The Terminal List: A Thriller

· Terminal List Book 1 · Sold by Simon and Schuster
200 reviews

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“Take my word for it, James Reece is one rowdy motherf***er. Get ready!” —Chris Pratt, star of the #1 Amazon Prime series The Terminal List

A Navy SEAL has nothing left to live for and everything to kill for after he discovers that the American government is behind the deaths of his team in this ripped-from-the-headlines political thriller that is “so powerful, so pulse-pounding, so well-written—rarely do you read a debut novel this damn good” (Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author).

On his last combat deployment, Lieutenant Commander James Reece’s entire team was killed in a catastrophic ambush. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government.

Now, with no family and free from the military’s command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he’s learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward avenging the deaths of his family and teammates. With breathless pacing and relentless suspense, Reece ruthlessly targets his enemies in the upper echelons of power without regard for the laws of combat or the rule of law.

“Told with a deft hand and a keen eye for detail, The Terminal List…is explosive and riveting” (Kevin Maurer, coauthor of No East Day) and is perfect for fans of Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, Stephen Hunter, and Nelson DeMille.

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200 reviews
Jeremy MacNair
June 15, 2022
Like a Tyler Perry story mashed with Michael Bay direction. Not my thing. I missed the lead up to when books started containing so much product placement. Holy hell, dreadful. Dont bother reading past the free sample. It's so vanilla that I couldn't finish reading it. This book appeals to many, I assume, but not me.
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Clif Bradley
April 22, 2018
I won't reiterate the plot. I will dive into the pacing: fast. The plot: tight. The action: 20 out of 10 stars. This book gets it ALL right. Details, weapons, kit, revenge..this is a military fiction worthy of your time and money. No boring inner angst. No long monologues. No boring description or histories of cities that don't matter. Reece levels his enemies and the competition. Better than the Brad's, equal to Scott McEwen, accurate like Rick Campbell. A truly enjoyable story by a veteran who knows.
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December 24, 2022
I read this on the basis of the Amazon TV show and was really impressed by the book, maybe even more so than the cinematic version. The plot was interesting. The characters were developed soundly. The overall read was captivated. Some of the dialogue felt maybe a little canned which is why I can't navigate to 5 stars but I was pretty engaged in the read.
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About the author

Jack Carr is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and former Navy SEAL Sniper. He lives with his wife and three children in Park City, Utah. He is the author of The Terminal List, True Believer, Savage Son, The Devil’s Hand, In the Blood, and Only the Dead. His debut novel, The Terminal List, was adapted into the #1 Amazon Prime Video series starring Chris Pratt. He is also the host of the top-rated podcast Danger Close. Visit him at and follow along on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook at @JackCarrUSA.

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