The Art of War: A Jake Grafton Novel

The Art of War: A Jake Grafton Novel

by Stephen Coonts

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Grafton and Carmellini must prevent a surprise attack far more devastating than Pearl Harbor in this high octane thriller in Stephen Coonts's The Art of War.


The Chinese dragon is flexing its muscles. As its military begins to prey on neighbors in the South China Sea, attacking fishing vessels and scheming to seize natural resources, America goes on high alert. But a far more ominous danger lurks closer to home: A nuclear weapon has been planted in the harbor at Norfolk, Virginia—site of the biggest naval base on the planet. The target: a secret rendezvous of the Atlantic Fleet aircraft carriers and their battle groups. When the CIA director is assassinated and Jake Grafton is appointed to take his place, Jake gets wind of the conspiracy but has no idea when or where the attack will occur. Meanwhile, a series of assassinations—including an attempt on the life of the President of the United States—shakes the nation and deliberately masks a far more sinister objective. Can Jake and his right hand man, Tommy Carmellini, prevent a catastrophe far more devastating than Pearl Harbor and stop a plot to destroy the U.S. Navy?

“Coonts makes us see, smell, hear, taste, and feel battle.”- Cleveland Plain-Dealer

“EXCITING AND REALISTIC—COONTS’S BEST.”—Admiral Jay L. Johnson (Ret.), former Chief of Naval Operations

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250042880
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/31/2017
Series: Jake Grafton Series , #12
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 281,260
Product dimensions: 4.22(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.14(d)

About the Author

STEPHEN COONTS is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels that have been translated and published around the world. His books include The Disciple, The Assassin, and the Deep Black and Saucers series, among many other bestsellers.A former naval aviator and Vietnam combat veteran, he is a graduate of West Virginia University and the University of Colorado School of Law. He lives in Colorado.

Date of Birth:

July 19, 1946

Place of Birth:

Morgantown, West Virginia


B.A., West Virginia University, 1968; J.D., University of Colorado, 1979

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The Art of War: A Jake Grafton Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first read by this author, Storyline interesting but unfolds without much intriguing or suspenseful direction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting story that was totally enjoyable from beginning to end. I'll be anxious to read more of Mr Koontz work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always, the Jake Grafton novels are hard, and almost impossible, to put down once you start reading.
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blovejoy More than 1 year ago
The Art of War is another dazzling product from Stephen Coonts. His familiar characters chase their ways through a tightly woven plot that will keep a reader hanging on. And just when one thinks the story will end, wonderfully, it doesn’t. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The storyline flowed fairly well. .
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