Stephen Coonts, who’s authored fourteen New York Times bestsellers, made headlines a few years ago when he left his long-time publisher, St. Martin’s Press, and signed a multi-book deal with conservative-leaning publishing house Regnery.
Coonts released his first book with Regnery in 2016, titled Liberty’s Last Stand, which is widely considered one of the most politically-charged thrillers since Vince Flynn’s Term Limits (1997). The plot deals with a Democratic president (who is based entirely on Barack Obama) invoking martial law, essentially becoming a dictator overnight. Elections are postponed and freedom of speech is no more. Those who speak out against the government are rounded up and put into concentration camps. Gone, too, are the right to a free press, the right to bear arms, and all of the other freedoms Americans enjoy. Texas, the mighty Lone Star State, decides to fight back, and soon an all-out civil war breaks out.
Coonts followed that up with The Armageddon File, a timely thriller about a controversial presidential election that may or may not have been rigged by Russia. Like Liberty’s Last Stand, Coonts brought back both Jack Grafton and Tommy Carmellini, his two long-term characters, to get to the bottom of the conspiracy.
Now, Grafton and Carmellini are set to return yet again in Satan’s Army, slated to come out on May 21, 2019. Check out the cover art and plot details below!
The new political thriller from bestselling author Stephen Coonts, author of Flight of the Intruder and Liberty’s Last Stand.
Burglar-turned-CIA-officer Tommy Carmellini finds himself assigned to a French-led European Anti-Terrorism Task Force after Islamic extremists attack and burn a wing of the Louvre Museum in Paris. He is soon hunting the kidnappers of American and European youth who use the ransoms to fund war on western civilization. This shadowy group has big plans—an assignation and terror campaign leading to the conquest of Europe.
With the help of his mentor Jake Grafton, Carmellini has always
managed to foil his enemies before—but defeating “Satan’s Army” will be his most difficult challenge.
Perhaps, he suspects, an impossible one.
Praised as “one of today’s finest book reviewers” by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, Ryan Steck (“The Godfather of the thriller genre” — Ben Coes) has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.