cover image Total Mayhem: A Jonathan Grave Thriller

Total Mayhem: A Jonathan Grave Thriller

John Gilstrap. Pinnacle, $9.99 mass market (480p) ISBN 978-0-7860-3982-1

Hundreds die when snipers shoot up six high school football games in bestseller Gilstrap’s propulsive 12th Jonathan Grave thriller (after 2018’s Scorpion Strike). The FBI enlists Grave, the billionaire leader of private investigating firm Security Solutions, and three of his team members to go underground as fake FBI agents to find and eliminate the killers. The next attacks use bombs to strike small Midwestern towns, again causing hundreds of deaths. The mastermind behind the mayhem, Art Evers, known as Iceman to his terrorist team, calls his operation Retribution. The tension rises after Grave gets wind of the next target—Capitol Harbor, a tourist development outside Washington, D.C., where children will be out Halloween night. Not everyone survives the final confrontation, but series fans can rest assured that Grave will fight again. Straightforward plotting, amped-up action, and amusing banter keep the pages turning. Agent: Anne Hawkins, John Hawkins & Assoc. (July)