Anthony J. Tata
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Anthony J. Tata

Publishers Weekly Top 10 Mystery/Thriller Books of 2017, Barry Award finalist for Best Thriller of 2016.

National bestselling author Anthony J. Tata is the author of the popular Chayton "Jake" Mahegan series, featuring ex-Delta Force captain Jake Mahegan, a Native American from North Carolina's remote Outer Banks region. Tony is a retired army brigadier general, who parlays his combat experience into fast action thrillers. Foreign and Domestic was a short listed finalist for the 2015 Best Thriller Barry Award. Three Minutes to Midnight and Besieged received starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly. Besieged, the third book in the Mahegan series, was selected by PW as a Top 10 Thriller of 2017. Foreign and Domestic became a National Bestseller spending two weeks on the Barnes and Noble and Hudson Booksellers mass market paperback bestsellers list, ranking as high as #6 during its third week in publication. As one reviewer put it, "Chayton Mahegan outside the law, under the radar, out for vengeance..."

Tony is also the author of the critically acclaimed, award winning, and Amazon #1 thriller/mystery bestselling Threat Series fiction novels featuring the Garrett Brothers, Matt and Zachary. A fourth Threat series novel, Mortal Threat, was released in January 2015 and became the number one downloaded book on Amazon's thrillers list. Tony also co-authors with Nicholas Irving the "Reaper" fiction series.

An avid supporter of veterans causes, Tony has generously donated over $30,000 in book royalties to the USO Metro DC Hospital Services fund for wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda National Naval Medical Center. He is the Chairman of the Board of the North Carolina Heroes Fund, a member of the Board of Directors of the US Military Veterans Foundation and a member of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Military Order of the Purple Heart.

Retiring in 2009 as a Brigadier General, Tony has appeared frequently as a guest commentator on FoxNews' Hannity show, The Story with Martha MacCallum, America's Newsroom, Fox and Friends Weekday and Weekend Editions, The Five, CNN's New Day and Brooke Baldwin Shows. NBC's Today Show with Jane Pauley chronicled Tony's career transition from the military to education and authorship.

Graduating from the United States Military Academy in 1981, his many assignments as a paratrooper and combat infantryman, include command of a paratrooper battalion in the 82nd Airborne Division and an air assault brigade in the 101st Airborne Division. His last combat assignment was as the deputy commanding general of the 10th Mountain Division and Combined/Joint Task Force-76 in Afghanistan. BG Tata has deployed on combat missions and operations in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bosnia, Panama and the Philippines. He has been awarded the Combat Action Badge and Bronze Star, is a Master Parachutist and a graduate of the U.S. Army's Ranger School.

Tony served as a National Security Fellow at Harvard University's JFK School of Government, and earned an M.A. in International Relations from the Catholic University of America and a Master of Military Art and Science from the Army's School of Advanced Military Studies. Notably, he is listed as a distinguished member of the 502nd, 504th, and 505th Parachute Infantry Regiments. He is also a graduate of the Broad Superintendents Academy and served as the Chief Operating Officer of Washington, DC Public Schools during Michelle Rhee's tenure as Chancellor and went on to lead the Wake County (Raleigh), North Carolina public school system, the 16th largest in the nation. He served as the Secretary of Transportation for the state of North Carolina from January 2013 to July 2015.

Tony is an avid surfer and enjoys spending time with his two children, Brooke and Zachary.

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Best Sellers

    • Foreign and Domestic

    • Jake Mahegan, Book 1
    • By: A. J. Tata
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 436
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404

    One year ago, Captain Jake Mahegan led a Delta Force team into Afghanistan to capture an American traitor working for the Taliban....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 4.5 Stars Action Packed Book A Bargain @$10.08

    • By Lia on 11-08-17

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Reaper: Ghost Target

    • A Sniper Novel
    • By: Nicholas Irving, A. J. Tata - contributor
    • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 359
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360

    Vick "The Reaper" Harwood is an esteemed sniper with a record kill count - 33 kills in 90 days - when he is knocked out under mortar attack in Afghanistan. He wakes up back in the United States with little memory of what happened....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Too much knowledge CAN be Hazardous to your Life!

    • By shelley on 05-14-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Dark Winter

    • Jake Mahegan Thriller Series, Book 5
    • By: Anthony J. Tata
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    By the time anyone realizes what's happening, it is too late. A dark network of hackers has infiltrated the computers of the US military, unleashing chaos across the globe. US missiles strike the wrong targets. Defense systems fail. Power grids shut down....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Jake turns into a marvel comic book<br />

    • By jedifish on 12-06-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Three Minutes to Midnight

    • Jake Mahegan, Book 2
    • By: A. J. Tata
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    One Army geologist is kidnapped - on U.S. soil. Two nuclear plants are attacked - in a matter of days. No American is safe - from the next, and final, wave of terror....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent 4 Star Listen

    • By Lia on 12-28-17

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Besieged

    • A Jake Mahegan Thriller, Book 3
    • By: A. J. Tata
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    A school under siege. A shooter in the classroom. An all too common American nightmare unleashed again....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Addition To The Series

    • By Lia on 02-11-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Direct Fire

    • A Jake Mahegan Thriller
    • By: A. J. Tata
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    In Direct Fire, author Brigadier General A.J. Tata brings the war on terror to America - with his hero, Jake Mahegan, caught in the crossfire...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A.j. Delivers another one!

    • By Rock River on 10-10-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Rogue Threat

    • Threat, Book 2
    • By: A. J. Tata
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    When a fleet of unmanned aerial drones disappears, the U.S. Vice President turns to Matt Garrett, still nursing the wounds he suffered in the Philippines....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Book

    • By Anonymous User on 09-10-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Sudden Threat

    • Threat, Book 1
    • By: A. J. Tata
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    CIA paramilitary operative Matt Garrett is mysteriously pulled from Pakistan as he closes in for the kill of Al Qaeda senior leadership and is reassigned to a low-profile mission in the Philippines....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of action with a very weak plot

    • By Wayne on 11-19-17

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Hidden Threat

    • Threat Series, Book 3
    • By: A. J. Tata
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    When Zachary Garrett leads a team of commandos into an enemy base-camp inside forbidden Pakistan territory, the ensuing combat destroys his helicopter and all its occupants....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Threat Series

    • By Sally E. Sasser on 04-26-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Mortal Threat

    • Threat Series, Book 4
    • By: A.J. Tata
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Medical school student Amanda Garrett and American doctors working secretly in Africa have found a cure for the Ebola and Human Immunodeficiency Viruses....

    Regular price: $19.99

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