Tommy Carmellini

8 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 3,010 ratings

Liars & Thieves Publisher's Summary

Tommy Carmellini - who dazzled thriller fans in Stephen Coonts' Cubaand Liberty - is the CIA's top man for jobs that require extreme stealth, breaking-and-entering skills, and split-second, sometimes lethal, decisions.

In Liars & Thieves, he's sent to post guard duty at a farmhouse in Virginia's remote Blue Ridge Mountains, where top government operatives are debriefing a star defector: the ultimate KGB insider, a man with records on every operation and every dirty trick the shadowy intelligence agency has ever run, from Lenin to Putin.

Carmellini arrives to find the guards shot dead, and a ruthless team of commandos - American commandos - slaughtering everyone in sight, then setting the house on fire. He escapes a hail of bullets and a deadly mountain car chase with what seems to be the sole survivor, a beautiful and mysterious translator who steals his car and leaves him for dead at the first chance.

What secrets did the defector know? Who would have killed to prevent him from talking? And how could a hit team act so fast, so efficiently, and so murderously without intimate, inside knowledge of the debriefing?

Smart money says someone in the U.S. government is behind the massacre and is now after Carmellini. And that begs the biggest question of all: in a world where nothing is as it seems and no one is who he pretends to be, who can Carmellini trust?

Finding out will be terrifying. The answer may be deadly.

©2004 Stephen Coonts (P)2004 Brilliance Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Liars & Thieves

    • By: Stephen Coonts
    • Narrated by: Guerin Barry
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 708
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 522
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 528

    Tommy Carmellini is sent to post guard duty at a farmhouse in Virginia's remote Blue Ridge Mountains, where top government operatives are debriefing a star defector: the ultimate KGB insider, a man with records on every operation and every dirty trick the shadowy intelligence agency has ever run, from Lenin to Putin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fast Paced - Good Read!

    • By Andrew Stone on 01-11-09

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 2

    • The Traitor

    • By: Stephen Coonts
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 411
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246

    The death of a French intelligence agent on an Air France flight to Amman, Jordan, is the trigger that launches Tommy Carmellini's latest adventure. Within the European Union, the national espionage agencies are fiercely competing for supremacy against each other, and against the CIA. When the Americans discover that the director of the French spy agency has secret investments in the Bank of Palestine, alarm bells go off.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Funny, entertaining, well read

    • By Gregory A. Pless on 08-02-06

    Regular price: $27.96

  • Book 3

    • The Assassin

    • By: Stephen Coonts
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 325
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197

    Al Qaeda links up with a renegade Mafia chieftain to threaten America with an unimaginable scenario of terror in a new novel featuring Tommy Carmellini - a tale of high drama and nonstop action from perennial best-selling author Stephen Coonts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Coonts does it again

    • By Hill on 03-01-10

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 4

    • The Disciple

    • By: Stephen Coonts
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 354
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 260
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 263

    The Iranian effort to develop nuclear weapons was the inspiration for this tale of spies, assassination, skullduggery, military action and political intrigue. Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the Devil's Disciple, and he has a plan. With 12 nuclear warheads mounted on twelve missiles, he will make Iran a martyr nation; then he will lead the world's Muslims in a holy war against western civilization.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another fine book from Coonts

    • By Hill on 08-11-10

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 5

    • Pirate Alley

    • Tommy Carmellini, Book 5
    • By: Stephen Coonts
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 228

    Grafton and Carmellini are back, battling terrorists on the high seas alongside a top-notch team of Navy SEALs in an action-packed tale by New York Times best-selling author Stephen Coonts. A luxurious vacation cruise to the exotic locales of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden turns into a nightmare for passengers and crew when their ship is suddenly attacked and captured by a band of bloodthirsty Somali pirates. An initial rescue mission ends in failure, and the decks are covered in blood. Unless they are paid a ransom of $200 million within seven days, the pirates threaten to execute all their hostages.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Waste of a credit from one of my favorite authors

    • By Bob on 05-17-13

    Regular price: $25.89

  • Book 6

    • The Art of War

    • Tommy Carmellini Series, Book 6
    • By: Stephen Coonts
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309

    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, the US goes on high alert. But a far more ominous danger lurks closer to home: a Chinese sleeper cell has planted a nuclear weapon in the harbor at Norfolk, Virginia, the biggest naval base on the planet. The target: a secret rendezvous of the Atlantic Fleet aircraft carriers and their battle groups.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ripped from Tomorrow's headlines!

    • By Robin on 03-07-16

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 7

    • Liberty's Last Stand

    • Tommy Carmellini, Book 7
    • By: Stephen Coonts
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 518
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 481
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 479

    The president of the United States stands on an outdoor stage, flanked by powerful members of his administration and party. Television crews are preparing for broadcast. High above the stage, on a nearby rooftop, a decorated sniper adjusts the scope on his rifle. Afterwards, America will never be the same.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read

    • By Donna Wright on 06-29-16

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 8

    • The Armageddon File

    • Tommy Carmellini, Book 8
    • By: Stephen Coonts
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    After one of the most contentious and divisive elections in American history, the new president is finally settling into the West Wing. But when his chief of staff discovers evidence that voting machines in key counties in swing states were tampered with, the whole administration is in danger of unraveling. Did someone steal the election? Are America's enemies involved? Were the tampered-with machines actually rigged to swing the election the other way - and if so and the plot failed, what is the conspirators' backup plan?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you disliked Coonts' Liberty's Last Stand,...

    • By Wayne on 11-06-17

    Regular price: $24.49