“This is seriously good. I mean—seriously.” —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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WOW!!! REALLY, REALLY, REALLY GOOD! REALLY!
Carr developed a lot of momentum after his first book, I gotta say. I enjoyed the first immensely, and so moved right on to the next. It is even better: the plot is more sophisticated, there are more characters, and the action takes place from the U.S. to Africa to "Redacted" to the Middle East to Russia!! Or, I should say, Ukraine. Carr has a world-wise knowledge of place and world politics. The pace is rapid and thrilling. We pick up the character, Jack Reese, he introduced in his first book on a vessel in the middle of The Atlantic and go on from there. Be advised that characters are introduced in a fashion that is unrelated, until events bring them together in the plot. It takes awhile, so don't give up. I do have the same problem this time that I did the last, namely the excessive detail about fire arms. It is justified in view of the focus on terorrism, the military background of Reese, and action within the CIA (and Secret Service). However, at this time in our country, with so many mass killings, it makes me uncomfortable. That's just me. If I had to compare this writer with another, I'd pick Tom Clancy. Carr's writing is about at that level of sophistication. All the way around, a terrific read. Will be looking for the next one with eager anticipation.
Started slow, but then..
Couldn’t stop. Can’t wait for the next one.