See the Cover for Jack Carr’s Next James Reece Thriller, ‘Only The Dead’ (with Details)

Get ready, because James Reece returns for more action on May 16, 2023, in Only the Dead, the highly-anticipated next novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jack Carr.

If you’re new to the series, Jack Carr first burst onto the thriller scene in 2018 with his hard-hitting debut novel, The Terminal List, which was adapted for television this year by Amazon with Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurrasic World, etc.) in the lead role. Since then, Carr has taken the industry by storm, quickly landing atop the Times list on his way to being one of the most respected and recognized thriller authors in all of publishing. Most recently, he released In the Blood (2022), the fifth book in his James Reece series, which was both critically acclaimed and a huge hit with readers. 

Reaching out to ask Carr earlier this year to ask what readers can expect from his next novel, the author told The Real Book Spy exclusively, “Truth and Consequences.” Two powerful worlds that, come next spring, we’ll know a lot more about.

Check out the official plot details and cover art below:


Navy SEAL James Reece faces a devastating global conspiracy in this high-adrenaline thriller that is ripped from the headlines—from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Jack Carr.

In 1980, a freshman congressman was gunned down in Rhode Island, sending shockwaves through Washington that are still reverberating over four decades later.

Now, with the world on the brink of war and a weakened United States facing rampant inflation, political division, and shocking assassinations, a secret cabal of global elites is ready to assume control. And with the world’s most dangerous man locked in solitary confinement, the conspirators believe the final obstacle to complete domination has been eliminated. They’re wrong.

From the firms of Wall Street to the corridors of power in Washington, DC and Moscow, secrets from the past have the uncanny ability to rise to the surface in the present.

With the odds stacked against him, James Reece is on a mission generations in the making. Unfortunately for his enemies, the former SEAL is not concerned with odds. He is on the warpath. And when James Reece picks up his tomahawk and sniper rifle, no one is out of range.

From “a master novelist” (Ballistic Magazine), Jack Carr brings his signature authenticity to “create an incredibly vivid, emotional, action-packed tapestry of carnage and death” (Coffee or Die Magazine) in a plot that just might predict the headlines of tomorrow.



Jack Carr is a #1 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 List, True BelieverSavage Son, The Devil’s Hand, and In the Blood. He is also the host of the Danger Close Podcast. Visit him at and follow along on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook at @JackCarrUSA.
Readers excited to get their hands on Only the Dead can pre-order the next James Reece thriller here or wherever 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 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,” is now available in bookstores. For more information, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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