“This is seriously good. I mean—seriously. Both author Jack Carr and main character James Reece are the real deal, the action is razor sharp, the suspense is unrelenting, and the tradecraft is so authentic the government will probably ban it—so read it while you can!” —Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Past Tense
“A powerful, thoughtful, realistic, at times terrifying thriller that I could not put down. A terrific addition to the genre, Jack Carr and his alter-ego protagonist, James Reece, continue to blow me away.”—Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mission Critical
“True Believer, the highly anticipated new thriller from Jack Carr, is one of this year’s hottest thrillers, and a perfect fit for fans of Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, and Daniel Silva.” —The Real Book Spy
In acclaimed author Jack Carr’s follow-up to The Terminal List, former Navy SEAL James Reece’s skill, cunning, and heroism put the US government back in his debt and set him on another path of revenge.
When a string of horrific terrorist attacks plagues the Western world during the holiday season, the broader markets fall into a tailspin. The attacks are being coordinated by a shadowy former Iraqi commando who has disappeared into Europe’s underground. The United States government has an asset who can turn the Iraqi against his masters: James Reece, the most-wanted domestic terrorist alive.
After avenging the deaths of his family and team members, Reece emerges deep in the wilds of Mozambique, protected by the family of his estranged best friend and former SEAL Team member. When a series of events uncovers his whereabouts, the CIA recruits him, using a Presidential pardon for Reece and immunity for the friends who helped him in his mission of vengeance.
Now a reluctant tool of the United States government, Reece travels the globe, targeting terrorist leaders and unraveling a geopolitical conspiracy that exposes a traitorous CIA officer and uncovers a sinister assassination plot with worldwide repercussions.
A high-intensity roller-coaster ride, True Believer explodes with action and authenticity that cements Jack Carr as the new leader in political thrillers.
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To be clear, worth a read. But you should know the author takes many (highly detailed) detours that will simultaneously educate and infuriate you - where the editors disappeared to that were responsible for checking story flow, story consistency, word count and re-entry to the actual storyline is unknown - I’m guessing the author fought for more editorial control in this second book and this was the result. If not, time for that editor’s annual review🥴 In many cases you can note the divergence happening and choose to skim until you’re returned to the main storyline. You can also learn much if you dig in as the author went to much trouble to fact-check his myriad detours. No spoilers - just know that you don’t want to be on the other end of our protagonist ‘s anger. Not meaning to be harsh with four stars but, rather, to reflect my final impressions of the book. 45
Superb writing. Book one was hard to put down, this book every bit as great. 55
Jack Carr, with just his second novel, has simply blown me away with his talent in storytelling. One of my favorite authors, and True Believer is a book I just bought, am already halfway through, and simply cannot put it down. 55
Eric xfir 35