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Publication Order of Deep Black Books

with Jim DeFelice, William H. Keith Jr.

Publication Order of Jake Grafton Books

Flight of the Intruder (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Final Flight (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Minotaur (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under Siege (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Red Horseman (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Intruders (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cuba (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hong Kong (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
America (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Liberty (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chronologically, read The Intruders after Flight of the Intruder.

Publication Order of Saucer Books

Publication Order of Tommy Carmellini Books

Liars & Thieves (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Traitor (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Assassin (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Disciple (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pirate Alley (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Art of War (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Liberty's Last Stand (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Armageddon File (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Russia Account (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Fortunes of War (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Garden of Eden (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sea Witch (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clash of the Carriers: The True Story of the Marianas Turkey Shoot of World War II (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragon's Jaw: An Epic Story of Courage and Tenacity in Vietnam (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Cannibal Queen (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
War in the Air (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

About Stephen Coonts:

Stephen Coonts is a well-known American author who wrote many books throughout his career. He has written series of thrillers rich with suspense and adventure. His writings are thought-provoking and people all around the globe are fond of whatever he pens down. His career as an author spans over 27 years till now. During these twenty seven years, he has written eighteen books individually and nine more books with various co-writers. Out of all his books seventeen were declared as the New York Best Sellers. He wrote many series that are famous all around the globe and can be counted as the achievements of his life.

Early Life

Stephen Coonts spent his early life in West Virginia. He was born in 1946 and grew up in Buckhannon, a coal mining town of West Virginia. It was a very small town with an overall population of 6000. The town was blessed with natural beauty in abundance and this fact let Stephen Coonts bask in pure sunshine during childhood and derive inspiration from Mother Nature.

Professional Education

Stephen Coonts completed his initial education in the small town of Buckhannon in West Virginia. He graduated from the West Virginia University in 1968 majoring in Political Science. Political science and writing suspense thrillers are poles apart. Coonts’ education like many other fiction writers does not have much to do with his identity as a novelist.

Stephen Coonts in the US Navy

After his graduation Stephen Coonts was called for the U.S Navy. In the beginning he continued his flight training in Pensacola Florida. Then came the time when he started his professional career with the U.S Navy in 1969. He completed his training in the A6 Intruder Aircraft in the feet replacement Section.

After this, Stephen Coonts submitted a report of attacking Squadron 196. He made this achievement at NAS Whidbey Island located in Washington. He also remained an integral part of making two combat cruises at the time when Vietnam War was in its final stages. Then his career in the U.S Navy took a different turn and after the Vietnam War he was made the instructor of the A6 Craft. Later, he also served as an Assistant Catapult in a tour abroad USS Nimitz. In 1977 he left the U.S Navy and moved to Colorado.

Stephen Coonts as a Lawyer

Stephen Coonts also served as a professional lawyer for some time. After moving to Colorado he found himself doing different things. He worked as a professional driver for a short duration, and he also served a Police Officer; but eventually in 1977 he enrolled in the School of Law in University of Colorado and acquired a Law degree in 1979. He served some gas and law companies as a Special Lawyer afterwards.

Career as a Professional Author

During the time Stephen was working as a professional lawyer, he always used to write in his spare hours. He had always been fond of writing and his first Novel that was published in September 1986 depicted his extreme potential as a writer. The first Novel, entitled “Flight of the Intruder”, was published by Naval Institute Press. It proved to be a huge success with 28 weeks in the list of the New York Times Bestsellers. A motion picture was filmed on this novel which was appreciated all over the country after its release in January 1991. After the success of his first book, he left everything else and focused on writing to take it to the next level. He realized that writing was something he could do best.

Series of Books by Stephen Coonts

Stephen Coonts wrote four distinct series of Books including the following titles: Jake Grafton Series, Tommy Carmellini Series, Saucer Series and Deep Black Series

All of these series of books consisted of multiple writings. The longest was the Jake Grafton Series with eleven books. The other longer one was the Deep Black Series with nine different books. He wrote this one in collaboration with various authors including Jim Defelice and William H. Keith.

The other two series were comparatively shorter. The Tommy Carmellini Series consisted of five books and the Saucer Series boasted of two books. All of these writings were extraordinary and they attained huge success everywhere in the world. All of them had the traditional, classic and detective style of writing in common which is essentially Stephen Coonts style. All his writings offered something new to the readers. The elements of thrill, suspense, fiction and at times adventure were an integral part of all of his works of fiction.

Few other books of Stephen Coonts

Stephen Coonts has not restricted his talents to fiction only. He has written few other books as well in addition to the fiction series. Some non-fiction books from Coonts include the following: The Cannibal Queen: A Flight into the Heart of America (1992), War in the Air: True Accounts (1996), On Glorious Wings: The Best Flying Stories (2003) and Victory (2003)

Just like the fiction series, these non-fiction endeavors were also highly praised by the readers and they received the same prestige. Even the non-fiction works reflect the intelligence, understanding and wisdom that are an integral part of Coonts’ personality.

Some other books of Stephen Coonts that were based on some random topics were Fortunes of War, The Garden of Eden and The Sea Witch. These were some amazing books with an impressive blend of horror, thrill, action and adventure. They earned stable repute and rightful share of popularity.

Stephen Coonts as an Editor

Stephen Coonts also served as a professional editor. He edited three different books. These books were: The 17th Day, Combat and Victory

Stephen Coonts is a living author. His latest book has been published recently in the year 2013 with the name of Pirate Alley. He has a multifaceted personality. This is evident from the way he has lived his entire life: he performed professional duties in the U.S Navy; then he remained active in the field of law first as a police officer and then as a professional lawyer. Eventually, he emerged as a highly efficient and successful author and claimed fame through his fictional master pieces. He is a talented writer and his writings depict it. He is revered as an excellent author who has really delighted the world with exceptional creativity.

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6 Responses to “Stephen Coonts”

  1. Jo Allen-Arney: 6 months ago

    Have read twelve of the Jack Grafton and tommie series, not in order, have ordered three more. I can’t put them down. Read all twelve in three months.

  2. Steven: 2 years ago

    I’m a big fan of Stephen Coonts, I kind of hope he does what Tom Clancy, W.E.B. Griffin, Lee Child, and others have done, taken a rising author under their wing and allowed them to take the reins of their franchises, Jake Grafton as President would be interesting and Tommy Carmellini becoming the DNI or National Security Adviser? Heck, Tommy could be assigned by Grafton to run a program similar to W.E.B. Griffin’s Presidential Agent Series or Tom Clancy’s Campus or even Vince Flynn’s Orion Team or Andrews & Wilson’s Ember Corporation, having Tommy run an organization would be interesting. Toad Tarkington as Grafton’s White House Chief of Staff or even his Vice President and Jack Yocke as Jake’s Press Secretary, while his Secretary of State could be Tiger Cole from Flight of the Intruders and Hong Kong, Secretary of Defense could be General Le Beau (his Bombardier-Navigator from The Intruders), and other characters could return, Amy, Rita, Callie, the Russian ally from various times, and maybe even the hacker from numerous novels that Tommy was involved with repeatedly.

  3. Tom Riley: 2 years ago

    I just read a few pages of DEEP BLACK: JIHAD. It is so good. I’m recovering from a cancer operation so I’ll be reading more of Stephen’s books. I’m a writer and an Air Force veteran. I was among the first 5000 soldiers to support the war in Vietnam.

  4. sam stout: 2 years ago

    read all your jake grafton and tommy carmellini books loved them all. hope you write another.

  5. Tom Thompson: 6 years ago

    The Grafton Series has been my favorite series. In big part, because my oldest son served with the USN and was a mechanic for the EA6B and the E6. He was based on Whidbey Island and served there for 23 years, except for a three year stint with the F18’s in CA. He recently retired as a Navy Chief. I had the honer of making two Tiger cruses, aboard the US Constellation, which has now been removed from service. I have one other son who served in the Navy also and I served with the Marines

  6. John mcEwen: 10 years ago

    looking to buy steohen coonts books for my kobo touch e reader and am losing my patience, can you help


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