The Best Military Thriller Books

In this list, the novels are full of war, violence, mystery and brave military men who must race against the enemy to save themselves and often the world. Whether the enemy is outwardly against them or hidden amongst them, time is short and the stakes are high. These books were written between 1982 and 2017.

 Whisper Who Dare 

By Terence Strong

Published in 1982 by the author Terence Strong. The British government is worried, they have set the four men Saber team of the legendary SAS to destroy the new monster in the IRA’s armory. Their mission is to probe the inner sanctum of the IRA’s terror machine, fighting in the bloody carnage and chaos of Ulster. This will be their toughest mission yet. But in their journey, they find themselves in the cruelest twist of fate.

 Black Site 

By Dalton Fury

Kilt Radnor is a Delta Force operator and American hero. He is trying to live a normal life after a mission went bad three years before. He had to make a split-second decision to disobey orders that led to some of his teammates getting killed and the rest captured. He now has a chance to redeem himself but it comes at a price.  He goes back to try and save those that were captured but there are some that will stop at nothing to keep him from accomplishing his mission. This book was published by 2012 by Dalton Fury.


 Shadow Catcher 

By James R. Hannibal

Nick Baron is an Air Force major that was part of a failed special ops mission ten years before that left a B-2 stealth bomber at the bottom of the Persian Gulf. Baron must now find it before any unfriendly nations can take the technology. But this is not their only mission. They most also set out into the Chinese wilderness to retrieve a soldier that they thought was dead. But it turns out the real danger of their mission is among them, someone has betrayed them and they must discover who before they are all killed. Published by James R. Hannibal in 2013.

The Volsung Project

By Robert F. Corwin

This book published in 2014 by Robert F. Corwin, looks at WWII. The shooting war was over in May 1945 but for the hardcore Nazis, the war was far from over. In 1944 ten-year-old George sees a German U-Boat surface off the coast of Long Island but he convinces himself it was just his imagination. But ten years later he crosses paths with one of the men in the boat. This leads him to begin a 30-year investigation that shows a horrifying and insidious truth.

The Red Line

By Walt Gragg

WWIII has begun. The resurgent Russian Empire has launched a deadly armored attack into the heart of Germany. The only hope is a woefully undermanned force of American soldiers. Army Staff Sergeant George O’Neill, a communications specialist, may be able to reestablish links that have been severed to their allies. While he works as quickly as he can, the US soldiers must do everything they can to hold back the enemy. The thin line between victory and defeat is also the red line between life and death. Written in 2017, this book is by author Walt Gragg.


About the Author

My name is Emerson Rose Craig. I am a creative writing student and aspiring novelist. I love fantasy, historical literature, sci-fi and classic literature but will read whatever I can get my hands on. I also write in all of these genres and more for inspiration does not limit itself and neither will I. If you ask me what my favorite book is I will not answer because picking a favorite book is, to me, like picking a favorite star.