John Gilstrap
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John Gilstrap

John Gilstrap is the New York Times bestselling and Thriller Award-winning author of Final Target, 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.

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Best Sellers

    • No Mercy

    • By: John Gilstrap
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Gage
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 726
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 566
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 560

    No names. No Feds. No trace evidence. That's how Jonathan Grave operates. As a freelance specialist in covert rescues, he has to work outside the law to get things done ....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poor Narration

    • By Catherine Redlich on 06-18-11

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Against All Enemies

    • By: John Gilstrap
    • Narrated by: Basil Sands
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 222
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 204

    Jonathan Grave finds it hard to believe that a fellow combat vet has gone rogue, killing American agents and leaking sensitive intel to hostile foreign interests....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Very, very disappointing!

    • By Wayne on 11-20-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Scorpion Strike

    • Jonathan Grave Thriller Series, Book 10
    • By: John Gilstrap
    • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    For Jonathan Grave and Gail Bonneville, the Crystal Sands Resort is the perfect getaway - until gunshots shatter the night. Wealthy guests are yanked out of their sleep, herded like animals, forced to submit to their captors' demands. But Jonathan and Gail are no ordinary vacationers....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ACTION PACKED!!! May be the best of the series!!!!

    • By shelley on 06-28-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Hostage Zero

    • By: John Gilstrap
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Gage
    • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 427
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 329
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 326

    Hostage rescue expert Jonathan Grave is used to working alone, and this time he'll have to go where even the government won't....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I want more...

    • By Lynn Fraser on 07-26-10

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Damage Control

    • A Jonathan Grave Thriller, Book 4
    • By: John Gilstrap
    • Narrated by: Basil Sands
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235

    The hostages are young: a bus full of teenagers on a church mission. The ransom demands are explicit: deliver three million dollars - with zero involvement from law enforcement - or all captives will be executed....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jonathan Gave is awesome. Great series, great book

    • By Jared on 01-14-13

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Threat Warning

    • By: John Gilstrap
    • Narrated by: Basil Sands
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 384
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324

    The first victims are random. Ordinary citizens, fired upon at rush hour by unseen assassins....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent action and suspense thriller!

    • By Wayne on 03-08-16

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Friendly Fire

    • By: John Gilstrap
    • Narrated by: Basil Sands
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 438
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 406
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 407

    It begins with a shocking act of vengeance. Barista Ethan Falk chases a customer into the parking lot and kills him. He tells police that years ago, the older man abducted and tortured him....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hint: Play at 1.2x speed

    • By ScottG on 07-11-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Final Target

    • By: John Gilstrap
    • Narrated by: Basil Sands
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    Freelance operative Jonathan Grave faces his fiercest challenge yet in best-selling author John Gilstrap's explosive new thriller....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's a Tie for best of the series...

    • By shelley on 12-26-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • High Treason

    • A Jonathan Grave Thriller, Book 5
    • By: John Gilstrap
    • Narrated by: Basil Sands
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245

    As Grave tracks the missing First Lady through a labyrinth of lies and murder, he confronts uncovers a devastating scheme to bring a nation to its knees....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Dawn on 12-08-15

    Regular price: $20.72

    • End Game

    • By: John Gilstrap
    • Narrated by: Basil Sands
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 728
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 648
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 644

    Assassins have eliminated a Chechen scientist who's been working as a double agent for the U.S. government....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • End Game - Best In the Graves series

    • By shelley on 08-12-14

    Regular price: $24.95

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