Blaine McCracken races to stop terrorists from unleashing an ancient weapon of unimaginable power at the president's State of the Union speech
Blaine McCracken pulled off the impossible on a mission in Iran, but his work has just begun. Returning to the US, he faces another terrible threat in the form of Reverend Jeremiah Rule, whose hateful rhetoric has inflamed half the world, resulting in a series of devastating terrorist attacks. But Rule isn't acting alone. A shadowy cabal is pulling his strings, unaware that they are creating a monster who will soon spin free of their control.
Finding himself a wanted man, McCracken must draw on skills and allies both old and new to get to the heart of a plot aimed at unleashing no less than the tenth circle of hell. A desperate chase takes him into the past, where the answers he needs are hidden amid two of history's greatest puzzles: the lost colony of Roanoke and the Mary Celeste. As the clock ticks down to an unthinkable maelstrom, McCracken and his trusty sidekick, Johnny Wareagle, must save the United States from a war the country didn't know it was fighting, and that it may well lose.
“McCracken’s back! And I couldn’t be happier. Jon Land’s The Tenth Circle is a knockout thriller blending history, cutting-edge science, and nonstop action. Ancient mysteries, ghost ships, and a modern threat like no other . . . this is a novel that grips you by the throat and refuses to let go until the last page.” —James Rollins, New York Times–bestselling author of The Eye of God
“Jon Land is one hell of a writer. His vivid recreations of the past, his characterizations and his non-stop ticking clock tension had me turning the pages so fast they were smoldering. I really loved this book.” —Peter James, #1 international bestselling author of the Roy Grace novels
“At play is a weapon of mass destruction with links to the lost colony on Virginia’s Roanoke Island and the ghost ship the Mary Celeste, and McCracken and his comrades-in-arms, Sal Belamo and Johnny Wareagle, are the only ones who can prevent a horrific terrorist attack designed to bring America to its knees. A series of escalating clashes between the principals leads to a suitably climactic showdown.” —Publishers Weekly
“Mixing political-thriller themes with more fantastic elements . . . Those who remember McCracken’s wild and frequently SF-tinted adventures should have a great time.” —Booklist
Jon Land is the USA Today-bestselling author of The Tenth Circle, Pandora's Temple (winner of the 2012 International Book Award and nominated for a 2013 Thriller Award for Best E-Book Original Novel), and five other books featuring Blaine McCracken, Land's iconic series hero, for Open Road Integrated Media. He also pens the critically acclaimed Caitlin Strong series, which includes Strong Rain Falling and Strong Darkness, winners of the USA Best Book Award in 2013 and 2014, in the Mystery and Thriller categories, respectively. Now with thirty-seven books to his credit, Land will soon be working on a new title for Open Road, in which McCracken teams up with Land's other bestselling series hero, Jared Kimberlain (The Eighth Trumpet and The Ninth Dominion). Land lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and can be found at jonlandbooks.com and on Twitter with the handle @jondland.