cover of the book "The Art of War"


Stephen Coonts' latest thriller, The Art of War, was 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 Christmas. 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-turing thriller from bestselling author Stephen Coonts.

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."