The Art of War: A Jake Grafton Novel - Stephen Coonts

The Art of War: A Jake Grafton Novel

Author: Stephen Coonts

  • Publication Date: 2016-02-02
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 255 Ratings)


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.

“When it comes to military fiction, Coonts remains on every fan's A-list.”—Booklist
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


  • Art of War

    By Dstuddard
    An excellent work from Stephen Coonts, in the adventures of Jake Grafton. I wasn't able to put it down once I started reading. I'm already looking forward to the next installment. A fan since Flight of the Intruder and every other fiction and non-fiction book by Mr. Coonts.
  • The Art of War: ANovel

    By JBstellar
    This book is an excellent read, a true page turner that cannot be put aside. Mr Coonts hit a home run, remained true to his familiar characters, and did not disappoint this long-time fan. Thank you and may your next thirty books be equally exciting.
  • The Art of War

    By Redbearn66
    I read the first Jake Grafton adventure Flight of the Intruder, while working at the Point Mugu Naval Air Station near Malibu, California around 1988. Probably us Military Types enjoy these stories more than most, some because it takes them back to their early years as a Navy Pilot. Why would a Soldier who fought on the ground and from a helicopter like something about the Sea and the Navy? Because we identify with the daily challenge to be and to do our best, even in the worst possible conditions. For a Warrior, any Warrior, this challenge is what makes life worthwhile. To fight all types of adversity and win, is the greatest achievement any man or women can achieve. Jake always finds a way, no matter what adversity he's faced with. Many of us are still here because we did too. You'll enjoy this book. Get it today. Jim Welch, US Army Retired
  • Coonts

    By Donnie runyan
    Coonts's is one of the few who keeps you looking at the numberof pages left, dreading the end of book.You try to slow down so you can make it last longer,but you are out of luck.You can't slow down.You actuallydread the end of story.I'm on page 786(ebook) now and stopped to tell you to buy this book.Great read.Thank you for this ride.
  • $14.99 for 250 pages?

    By StopSpamTexts
    I don't think so. Greedy publishers need to price at $9.99 and learn the lesson of the music industry. I'd buy it at $9.99.