The mission: Drop into the Mexican jungle, infiltrate a drug cartel’s compound, and extract a kidnapped DEA agent. But when Jonathan Grave and his partner, Boxers, retrieve the hostage and return to the exfil point, all hell breaks loose. Ambushed, abandoned, and attacked on all sides, their only hope of survival lies inside a remote orphanage where innocent children have been targeted for death.
Even if Grave can lead his precious cargo to safety across a hundred miles of treacherous jungle filled with enemies, he can’t shake the feeling that something bigger is at play. A vast conspiracy of international power players who take no prisoners—and leave no survivors…
Against All Enemies Wins Thriller Award
John was awarded the prestigious 2016 Thriller Award for Best Original Paperback for Against All Enemies (Pinnacle Books, July 2015) on July 9, 2016.
The Thriller Awards have been awarded at the annual ThrillerFest conferences by the International Thriller Writers for outstanding work in the field since 2006.
Other 2016 Thriller Award Winners include Joyce Carol Oates, Chris Kuzneski, and Ian Caldwell. At right is a photo of John with best-selling author (and previous Thriller Award winner) Joseph Finder.
Nick of Time
Nick of Time was serialized in eBook form over the course of ten weeks beginning in March 2016, with each episode representing about one-fifth of the book. Part One was called Time to Run, followed two weeks later by Time to Hide, and then in two-week intervals by Time to Steal, Time to Die, and Time to Live. Then, in October of 2016, the entire story was released in premium paperback as a single volume. Read more about Nick of Time.
Now Available in Audio: At All Costs
Finally available on unabridged audio! At All Costs is a stand-alone novel, but it’s the first book in which Irene Rivers, the director of the FBI in the Grave books, is first introduced. Listen to a sample here, and get the full recording from Audible.com:
Listen to John on Crime & Science Radio
John recently appeared as a guest on D.P. Lyle’s Crime and Science Radio. The topic: “Things That Go Boom in the Night: An Interview with Weapons and Explosives Expert and Author John Gilstrap.” Listen to the full interview here.
Praise for John Gilstrap and the Jonathan Grave Series:
“Gilstrap is one of the finest thriller writers on the planet.”
“Gilstrap is a master of action and drama.”
“A great hero, a really exciting series.”
“When you pick up a Gilstrap novel, one thing is always true—you are going to be entertained at a high rate of speed.”
“Gilstrap pushes every thriller button.”
—San Francisco Chronicle