“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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Jack Carr’s second thriller proves that the intensity of his scary-good debut, The Terminal List, was no fluke. James Reece, a Navy SEAL turned domestic terrorist, is lying low off the grid, weighed down by a broken spirit and an ailing body. But when an Iraqi warlord ignites a worldwide series of terror attacks, the CIA dangles a presidential pardon if James can terminate the threat. Carr’s own military experience gives the nonstop action an authentic feel, but it’s the story’s emotional depth and unexpected twists that make True Believer really hard to put down.
Thriller Award finalist Carr's solid sequel to 2018's The Terminal List finds Lt. Cmdr. James Reece, a former Navy SEAL, on a sailboat in the middle of the Atlantic, headed for an off-the-grid game reserve in Mozambique after going rogue in the previous book. It's a tough trip, not only because of the dangerous weather but because of the brain tumor that's going to kill Reece, probably sooner rather than later. After an exciting interlude fighting poachers on the game reserve, Reece is lured back into the field by an old SEAL pal, Freddy Strain, who now works for the CIA. A series of recent terror attacks seem to involve another friend of Reece's, Mohammed Farooq, who the CIA believe is working with the number one terrorist in the world, Amin Nawaz. In exchange for Reece helping to stop the attacks, Strain promises the government will pardon his past actions. Carr trods familiar genre territory, but he writes well, supplies plenty of gun lore and spycraft, and ties up all the loose ends in a satisfying ending. Fans of military action thrillers will eagerly await Reece's next outing. Author tour.
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This book is good but the terminal list is better. This character James Reece is going places and I hope to see more books about him. This one was not as fast paced as the terminal list but it did fill in some gaps from the terminal list.
Three words…boring as hell. I couldn’t get more then half way through. The constant diversions into unnecessary storylines and endless technical discourse on weapons left me uninterested.
Needs better editing
Outstanding! Good read.