The Terminal List (Hardcover)

A Thriller

By Jack Carr

Atria/Emily Bestler Books, 9781501180811, 416pp.

Publication Date: March 6, 2018

List Price: 26.00*
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“Double the trouble, twice the action, and quadruple the enjoyment. Careful while reading this one, it could leave a mark.”—Steve Berry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Order

A Navy SEAL has nothing left to live for and everything to kill for after he discovers that the American government is behind the deaths of his team in this ripped-from-the-headlines political thriller.

On his last combat deployment, Lieutenant Commander James Reece’s entire team was killed in a catastrophic ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government.

Now, with no family and free from the military’s command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he’s learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward avenging the deaths of his family and teammates. With breathless pacing and relentless suspense, Reece ruthlessly targets his enemies in the upper echelons of power without regard for the laws of combat or the rule of law.

An intoxicating thriller that cautions against the seduction of absolute power and those who would do anything to achieve it, The Terminal List is perfect for fans of Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, Stephen Hunter, and Nelson DeMille.

About the Author

Jack Carr is a former Navy SEAL who led special operations teams as a Team Leader, Platoon Commander, Troop Commander, and Task Unit Commander. Over his twenty years in Naval Special Warfare he transitioned from an enlisted SEAL sniper to a junior officer leading assault and sniper teams in Iraq and Afghanistan, to a platoon commander practicing counterinsurgency in the southern Philippines, to commanding a Special Operations Task Unit in the most Iranian influenced section of southern Iraq throughout the tumultuous drawdown of US Forces. Jack retired from active duty in 2016 and lives with his wife and three children in Park City, Utah. He is the author of The Terminal List and True Believer. Visit him at and follow along on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook at @JackCarrUSA.

Praise For The Terminal List: A Thriller

"Absolutely awesome! So powerful, so pulse-pounding, so well-written – rarely do you read a debut novel this damn good."
— Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of SPYMASTER

"Told with a deft hand and a keen eye for detail, THE TERMINAL LIST . . . is explosive and riveting."
— Kevin Maurer, co-author of the #1 Bestselling NO EASY DAY and AMERICAN RADICAL

"An extremely unique thriller! Absolutely intense!"
— Chuck Norris

"Like a bullet from Jack Carr’s custom built sniper rifle, the story arrives on target with devastating impact. Trust me, you won’t be able to put this one down!"
— Mark Owen, New York Times bestselling author of NO EASY DAY and NO HERO

"THE TERMINAL LIST is a thrill from start to finish! Let's all hope this is the first of many from Jack Carr."
— Chris Cox, NRA-ILA Executive Director

"Bravo! Jack Carr is the real deal!"
— Sean Parnell, New York Times Bestselling author of OUTLAW PLATOON

"Crackerjack plotting, vivid characters both in and out of uniform, and a relentless pace. to a worthy finish. It's a great start!"
— Stephen Hunter, #1 New York Times bestselling author of G-MAN

"If you are a fan of Vince Flynn or Brad Thor, make room on your nightstand - Jack Carr has arrived!"
— Eric Blehm, New York Times bestselling author of FEARLESS, LEGEND, and THE ONLY THING WORTH DYING FOR

"THE TERMINAL LIST bleeds with gripping authenticity . . . Think Vince Flynn's TERM LIMITS meets Mark Greaney's BACK BLAST."

"Hands down one of the best books I’ve ever read!"
— Brent Gleeson, author of TAKING POINT

"Absolutely riveting! Carr's experience and expertise shine on each and every page."
— Phillip Tomasso, Award Winning Author of Absolute Zero

"Not since Stephen Hunter have we seen an author who so accurately captures the essence of the gun–Jack Carr is a shooter."
— Clint Smith, Founder of Thunder Ranch Shooting School

“Impossible to put down. I read it cover to cover and can’t wait for the next one. Although fictional, it's very obvious that it's written by someone with 20 years of firsthand experience on the battlefield leading high pressure missions. Jack Carr knows what he’s writing about!!”
— Jimmy Spithill, Oracle Team USA America’s Cup Skipper and author of CHASING THE CUP: MY AMERICA'S CUP JOURNEY

"The author blends his unique perspective having ‘been there and done that’ into a writing style that pulls no punches. A must read and a no nonsense writer to watch."
— Larry Vickers, Master Sergeant (Retired) US Army SOF Combat Veteran

"Jack Carr is an amazing author! As a former Navy SEAL himself, Jack has created the main character, James Reece, to be a modern day American hero and dissolve a conspiracy that runs to the highest level of government!  It’s truly a thriller."
— Gebben Miles, World Champion Sporting Clays Shooter

"The Terminal List is nothing short of a runaway train on fire, heading down a steep hill with no brakes, and as the very eager reader, I did not want to get off. Worth 5 sniper-precision stars!"


"Jack Carr's The Terminal List is a page turning thriller you won't be able to put down. The detail-focused writing, personal characters and heart pounding plot line will keep you coming back for more. An absolute must-read!"
— Katie Pavlich, New York Times Bestselling Author

"Any fan of the novels by Brad Thor and the late Vince Flynn will realize that Jack Carr will soon be joining their ranks. THE TERMINAL LIST is sure to be the best debut thriller of 2018."

"There have been many inspiring books by SEALs about their life and career. With The Terminal List, readers get the inspiring story within an action-packed plot."

"Without question, Jack Carr's The Terminal List is the most daring, controversial debut political action thriller since Vince Flynn's iconic novel, Term Limits."

"Carr's novel is a strong cocktail. The Terminal List combines a shot of Vince Flynn's Term Limits with a dash of Stephen Hunter's Point of Impact, tosses in a sprinkle of the movie The Fugitive, and mixes it all together with the visceral vengeance of David Morell's First Blood

"The best ending to a novel I've ever read!"
— Matt Locke, Conservative Cartel, Blaze Radio

"This is one of the best thrillers of the year and highly recommended."