In the case of best-selling novelist and former Navy SEAL Jack Carr, a deep love of family, love of country and love of reading and writing — plus respect for America’s military and veterans — are the opening pages in a fascinating, multi-layered career.
“I knew from a very early age that those were the two things I wanted to do in life — serve my country in uniform, and then write thrillers,” the author, based in Park City, Utah, told Fox News Digital in a recent interview.
Carr has just released his latest thriller featuring popular series character James Reece — who, not surprisingly, is a former Navy SEAL.
The novel, “In the Blood” (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster), came out May 17, 2022.
Here are highlights from a fascinating conversation with Jack Carr just as he was about to go on tour for the new novel.
Given his dedication to the military and all who have served our country — including his own grandfather, a military aviator who died in the waning days of World War II — it seems no accident the book is out just ahead of Memorial Day this year.
Fox News Digital: How do you write so many books? You’ve written “The Terminal List,” “True Believer,” “Savage Son,” “The Devil’s Hand” — now your newest, “In the Blood.” How do you do it?
Jack Carr: It’s exhausting! Oh my gosh! It’s crazy. (laughs) But when you have a series character, that’s what people want now.