“Cleared as Amended” by Department of Defense. The James Reece Saga Continues 07.30.19

I am pleased to announce that the Department of Defense has finished their review of my second novel, True Believer, slated for release on July 30th, 2019.  It is now “cleared as amended” which means the DoD Office of Prepublication and Security Review redacted certain sentences and paragraphs for security reasons.

For True Believer, the DoD redacted quite a bit more than they did in their review of The Terminal List, most of which relate to a very public three-letter government agency and a location, one paragraph on a special operations capability, and another paragraph on the history of two military units.  I am not the arbiter of what is classified and what is not so, as with The Terminal List, these redactions will remain blacked out in the published novel.  Because of the shift from an April to July publication date, we will begin to circulate Advance Reader’s Editions with redactions soon!

Thank you so much for your support.  I look forward to releasing True Believer into the wild this summer!

Official Letter from DoD:


In acclaimed author Jack Carr’s follow-up to The Terminal List, former Navy SEAL James Reece’s skill, cunning, and heroism put the US government back in his debt and set him on another path of revenge.

When a string of horrific terrorist attacks plagues the Western world during the holiday season, the broader markets fall into a tailspin. The attacks are being coordinated by a shadowy former Iraqi commando who has disappeared into Europe’s underground. The United States government has an asset who can turn the Iraqi against his masters: James Reece, the most-wanted domestic terrorist alive.

After avenging the deaths of his family and team members, Reece emerges deep in the wilds of Mozambique, protected by the family of his estranged best friend and former SEAL Team member. When a series of events uncovers his whereabouts, the CIA recruits him, using a Presidential pardon for Reece and immunity for the friends who helped him in his mission of vengeance.

Now a reluctant tool of the United States government, Reece travels the globe, targeting terrorist leaders and unraveling a geopolitical conspiracy that exposes a traitorous CIA officer and uncovers a sinister assassination plot with worldwide repercussions.