THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER
“Take my word for it, James Reece is one rowdy motherf***er. Get ready!” —Chris Pratt, star of The Terminal List, coming to Amazon Prime
“They’re great, man. They lock you in. They’re gripping.” —Joe Rogan, on the Terminal List series
The fourth thriller in the “so powerful, so pulse-pounding, so well-written” (Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author) Terminal List series follows former Navy SEAL James Reece as he is entrusted with a top-secret CIA mission of retribution twenty years in the making.
It’s been twenty years since 9/11, two decades since the United States was attacked on home soil and set out to make the guilty pay with their lives. In the shadows, the enemy has been patient—learning, and adapting. And the enemy is ready to strike again.
A new president offers hope to a country weary of conflict. He’s a young, popular, self-made visionary…but he’s also a man with a secret.
Halfway across the globe a regional superpower struggles with sanctions imposed by the United States and her European allies, a country whose ancient religion spawned a group of ruthless assassins. Faced with internal dissent and extrajudicial targeted killings by the United States and Israel, the Supreme Leader puts a plan in motion to defeat the most powerful nation on earth.
Meanwhile, a young PhD student has gained access to a bioweapon thought to be confined to a classified military laboratory known only to a select number of officials. A second-generation agent, he has been assigned a mission that will bring his adopted homeland to its knees.
With Jack Carr’s signature “absolutely intense” (Chuck Norris) writing and “gripping authenticity” (The Real Book Spy), The Devil’s Hand is a riveting and timely thriller that will leave you gasping for breath.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Navy SEAL James Reece has handled his share of terrorists—but this is the first who’s out to unleash a lethal plague upon the world. When the president sends James on a mission to track down the last surviving terrorists behind the 9/11 attacks, his path leads to an American Ph.D. student—who’s working on a virus so lethal that cities would have to be burned just to contain it. A former SEAL himself, thriller master Jack Carr fills his heart-racing story with realistic details about cutting-edge military tech, as well as the chilling realities of infectious disease. The plot’s intensity matches the hero’s hot-tempered personality, especially when James’ journalist girlfriend gets drawn into the hunt. Turn off your notifications when you start reading—you won’t want to be interrupted.
Alec Christensen has been on a 20-year mission to avenge the death of his fianc e in the 2001 World Trade Center attack, in bestseller Carr's rousing fourth Terminal List thriller (after 2020's Savage Son). First with military service, then a congressional office, and now as the U.S. president, Christensen finally has access to the classified information he's long sought. He tasks former Navy SEAL James Reece, another warrior hell-bent on revenge, with eliminating the 9/11 conspirators still at large. The terrorists, meanwhile, haven't spent the past two decades resting on their victims ashes, and are actively planning a far deadlier mission: the release of a biological weapon that will force the president to destroy infected American cities with powerful fuel-air bombs, killing millions. Reece scrambles to identify the bioweapon, even as he's hunted by both enemy assassins and private American mercenaries working for the president's political rival. Carr delivers engrossing backstory, incorporates current events seamlessly, and never flinches from breathless depictions of violence. Military action fans will find plenty to like.
Jack Carr is truly one of the best new writers in the genre. He’s obviously knowledgeable both in serving in the armed services and being a continuous student. His characters are relatable and real. My only qualm with the book is the subject matter (a weaponized virus) was difficult to read in this time of a pandemic. I’m sure at any other time this would’ve been 5 stars.
Loved it - can’t wait for #5!!
Another excellent and enjoyable read in the Terminal List series
I really enjoyed this latest offering by Carr! He’s able to expertly blend a fun, fast-paced thriller with contemporary insights. He may be out of government service but his research with people still close enough to the action is evident, adding credibility without needlessly dropping in terms or acronyms just because.
The one criticism I have with this edition is that his infusion of personal politics into Reece’s character is so blatant as to become distracting.