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Threat Warning

(Jonathan Grave #3)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  2,646 ratings  ·  132 reviews
Jonathan Grave, my favorite freelance peacemaker, problem-solver, and tough-guy hero, is back--and in particularly fine form. --Jeffery Deaver

In his most terrifying thriller yet, New York Times bestselling author John Gilstrap exposes the darkest threat to America's freedom, a secret society of merciless killers, watching and waiting to strike. . .

The first victims are ran
Mass Market Paperback, 388 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Pinnacle Books
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Apr 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller
Another taut thriller featuring Jonathan "Digger" Graves and his hostage rescue team, Security Solutions. The wife and son of a fellow military man are taken hostage by religious zealots, with a grand political agenda. Approached by a former boss he despises, Graves decides to help his overseas comrade, and goes to war. Fast paced, with enough but not too much morality. P.S. The title of this book made no sense. ...more
Scott A. Miller
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Grave and Company were superb in this on. They were drawn into this mess unintentionally. They were forced to solve the problem more than choosing too. What a ride. Looking forward to the next one because one member of the team is in trouble.
Alex is The Romance Fox
The 3rd thriller in the Jonathan Grave Series set in Washington DC and West Virginia is a terrifying and exciting story featuring my new favorite hero, the freelance peacemaker and hostage rescuer Jonathan Grave and the Security Solutions team.

When a woman and her son are kidnapped and held hostage by a sinister military group calling themselves the “Army of God”, Jonathan and his team are soon onto their new mission to rescue them before they are killed by the secret cult-like society bent on b
Freda Malone
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I’ve really come to like this series of Jonathan Graves. At first glance, I would even say Jonathan is a loner, until a rescue comes into play in these stories. Gail (a former law enforcement officer) hired by Graves later, has really frustrated me in this novel. Her conflict with the law and her boss’s rule to ‘shoot first ask questions later’ have me calling her a moron more often than not. Grave’s partner and friend, Boxers, is the exception to any rule when it comes to the preservation of li ...more
Richard Gazala
Jun 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
"Threat Warning" is the third and latest entry in veteran bestselling thriller author John Gilstrap's series featuring tough-guy hero Jonathan "Digger" Grave. Fans of Gilstrap and Grave will be hard-pressed to put this exhilarating book down before finishing it in a single sitting, as will thriller fans just discovering the author and/or the character. Gilstrap rivets attention from the novel's electrifying first chapter, and from there the action barrels full tilt right up to the story's taut c ...more
Lisa Malmquist
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fast paced thriller. Jonathan Graves and his band of not really sanctioned, rescue operatives are the ones to call when you have no one else.
In this installment, Jonathan and Boxer-the "Big Guy", helicopter pilot and munitions expert, are tasked with rescuing a mother and her son from a home grown terrorist cell. The "Army of God".
The first thing that occurs is that Jonathan is crossing a traffic bridge, and sees an active shooter shooting random people stuck on the bridge in their cars. He is h
Alex Ander
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I give Threat Warning a more specific rating of 4.7 stars. This is the third book in the series and each one gets better. The author did a great job of going back and forth between and among the various characters and the situations involving them (multiple scenes playing out from different character viewpoints). That aspect compelled me to keep reading to get to the next viewpoint/scene. Very good plot, which was not too difficult to determine what was going to happen next. That doesn't bother ...more
Jennifer Brown
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another catching novel by this author! I did pick it up a while ago but wasn't able to read it because of certain distractions, but when I did get a chance to read it, I didn't want to put it down! This was one that I had to force myself to take breaks to do adult things (I know, sucks, right??). Gilstrap must do tons of research when he writes his books because the details of the missions and weapons is in-depth! I loved learning new things (although some of the weapons specs I might have skipp ...more
Josh McClellan
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
4.5. my favorite of Gilstrap's so far. Jonathan and Gail's relationship as soldier vs. cop is very interesting and unique. ...more
I may be repetitive but this is a great series and I am a sucker for series and love to read them back to back. Highly recommended.
Pierre Tassé
Apr 19, 2020 rated it liked it
An exciting book going from low to high as the excitment escalated. Then it seemed to go on when I felt it was over.
Robert Dunn
Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I've said it before and I will say it again- If I could plot like John Gilstrap I would be a happy writer. This book has a mystery wrapped in a thriller and both are more than enough to keep the pages turning.
Jonathan Grave novels are a series not to be missed if you like action and heroes saving the day and who doesn't?
Carl R.
May 16, 2012 rated it it was ok
Well, I said in my last entry that I needed some candy reading, and boy did I find it. Absolutely perfect airplane books,which is mostly where I read both.

John Gilstrap has created a nicely noir protagonist named Jonathan Grave. Except he’s not really “Grave” (there are a number of appropriate echoes to that name), but “Gravenow.” He shortened it because his nearest kin is a famous “guest of the state” after a lucrative career in corruption. Before he got sent up, said kin transferred virtually
Aug 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Good thriller. Jonathan Graves is the owner of a security company but his real job is helping protect innocent people. Although I haven't read any other books by this author, I get the impression he has used this particular character before. A terriorist group is targeting innocent people in different areas of the U.S. A young woman kills several people as they drive along a busy highway. Jonathan is in a car and sees the shooter. When he tries to follow her, a FBI agent apprehends and arrests h ...more
Mar 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
The beginning was good and then immediately careened off the rails into how-can-this-woman-be-so-unbelievably-stupid territory. It was so awful that I nearly quit reading right there. But after about 50 pages of stupid-woman nonsense, it picked back up and got pretty good again.

Without getting too spoiler-ish, the premise of the book is that some people (who are too stupid to live) are kidnapped and Our Hero has to go save them. There are many Bad People dispatched in assorted ways en route to t
Rex Fuller
Aug 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great writing. Gilstrap is one of my favorites.
Jan Quinn
Love the story. Could't put the book down. In spite of having surgery Friday. Love this author. He know how to write an exciting story ...more
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
#3 in the Jonathan Grave series. Finalist 2012 Shamus Award for Best Paperback; Finalist 2012 Thriller Award for Best Paperback. Jonathan "Digger" Grave, formerly a Delta Force operator, now owned and ran Security Solutions, a firm specializing in hostage rescue. In author Gilstrap's 2011 outing he is up against a fundamentalist WV group called the Army of God is wreaking havoc and deflecting blame by pretending to be Islamic terrorists. After they kidnap the wife and son of a Delta Force operat ...more
Jason Dias
Aug 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: thriller

Gilstrap builds tension throughout this story, raising the stakes page by page. I read the last couple dozen pages outside my normal reading time to find out what happens. That's praise; not many writers can get me to do that.

If you're into hard-boiled, low-empathy tough guys, this could be your book. I've just read so many just like it. Start with the pointlessly redundant formula title and you know what you're getting (threat AND warning?).

There's the black woman who has no Black experi
Nov 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Plenty of CRASH!, Plenty of BANG!, Plenty of WALLOP! So why didn't it quite hit the spots? I found the
Characters very two dimensional they didn't bring anything new to the genre. the plot I thought had a lot of holes in it, one glaring one would be the ease to get a hotel room across the park where the president is due to hold a an open air event. I Enjoyed the book it was a page turner, It's just I always felt I could have turned a couple of pages at a time & not missed anything.

I will read &
Jul 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A domestic terrorist group has attacked and killed civilians in 3 US cities. Dig is caught on a bridge during one of the attacks and sees one of the terrorists escape after opening up on the rush hour traffic.
Dig, Box and Gail are on the clock, looking to rescue the wife and son of a soldier in SOG. The mission of course doesn't go quite as planned and the leader escapes.
Gilstrap spins a tale of brainwashed fanaticism and attacks here at home
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
This was another brutal book. Anytime you take children and threaten their lives it's always really uncomfortable and unpleasant This one deals with some kind of a religious cult that we're extreme right wing people wanting the country to pull back and protect itself from what they perceived as threats of non-generational Americans ...more
Jon bogen
Not Bad

While I haven't read any of the author's other books, this certainly captured the extremist mindset that was on display January 6th 2021 with the storming of the US Capitol by Trump "encouraged" loyalists. Tragic that five people died in the me!ee or the aftermath of it that ensued.
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
it was a very good book to read i did like it a lot but it was very good book to was about a cop who was trying to help a boy name ryan and his mother who to got away from a murder. but it was very good book to read but they did got away.
Irene Thouin
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
John, another great and exciting novel!

So action packed my head was reeling.
I've read Jonathan Grave thrillers but not in sequence, therefore I had missed books 3 & 4 somehow. Now I have to check my Kindle Library to make sure I didn't miss more.
Thank you for a great read.
terry grena
Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow awesome

I found this amazing action packed book as a bargain.I started this adventure and then found myself knee deep in the story and I didn’t want to stop . Well , now I’m hooked . thank you for the ride...
Irwin Rubien
Jan 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read

Having just finished the 1st three books of the series I have to say I really enjoyed them. The characters are interesting and work well developing the storyline. On to book no. 4
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
A cult using terrorism to undermine America kidnaps a mother and son.
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read, plenty of action, but Gail is staring to wear thin on me.
Sheree Rose
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Real great

Loved the book. Very interesting. Author keeps you wondering how they will escape the enemy. Definitely will read more of series.
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