See the Cover for A.J. Tata’s Forthcoming New Thriller, ‘Chasing the Lion’

Next summer, former Brigadier General turned bestselling author A.J. Tata is set to kick off a brand new series with Chasing the Lion, a novel that New York Times bestseller Jack Carr calls “a thriller that spans the globe seemingly one step ahead of the headlines.”

Best known for his Jake Mehagen series and the books he co-authored with Nicholas Irving, starring sniper Vick “The Reaper” Harwood, Tata will launch his next franchise with St. Martin’s Press, introducing Army Lieutenant General Garrett Sinclair. Having read an early cut of the book, I can tell you first-hand that Sinclair, the leader of a special ops team, feels like a mixture of Jack Reacher and Jason Bourne, and if you thought you’d seen Tata as his best before . . . think again. He brings the action in this one, delivering a rip-roaring, page-turning adventure from beginning to end.

Check out the official cover art and plot details below


“Tata proves he is at the top of his game with Chasing the Lion, a thriller that spans the globe seemingly one step ahead of the headlines.” Jack Carr, NYT bestselling author of Savage Son

Chasing the Lion is a globe-spanning thriller that introduces Army Lieutenant General Garrett Sinclair as he and his special ops team race against time to stop the viral spread of a deadly psychoactive nerve agent in the hands of Iranian Quds Force commander General Dariush Parizad, known as The Lion of Tabas.

With the inauguration of the nation’s first female president rapidly approaching, tensions increase as the crowd is anticipated to be the largest ever, making for a vulnerable target for Parizad. But as Sinclair and his team plumb the depths of their mission, a more personal mystery comes into focus. Was Sinclair’s wife murdered for her connection to the president-elect? Sinclair is an unstoppable force as he must solve the puzzle and confront Parizad, who remains one step ahead of him leading up to Inauguration Day.



Anthony J. Tata, Brigadier General, U.S. Army (Ret.), commanded units in the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions and the 10th Mountain Division. His last tour was in Afghanistan in 2007 where he earned the Combat Action Badge and Bronze Star Medal. He is the bestselling author of the Captain Jake Mahegan and Threat Series. He has appeared as a foreign policy guest commentator on numerous media outlets, including Fox News and CNN.

Tentatively set for release on June 1, 2021, Chasing the Lion is now available for pre-order here. In the meantime, make sure you’re following A.J. Tata on Facebook, Twitter for more details.



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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