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John Gilstrap


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John Gilstrap is the New York Times bestselling author of Friendly Fire, Nick of Time, Against All Enemies, End Game, Soft Targets, High Treason, Damage Control, Threat Warning, Hostage Zero, No Mercy, Nathan's Run, At All Costs, Even Steven, Scott Free and Six Minutes to Freedom. In addition, John has written four screenplays for Hollywood, adapting the works of Nelson DeMille, Norman McLean and Thomas Harris. He will write and co-produce the film adaptation of his book, Six Minutes to Freedom.

A frequent speaker at literary events, John also teaches seminars on suspense writing techniques at a wide variety of venues, from local libraries to The Smithsonian Institution. Outside of his writing life, John is a renowned safety expert with extensive knowledge of explosives, hazardous materials, and fire behavior. John lives in Fairfax, VA.
 

Genres: Thriller, Mystery
 
New and upcoming books
August 2024

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Zero Sum
(Jonathan Grave, book 16)
Series
Jonathan Grave
   1. No Mercy (2009)
   2. Hostage Zero (2010)
   3. Threat Warning (2011)
   4. Damage Control (2011)
   5. High Treason (2013)
   Soft Targets (2013)
   6. End Game (2014)
   7. Against All Enemies (2015)
   8. Friendly Fire (2016)
   9. Final Target (2017)
   10. Scorpion Strike (2018)
   11. Total Mayhem (2019)
   12. Hellfire (2020)
   13. Stealth Attack (2021)
   14. Lethal Game (2022)
   15. Harm's Way (2023)
   16. Zero Sum (2024)
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Nick of Time
   1. Time to Run (2016)
   2. Time to Hide (2016)
   3. Time to Steal (2016)
   4. Time to Die (2016)
   5. Time to Live (2016)
   Nick of Time (2016)
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Victoria Emerson
   1. Crimson Phoenix (2021)
   2. Blue Fire (2022)
   3. White Smoke (2023)
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Novels
   Nathan's Run (1996)
   At All Costs (1998)
   Even Steven (2000)
   Scott Free (2003)
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Collections
   Fresh Kills (2010) (with others)
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Non fiction
   Six Minutes to Freedom (2006) (with Kurt Muse)
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Series contributed to
Harold Middleton
   1. The Chopin Manuscript (2008) (with others)
   2. The Copper Bracelet (2010) (with others)
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John Gilstrap recommends
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Hard Country (2023)
(Tucker Snow Thrillers, book 1)
Reavis Z Wortham
"Hard Country is the best thriller I have read in a long time. The story sizzles with action as Tucker Snow brings justice to where it belongs--and in the manner in which it deserves to be brought. What really sets Hard Country apart from most books in the genre is the emotion and heart that Wortham brings to the page. Bravo!"
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The Reflecting Pool (2020)
(Marko Zorn, book 1)
Otho Eskin
"The Reflecting Pool by Otho Eskin is the best crime thriller I've read in years, and homicide Detective Marko Zorn is a character I'd like to have a beer with--so long as he's on my side. Bravo!"
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Dark Web (2019)
(Tom Clancy's Net Force Relaunch, book 1)
Jerome Preisler
"Net Force: Dark Web is a thriller tailor-made for our perilous times. Jerome Preisler gives readers a global thrill-ride with dire and deadly consequences--the action is relentless."

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Anthologies containing stories by John Gilstrap
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Hotel California (2022)
(Music and Murder Mystery)
edited by
Don Bruns
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Secret Agendas (2016)
(X-Files)
edited by
Jonathan Maberry

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