Last Updated on March 30, 2020
Last Updated on March 30, 2020Marc Cameron is the New York Times bestselling author of the Jericho Quinn series, Arliss Cutter series, and his work on the Jack Ryan universe started by Tom Clancy. As Mark Henry, he has also written two western novels which are now published in one main edition titled To Hell and Beyond.
Here are the Marc Cameron books in order for his several military thriller series written to date.
New Marc Cameron Books
Jericho Quinn Series
- National Security (Jericho Quinn #1), 2011
- Act of Terror (Jericho Quinn #2), 2012
- State of Emergency (Jericho Quinn #3), 2013
- Time of Attack (Jericho Quinn #4), 2014
- Day Zero (Jericho Quinn #5), 2015
- Brute Force (Jericho Quinn #6), 2015
- Field of Fire (Jericho Quinn #7), 2016
- Dead Drop (Jericho Quinn #7.5), 2017
- The Triple Frontier (Jericho Quinn #7.6), 2018
- Active Measures (Jericho Quinn #8), 2019
Arliss Cutter Series
Jack Ryan Universe
- Power and Empire (Jack Ryan #24), 2017
- Oath of Office (Jack Ryan #26), 2018
- Code of Honor (Jack Ryan #28), 2019
Writing as Mark Henry
- To Hell and Beyond, 2017 (includes Hard Road to Heaven and The Hell Riders)
Who is Jericho Quinn?
Jericho Quinn is the main character of the author’s same-named bestselling series featuring the OSI agent. Jericho is an Airforce veteran, trained assassin, champion boxer, who is recruited into a secret task force that has a central mission to stop any terrorist attempts on the U.S. Jericho is answering only to the Director of National Intelligence and the U.S. President directly.
Quinn is born and raised in Alaska. He is a very intelligent person who can easily navigate both the peaceful and the war-ridden areas of the Middle East. He speaks Arabic very well, he can also mimic several dialects, and due to his darker skin that he inherited from his Apache grandmother, he can blend in and operate in those areas at will, as he often passes off as an Arab himself.
As for his character, Quinn is rather direct, almost blunt in his approach, just like a hammer, which is also what his callsign is throughout the books. As Marc Cameron mentioned, ” Quinn is a federal agent, working in the realm of spies, assassins, and counterterrorism.”
Reading the Marc Cameron books in order for his series is recommended, as while each story is separate, there is an overarching plot and characters that keep appearing in all his Jericho Quinn books.
Marc Cameron Biography
Marc Cameron was born in 1961, in north-central Texas, where he also grew up reading the Hardy Boys and everything to do with mystery and with adventures outdoors. Living on a farm back in the day, TV was not a big thing, but for him, reading was. These adventure stories would shape him to focus on writing books later on. Marc started writing short storied at the young age of 8-9. He attended Weatherford High School in Weatherford and graduated in 1980.
After school, he enrolled at the police academy and became a police officer, a job that he held for almost 30 years. As a policeman, he loved reading the Tom Clancy books, starting with The Hunt for Red October.
In 1991, he went to work for the United States Marshals Service, where he initially spent his time protecting dignitaries. In one instance, he spent several weeks in prison guarding a few witnesses that were to testify against the Dixie Mafia. During this time he was literally living in the prison, doing push-ups, playing cards together, and learning a lot about what made these people tick.
Over the years, he raised in ranks and eventually retired in 2011 with a rank of chief of the Alaska district so he could spend his time writing books full time.
While he no longer works in law enforcement, he often teaches defensive tactics to various law enforcement agencies and civilian groups, as he has a second-degree black belt in jujutsu. In addition, he is also a certified scuba diver, adventure motorcyclist, and man-tracker, all of which, combined with his vast experienced in the law enforcement force would eventually come handy in his thriller novels.
The first Marc Cameron novel titled National Security was published in 2011, and this debut novel became the first in the Jericho Quinn thriller series. Through the international success of this book, Marc Cameron decided to continue the story with additional books that go on even today.
In 2017 he published a western novel titled To Hell and Beyond under his pseudonym Mark Henry. A second Mark Cameron series titled Arliss Cutter began in 2019, featuring the U.S. Marshal who is a born tracker (again, the author’s tracking ability served him well here).
As Marc loved the Tom Clancy Jack Ryan books from a young age, his friend and co-author of the series Mark Greaney suggested that he also works on the series and recommended him to Tom Colgan, his current editor, as he was leaving the series himself in 2017. He was chosen to continue the series in late 2016. He was working at the time on his first Arliss Cutter novel, and he was with his wife on a Florida beach when he got the news that he was not only recommended but also chose to continue the series. Once he got the go-ahead, he and his wife put themselves through the Clancy university, reading and learning about everything Jack-Ryan-related.
The first Tom Clancy book Marc Cameron wrote was Tom Clancy: Power and Empire, published at the end of that year. The book was received favorably by critics and readers, and it went right away to number 6 on the New York Times bestseller list.
In his research for his books. Marc Cameron is quite meticulous in getting all the small details just right. He often speaks with professionals in their fields (including his son, Ben, who is also an OSI agent, just like Quinn is). Also, many of the places that are mentioned the books are places the author has been to over the years.
In 2016, the author was nominated for the Barry Awards Best Thriller for Brute Force.
Marc Cameron is currently living with his wife in Eagle River, Alaska, where he has been living for the last twenty years, and he is working on his next thrillers.
Praise for the Marc Cameron Books
One of the hottest new authors in the thriller genre. (Brad Thor)
Field of Fire is yet another blistering read . . . a terrifying and plausible threat, and a wickedly fun cast of characters. Cameron’s books are riveting page-turners. (Mark Greaney)
Fascinating characters with action off-the-charts. Masterful. (Steve Berry on National Security)
Cameron, who has nearly three decades in law enforcement and a stint as a U.S. Marshal, keeps all the plot points delicately balanced and at the same time creates sympathetic heroes, depraved villains, and nail-biting action. Readers will eagerly await his next. (Publishers Weekly on Active Measures)
Cameron effectively combines investigation and straight-ahead action . . . a compelling, never-give-an-inch hero who will appeal to Jack Reacher fans. (Booklist on Open Carry)
A double-barreled blast of action, narrative, and impossible-to-fake authenticity with a great sense of place and a terrific protagonist. I’m looking forward to many more Arliss Cutter thrillers. (C.J. Box on Stone Cross)