I covered Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, a history of British thriller novels a few weeks back. The thriller novel is alive and well. A friend of mine tipped me to the “James Reece” series by Jack Carr. Carr is a former Nany SEAL with 20 years in special warfare including being a sniper and counter insurgency.
This description of the book does a better job than I can:
“On his last combat deployment, Lieutenant Commander James Reece’s entire team was killed in a catastrophic ambush. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government.
Now, with no family and free from the military’s command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he’s learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward avenging the deaths of his family and teammates. With breathless pacing and relentless suspense, Reece ruthlessly targets his enemies in the upper echelons of power without regard for the laws of combat or the rule of law.”
This novel is action packed. It also has lots of weapon porn. I like Jack Carr’s details on different weapons whether rifles, pistols, knives, tomahawks. I could not put this novel down. You cheer as Lt. Commander James Reece scratches off one villain after another in his “terminal list.”