Since we caught up with Navy veteran and former SEAL-turned-author Jack Carr last year, his star has continued to rise with a high-profile Prime Video show based on his debut novel “The Terminal List,” premiering is scheduled for release this summer and the release of “In the Blood”, the fifth book in the Reece thriller series.
James Reece is a Navy SEAL whose team and family are killed to cover up a government agenda gone wrong and, since his first appearance on “The Terminal List”, has systematically eliminated anyone who hurt those he loved. .
Carr also has a successful podcast called “Danger Close,” his own YouTube channel JackCarrUSA, a blog that lives on his website, and even a thriving merchandising business that offers gear, apparel, and apparel emblazoned with the James Reece cross logo. tomahawks. You can even book Carr for a rousing motivational speech.
All this distant activity is happening because people who love Carr’s Reece novels really I love books and everything novels represent. Still, Carr has managed to release one book a year, and all of this activity begs a question: Can Carr pursue parallel careers as a podcaster, YouTuber, blogger, and merchandise designer while still delivering the goods right now? what about the James Reece saga?
Yeah, sorry, haters. “In the Blood” is Reece’s craziest book to date and one that goes beyond the character’s endless hunt for justice and blossoms into something more ambitious and just a bit weirder than what came before.
Just take a minute to realize what Carr has managed to do so far. ‘Game of Thrones’ fans have been waiting 11 years for author George RR Martin to deliver the next novel in the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series that inspired the show, but Martin seems to be paralyzed by all the attention. that he received. of the HBO series and its upcoming spinoffs. Carr continues to deliver the action.
In Carr’s 2021 novel “The Devil’s Hand,” Reece befriended Alec Christensen, a President of the United States who was just as driven by a need for justice as our hero. Together, they work together to foil a terrorist plot that aimed to trick the United States into bombing one of its own cities to prevent the spread of an imaginary weaponized disease.
As “In the Blood” opens, we see a Reece who wants to put the action behind him so he can settle down with Katie Buranek, but terrorism intervenes when a friend’s plane is shot down overhead. Africa. What Reece doesn’t know is that the terrorists are trying to bring him back into action so the former SEAL can be taken down before he knows what legacy his late father left behind.
Carr goes beyond the world of known operators in “In the Blood” with the introduction of a top secret and sensitive surveillance supercomputer who named herself Alice. The computer does unfathomable things with information throughout the novel, and we are left with three choices. Does Carr have a fantastic imagination? Or did he learn something from his friends in intelligence that we really don’t want to know? Or maybe he’s just paranoid? The odds are 70% on the first option with a still scary 30% chance on the second.
The book features the brutal action sequences Reece fans demand, a particularly heinous enemy ending, and a shocking cliffhanger ending that suggests Carr might just be writing his best book yet for release in 2023.
If you’re new to the world of James Reece, get ready to navigate Carr’s love of listing brand names for gear and drinks. It drops more brands than the most sponsored Instagram influencer. There’s no doubt that custom gun and car makers, micro-breweries, wineries, grill companies, exercise equipment builders, and tactical gear makers will be thrilled to see their merchandise peddled in print, but there’s an opening chapter that feels more like cool shopping. blog than a novel.
Those few pages of seemingly sponsored content ultimately don’t detract from the mission. Just when you’d think Jack Carr and James Reece might run out of resources to continue the mission, the author delivers a killer novel that takes the character to a new place and sets a new direction that should take the story to come for years to come.
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