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John Gilstrap


USA (1957 - )

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
 
John Gilstrap recommends
Dark of the Moon
Dark of the Moon (1999)
(Louis Kincaid, book 1)
P J Parrish
"Steeped in atmosphere and peopled with fully-developed characters, this is a novel not to be missed."
The Cleaner
The Cleaner (2006)
(Jonathan Quinn Thriller, book 1)
Brett Battles
"THE CLEANER has it all: fast action, terrific characters, and exotic locations all combined in a roller-coaster plot that's guaranteed to keep you reading till the last page. Brett Battles might be a newcomer, but he writes like an old hand. This is one terrific book!"

Deliverance (2012)
(Mortal Path, book 3)
Dakota Banks
"Great characters who jump from the page; a smart, layered plot, and pacing that screams. This is the kind of book that makes you look forward to a rainy day."

Silent Assassin (2013)
(Dan Morgan, book 2)
Leo J Maloney
"This kind of authenticity can only come from an insider."

Done in One (2015)
Grant Jerkins and Jan Thomas
"Takes you inside the very small world of police snipers and makes it very, very real."

Flock of Angels (2015)
(Dragonflies, book 2)
Durrell Nelson and Andy Straka
"Nails the sweet spot where science fiction meets thriller...What a ride!."

Beijing Red (2016)
(Nick Foley, book 1)
Alex Ryan
"Beijing Red is like a full-throttle joyride without seatbelts. From the first page to the last, it never lets up."


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