Jon Land is the bestselling author over 25 novels. He graduated from Brown University in 1979 Phi Beta Kappa and Magna cum Laude and continues his association with Brown as an alumni advisor. Jon often bases his novels and scripts on extensive travel and research as well as a twenty-five year career in martial arts. He is an associate member of the US Special Forces and frequently volunteers in schools to help young people learn to enjoy the process of writing... Full Bio
Bookmark |

Welcome to the website of bestselling author Jon Land.

Read more

What people are saying about Strong Vengeance

“With Strong Vengeance, Jon Land is a thriller author who is writing at the highest level; as always a great plot, interesting characters and a thrill ride that will keep your fingers glued to the pages for hours.” —Strand Magazine “Gripping! Caitlin Strong is my favorite new series character.” —Harlan…

Read more

The Reviews are In…

And BETRAYAL: Whitey Bulger and the FBI Agent who Fought to Bring Him Down is a hit with the critics! Since this was my first ever work of nonfiction, I had absolutely no idea what to expect. It was a learning experience for me from the beginning, not an easy…

Read more

The Most Notorious Gangster Ever

Bob Fitzpatrick was appointed ASAC (Assistant Special Agent in Charge) of the Boston office of the FBI in late 1980 with a clear mandate:  “Kick ass and take names,” according to his superior Roy McKinnon in Washington.  And the ass he really needed to kick was that of an Irish…

Read more
Betrayal is coming

Betrayal is coming

 “So you wanna a bullet in the head?” So begins BETRAYAL (Forge, January 3, 2012), my first nonfiction book after thirty novels.  The speaker is the Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, addressing his soon-to-be victim John McIntyre, an informant capable of bringing him down once and for all, in 1984. The…

Read more

Writing Caitlin Strong

Caitlin saw D. W. Tepper standing in the shade cast by the Intrepid building through the lobby’s glass entry doors.  She joined him outside in the early spring heat and watched him stamp a cigarette out under his boot. “Captain?” she said, stopping just short of him, something all wrong…

Read more

How Caitlin Strong Was Born

The origin of Caitlin Strong, arguably my greatest and most complex hero ever, owes itself to a conversation my editor Natalia Aponte had with one of the heads of sales at Tor/Forge, my publisher.  They were discussing the state of the genre and bemoaning the fact that with all the…

Read more

Strong at the Break Book Trailer

The official book trailer for STRONG AT THE BREAK is out today! Female Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong races to a stop a second Civil War being orchestrated by a right wing militia group led by Malcolm Arno. Twenty years ago Caitlin’s father gunned down his to prevent a similar debacle…

Read more
STRONG JUSTICE named Top Thriller of the Year by Library Journal!

STRONG JUSTICE named Top Thriller of the Year by Library Journal!

I’m thrilled to report that my last book STRONG JUSTICE, the second to feature female Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong, was named a Top Thriller of the Year by Library Journal.  This is an incredible honor, especially given only five titles receive such distinction. To check out the entire list and…

Read more

Strong at the Break Preview

Fifth generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong returns in her most personal and desperate adventure yet, an adventure that has its roots in a gunfight years before in which her father shot down the cult-like leader of a separatist church. Two decades later that man’s son, Malcolm Arno, has become head…

Read more

Happy Holidays from Jon Land!

I wanted to wish all my fans and readers the happiest and healthiest of holidays. And not just my fans, but all fans of the thriller genre and the authors who have helped define it. I’m proud to count as my friends five of those authors–Steve Berry, James Rollins, David…

Read more
Page 2 of 212