Only the Dead - Jack Carr

Only the Dead

By Jack Carr

  • Release Date: 2023-05-16
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,708 Ratings


Navy SEAL James Reece faces a devastating global conspiracy in this high-adrenaline thriller that is ripped from the headlines—from the #1 New York Times bestselling author and “one of the top writers of political thrillers” (Bookreporter), Jack Carr.

In 1980, a freshman congressman was gunned down in Rhode Island, sending shockwaves through Washington that are still reverberating over four decades later.

Now, with the world on the brink of war and a weakened United States facing rampant inflation, political division, and shocking assassinations, a secret cabal of global elites is ready to assume control. And with the world’s most dangerous man locked in solitary confinement, the conspirators believe the final obstacle to complete domination has been eliminated. They’re wrong.

From the firms of Wall Street to the corridors of power in Washington, DC, and Moscow, secrets from the past have the uncanny ability to rise to the surface in the present.

With the odds stacked against him, James Reece is on a mission generations in the making. Unfortunately for his enemies, the former SEAL is not concerned with odds. He is on the warpath. And when James Reece picks up his tomahawk and sniper rifle, no one is out of range.

From “a master novelist” (Ballistic Magazine), “quintessential hero James Reece is exactly what’s needed in today’s chaotic political milieu” (K.J. Howe, author of Skyjack).


  • Great book describes america and the world today

    By grutfd
    Great book
  • Only the Dead

    By bookbum17
    Not on par with the rest of the series. Too much politics. Should have read a Reacher book instead.
  • Another excellent entry

    By TigersJC86
    Just another phenomenal thriller from Jack Carr and my favorite since his 3rd books Savage Son. This book answered a lot of questions, had some intense and brutal action and enough espionage and detail of the real to scare you to the realities of the world but engross you to turn the page and keep turning till the end.
  • Terrifyingly believable

    By Catchbigfish
    Jack Carr has captured our world today. If only we had a real life James Reece to take out the trash.
  • Always enjoyable

    By jmit22
    Always like these books. This one was a little different as it went down the rabbit hole of conspiracy theories which made it a bit convoluted to follow. But I enjoy the character and the author.
  • Only the Dead

    By pw!642
    Good fiction
  • Another Hit

    By jeffmcc
    Loved it. Awesome as usual from Jack Carr.
  • Missing Something

    By Spy Life
    First off. I love me some Jack Carr and James Reece. Favorite author and favorite character. I don’t want to end up on his podcast for writing a bad review. But… As of now. This is my least favorite Reece adventure. Doesn’t mean it was bad it just means it isn’t as good as the previous books in my opinion. This book is the longest in the series but still feels like it’s missing something. Still loved it. You should definitely read it. I will be definitively buying and reading the next Carr and Reece adventure for as long as he keeps writing. Oh and one more thing. Stay off the list. 😉
  • Awesome

    By Atwph
    Read the whole series! AWESOME!
  • Somewhat ponderous and too political

    By Mrunderhill12
    But it does keep you interested