WOLF TRAP: Connor Sullivan’s Next Thriller Announced (with Details)

Get ready, because on March 14, 2023, Connor Sullivan’s highly-anticipated next thriller, Wolf Trap, finally hits bookstores.

Sullivan, who burst onto the thriller scene with his hit debut novel Sleeping Bear (2021) last year, was praised for his deftly plotted, expertly-written debut. However, info on his follow-up has been fairly quiet. That changes today.

“I’m thrilled to announce that my second novel, WOLF TRAP, will be coming out March 14th, 2023, and will feature my new protagonist, Brian Rhome—a former CIA Ground Branch Paramilitary Operations Officer who finds himself in a desperate race against time as he unravels a deadly conspiracy that threatens the highest levels of American democracy,” said Sullivan in an exclusive statement to The Real Book Spy.

“I can honestly say that Brian Rhome’s character has been percolating in my head for nearly a decade. Having grown up a massive fan of Vince Flynn, and Brad Thor—as well as a huge fan of the political thriller genre as a whole, I wanted to write a novel through the lens of America’s real-life covert warriors–individuals who serve in the shadows against some of the most dangerous threats facing our nation today. Drawing upon real ‘ripped from the headlines’ events, WOLF TRAP explores the fragility of our modern-day geo-political landscape, as well as our democracy as a whole. I hope my readers enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed writing it.”

Check out the official plot details and cover art below.


The acclaimed author of Sleeping Bear, “one of those rare novels that keeps getting better and better and better” (James Patterson), returns with another action-packed thriller following a shadow operative in the midst of a conspiracy with worldwide implications.

Under the direction of the Special Activities Center in the Operations Directorate of the CIA, over three hundred highly trained agents operate in the darkest shadows of the country’s covert wars. Plucked from the highest echelons of America’s special mission units, these individuals go through rigorous training by the Agency to perfect the arts of assassination, sabotage, infiltration, and guerrilla warfare.

According to the United States government, this Ground Branch of the CIA does not exist. But when diplomacy and military intervention fails, the President of the United States calls upon it to solve America’s most dangerous crises.

Brian Rhome, a former Ground Branch paramilitary officer, thought his time within this elite group was over. But now, he’s on a desperate race against time around the globe as he confronts the traumas of his past and unravels a deadly conspiracy that threatens the highest levels of American democracy.

A shocking, unputdownable thrill ride, this novel proves that Connor Sullivan is the “new, must-read author in town” (Chris Hauty, author of Deep State)



Connor Sullivan attended the University of Southern California, where he was the recipient of the Edward W. Moses Award for Creative Writing. During college, he worked for Warner Brothers reading screenplays before relocating with his family to the Gallatin Valley in Montana. Sleeping Bear is his first novel. Visit his website at ConnorSullivanAuthor.com.

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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 co-hosts the ThrillerTalk podcast when he’s not streaming and hanging out with his growing community on Twitch. His debut thriller, FIELDS OF FIRE, which #1 New York Times bestselling author Jack Carr says “will leave you speechless and begging for more,” comes out on September 6, 2022. For more information, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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