“Status-6 is my vote for Thriller of the Year. The protagonist is Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan meets Lee Child’s Jack Reacher.” —Grant Blackwood, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tom Clancy Under Fire
“Status-6, is the best book I’ve read this year—a ripped-from-the-headlines military technothriller that literally left me awake at night, fearful of where we’re headed as a nation and a species. What’s next after the nightmare coronavirus pandemic? Don’t miss this first book in the NCIS Special Ops series that promises to shatter the thriller genre.” —James Rollins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Demon Crown (Sigma Force)
“Status-6 grabs you from page one and doesn’t let you go. The global security crisis revealed in this book is all-too-real and could well be tomorrow’s headlines. The characters are well-nuanced and provide a powerful urge to root for or against them. Don’t read this thriller before going to bed—you’ll be awake all night!” –George Galdorisi, New York Times bestselling author of the Tom Clancy Op Center series
Status-6 is a high-concept political and military thriller that will appeal to the 200 million fans of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan books. Also, to fans of the Jack Ryan Amazon TV series, which has propelled legacy Tom Clancy books onto bestseller lists. Status-6 will appeal to the 47 million fans of the #1 drama in the world: the NCIS TV series, and to fans of The American TV series.
Status-6: An NCIS Special Ops Thriller is the first in a series from the New York Times bestselling author of Red November, takes us deep inside the inner workings of NCIS and the U.S., Russian, and Chinese navies, as well as inside SEAL Team Two—the only Arctic-trained team that undertakes missions as dangerous and daring as SEAL Team Six. W. Craig Reed brings to bear his expertise as a U.S. Navy Diver and submariner to deliver a taut thriller riddled with unexpected plot twists. Using inside information gleaned from high-level contacts, Reed delivers details about AI and cutting-edge military platforms with the intrigue and accuracy reminiscent of Tom Clancy.
Deep beneath the Arctic Ocean, a covert team of Chinese operatives uses stolen U.S. technology to capture Russia’s newest attack submarine. Loaded with 100-megaton nuclear torpedoes, the sub is headed west. The Americans want to sink her, the Russians want her back, and the Chinese claim they’re not responsible.
NCIS agent Jon Shay is a former SEAL Team Two operator. Still shattered by the murder of his wife a year earlier, he places the barrel of a revolver against his temple, spins the cylinder, and squeezes the trigger. He hears only a click—and the chime of his phone. Activated for a mission in the Arctic, Jon pairs with British scientist Kate Barrett to battle a ticking clock, trained operatives, and top government officials. Together, they must find and stop the world’s most lethal submarine. The stakes are raised when they learn that the Russian sub is controlled by an infected AI system bent on completing its mission to create a nuclear winter.