Jack Carr’s Fourth James Reece Novel Announced (with Details)

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On April 13, 2021, James Reece—one of the most badass characters to explode on the thriller scene in decades—returns in The Devil’s Hand, the all-new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Jack Carr.

Reece, who first appeared in the 2018 blockbuster hit The Terminal List (which will soon be a major television series on Amazon starting Chris Pratt) before returning in True Believer (2019), was last seen in Savage Son, an instant bestseller back in April. That book, Carr’s most action-packed story to date, followed James as he took on a dangerous predator who started hunting humans for sport, along with a team of Russian assassins, in what Joe Rogan called a “f*cking riveting” thriller earlier this year.

This time around, Reece will stare down what is arguably his toughest mission to date when a plan is hatched to defeat the most powerful nation on earth using a dangerous new bioweapon that could bring America to her knees.

In an exclusive statement, Jack Carr told The Real Book Spy, “As a student of war, I wondered what the enemy has learned by watching us in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past twenty years.  What lessons have they taken away and how have both state and non-state actors incorporated those lessons into their battle plans?  We’ve handed them the playbook on how to defeat us.  What if they were to take those lessons and strike while we are distracted on the home front? ”

The Devil’s Hand throws James Reece into a plot decades in the planning, one that will test the resolve of a new president as foreign forces attempt to turn us against ourselves and destroy the very foundation of the republic.”  

See the official plot details below.


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 embarked on twenty years of war. 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 Great Satan 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, in a classified facility five stories underground, a young PhD student has gained access to a level of bioweapons 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.



Jack Carr is a New York Times bestselling author and former Navy SEAL. He lives with his wife and three children in Park City, Utah. He is the author of The Terminal ListTrue Believer, and Savage Son. Visit him at OfficialJackCarr.com and follow along on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook at @JackCarrUSA.

Fans excited to pre-order The Devil’s Hand can now do so here or anywhere else books are sold.


Praised as “One of the hardest working, most thoughtful, and fairest reviewers out there” by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Ryan Steck 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.

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