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Wednesday, November 11, 2015



The useful term "prolific author" might have been termed for Jon Land, with 38 novels in 3 series pus stand-alones. Mr. Land's novels constitute the "thinking person's thriller." STRONG LIGHT OF DAY is the seventh entry in the Caitlin Strong series, featuring the fifth-generation Texas Ranger noted for her interference in others' business and her insistence on modifying others' behavior (frequently at gunpoint). Very visceral and very outspoken, STRONG LIGHT OF DAY is also notably vivid and not easily forgotten. Ranger Caitlin Strong is an unforgettable character who stands on her own and stands out, loved or hated but never overlooked.


Strong Light of Day by Jon Land

Caitlin Strong is a fifth generation Texas Ranger as quick with her wits as her gun. Over the years she’s taken on all manner of criminals and miscreants, thwarting the plans of villains to do vast damage to the country and state she loves. But none of that has prepared Caitlin for an investigation that pits her against ruthless billionaire oilman Calum Dane whose genetically engineered pesticide may have poisoned a large swath of the state.

How that poisoning is connected to the disappearance of thirty high school students from a Houston prep school, including the son of her outlaw lover Cort Wesley Masters, presents Caitlin with the greatest and most desperate challenge of her career. And, as if that wasn’t enough, she also has to deal with a crazed rancher whose entire herd of cattle has been picked clean to the bone by something science can’t explain.

The common denominator between these apparently disparate events is a new and deadly enemy capable of destroying the US economy and killing millions in the process. An enemy different than any Caitlin has faced before, and a foe it will take far more than bullets to bring down. But there’s another player in the deadly game Caitlin finds herself playing in the form of Russian extremists prepared to seize upon an opportunity to win a war they never stopped fighting.

Caitlin’s race to save the country weaves through the present and the past, confronting her and Cort Wesley with the most powerful and dangerous foes they’ve ever faced, both human and otherwise. The Cold War hasn’t just heated up; it’s boiling over under the spill of a strong light only Caitlin can extinguish before it’s too late.

Author Bio:

Jon LandJon Land is the USA Today bestselling author of the 38 novels, including seven titles in the critically acclaimed Caitlin Strong series: Strong Enough to Die, Strong Justice, Strong at the Break, Strong Vengeance, Strong Rain Falling (winner of the 2014 International Book Award and 2013 USA Best Book Award for Mystery-Suspense) and Strong Darkness (winner of the 2014 USA Books Best Book Award and the 2015 International Book Award for Thriller). Caitlin Strong returns this October in Strong Light of Day, to be followed by Darkness Rising, his sci-fi collaboration with Heather Graham coming from Forge in June of 2016. Jon is a 1979 graduate of Brown University, lives in Providence, Rhode Island and can be found on the Web at or on Twitter @jondland.

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Book Details:

Genre: Thriller
Published by: Forge
Publication Date: Oct 13, 2015
Number of Pages: 352
ISBN: 978-0765335128
Series: Caitlin Strong, #7
Purchase Links:
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  1. Sounds like another winning entry in this series! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on it with us.

  2. Loved your coverage, Mallory, especially the last line of your wonderful review! If you're on Twitter, follow me at @jondland and I'll follow you back immediately! Jon