On October 29th, Former Delta Force commander Jack Mahegan returns in Double Crossfire, the next action-packed novel from retired Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata.
Tata—who also co-authors the Reaper series with Nicholas Irving—continues to be one of the busiest writers in the game, constantly putting out at least two books a year. First up in 2019, Tata will release Reaper: Threat Zero, which blasts into bookstores this May, and marks his second collab with Irving after last year’s fan-favorite novel, Reaper: Ghost Target. Double Crossfire, Tata’s sixth novel in his Mahegan franchise, will follow last year’s Dark Winter, which is arguably the author’s best novel to date.
I recently reached out to Tata and asked what fans can expect from Jack and the gang this time around, and he told me, “Jake and Cassie confront a team of trained assassins, who are bent on overturning the last presidential election by killing their way through the order of succession.”
If that doesn’t get you excited, you might not be a fan of thrillers. Check out the official plot details and cover art below.
In the most shocking scenario of our time, former Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata takes you inside a brilliantly conceived, brutally executed plot to overthrow our government—from within . . .
“How do you overturn an election?” It’s a question that has obsessed presidential candidate Jamie Carter ever since her loss to businessman and political neophyte President Jack Smart. In spite of the election results, she’s determined to take what she sees as her rightful place in the White House—through any means possible. First, she establishes residency in North Carolina. Then, when the state’s Pro Tem of the US Senate is found dead, she is appointed to his position by her friend, the governor. Now, there are only three people who stand in her way: the Speaker of the House, the Vice President, and the President himself . . .
The countdown begins. The assassins are ready. But when one of them tries to kill the CIA Director under Jake Mahegan’s watch, the plan is momentarily disrupted. Jake is able to prevent one murder—but the conspiracy is too big, and too insidious, to stop now. His partner, Cassie Bagwell, is working as a national security strategist for newly appointed Senator Jamie Carter—the mastermind behind one of the bloodiest coups ever conceived. Her highly trained killers are closing in on all the president’s men. And the course of American history will be changed forever—on Assassination Day . . .
Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata, U.S. Army (Retired), is the national bestselling author of Direct Fire, Reaper Ghost Target, Besieged (a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Best Mystery/Thriller of 2017), Three Minutes to Midnight, Foreign and Domestic, and the Threat series. During his active duty military career, he commanded combat units in the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions and the 10th Mountain Division. His last combat tour was in Afghanistan in 2007 where he earned the Combat Action Badge and the Bronze Star Medal. He is a frequent foreign policy guest commentator on Fox News, CNN, and One America News Network’s Tipping Point with Liz Wheeler.
Previously, General Tata served as the Secretary of Transportation of North Carolina, Superintendent of Schools for Wake County Public School System, and Chief Operating Officer of Washington, DC, Public Schools.
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). Steck also works full-time as a freelance editor and pens a monthly thriller column for CrimeReads. For more information, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.