10 Books for Fans of Amazon Prime’s The Terminal List | ThrillerFix

The Terminal List has quickly become one of Amazon Prime's most successful shows. Starring co-executive producer Chris Pratt, the streamer brings to life Navy SEAL James Reece, the conflicted and heroic protagonist of five books by author Jack Carr. Across eight episodes, the first season of The Terminal List show took audiences on a non-stop thrill ride of action, adventure, and military drama.

All the books in The Terminal List book series featuring Reece are also tightly-wound thrillers and are recommended reading. But if you're looking for other books that have that same mix of military heroes, family drama, government conspiracies, and twisting plots, here are ten more books to add to your reading list.

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The Last Protector by Simon Gervais

Clayton White is a military veteran turned Secret Service agent assigned to protect Veronica, the daughter of the Vice President-elect who also happens to be his girlfriend. After assassins break into Veronica's hotel room, White saves the day, but their problems are just getting started. With the same mix of action, 

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intrigue, and betrayal as The Terminal List, The Last Protector features a hero that James Reece fans will surely like. Read here.

Armored by Mark Greaney

If you've read a Terminal List book, there's a good chance you've read the Grey Man series by Mark Greeney. If so you're bound to love Armored as it is the first in his exciting new series. Former Close Protection Agent (aka professional bodyguard) Josh Duffy is working as a mall cop after losing a leg in the line of 

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duty. However, a chance run-in with an old colleague sees Duffy called back into duty for a UN mission to negotiate peace between Mexican drug cartels. This impossible task kicks off a non-stop run of action and adventure. Read here.

Hawke by Ted Bell

If you like James Reece, you'll want to get to know Alexander Hawke, the hero of Ted Bell's long-running series. Naval hero Hawke is sent to the Caribbean on a special mission to find a Stealth submarine that has disappeared. While searching for the men who stole the submarine, Hawke is haunted by the 

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memory of his parents' murder. A tightly constructed plot finds him simultaneously working on those cases and searching for ancient treasure against the backdrop of military espionage. Read here.

The Innocent by David Baldacci

The first of five Will Robie books finds the covert US government hitman the target of his own colleagues when his instinct tells him not to pull the trigger on his latest job. On the run, Robie crosses paths with Julie, a 14-year-old runaway who is in danger herself. A relentless techno-thriller, The Innocent features 

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engaging characters and a streamlined plot that makes it impossible to put down. Read here.

I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

The debut novel by movie producer and screenwriter Terry Hayes, I Am Pilgrim features the same type of non-stop military action as The Terminal List books. A New York City police detective recruits a former high-ranking American spy with the code name Pilgrim to help solve a murder. The deeper Pilgrim digs into the 

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case, the higher the stakes get until he's racing to prevent mass destruction from happening. A brilliant tale of mystery and suspense. Read here.

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The Drifter by Nick Petrie

The Drifter introduces us to Peter Ash, an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran suffering from PTSD. When his friend from the Marines commits suicide, Ash offers to help the widow with home repairs and discovers more than he bargained for. A suitcase containing explosives and $400,000 in cash sets off a plot that thickens 

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with every page up until the end. Read here.

The Enemies of My Country by Jason Kasper

The David Rivers novels by Jason Kasper feature a lot to love for Terminal List fans: CIA covert black-ops, military action, and frantic storytelling. The first in the series, The Enemies of My Country, finds Rivers on a mission in Syria. From the moment he reads his intel briefing, he's caught in a crossfire involving 

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Washington, DC, the military, and his own family. Incredible situations prove Rivers to be a hero worthy of James Reece. Read here.


No list of military thrillers would be complete without a nod toward Tom Clancy. Without Remorse is the first of two books Clancy devoted to CIA operative John Clark. A former NAVY Seal and Vietnam vet, Clark is out to avenge the murder of his wife and unborn child. At the same time, his bosses send him on a mission 

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to infiltrate a notorious POW camp in North Vietnam. Set in the early 1970s, Without Remorse is a fun throwback to the days when spies relied on their smarts more than technology. Read here.

American Assassin by Vince Flynn

The Terminal List's James Reece has become one of the most popular fictional military heroes in a short time. Paving the way before him were characters like Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp. Tough, honest, and loyal, Flynn evolved Rapp's character through a series of adventures full of Bond-worthy villains, and corrupt 

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politicians. Fans were always left to wonder how Rapp got started, until the prequel novel American Assassin provided his origin story. It works equally well for new readers or long-time fans. Read here.

The Asset by Saul Herzog

Saul Herzog is the pen name of "one of the publishing industry's most successful and sought-after thriller authors," according to his bio. Fans of espionage spy thrillers may debate Herzog's real identity, but don't be surprised if his story is adapted for the screen soon. The plot elements sound familiar: former CIA asset 

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Lance Spector is called back to work because he's the only one who can save the world from a Russian bioweapon. But the tale is expertly told, keeping readers on the edge of their seats the whole time. Read here.

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Danger Close

Fans of The Terminal List must check out The Terminal List author Jack Carr's podcast Danger Close. The show gives listeners a look into what life as a Navy SEAL is really like via conversations with a fascinating series of guests. Danger Close is available on all the major podcasting platforms, including


Six was one of the best fictional drama shows to feature Navy SEALs before The Terminal List. Originally aired on History, Six followed SEAL Team Six for two seasons in 2017 and 2018. Gritty and realistic with complex characters, Six flew under the radar when it first came out. Thankfully both seasons are available

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 Amazon Prime Video and other services. Watch here.

There you have it! If you enjoyed The Terminal List , then you're in for a treat with these other books that have that same mix of military heroes, family drama, government conspiracies, and twisting plots, here are ten more books to add to your reading list.

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