Author John Gilstrap

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John Gilstrap is the New York Times bestselling author of Total Mayhem, Scorpion Strike, Final Target, Friendly Fire, Against All Enemies, End Game, High Treason, Damage Control, Threat Warning, Hostage Zero, No Mercy, Nathan’s Run, At All Costs, and Six Minutes to Freedom.

In addition, John has written four screenplays for Hollywood, adapting the works of Nelson DeMille, Norman McLean and Thomas Harris. He is contracted to write and co-produce the film adaptation of his book, Six Minutes to Freedom.

A frequent speaker at literary events, John also teaches seminars on suspense writing techniques at a wide variety of venues, from local libraries to The Smithsonian Institution. Outside of his writing life, John is a renowned safety expert with extensive knowledge of explosives, hazardous materials, and fire behavior. John lives in Fairfax, VA.

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John Gilstrap Latest Book

Hell Fire by John Gilstrap

Other Books by John Gilstrap

Jonathan Grave Thriller Series by John Gilstrap

Show Notes/Links

John’s YouTube channel for writers: A Writer’s View of Writing and Publishing

Other authors mentioned during podcast: Stephen Hunter, Alistair MacLean, Frederick Forsyth, Trevanian, William Goldman, name.

Day of the Jackal


The Day of the Jackal a book that influenced John as a writer. One of my favorite books.



Video Interview

About the Author
I write thriller and crime fiction novels and host the Meet the Thriller Author podcast where I interview authors of mystery, thriller, and suspense books.

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