Hong Kong

Visiting Hong Kong with his wife, who’s attending a conference, Admiral Jake Grafton has come to the former British province expecting a chance to unwind. But soon Grafton is caught up in seismic political events beyond his control…
possibly beyond anyone’s contol.

First, a series of political murders shakes Hong Kong‘s power structure to the core. Then, when the Communist led government shuts down a faltering bank and answers subsequent rioting with bloody reprisals, mainland China’s future in the coveted city seems anything but certain. The paranoid regime acts quickly, shutting down newspapers, arresting reporters, interning anyone who looks suspicious. But once this powder keg’s lit, there will be no telling how fast it will explode. Or how far that explosion will reach.

When Jake Grafton’s wife is kidnapped by shadowy assailants, the battle tested admiral will need to navigate the violence erupting around him if he ever wants to see he alive again. But when his search takes him right into the eye of the storm, Grafton will need to team up with Tony Carmellini, the high tech super sleuth from CUBA, and a team of Chinese patriots who are willing to die for their nation’s freedom…

America

The USS Virginia is America‘s newest and most sophisticated nuclear powered submarine and hundreds of people have gathered to watch her launch. Then, the unthinkable happens: out of the cabin of the tugboat leading her out to sea emerge a band of armed men who board the submarine and man her controls. Before the destroyers nearby can react, the sub disappears: half of the men on board are slaughtered and half are put out to sea. Admiral Jake Grafton is resting at his Delaware beach house when he gets the call that the ultimate catastrophe is at hand: who has stolen the submarine and why? Grafton’s first information is that a rogue CIA group, originally trained to steal Russian technology during the Cold War is behind the operation. Soon it becomes clear that, whatever their purpose, they mean business: within hours a missile launched from the submarine destroys the top floor of the White House and an airliner crashes carrying 283 passengers is felled by a second missile. The race is on to find out where the submarine is, who is behind the nightmare scenario and how to stop it. Stephen Coonts, the author of the St. Martin’s Press New York Times bestsellers FORTUNES OF WAR, CUBA and HONG KONG is back with his hero Jake Grafton for another gripping novel of international suspense.

Liberty

Admiral Jake Grafton is working counter terrorism in the wake of the September 11 attacks when Janos Illin the highly placed Russian intelligence agent from AMERICA delivers chilling news: a rogue general has sold four nuclear warheads to a radical Qaeda affiliated terrorist faction. Smuggled out of Pakistan after a vicious firefight, the deadly weapons are believed to be headed for the United States. Taking the report to his superiors, Grafton is charged by the president with assembling a secret team and uncovering the plot before America’s population centers are consumed in the flames of nuclear holocaust.

But with billions of dollars to be made in terrorism and counter terrorism, a plot of this scale and sophistication draws investment from unlikely sources some of these very close to home. And it soon becomes apparent that the Dark Age Jihadi terrorists are backed by a shadowy clique of tech boom capitalists, disgruntled Cold Warriors, and money grubbing traitors within America’s intelligence community. They come from Russia, Egypt, and the United States. And whether they’re in it because of lust for power, obsession with money, or all consuming hatred, they are joined in a conspiracy so secret, so powerful, and so invisible that Grafton will need to mobilize every resource at his disposal to ensure the unthinkable does not become the inevitable…
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To that end, Grafton calls out his biggest guns, all familiar faces from previous Coonts bestsellers: the indomitable Toad Tarkington and CIA super spy Tommy Carmellini. But he’ll need more than that, and soon Grafton is reactivating old friends, contacts, and even enemies to form the most elite anti terrorist team in history. Now, incorporating the most advanced spying technology with know how, guts, and determination, Grafton’s team must do the impossible: uncover a s20conspiracy that threatens civilization and stop it!

Saucer

Stephen Coonts has earned an extraordinary worldwide reputation with his military thrillers featuring Jake Grafton, one of the most popular and recognizable characters in contemporary suspense fiction. In this exhilarating departure, Coonts takes readers on an imaginative journey into space that is as suspenseful as any of his other stories…
When Rip Cantrell, a seismic survey worker in the Sahara, spots a glint of reflected light in the distance, he investigates and finds a piece of metal apparently entombed in the sandstone. Before long, Rip and his colleagues uncover a flying Saucer that has been resting there for 140,000 years. Their discovery doesn’t remain a secret for long. The U.S. airforce sends a UFO investigation team, which arrives just minutes before a team sent by an Australian billionaire to steal the Saucer‘s secrets. Before either side can outwit the other, the Libyan military arrives. Meanwhile, Rip has been checking out the Saucer. With the help of a beautiful ex Air Force test pilot Charley Pine, Rip flies the Saucer away, embarking on a fantastic journey into space and around the world, keeping just ahead of those who want the Saucer for themselves. Saucer is a dazzling flying story and an action filled look at what might have been…
and what might be.

The Conquest

In Saucer, after discovering the secrets of a 140,000-year-old spacecraft and delivering it to safety in the Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian right alongside Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, Rip Cantrell and beautiful test pilot Charley Pine think their days of high-flying extraterrestrial adventure are over. However, that will change in the sequel, Saucer: The Conquest, because someone is using top-secret information about saucer technology, information that comes from the mysterious region in Nevada known as Area 51. Meanwhile, Charley takes up flying space planes to the moon for the French lunar base project. There she discovers a world-threatening antigravity beam. The French kidnap Rip’s uncle, Egg, and force him to fly a saucer hidden in Area 51 to the moon. Rip and Charley must steal the first saucer from its new home at the museum and hit the not-so-friendly skies again in order to save Uncle Egg and the world. Stephen Coonts’ first Saucer was a smash hit. Now the unlikely duo of Rip Cantrell and Charley Pine are back, so strap in and leave your passports behind as the flight for freedom on the new frontier begins.

Liars & Thieves

Tommy Carmellini who dazzled thriller fans in Stephen Coonts’s CUBA and LIBERTY is the CIA’s top man for jobs that require extreme stealth, breaking and entering skills, and split second, sometimes lethal, decisions. In Liars & Thieves, he’s sent to post guard duty at a farmhouse in Virginia’s remote Blue Ridge Mountains, where top government operatives are debriefing a star defector: the ultimate KGB insider, a man with records on every operation and every dirty trick the shadowy intelligence agency has ever run, from Lenin to Putin. Carmellini arrives to find the guards shot dead, and a ruthless team of commandos American commandos slaughtering everyone in sight, then setting the house on fire. He escapes a hail of bullets and a deadly mountain car chase with what seems to be the sole survivor, a beautiful and mysterious translator who steals his car and leaves him for dead at the first chance. What secrets did the defector know? Who would have killed to prevent him from talking? And how could a hit team act so fast, so efficiently, and so murderously without intimate, inside knowledge of the debriefing? Smart money says someone in the U.S. government is behind the massacre and is now after Carmellini. And that begs the biggest question of all: in a world where nothing is as it seems and no one is who he pretends to be, who can Carmellini trust? Finding out will be terrifying. The answer may be deadly.

The Traitor

The death of a French intelligence agent on an Air France flight to Amman, Jordan, is the trigger that launches Tommy Carmellini’s latest adventure. Within the European Union, the national espionage agencies are fiercely competing for supremacy against each other and against the CIA. When the Americans discover that the director of the French spy agency has secret investments in the Bank of Palestine, alarm bells go off. To investigate, the Americans send Jake Grafton, who has been brought back from retirement to unravel a tangle of espionage, terrorism and murder. And of course, the man Grafton wants on the point is Tommy Carmellini. Together they uncover an elaborate strategy to infiltrate the highest levels of Al Qaeda with a top level plant but who is playing whom? As Carmellini delves deep undercover he finds he is running for his life. Grafton and Carmellini uncover a horrifying plan to shake the West as never before and a Catch 22: Can they stop the conspiracy without compromising the intelligence source that could bring down Al Qaeda once and for all?

The Assassin

The headlines only reveal half the truth. Here’s the real story…
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Abu Qasim, the ruthless and cunning Al Qaeda leader who nearly succeeded in blowing up a meeting of the G 8 in Paris, has escaped from the grasp of the Americans and is plotting his next move. A small band of powerful men, highly placed leaders of industry and politics in the West, have decided they need to target and destroy the terrorist and his inner circle before he can strike again. When a prominent Russian dissident is poisoned in London, however, it s clear that there s a very dangerous leak within the ranks of the Westerners, and that Abu Qasim has turned the tables on his rivals it is now he who is pursuing, and his aim is to kill.

Admiral Jake Grafton dispatches special agent Tommy Carmellini to infiltrate the plot. He tracks the gorgeous and seductive Marisa Petrou, a Frenchwoman who may be Qasim s daughter and who has her own reasons for wanting him alive or wishing him dead. Qasim, meanwhile, has a trick up his sleeve one that he s been planning for years.

Who is behind the methodical assassinations of the wealthy and powerful Western vigilante team? Will Abu Qasim slip the noose once again? In this pulse pounding thriller, Tommy Carmellini must put a stop to a master of terror before he unleashes even more death.

The Disciple

In this new novel by the New York Times bestselling author, Stephen Coonts, Iran is weeks away from acquiring nuclear weapons and has every intention of using them to strike first only Tommy Carmellini and Jake Grafton can stop a nuclear nightmare

Iran is much closer to having operational nuclear weapons than the CIA believes, and Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has a plan. Iran will become a martyr nation, and Ahmadinejad will lead the united Muslims of the world in a holy war against the non-believers.

But the Americans have a secret weapon in a group of Iranian dissidents, including a brother and sister determined to avenge the death of their beloved grandfather at the hands of the religious police. They are funneling information to Carmellini. They want to stop the attack before their leader launches a new world war. But will the U.S. government believe the information they are providing, and can the Americans prevent the Israelis from taking matters into their own hands, which could prove disastrous?

Returning to the kind of military and espionage story that made Cuba one of his most successful novels, Coonts weaves an unforgettable tale of men and women at war, with the sort of dramatic military action and undercover technology for which Coonts is known.

Fortunes of War

After the collapse of their economy, fanatic Japanese nationalists take matters into their own hands and, with the approval of the Prime Minister, launch an attack on Russia. Bound by secret protocol to come to Russia’s aid in the event of war, the US government sends Air Force Colonel Bob Cassidy and a squadron of F 22s to thwart the Japanese in the skies over Siberia. The operation brings Cassidy one on one with Captain Jiro Kimura, flying Japan’s most secret weapon. Japan’s goal is world domination, the price a third world war. All that stands between Kimura and the completion of his mission is Cassidy, a man he once counted his best friend.

The Garden of Eden

As touching as it is humorous, The Garden of Eden is a parable for our time with a powerful and ultimately redemptive ending that speaks to oft underappreciated virtues such as loyalty sticking with those you love even when they screw up royally, tolerance, and forgiveness. It’s also about the values that keep America together the simple solutions ordinary people find to keep their small communities strong. Trooper Sam Neely is fresh out of the State Police academy and finds himself assigned to the dullest backwater town he’s never heard of. Things heat up quickly in Eden, U.S.A., however, when Ed Harris, the banker, finds his wife in bed with his best friend, Hayden Elkins. Ed picks up a shotgun, escorts them both to the door, and tells friend Hayden, ‘Guess what? She’s yours!”I’ve got a wife, Ed,’ says Hayden.’Now you have two…
.’Forced to take his paramour to live under his own roof after all, they had only intended to share an afternoon of delight, not to leave their spouses, Hayden suddenly finds himself the butt of every joke in town. That’s where things start to spin out of control. Before long, Elijah Murphy, the town drunk, and the snooping widow next door, to whom he’d exposed himself, are falling in love; sleazy Sheriff’s Deputy Delmar Clay is about to get a butt full of birdshot for the pictures he’s been snapping of young couples getting hot and heavy in parked cars; and the Barrow Boys are out of jail and looking for trouble. Soon, Neely finds that managing the crises in the sticks is a full time job, and it takes a whole community from the compassionate local magistrate to the new female preacher to keep things from exploding big city style.

The Cannibal Queen

An account of three months of flight in a vintage 1942 Stearman bi plane. Travelling across 48 continental United States, Coonts flies like the legendary barnstormers, painting a picture of the astonishing panorama of landscapes beneath him, from the Painted Desert to the Grand Canyon and Mount Rushmore. He swoops under storms and over mountains, across swamps, deserts, forests and the monumental expanse of the Great Plains; he relates with relish the sights, sounds and stories of small town America; he shares the individual tales of the people he meets along the way. His experiences fill him with nostalgia for the past and above all an overriding hope for the future. The author also wrote ‘Under Siege’, ‘The Minotaur’, ‘Final Flight’ and ‘Flight of the Intruder’.

War in the Air

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR STEPHEN COONTS BRINGS TO LIFE THE MOST THRILLING MOMENTS AND THE MOST LEGENDARY FLYERS IN AIR WARFARE In this collection of true tales of aerial combat, you’ll meet some of the greatest figures in aviation history from all nations: American, British, German, Japanese, and more. Witness the courage and charisma of America’s first air hero, Captain Eddie V. Rickenbacker, whose exploits set the standard for all fighter pilots to follow; ‘The Doolittle Raid,’ in which sixteen B 25 Bombers struck hard at the heart of the Japanese empire; ‘The Flight of Enola Gay,’ the mission that changed the world forever; and ‘The Last Ace,’ an original account of the first victory of Vietnam jet ace Captain Steve Ritchie. These are not stories about airplanes, but rather of the heroes who flew them of the steady hands, bold hearts, and raw nerve that it takes to survive when the sky becomes a battlefield.

Combat

As the world moves into the next millennium, the United States finds itself at the forefront of this new age, policing not only its own shores but the rest of the world as well. And spearheading this overwatch are the men and women of America’s armed forces, the ‘troops on the wall,’ who will go anywhere, anytime, and do whatever it takes to protect not only our nation but the rest of the free world. Now, for the first time, Combat brings the best military fiction authors together to reveal how war will be fought in the twenty first century. From the down and dirty ‘ground pounders’ of the U.S. Armored Cavalry to the new frontiers of warfare, including outer space and the Internet, ten authors whose novels define the military fiction genre have written all new short stories about the men and women willing to put their lives on the line for freedom:Larry Bond takes us into the wild frontier of space warfare, where American soldiers fight a dangerous zero gee battle with a tenacious enemy that threatens every free nation on Earth. Dale Brown lets us inside a world that few people see, that of a military promotion board, and shows us how the fate of an EB 52 Megafortress pilot’s career can depend on a man he’s never met, even as the pilot takes on the newest threat to American forces in the Persian Gulf a Russian stealth bomber. James Cobb finds a lone U.S. Armored Cavalry scout unit that is the only military force standing between a defenseless African nation and an aggressive Algerian recon division. Stephen Coonts tells of the unlikely partnership between an ex Marine sniper and a female military pilot who team up to kill the terrorists who murdered her parents. But, out in the Libyan desert, all is not as it seems, and these two must use their skills just to stay alive. Harold W. Coyle reports in from the front lines of the information war, where cyberpunks are recruited by the U.S. Army to Combat the growing swarm of hackers and their shadowy masters who orchestrate their brand of online terrorism around the world. David Hagberg brings us another Kirk McGarvey adventure, in which the C.I.A. director becomes entangled in the rising tensions between China and Taiwan. When a revolutionary leader is rescued from a Chinese prison, the Chinese government pushes the United States to the brink of war, and McGarvey has to make a choice with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Dean Ing reveals a scenario that could have been torn right from today’s headlines. In Oakland, a private investigator teams up with a bounty hunter and F.B.I. agent to find a missing marine engineer. What they uncover is the shadow of terrorism looming over America and a conspiracy that threatens thousands of innocent lives. Ralph Peters takes us to the war torn Balkan states, where a U.S. Army observer sent to keep an eye on the civil war is taken on a guided tour of the country at gunpoint. Captured by the very people he is there to monitor, he learns just how far people will go for their idea of freedom.R.J. Pineiro takes us to the far reaches of space, where a lone terrorist holds the world hostage from a nuclear missle equipped platform. To stop him, a pilot agrees to a suicidal flight into the path of an orbital laser with enough power to incinerate her space shuttle. Barrett Tillman takes us to the skies with a group of retired fighter jocks brought back for one last mission battling enemy jets over the skies of sunny California.

Combat, Vol. 2

As the world moves into the next millennium, the United States finds itself at the forefront of this new age, policing not only its own shores but the rest of the world as well. And spearheading this overwatch are the men and women of America’s armed forces, the ‘troops on the wall,’ who will go anywhere, anytime, and do whatever it takes to protect not only our nation but the rest of the free world. Now, for the first time, Combat brings the best military fiction authors together to reveal how war will be fought in the twenty first century. From the down and dirty ‘ground pounders’ of the U.S. Armored Cavalry to the new frontiers of warfare, including outer space and the Internet, ten authors whose novels define the military fiction genre have written all new short stories about the men and women willing to put their lives on the line for freedom:Larry Bond takes us into the wild frontier of space warfare, where American soldiers fight a dangerous zero gee battle with a tenacious enemy that threatens every free nation on Earth. Dale Brown lets us inside a world that few people see, that of a military promotion board, and shows us how the fate of an EB 52 Megafortress pilot’s career can depend on a man he’s never met, even as the pilot takes on the newest threat to American forces in the Persian Gulf a Russian stealth bomber. James Cobb finds a lone U.S. Armored Cavalry scout unit that is the only military force standing between a defenseless African nation and an aggressive Algerian recon division. Stephen Coonts tells of the unlikely partnership between an ex Marine sniper and a female military pilot who team up to kill the terrorists who murdered her parents. But, out in the Libyan desert, all is not as it seems, and these two must use their skills just to stay alive. Harold W. Coyle reports in from the front lines of the information war, where cyberpunks are recruited by the U.S. Army to combat the growing swarm of hackers and their shadowy masters who orchestrate their brand of online terrorism around the world. David Hagberg brings us another Kirk McGarvey adventure, in which the C.I.A. director becomes entangled in the rising tensions between China and Taiwan. When a revolutionary leader is rescued from a Chinese prison, the Chinese government pushes the United States to the brink of war, and McGarvey has to make a choice with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Dean Ing reveals a scenario that could have been torn right from today’s headlines. In Oakland, a private investigator teams up with a bounty hunter and F.B.I. agent to find a missing marine engineer. What they uncover is the shadow of terrorism looming over America and a conspiracy that threatens thousands of innocent lives. Ralph Peters takes us to the war torn Balkan states, where a U.S. Army observer sent to keep an eye on the civil war is taken on a guided tour of the country at gunpoint. Captured by the very people he is there to monitor, he learns just how far people will go for their idea of freedom.R.J. Pineiro takes us to the far reaches of space, where a lone terrorist holds the world hostage from a nuclear missle equipped platform. To stop him, a pilot agrees to a suicidal flight into the path of an orbital laser with enough power to incinerate her space shuttle. Barrett Tillman takes us to the skies with a group of retired fighter jocks brought back for one last mission battling enemy jets over the skies of sunny California.

Combat, Vol. 3

As the world moves into the next millennium, the United States finds itself at the forefront of this new age, policing not only its own shores but the rest of the world as well. And spearheading this overwatch are the men and women of America’s armed forces, the ‘troops on the wall,’ who will go anywhere, anytime, and do whatever it takes to protect not only our nation but the rest of the free world. Now, for the first time, Combat brings the best military fiction authors together to reveal how war will be fought in the twenty first century. From the down and dirty ‘ground pounders’ of the U.S. Armored Cavalry to the new frontiers of warfare, including outer space and the Internet, ten authors whose novels define the military fiction genre have written all new short stories about the men and women willing to put their lives on the line for freedom:Larry Bond takes us into the wild frontier of space warfare, where American soldiers fight a dangerous zero gee battle with a tenacious enemy that threatens every free nation on Earth. Dale Brown lets us inside a world that few people see, that of a military promotion board, and shows us how the fate of an EB 52 Megafortress pilot’s career can depend on a man he’s never met, even as the pilot takes on the newest threat to American forces in the Persian Gulf a Russian stealth bomber. James Cobb finds a lone U.S. Armored Cavalry scout unit that is the only military force standing between a defenseless African nation and an aggressive Algerian recon division. Stephen Coonts tells of the unlikely partnership between an ex Marine sniper and a female military pilot who team up to kill the terrorists who murdered her parents. But, out in the Libyan desert, all is not as it seems, and these two must use their skills just to stay alive. Harold W. Coyle reports in from the front lines of the information war, where cyberpunks are recruited by the U.S. Army to combat the growing swarm of hackers and their shadowy masters who orchestrate their brand of online terrorism around the world. David Hagberg brings us another Kirk McGarvey adventure, in which the C.I.A. director becomes entangled in the rising tensions between China and Taiwan. When a revolutionary leader is rescued from a Chinese prison, the Chinese government pushes the United States to the brink of war, and McGarvey has to make a choice with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Dean Ing reveals a scenario that could have been torn right from today’s headlines. In Oakland, a private investigator teams up with a bounty hunter and F.B.I. agent to find a missing marine engineer. What they uncover is the shadow of terrorism looming over America and a conspiracy that threatens thousands of innocent lives. Ralph Peters takes us to the war torn Balkan states, where a U.S. Army observer sent to keep an eye on the civil war is taken on a guided tour of the country at gunpoint. Captured by the very people he is there to monitor, he learns just how far people will go for their idea of freedom.R.J. Pineiro takes us to the far reaches of space, where a lone terrorist holds the world hostage from a nuclear missle equipped platform. To stop him, a pilot agrees to a suicidal flight into the path of an orbital laser with enough power to incinerate her space shuttle. Barrett Tillman takes us to the skies with a group of retired fighter jocks brought back for one last mission battling enemy jets over the skies of sunny California.

Victory

Victory: Volume ThreeForeword by Stephen CoontsBreakthrough on Bloody Ridge by Harold CoyleThe Eagle and the Cross by R. J. PineiroFrom The New York Times bestselling editor of CombatA stirring tribute to the Greatest Generation of Americans, Victory brings together the finest military fiction writers in the world with short novels of courage, skill, daring, and sacrifice. Here you will meet the men and women who fought and won World War II, in thrilling stories of war as it was really fought. An exciting sequel to the bestselling Combat, Victory brings together today’s greatest military, espionage, and technothriller writers in all original, thrilling tales of World War II great short novels that range from the home front to the battlefields of Europe to the depths of the Pacific. Join Coonts, Ralph Peters, Harold Coyle, David Hagberg, Jim DeFelice, and R. J. Pineiro, in works filled with nonstop action.

On Glorious Wings

Since its invention in 1903, the airplane has become the dominant mode of transport, travel, and combat. It has brought the entire planet closer together and changed almost every aspect of how we live today. Along the way, the airplane has inspired writers in every decade of the twentieth century to celebrate this world changing creation. From the wild first years of aviation when daredevil men challenged each other to set altitude records to the terrible three dimensional landscape of combat in the air through all the wars of this century, authors from around the world have written of the airplanes and the men and women who fly them. Now, bestselling author Stephen Coonts has collected some of the finest fiction about flying in one volume. On Glorious Wings contains stories and excerpts from world renowned authors, including Dale Brown, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Louis L’Amour, James Michener, Joseph Heller, Len Deighton, Frederick Forsyth, William Faulkner, Ralph Peters and Stephen Coonts himself. From the rickety wire and wood contraptions of the 1920s to the possible future of warfare in 2020, this collection invites you to take to the skies with some of today’s most acclaimed authors, including:’Five Weeks in a Balloon’ by Jules Verne: Take a fanciful trip through the air as imagined by one of the great authors of the nineteenth century.’All of the Dead Pilots’ by William Faulkner: One of America’s greatest storytellers looks at Britain in World War II, where a brash American pilot and an unflappable British officer clash over the same woman.’Wings over Khabarovsk’ by Louis L’Amour: The great Western writer also penned many tales for the pulp magazines of the 1930s and ’40s, including this classic of the genre about an American pilot framed for spying on the far side of the world.’An Hour to San Francisco,’ from The High and the Mighty, by Ernest K. Gann: When a four engine plane loses an engine over the Pacific Ocean, what had been an uneventful trip becomes a white knuckle race for survival.’Corey Ford Buys the Farm,’ from Flight of the Intruder, by Stephen Coonts: During the Vietnam Conflict, pilots took lightly armed A 6 Intruders on harrowing near suicide missions against the North Vietnamese army. Here, the master of the military thriller takes you along for the ride inside the cockpit as three Intruders head out to destroy some Russian MiG fighters grounded in Laos.’Power River MOA,’ from The Sky Masters, by Dale Brown: At the Powder River weapons testing site, the jet fighters may fire blanks, but the air combat simulations are as real as can be. Strap yourself in for a ride in the latest in bomber technology the EB 52 Megafortress.’Retaliation,’ from The War in 2020, by Ralph Peters: In the near future, America is threatened by a joint Iran Japan military force that threatens the Middle East and Europe. Saddle up with the high tech, hard hitting cavalry soldiers of the future and their armored, fire breathing future flying machines as they take to the air to raid on an enemy base. With an introduction and story notes written by Stephen Coonts, On Glorious Wings is a must have for any aviation enthusiast.

Victory: On the Attack

Ralph Peters follows a German officer in the starving days after World War II as he makes his way on foot back home, where a defeat far more terrible than the Allied victory awaits him. Jim DeFelice takes us to the height of the war when information was bought dearly on both sides. When an American pilot parachutes into Germany to gather information, he lands right in the middle of the viper’s nest a place deadlier than anything he could have found in the skies above. James Cobb sends a special detail of PBY Catalina flying boats hunting for a hidden enemy radar station that provides the Japanese Navy with an edge in the War in the Pacific. Dean Ing takes us into the world of espionage as the Army Air Force becomes convinced that a Nazi superweapon can reach New York and Washington. As an interceptor is rush developed, a plane crazy young Texan begins to suspect that someone on the team has an agenda all his own…

First Thrills

New York Times bestselling author Lee Child and International Thriller Writers, Inc., present a collection of remarkable stories in First Thrills. Showcasing many of the organization’s bestselling authors as well as rising stars in the genre, here are twenty five brand new, never before published stories packed with murder, mystery, and mayhem. A cunning criminal thinks he can use a child to take the rap for his crimes. A hospital intern turned body snatcher A priest who comes face to face with his wife s murderer on death row A Confederate soldier comes home to his love, but changed by more than just the war…
he comes back wrong. The discovery of a flying saucer in the ocean depths brings one man to the brink of a massive revelation. A dying man s last request proves to his ex wife that he s still rotten to the core. A clandestine operative finds himself caught in a wicked game of confusion…
but who is calling the shots? No matter what type of thriller you listen to, you ll find something here that will entertain you…
and perhaps a new writer you ll cherish for years to come.

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