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Publication Order of Captain Jake Mahegan Books

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Foreign and Domestic (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Minutes to Midnight (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Besieged (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Direct Fire (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Winter (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Crossfire (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Garrett Sinclair Books

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Chasing the Lion (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Total Empire (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Phalanx Code (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Threat Books

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Publication Order of The Reaper Books

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A.J. Tata is one of the well known American authors, who likes to write his books based on the action, thriller, and military fiction genres. He is particularly famous for writing down the popular novel series called the Threat series and the Captain Jake Mahegan series. Author Tata is also known by the names Anthony J. Tata and Tony Tata. Prior to becoming an author, he used to serve in the United States Army. From there, he retired as a Brigadier General and then found his second career as a novelist. The military career of author Tata lasted for a span of 28 years, between the years 1981 and 2009. After his retirement, he began working as a Secretary of the Department of Transportation in North Carolina. He served in this post between the years 2013 and 2015 under Pat McCrory’s Governance. During the tenure of this job, author Tata had also started writing novels simultaneously. As a novelist, the subject matter of most of the author Tata’s books is based on the life of the military personnels. The Threat Series is the best example of this. Author Tata began writing this series in the year 2008. He even released the debut book of the series in the same year and became a published author. The series is based on the life of two fictional characters named Zachary and Matt Garrett, who serve in the military. These two men are depicted as brothers by author Tata. In all, author Tata has published 4 books in the series till now. All the novels of the series encompass the published works of author Tata’s writing, which he has compiled based on his personal experience in the military. Following the success of the first book, titled Sudden Threat, author Tata donated a sum total of $27,000 from his proceeds of the novel to a fund of Wounded Warriors.

In the year 1981, Tata obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy. Later, he went on to earn his Master of Arts degree from the American Catholic University in the subject of International Relations. He also obtained an attached Master’s degree in Military Science and Arts in the subject of Strategic Planning from the Advanced Military Studies School of the U.S. Army. Following this, author Tata served at the J.F. Kennedy Government School at the Harvard University as a Fellow of National Security. Between the years 2006 and 2007, author Tata served as a deputy to the Commanding General of the forces of the United States in Afghanistan. He also served a couple of duty tours along with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg. Later on in his military, Tata also became a Brigadier General. For his dedicated service in the U.S. Army, author Tata was awarded the Bronze Star and the Combat Action Badge. His other accomplishments include being a graduate of the Ranger School of the United States Army. After completing his time in the military, author Tata served as the COO of the Public Schools of the District of Columbia as well as the Superintendent of the Public School System of the Wake County. His attempt to become a published author also served him well as he went on to become a successful novelist of military fiction books. Author Tata has donated hundred proceeds from the series to the fund of wounded military personnel at an Army Medical Center. One of the books written by author Tata was nominated as a finalist for the prestigious Barry Award in the category of the Best Thriller Novel.

The Captain Jake Mahegan series written by author A.J. Tata consists of 3 books in total. The first two books of this series were released between the years 2015 and 2016, while the third book is expected to be published in early 2017. Author Tata published the debut novel under the title ‘Foreign and Domestic’. This book was released by the Pinnacle publication in the year 2015. The plot of this book introduces the central character of Captain Jake Mahegan. The initial sequence of the book shows that Captain Mahegan was involved in a mission around a year ago in which he had led a team of Delta Force in Afghanistan in order to capture a traitor from America who was believed to be working for the Taliban. But the mission did not go as they had planned. In fact, it caused a lot of tragedy to all of them. During the course of that mission, the Delta Force team was infiltrated and bombed by the terrorists. It had resulted in the death of an enemy prisoner. The tragedy did not stop there. Captain Mahegan was dishonored and dismissed from his service forever. Now at the present time, Captain Mahegan is shown as still being haunted by that incident. He seems to be very determined to set things right and clear his name. But, the military does not want him to do anything. When Captain Mahegan learns that the American Taliban has returned to the American soil along with the traitor that caused him great destruction, he sets out to take vengeance. Captain Mahegan knows that he is the only man who could stop these men. But, he has to do it in his own way.

The next installment of the series is titled as Three Minutes to Midnight’. It was published by the Kensington publishers in the year 2016. In this book, Captain Mahegan is once again shown as undergo an ultimate test and deal with a terrifying scenario. The starting scene of the plot shows that an officer of Army Reserve named Captain Maeve Cassidy working as a geologist gets kidnapped by the Taliban. She was returning from her visit to Afghanistan when a security breach at Fort Bragg resulted in her disappearance. The kidnapping is believed to be the initial step of a large scale domestic attack on the Americans. The veteran from Delta Force, Captain Mahegan is asked to deal with the case and find Captain Cassidy. Mahegan is already on a personal mission, trying to find the killer of his mother in North Carolina. When he learns about the kidnapping, he wonders whether it is connected to the man he is chasing. Soon, a couple of nuclear plants get attacked in the nearby areas within a span of a few days. This makes it clear that the two cases are very much related. The attack is considered to be a brilliantly conceived one that was not foreseen by any intelligence analyst in the entire nation. When Maegan comes to that another nuclear plant is set as a target, he sets his plan in motion. He knows that his plan is not foolproof, but he has no other choice. The nation will fall if he fails. However, his determination is what keeps him going as the Armageddon begins.

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6 Responses to “Anthony A.J. Tata”

  1. Ron Stevens: 2 years ago

    I became a fan of Antony Tata since we met and he autographed a copy of Besieged for me. I keep that book in my library permanently. To me, Jake Mahegan is equivalent to Jack Reacher and other Central characters portrayed by other authors and General Tata on the same Level as James Patterson and Lee Child.

  2. Mari: 2 years ago

    Will there ever be another Jake Mahegan book? The ending of Double Crossfire seems to require one.

  3. Glenn Derge: 3 years ago

    I just finished Double Crossfire.The last two sentences make it obvious there will be a sequel.Is that the case and when?

  4. Ken Brock, MSgt USAF (ret): 3 years ago

    The first book of Gen. Tata’s was Chasing the Lion. It was a gift from my son and grandson. A great work and I looking forward to reading the rest the
    General’s novels.

  5. Ronald Strouse: 3 years ago

    I’ve read all your books there well written, is there one being released this year, r strouse

    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      Chasing the Lion will be released in June 2021


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