THE ART OF WAR
The Chinese dragon is flexing its muscles. As its military begins to prey on neighbors in the South China Sea, attacking fishing vessels and scheming to seize natural resources, the United States goes on high alert. But a far more ominous danger lurks closer to home: A Chinese sleeper cell has planted a nuclear weapon in the harbor at Norfolk, Virginia, site of the biggest naval base on the planet. The target: a secret rendezvous of the Atlantic Fleet aircraft carriers and their battle groups. When the CIA director is assassinated and Jake Grafton is appointed to take his place, Jake gets wind of the conspiracy but has no idea when or where the attack will occur. In the meantime, a series of assassinations, including an attempt on the life of the president, shake the country and deliberately mask a far more sinister objective. Can Jake Grafton and his right-hand man, Tommy Carmellini, stop the plot to destroy the U.S. Navy?
LIBERTY’S LAST STAND
With the nation in shock over the latest Islamist outrage, the president imposes martial law, cancels the imminent presidential election, and suspends the Constitution. In response, Texas secedes—and what follows is the bloodiest, most harrowing internal insurrection since the Civil War. In the center of the action are former CIA director Admiral Jake Grafton and former CIA operative Tommy Carmellini with a mission unlike any they’ve had before: save the country from its own president. With the country in flames, riots in the cities, and America’s armed forces pitted against each other, the American people are confronted with the ultimate political question: Who are we, what do we stand for, and what are we prepared to do about it? Violent and shocking, pulse-racing in its intensity, with drama ripped from today’s headlines, Liberty’s Last Stand is a thriller like no other.
About the Author
Thriller writer Stephen Coonts began his writing career with the 1986 Vietnam war bestseller Flight of the Intruder, which introduced the character Jake Grafton, and was inspired by his own experiences flying an A-6 Intruder plane in Vietnam. The book was later adapted to film. In the years since, Coonts has produced a number of bestselling series, including the Saucer series, the Jake Grafton series, the Deep Black series, and others.
Date of Birth:July 19, 1946
Place of Birth:Morgantown, West Virginia
Education:B.A., West Virginia University, 1968; J.D., University of Colorado, 1979