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Publication Order of James Reece Books

The Terminal List (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
True Believer (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Savage Son (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Hand (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Blood (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Only the Dead (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Sky Mourning (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

James Reece series by Jack Carr
Author Jack Carr writes the “James Reece” series of political thriller novels. The series began publication when “The Terminal List” was released in the year 2018.

James Reece is an ex-Navy SEAL and has nothing left to live for. He also has everything to kill for after he learns that the American government is behind the death of his team.

Jack applies the emotions and experience from some real-world combat to the pages of each of these books. He brings some unprecedented levels of authenticity to the genre of political thriller, and takes his readers on a behind the scenes journey into a modern-day special operations solider’s mind. And they dispense an ancient form of justice in today’s modern geopolitical landscape.

“The Terminal List” and “True Believer” were both nominated for Best Thriller Barry Awards.

“The Terminal List” is the first novel in the “James Reece” series and was released in the year 2018. On his final combat deployment, Lieutenant Commander James Reece’s whole team was killed in a catastrophic ambush that claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue all of them. However when those that are nearest and dearest to him are murdered the day he returns home, James learns that this wasn’t an act of war by a foreign foe but a conspiracy that runs up to the highest levels of government.

Now Reece, without any family and now free from the military’s command structure, applies the lessons that he has learned in more than a decade of constant warfare toward avenging the deaths of his teammates and family. Reece targets his foes ruthlessly in the upper echelons of power without any regard for the laws of combat or the rule of law.

This is an intoxicating thriller that cautions against the seduction of absolute power and the people that are willing to do anything to achieve it. Fans of the novel found this to be a fantastic debut with action packed moments and featured some authenticity that only Navy SEALs are able to achieve.

“True Believer” is the second novel in the “James Reece” series and was released in the year 2019. James’ cunning, skill, and heroism put the United States government back into his debt and set him on yet another path of revenge.

When a series of gruesome terrorist attacks plagues the Western world in the midst of the holiday season, and pushes the broader markets fall down into a tailspin. The attacks have been coordinated by some shadowy ex-Iraqi commando that has vanished into Europe’s underground. The US government has an asset that can turn the Iraqi against his masters, and the most wanted domestic terrorist alive, James Reece.

After Reece avenges the deaths of his team and family members, he emerges deep within the wilds of Mozambique, kept safe by his estranged former SEAL member and best friend’s family of. When a sequence of events reveals his whereabouts, he is recruited by the CIA, giving Reece a Presidential pardon as well as immunity for the buddies that aided him in his vengeance mission.

Reece, who is now a reluctant tool of the United States government, travels around the globe, targeting the terrorist leaders and unraveling the geopolitical conspiracy that exposes one traitorous CIA officer and reveals an assassination plot with global repercussions.

Readers found this to be a high intensity roller coaster ride, and explodes with authenticity and action that cements Jack as a new leader in political thrillers. This is a thoughtful, realistic, powerful, and at times a horrifying thriller that is tough to set down, making for a tremendous addition to this genre.

“Savage Son” is the third novel in the “James Reece” series and was released in the year 2020. James has to infiltrate the Russian mafia and turn the hunters and make them the hunted. Deep within the Siberian wilds of, one woman is on the run, being pursued by some man who has secrets, one that is intent on murdering her. One traitorous CIA officer has found safe haven with the Russian mafia with designs on ensuring that a certain ex-Navy SEAL sniper is buried in the ground.

Half of the world away, James recovers from brain surgery in the Montana wilderness. He slowly putting his life back together with the aid of Katie Buranek, an investigative journalist, and Raife Hastings, SEAL teammate and longtime friend. Unbeknownst to all of them, the Russian mafia has set their sights on James in a lethal game of cat and mouse.

In Jack’s most heart pounding and visceral thriller novel to date, explores humanity’s darkest instincts through the eyes of a guy that has seen both the worst and best of it. Carr takes tremendous care in the minute details when describing ballistics, weapons, and battle. This is a brutal and gritty action thriller fueled by an evolving protagonist, tactically beautiful action scenes, and overpowering emotions which push the story forward.

“The Devil’s Hand” is the fourth novel in the “James Reece” series and was released in the year 2021. Twenty years have gone by since 9/11. Two decades after the United States got attacked on its home soil and then embarked on twenty years of war. The foe has been learning, patient, and adapting. And the foe is getting ready to strike again. A new president offers up hope to a country tired of conflict. He is a popular, young, and a self-made visionary, however he is also a guy with a secret.

Halfway across the globe one regional superpower struggles with some sanctions that are imposed by the Great Satan and her European allies, a country whose old religion spawned a team of merciless assassins. Confronted with internal dissent and extrajudicial targeted killings by Israel and the United States, so the Supreme Leader puts a plan in motion to beat the most powerful nation on Earth.

At the same time, in one classified facility five stories going underground, one young PhD student gained access to one level of bioweapons just known to a select number of officials. One second generation agent, he has just been assigned a mission that is going to bring his adopted homeland to its knees.

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7 Responses to “James Reece”

  1. Craig Pollman: 11 months ago

    Just about finish Only the Dead and was attempting to find the next book. I am very disappointed to find this is the last book in the series! I am hoping you are writing a new one as I type this message. I am so invested in all these characters.

  2. Jeanne Beaudoin: 1 year ago

    Love your books. Can’t wait to get the next in the series. I’m hoping a future book might go into the importance Alaska plays in the next(possible) world war. Alaska is my home. Your writing makes Reece and other characters real in their emotions.

  3. Dennis Schepman: 2 years ago

    Jimmy Klein said this author is outstanding. After reading The Terminal List, I totally agree. I am looking forward to reading all the other Jack Carr novels with former Navy Seal James Reece as the main character. Such a fun read. Even the late Robert Ludlum would enjoy this author. Keep them coming!

  4. Sharon Perry: 2 years ago

    Just found your books in the last two months. Have read three of the 4. Need to get the 4th one. They are excellent. Great read with a lot of information which I love. I have been a long term fan of Brad Thor and Vince Flynn and always try to buy this newest book when my budget allows. Dill now be adding you to that list! Also thank you for your service to this country!

  5. Kenneth Sweigard: 2 years ago

    Couldn’t put the first book down Looking forward to getting into the series

  6. LOWELL HANKINS: 3 years ago

    I read “The Terminal List” and hated the way he gave every item used a full background of information CONSTANTLY – Very irritating. No more of Mr. Carr for me.

  7. Mary Stephens: 3 years ago

    I just finished “The Terminal List” — fantastic, could not put it down. I have read books by Brad Thor, Vince Flynn, Lee Child, and Brad Taylor. Just found out this is a 4-part series. I hope I can find the next 3. Good luck on your future writing Mr. Carr. What an interesting career you have had.


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