It begins with a shocking act of vengeance. Barista Ethan Falk chases a customer into the parking lot and kills him. He tells police that years ago the older man abducted and tortured him. Then Ethan’s story takes an even stranger turn: he says he was rescued by a guy named Scorpion. Of course, there is no record of either the kidnapping or the rescue, because Scorpion—Jonathan Grave—operates outside the law and leaves no evidence.
As Grave struggles to find a way to defend his former precious cargo without blowing his cover, he learns the dead man has secrets that trace to an ongoing terrorist plot against the heart of America. It’s up to Grave and his team to stop it. But first they must rescue Ethan Falk—a second time.
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 (A Serial eBook in Five Parts)
Nick of Time will be serialized in eBook form over the course of ten weeks beginning in March, with each episode representing about one-fifth of the book. Part One will be 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 will be 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