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Stephen Coonts and William H Keith is the author of America (2013), Saucer: The Conquest (2010), Liberty (2013), The Sea Witch (2013) and other 147 books.

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America

release date: Feb 21, 2013
America
USS AMERICA, the most technologically advanced nuclear-powered submarine ever built, is hijacked in front of hundreds of people gathered to watch its departure on its first operational cruise. As the sub disappears into the North Atlantic, the joint chiefs realise that AMERICA carries the United States' newest weapon: cruise missiles with electromagnetic pulse warheads designed to fry every electronic device within a ten-mile radius. Within hours, missiles from the sub rain down on Washington, D.C., starting a massive fire in the White House, bringing down jet-liners and destroying nearly all the electronic devices in the nation's capital. Called upon to find the rogue sub, Jake Grafton must determine who is behind the carnage, what they want and, most importantly, how to stop them.

Saucer: The Conquest

release date: Apr 01, 2010
Saucer: The Conquest
Bestselling author Stephen Coonts took fans by surprise with the phenomenal and heart-pounding tale of Saucer. Now Rip Cantrell and Charley Pine are back for seconds with Saucer: The Conquest. Rip Cantrell is brought back to give the saucer one last flight. Charley Pine has started flying for a rich French tycoon, and there is believed to be another downed saucer somewhere in the area. Rip can't quite get over the fact that Charley has dumped him. But when push comes to shove Rip and the United States Government are going to go head to head with this crazy Frenchman in trying to be the first to the saucer. As Stephen Coonts proved in his last outing, there is a great deal of high-flying adventure to be found in the Saucer series. And this one not only promises all the excitement of the last one, but it delivers with much, much more.

Liberty

release date: Feb 21, 2013
Liberty
The master of the techno-thriller delivers yet again in the last of the hugely popular Jake Grafton series. In the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks, spymaster Janos Ilin delivers a chilling message to Jake Grafton: a rogue Russian general has sold four nuclear warheads to radical Islamic terrorist group the Sword of Islam, which intends to detonate them in America in the ultimate terror strike. Charged with finding the warheads before America is consumed by nuclear holocaust, Grafton soon finds himself up to his neck in power politics, techno-billionaires, money-grubbing traitors, anarchists and spies as he hunts for the terrorists, who, as he quickly discovers, don't all come from the Middle East. With the help of the indomitable Toad Tarkington and CIA burglar Tommy Carmellini, Grafton pulls out all the stops to prevent the apocalypse that will trigger a holy war between western civilization and the Muslim world, as the clock ticks toward Armageddon.

The Sea Witch

release date: Jan 01, 2013
The Sea Witch
Airplanes, adventures, life and death in the skies: The Sea Witch brings together three dramatic tales – from three periods of history – of men and women at war: The Sea Witch: A rookie WW2 seaplane pilot is thrown in at the deep end on a mission to locate a missing colleague during the Battle of Guadalcanal. The 17th Day: Seventeen days is the average life expectancy of a British aviator during WW1. Today is Paul Hyde's seventeenth day. Will he live to see the next? Al-Jihad: 2001 – an ex-US Marine becomes caught up in a rogue plot to avenge the terrorists who killed his former commander. This collection, born of Coonts' lifelong passion for military aviation, shows his trademark storytelling at its most scintillating, passionate and powerful.

Fortunes of War

release date: Apr 01, 2010
Fortunes of War
Four Japanese nationalists storm Tokyo's imperial palace and behead the emperor. Their goal: to invade Russia and conquer oil-rich Siberia in order to dominate the globe. Soon the world explodes in war, as Japan, Russia and the United States go head-to-head in a struggle that threatens total destruction. Now three men from three different nations must meet their ultimate challenge: to fight as patriots in a war driven by greed and madness--and save the planet from nothing less than a full-scale nuclear attack. Stephen Coonts' Fortunes of War is an explosive, action-packed thriller.

Stephen Coonts' Deep Black: Sea of Terror

release date: Feb 02, 2010
Stephen Coonts' Deep Black: Sea of Terror
Two massive ships are on a dual path to destruction. One is a freighter carrying nuclear materials to Japan; the other, a cruise ship heading for the Mediterranean. Neither will reach their destinations. Two factions—Japanese eco-terrorists and Middle East extremists—have joined forces to infiltrate the ships, incapacitate the crew, and change course toward a common target: The United States of America. In Washington, Charlie Dean and a team of commandos are dispatched on a life-or-death mission to blow the hijackers' plot out of the water. Their plan: board the ship unnoticed, pose as ordinary passengers, and overtake the terrorists. But time is running out. The seized ships are crossing the Atlantic with the combined strength of a full-scale nuclear torpedo. And New York City is just on the horizon....in Stephen Coonts' Deep Black: Sea of Terror, cowritten with William H. Keith.

The Minotaur

release date: Dec 20, 2012
The Minotaur
Jake Grafton is back! After flying A-6 Intruders in Vietnam and, seventeen years later, commanding an air wing aboard a super carrier in the Mediterranean, Jake - now grounded - is assigned to the Pentagon where he is in charge of developing the navy's new top secret stealth attack plane, the A-l2. Faced with political and technical problems at every turn, Jake soon finds himself drawn into the hunt for the Minotaur, a mole hidden in the Pentagon who is giving America's most precious defense secrets to the Russians. The FBI's chief spy-catcher is hot on the Minotaur's trail, or is he? Just who are the traitors in this Byzantine world of technocrats, politicians, and multi-billion dollar defense programs? Four people are dead and a test pilot is near death before Grafton hones in on the shocking identity of the Minotaur - and his even more chilling motive. Combining authentic details of weapons strategies and stealth technology with an all-to-real story of the international trade in military secrets - and featuring the classic flying scenes that are Coonts' trademark - THE MINOTAUR confirms that Stephen Coonts is a modern master of suspense.

The Disciple

release date: Dec 08, 2009
The Disciple
In this new novel by the New York Times bestselling author, Stephen Coonts, Iran is weeks away from acquiring nuclear weapons and has every intention of using them to strike first— only Tommy Carmellini and Jake Grafton can stop a nuclear nightmare Iran is much closer to having operational nuclear weapons than the CIA believes, and Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has a plan. Iran will become a martyr nation, and Ahmadinejad will lead the united Muslims of the world in a holy war against the non-believers. But the Americans have a secret weapon in a group of Iranian dissidents, including a brother and sister determined to avenge the death of their beloved grandfather at the hands of the religious police. They are funneling information to Carmellini. They want to stop the attack before their leader launches a new world war. But will the U.S. government believe the information they are providing, and can the Americans prevent the Israelis from taking matters into their own hands, which could prove disastrous? Returning to the kind of military and espionage story that made Cuba one of his most successful novels, Coonts weaves an unforgettable tale of men and women at war, with the sort of dramatic military action and undercover technology for which Coonts is known.

Hong Kong

release date: Jun 30, 2009
Hong Kong
Following the success of his New York Times bestseller, CUBA, Stephen Coonts once again combines masterful storytelling with a frighteningly plausible scenario set in one of the world's most volatile hot spots. This time, however, for Admiral Jake Grafton the stakes will be chillingly personal. Jake Grafton takes his wife, Callie, along when the U.S. government sends him to Hong Kong to find out how deeply the U.S. consul-general is embedded in a political money-raising scandal. And why not? Jake and Callie met and fell in love in Hong Kong during the Vietnam War, and the consul-general is an old friend from those days, Tiger Cole. The Graftons quickly discover that Hong Kong is a powder keg ready to explode. A political murder and the closure of a foreign bank by the communist government are the sparks that light the fuse . . . and Tiger Cole is right in the middle of the action. When Callie is kidnapped by a rebel faction, Jake finds himself drawn into the vortex of a high-tech civil war. Drawing on the skills of CIA operative Tommy Carmellini, in order to save his wife Jake Grafton must figure out who he can trust-both among the Western factions vying for control of the volatile situation, and among the Chinese patriots fighting for their nation's future-and make sure the right side wins.

Under Siege: A Jake Grafton Novel 5

release date: Dec 20, 2012
Under Siege: A Jake Grafton Novel 5
In a stunning explosion of terror, America's worst nightmares come true when Colombian suicide squads hit the streets of Washington. They have gone to war, and will destroy everything and everybody in their path. With its power and communications systems blown apart, the city is plunged into turmoil. In the Pentagon, Captain Jake Grafton and the Joint Chiefs of Staff face the most deadly challenge ever to threaten America. But while confusion and chaos rule the streets, a ruthless hunter, serving an unknown master, has his own catastrophic mission. He will not rest until he has wiped out the whole cabinet, starting with the President himself.

Final Flight

release date: Dec 20, 2012
Final Flight
After a particularly long cruise, the USS United States is in port in Naples and her crew is enjoying its first liberty in months. But something's not right. Several crew-members have not reported back from their leave and a beautiful American reporter who boarded the United States in Tangiers may not be a reporter, or even an American. When one of Jake's men, in a hotel in Naples, witnesses an assassination attempt led by this woman, Grafton realizes the situation is much more serious than he suspected. What he doesn't know is that Colonel Qazi, an international terrorist, plans to board the United States and steal six nuclear weapons from her heavily guarded arsenal. Nor does he know that the plot is being financed by El Hakim, the power-hungry leader of an oil-rich Arab state. And most important, he doesn't know he, Jake, past forty and recently grounded by night blindness, is the only one who can stop Qazi, in one man-to-man aerial dogfight, one "final flight."

The Red Horseman

release date: Dec 20, 2012
The Red Horseman
As the infrastructure of the Soviet Union crumbles before the world's eyes, twenty thousand tactical nuclear weapons, once under the command of the Soviet military, are now up for grabs - and US intelligence believes they may soon appear on the open market, available to the highest bidder. Rear Admiral Jake Grafton, attached to the Defense Intelligence Agency, is dispatched to Moscow. His assignment: ensure that the weapons are destroyed before they disappear into a terrorist pipeline pointed south, toward the Middle East. Unofficially, however, Grafton has learned there are those in his own government who would prefer to see his mission fail - and who will go to any lengths to stop it...

Stephen Coonts' Deep Black: Arctic Gold

release date: Feb 03, 2009
Stephen Coonts' Deep Black: Arctic Gold
The next installment in Stephen Coonts and Jim DeFelice's bestselling technothriller series, Deep Black: Arctic Gold In the Arctic, two American intelligence operatives are kidnapped while investigating Russian submarines—a constant, covert presence beneath the ice caps. In Washington, ex-Marine Charlie Dean and his team at Desk Three trace the abduction back to the Russian mafiya, who have their sights set on the massive reserves of oil that lie thousands of feet below the ocean's floor. While Dean is sent to the Arctic to rescue the hostages, the beautiful Lia DeFrancesca penetrates a heavily guarded dacha on the shores of the Black Sea. Here she learns the explosive truth about Russia and its Arctic oil—one that could cost Dean and his Deep Black team their lives...and drive the world's superpowers to the brink of war.

Cuba

release date: Dec 20, 2012
Cuba
In Cuba, an ailing Fidel Castro lies dying. A succession struggle commences. As Havana heats up, the CIA learns that one of the presidential contenders, secret police chief Alejo Vargas, has developed biological weapons and installed them on half-dozen intermediate-range ballistic missiles delivered by the Soviets during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Vargas' plan: foment a crisis with the U.S. and cow the Americans with biological weapons, thereby uniting the Cuban people behind his leadership...

The Traitor

release date: Aug 16, 2012
The Traitor
Abu Qasim was the perfect spy. He was the man who could bring down Bin Laden, the man who could smash Al Queda. Surrounded by fanatics in the heart of the beast, he believed in himself beyond any shadow of a doubt, believed in what he knew to be right with a faith that could withstand all adversity. He lived by his wits and played the double game to the last drop of blood. Or did he?

The Assassin

release date: Aug 05, 2008
The Assassin
Rogue CIA agent Tommy Carmellini is called in by a desperate president to break up a deadly partnership between a renegade Mafia boss and ruthless al-Qaeda leader Abu Qasim, who is offering a fortune in exchange for a horrific terrorist attack on New York

Wages of Sin: Tommy Carmellini

release date: Aug 16, 2012
Wages of Sin: Tommy Carmellini
Stephen Coonts first introduced ex-burglar, now CIA agent Tommy Carmellini in the bestselling Jake Grafton novel, CUBA. Now Tommy takes center stage. The KGB's chief archivist defects, escaping Russia with seven suitcases full of notes. There is a massacre at a government safe house. Carmellini is on the trail of a dark conspiracy, and he soon realizes that someone in the United States government is behind it all. Which begs the question, who can Carmellini trust?

The Assassin: Tommy Carmellini

release date: Aug 16, 2012
The Assassin: Tommy Carmellini
When an old friend asks the President of the United States to name a warrior to lead a private war on the masterminds of terror, the president sends Jake Grafton, who takes along his loyal lieutenant, Tommy Carmellini. Al Queda general Abu Qasim soon learns what is afoot, and decides to terrorize the bankers and industrialists who are making war on him. Tommy is up to his eyes in beautiful women and corpses as he tries to piece together the puzzle and keep Grafton's friends alive. But who is killing whom? With bombs ticking, bullets flying, and blood flowing, Tommy and Jake close in on Abu Qasim, who has one last nasty trick up his sleeve, one he's been planning for many years...

Stephen Coonts' Deep Black: Conspiracy

release date: Jun 03, 2008
Stephen Coonts' Deep Black: Conspiracy
A Secret Service agent is dead, an apparent suicide. A presidential candidate narrowly escapes an assassin's bullet. And Desk Three, a convert branch of the NSA, is searching for a chilling connection deep inside The Republic of Vietnam. Once, Charlie Dean was a Marine sniper in Quang Nam Province. Today he's a Deep Black operator, returning to Vietnam to find the source of some threatening e-mails. Instead, he comes face to face with a man he had once hunted down...and thought he had killed. Back in the U.S., Deep Black agent Lia DeFrancesca has uncovered the trail of a killer in Dean's path. Now, with every asset, weapon, bug and high-tech magic wand Desk Three can wave, the agents enter a terrifying global race against time. Because ghosts of the past have risen to life...to strike a death blow into the heart of the U.S.A. Stephen Coonts' Deep Black Conspiracy, cowritten with Jim DeFelice, is the sixth book in this technothriller series.

Stephen Coonts' Deep Black: Jihad

release date: Jan 02, 2007
Stephen Coonts' Deep Black: Jihad
The word's most effective anti-terrorist force has the tools to monitor every move the enemy makes. They've planted a listening device inside a terrorist's skull, and activated a video spy drone disguised as a bird. But knowing is only half the battle... Multi-lingual, nerves-of-steel agents Charlie Dean, Lia DeFrancesca, and Tommy Karr prowl the winding streets of Istanbul to the crowded airports of America to stop terrorists in their tracks. Hooked into a real-time, high-tech system, this army of three goes head-to-head with the most dangerous people in the world. Al Qaeda is launching a series of devastating attacks against the West—and the ultimate strike is aimed at the heart of the USA! In a war where both sides operate in deep disguise, Deep Black must fight a world where betrayal, trust, faith, and doubt collide.... Stephen Coonts' Deep Black: Jihad, cowritten with Jim DeFelice, is the fifth book in this thrilling series.

America; Liberty

release date: Sep 05, 2006
America; Liberty
America: When the public launching of the country's most sophisticated nuclear submarine is followed by a violent hijacking, only Admiral Jake Grafton stands between the deadly cargo and its intended target: the nation's capital.

America/Liberty

release date: Sep 05, 2006
America/Liberty
Two-books-in-one in the Jake Grafton series from the New York Times bestselling author Stephen Coonts, America/Libery America: Dispatched on a trial run, NASA's SuperAegis satellite has been created as the foundation of an international antimissle defense system. But moments after dispatch, it vanishes. Rear Admiral Jake Grafton fears something worse than a grave malfunction--he suspects sabotage...The USS America--the world's most technically advanced nuclear submarine--is launched on its maiden voyage. Then shortly after steaming out of harbor, the unthinkable happens. Pirated by terrorists, America disappears beneath the roiling waves of the Atlantic, its Tomahawk warheads aimed directly at the United States...An ingeniously calculated war has been waged--but the rouge enemy is far more insidious than Jake Grafton ever imagined. His mission: ferret out the core group responsible, overtake the stealth sub, and destroy it. But times is running out, and the race is on for Grafton to blow the covert operation out of the water before an entire nation is brought to its knees. Liberty: On a quiet park bench in Manhattan---just miles from the ruins of the World Trade Center---spymaster Jake Janos Illin delivers a chilling secret message to Jake Grafton: A rogue Russian general has sold four nuclear warheads to a radical Islamic terrorist group, the Sword of Islam. The group intends to detonate them in America in the ultimate terror strike, the apocalypse that will trigger a holy war between Western civilization and the Muslim world. After passing Illin's message to his superiors, Grafton is charged by the president with the task of assembling a secret team to find the warheads before America's population centers are consumed by a nuclear holocaust. As he hunts for the terrorists, Grafton soon finds himself up to his neck in power politics, techno-billionaires, money-grubbing traitors, anarchists, and spies. He also discovers that the terrorists don't all come from the Middle East. They come from places close to home. They masquerade as patriots. Some may even have the president's ear. With the survival of Western civilization at stake, Grafton pulls out all the stops. Calling on the assistance of the indomitable Toad Tarkington, and CIA burglar Tommy Carmellini, he raids the prisons to assemble his team while the clock ticks toward Armageddon. Peopled with the rich, vivid characters that have made Stephen Coonts famous worldwide, Liberty is all action and suspense from the very first page. And it poses the unanswerable question: How far should civilization go to defend itself from its mortal enemies?

Darkzone: Deep Black 3

release date: Jul 19, 2012
Darkzone: Deep Black 3
In a secluded headquarters on the other side of the globe, a terrorist mission is underway - a plan to set of an underwater explosion so great, with such a hellish force, that it could shift the very foundation of the earth's surface, causing untold calamity and world-wide disaster. The terrorists call it God's Revenge. A nuclear weapon has gone missing. Small in size, it packs up to ten times the kilotons that exploded over Hiroshima. It's now in the wrong hands, ready to detonate a world war of unfathomable proportions. In the top-secret headquarters of the National Security Agency, a small cadre of special agents form Deep Black, a team designed to bring a techno-edge to covert operations and eliminate the cyber-threats to world peace. This is Charlie Dean's world - an NSA ex-Marine sniper now enlisted to stop the unthinkable. But when his suspicions of a traitor in his shadow become frighteningly true, Dean's race against time could mean the end of the free world.

The Intruders

release date: Jan 01, 2006
The Intruders
The thrilling sequel to Flight of the Intruder joins fighter-pilot Jake Grafton on assignment aboard an aircraft carrier teaching Marine pilots the nuances of carrier aviation. Landing on a storm-tossed flight deck in the black of night, there is no room for error--and the only instinct is for survival.

Deep Black: Death Wave

release date: Feb 03, 2011
Deep Black: Death Wave
The theft of nuclear artillery shells spells disaster for Charlie Dean. He leads the National Security Agency's crack undercover team, Deep Black: Desk Three, whose job it is to neutralise the threat. The terrorist plot is headed by an Islamic terrorist codenamed 'the Jackal'. He aims to destroy the West by detonating the shells deep inside the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma, Gran Canaria. This would send a tsunami across the Atlantic Ocean, straight to the East Coast of America. Charlie and his team have only days to prevent the devastation of the Western World.

Stephen Coonts' Deep Black: Payback

release date: Oct 04, 2005
Stephen Coonts' Deep Black: Payback
RECRUITED: A crack team of cover agents. Word is out to ex-Marine sniper Charlie Dean and his team of the National Security Agency: Infiltrate the highest stratum of Peruvian political power and derail a renegade general from acing an election. All Dean has to do is find a way inside an impenetrable bank vault protected by armed guards round the clock–it's all in a day's work for the men and women of Deep Black. ENGAGED: A violent political coup But things get complicated when Dean and company discover the renegade general's second plot. The military madman's ruse—a nuclear weapon he claims is in the hands of Marxist guerillas, a bomb that only he can rescue...and control. IGNITED: A devastating terrorist plot. When the general and his plot are exposed, the NSA concludes the greatest threat is over. But in fact, it's only just beginning...in Stephen Coonts' Deep Black: Payback, cowritten with Jim DeFelice.

Flight of the Intruder

Flight of the Intruder
The authentic story of the A-6 Intruder pilots; ordinary men seeking honour and victory in the air war in Vietnam.
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