RED SKY MOURNING: Jack Carr’s Next James Reece Thriller Announced (with Details)


Get ready, because on May 14, 2024, James Reece is back in Red Sky Mourning, the latest must-read thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jack Carr.

Red Sky Mourning will be the seventh James Reece novel from Carr, who, of course, took the entire industry by storm back in 2018 with his lights-out debut novel, The Terminal List. Since then, Carr has made quick work of the competition, climbing his way to the very top of the genre, where he sits as the current king of the modern thriller. In addition to his literary work, Carr has also seen his first book come to life on the small screen in The Terminal List series streaming on Amazon’s Prime Video, which stars A-lister Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: End Game, etc.) as former Navy SEAL turned human heat-seeking-missile, James Reece. Carr is also the host of the wildly successful Danger Close Podcast, and he even has a series of nonfiction books in the works.

Most Recently, Reece was seen in Carr’s 2023 novel, Only the Dead, an instant #1 bestseller and an easy pick for book of the year. That story follows Reece as he attempts to chase down a global conspiracy that’s decades in the making. But make no mistake, there are a lot more adventures with Reece left, and in a lot of ways, as crazy as it sounds when you consider all that he’s accomplished, Jack Carr is only getting started. And judging by what we know of his next book, James Reece #7 promises to be his most intense novel to date.

“The new book is titled Red Sky Mourning,” said Carr in a statement. “Thus far, I have always started with a title and theme—a title so I am not wasting bandwidth worried about coming up with a good title as I write—I want all my bandwidth focused on the story, all my heart and soul going into every word— and a theme to help guide the narrative.  If something doesn’t tie back to that theme either directly or more importantly indirectly, it’s gone. Red Sky Mourning is about loyalty—loyalty and the battle for control of information—more specifically, a battle for control of Alice.  Will Reece’s competing loyalties—to Katie, to friends, to country— destroy them all?  Readers can expect a deep dive into artificial intelligence, into government and private sector tech partnerships seeking control of behaviors and thoughts, and a conspiracy that runs from the far east through the most powerful American institutions that could lead to a shift in the world order.  Will there be blood?  Count on it.”

Check out the official cover art and plot details below.


With the walls closing in, Navy SEAL sniper James Reece is on a race to dismantle a conspiracy that has forced America to her knees in the latest high-octane page-turner that seems ripped from the headlines from the “hottest author on the thriller scene today” (The Real Book Spy), #1 New York Times bestseller Jack Carr.

You think you know James Reece. Think again.

A storm is on the horizon. America’s days are numbered. A Chinese submarine has gone rogue and is navigating towards the continental United States, putting its nuclear missiles within striking distance of the West Coast.

A rising Silicon Valley tech mogul with unknown allegiances is at the forefront of a revolution in quantum computing and Artificial Intelligence.

A politician controlled by a foreign power is a breath away from the Oval Office.

Three seemingly disconnected events are on a collision course to ignite a power grab unlike anything the world has ever seen.

The country’s only hope is a quantum computer that has gone dark, retreating to the deepest levels of the internet, learning at a rate inconceivable at her inception. But during her time in hiding, she has done more than learn. She has become a weapon. She is now positioned to act as either the country’s greatest savior or its worst enemy. She is known as “Alice” and her only connection to the outside world is to a former Navy SEAL sniper named James Reece who has left the violence of his past life behind.

Will the forces that threaten to destroy the United States be enough to light the fuse of Reece’s resurrection? From “master novelist” (Ballistic magazine) Jack Carr comes his most intense thriller to date, pressing “emotional buttons that other writers wouldn’t dare explore” (The Real Book Spy).



Jack Carr is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and former Navy SEAL Sniper. He lives with his wife and three children in Park City, Utah. He is the author of The Terminal List, True Believer, Savage Son, The Devil’s Hand, In the Blood, and Only the Dead. His debut novel, The Terminal List, was adapted into the #1 Amazon Prime Video series starring Chris Pratt. He is also the host of the top-rated podcast Danger Close. Visit him at and follow along on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook at @JackCarrUSA.

Fans excited to get their hands on Red Sky Mourning can now pre-order the latest James Reece novel from Jack Carr wherever books are sold.



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