Stephen Coonts' next thriller, The Art of War, will be published February 2, 2016, by St Martin's Press. Promoted to director of the CIA after the murder of his predecessor, Jake Grafton begins to suspect the Chinese have planted a nuclear weapon in Norfolk to destroy the Atlantic Fleet aircraft carriers and their battle groups over the Christmas holidays. Faced with the horror of a worse disaster than Pearl Harbor, Jake and Tommy Carmellini are back in another thriller that is as timely as today's newspaper headlines. Can they find the bomb before it explodes? It is a race against time in a classic page-turning thriller from bestselling author Stephen Coonts. This book can be preordered on-line and of course, in your favorite book store.
Publisher's Weekly said, "Jake is still the iron-man leader that series fans could only wish to see in real life. Readers will look forward to Jake and Tommy's further adventures."