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Lethal Game: A Riveting Black Ops Thriller (A Jonathan Grave Thriller #14) (Mass Market)

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“[Gilstrap’s] greatest strength is the ability to blend breathtaking action with deep emotion regarding the characters.” —Jeffery Deaver

The exhilarating new thriller from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author takes readers on an action-packed thrill ride from the wilds of Montana to the streets of Mexico, as a sniper attack turns wilderness hunters into the hunted and Grave’s enemies stalk him with a vengeance…

Hostage rescue expert Jonathan Grave and his fellow special-ops veteran, Boxers, are hunting in Montana when shots ring out, and they realize they’ve become the prey for assassins. In the crosshairs of unseen shooters, cut off from all communication, with the wind at a blood-freezing chill, the nightmare is just beginning. Because Jonathan and Boxers aren’t the only ones under fire.

Back in Fisherman’s Cove, Virginia, Jonathan’s Security Solutions team is fighting for their lives too. A vicious onslaught is clearing the way for a much bigger game by eliminating anyone in the way. If Jonathan and Boxers can make it out of the wilderness alive, the real war will begin.

"When you pick up a John Gilstrap novel one thing is always true, you are going to be entertained at a high rate of speed." —Suspense Magazine

“Fans of adventure stories will find plenty to like.” —Publishers Weekly

About the Author

John Gilstrap is the New York Times bestselling author of award-winning action novels including the Jonathan Grave Thrillers and the Victoria Emerson Thrillers. A master of action-driven suspense, he’s touted as one of the most accomplished writers on the planet and his books have been translated into more than 20 languages. He is the recipient of an International Thriller Writers’ Award for Against All Enemies and a two-time ITW Award finalist. He also won the ALA Alex Award for Nathan’s Run, which was optioned for film by Warner Bros. A nationally recognized weaponry and explosives safety expert as well as a National Shooting Sports Foundation and NRA member, John Gilstrap frequently speaks at conferences, events, clubs, youth programs, and military bases. He is a former firefighter and EMT with a master’s degree in safety from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in history from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. John lives in Fairfax, Virginia and can be found online at

Praise For…

Praise for John Gilstrap’s Thrillers

“Gilstrap’s dazzling creativity is on full display in this intense, tightly focused thriller; the books just keep getting better and better.” Mystery Scene

“Rocket-paced suspense.” —Jeffery Deaver

“Gilstrap will leave you breathless.” —Harlan Coben

“When you pick up a Gilstrap novel, one thing is always true—you are going to be entertained at a high rate of speed.” —Suspense Magazine on Final Target

“Propulsive…Not everyone survives the final confrontation, but series fans can rest assured that Grave will fight again. Straightforward plotting, amped-up action, and amusing banter keep the pages turning.” —Publishers Weekly on Total Mayhem

“In the scintillating Scorpion Strike, the ever-reliable John Gilstrap may well have fashioned the best Die Hard-esque tale ever not starring Bruce Willis…Scorpion Strike reads like an 1980s action movie unspooling in our imaginations. Relentlessly paced as well as brilliantly told and constructed, this is as good as thrillers get.” —The Providence Journal

“John Gilstrap has been on a roll the past few years, delivering action-packed thrillers that stand out for a number of reasons. Gilstrap seems to zig when everyone else zags. While other writers are focusing on beating headlines and having their series protagonists face off with Russia and/or North Korea, Gilstrap has kept his storylines fresh and unique.” —The Real Book Spy on Total Mayhem

“The series deserves attention from anyone who enjoys plot-driven thrillers…the stories are first rate and the action is thrilling.” —Booklist on Scorpion Strike

“If you like Vince Flynn and Brad Thor, you’ll love John Gilstrap.” —Gayle Lynds

“A nonstop roller coaster of suspense! Crimson Phoenix ticks every box for big-book thrillerdom. We’re treated to political turmoil, military action, harrowing escape and relentless pursuit, and heart-warming--and heart-wrenching—scenes of family struggling against conflict, which Gilstrap pens like no other author. The novel seizes you on page one and never lets go—and I don’t mean just until the last page; this riveting book will stay with you long after you finish it. And to top it all off, he’s created one of the most singular and compelling heroines to come along in years.” —Jeffery Deaver on Crimson Phoenix

“A single mother’s smart, fierce determination to protect her sons turns this vivid day-after-tomorrow scenario into a gripping page-turner.” —Taylor Stevens, New York Times bestselling author of Liars’ Legacy on Crimson Phoenix

“Gilstrap’s apocalyptic thriller about nuclear war and one family’s fight to survive in its aftermath weaves tradecraft and survival skills with themes of the nature of evil and the power of justice into an explosive story that keeps your mind churning and pulse racing while it locks you into your chair until the final page.  Don't miss this powerful new series from a master thriller writer.” —Jamie Freveletti, international bestselling and award-winning author of Running from the Devil and Robert Ludlum’s The Janus Reprisal on Crimson Phoenix

“John Gilstrap's Crimson Phoenix snaps with action from the very first page. It's certain to hit the 10-ring* with old and new readers alike.” —Marc Cameron, New York Times bestselling author of Stone Cross and of Tom Clancy’s Code of Honor on Crimson Phoenix

Product Details
ISBN: 9780786045563
ISBN-10: 0786045566
Publisher: Pinnacle
Publication Date: June 28th, 2022
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: A Jonathan Grave Thriller