Gayle Lynds Books

Description /Buy link takes you to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn money from qualifying purchases.

Gayle Lynds is a top selling American novelist known for her writing male-dominated genre of spy thrillers or spy fiction and her novels published in over 20 countries. She was born in Nebraska and raised by her parents in Lowa. She graduated from the University of Lowa with a degree in Journalism. Her writing career began as an investigative reporter for the Arizona Republic where her reporting led to some amendments in the state legislation. She later held an editorial job with Top Secret Security clearance. Gayle Lynd’s career took off with pulp fiction novels and literary short stories which were published under her name. In August 2005, her spouse Dennis Lynds passed on and in 2011 she married John C Sheldon, a retired Maine district court Judge.

Order of Gayle Lynds Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Mosaic 1998 Description / Buy
2 Mesmerized 2001 Description / Buy
3 The Last Spymaster 2006 Description / Buy

Order of Three Investigators Crimebuster Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Reel Trouble (Short Story) 1989 Description / Buy
2 Rough Stuff 1989 Description / Buy
3 Fatal Error 1990 Description / Buy

Order of Liz Sansborough Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Masquerade 1996 Description / Buy
2 The Coil 2000 Description / Buy
3 The Hunt for Dmitri (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Covert-One Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Hades Factor ( With: Robert Ludlum) 2000 Description / Buy
2 The Cassandra Compact ( By: Robert Ludlum, Philip Shelby) 2001 Description / Buy
3 The Paris Option 2002 Description / Buy
4 The Altman Code 2003 Description / Buy
5 The Lazarus Vendetta ( By: Patrick Larkin) 2004 Description / Buy
6 The Moscow Vector ( By: Patrick Larkin) 2005 Description / Buy
7 Robert Ludlum's The Arctic Event ( By: James H. Cobb) 2007 Description / Buy
8 The Ares Decision ( By: Kyle Mills) 2011 Description / Buy
9 The Janus Reprisal ( By: Jamie Freveletti) 2012 Description / Buy
10 The Utopia Experiment ( By: Kyle Mills) 2013 Description / Buy
11 The Geneva Strategy ( By: Jamie Freveletti) 2015 Description / Buy
12 The Patriot Attack ( By: Kyle Mills) 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Judd Ryder & Eva Blake Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Book of Spies / The Library of Gold 2007 Description / Buy
2 The Assassins 2015 Description / Buy

Order of The X-Files Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Goblins ( By: Charles L. Grant) 1994 Description / Buy
2 Whirlwind ( By: Charles L. Grant) 1995 Description / Buy
3 Ground Zero ( By: Kevin J. Anderson) 1995 Description / Buy
4 Ruins ( By: Kevin J. Anderson) 1995 Description / Buy
5 Antibodies ( By: Kevin J. Anderson) 1997 Description / Buy
6 Skin ( By: Ben Mezrich) 1998 Description / Buy
7 Fight the Future ( By: Elizabeth Hand) 1998 Description / Buy
8 I Want to Believe ( By: Max Allan Collins) 2008 Description / Buy
9 X-Files: Trust No One ( With: Heather Graham, Jonathan Maberry, Max Allan Collins, Kevin J. Anderson, Tim Lebbon, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Brian Keene, Peter Clines, Gini Koch) 2015 Description / Buy
10 X-Files: The Truth Is Out There ( By: Jonathan Maberry, Kelley Armstrong, David Farland, Rachel Caine, , Kami Garcia, , Hank Phillippi Ryan) 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Harold Middleton Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Chopin Manuscript 2007 Description / Buy
2 The Copper Bracelet 2009 Description / Buy
3 The Starling Project: An Audible Drama 2014 Description / Buy

Order of The MatchUp Collection Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Honor & ... ( By: C.J. Box, Sandra Brown) 2017 Description / Buy
2 Deserves to Be Dead (Short Story) ( By: John Sandford, Lisa Jackson) 2017 Description / Buy
3 Getaway (Short Story) ( By: Lisa Scottoline, Nelson DeMille) 2017 Description / Buy
4 Midnight Flame (Short Story) ( By: Christopher Rice, Lara Adrian) 2018 Description / Buy
5 Short Story (Short Story) ( By: Karin Slaughter, Michael Koryta) 2019 Description / Buy
6 Past Prologue ( By: Diana Gabaldon, Steve Berry) 2019 Description / Buy
7 Faking a Murderer ( By: Lee Child, Kathy Reichs) 2019 Description / Buy
8 Dig Here (Short Story) ( By: Charlaine Harris, Andrew Gross) 2019 Description / Buy
9 Taking the Veil (Short Story) ( By: J.A. Jance, Eric Van Lustbader) 2019 Description / Buy
10 Rambo on Their Minds (Short Story) ( With: David Morrell) 2019 Description / Buy
11 Footloose (Short Story) ( By: Val McDermid, Peter James) 2019 Description / Buy

Gayle Lynds Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 I'd Kill For That 2004 Description / Buy
2 No Rest for the Dead 2011 Description / Buy
3 A Study in Sherlock 2011 Description / Buy
4 X-Files: Trust No One 2015 Description / Buy
5 MatchUp 2017 Description / Buy
Print: Print PDF

Gayle Lynds is known for her popular and top-grossing Judd Ryder &Eva Blake series. The first novel in the series by Gayle Lynds was published in 2007, and the sequel to this book was published in 2015.


Gayle Lynds won the 2006 Novel of the Year Prize from the Military Writers Society of America for the book The Last Spymaster novel. The Romantic Times Magazine listed Mosaic as the Best Thriller of the Year. In 2004, The Coil won the Affaire de Coeur poll for being the Best Contemporary Novel. In 2002, Mesmerized made it to the finalist for the Daphne du Maurier Award.


Covert One: The Hades Factor made for TV thriller is an adaptation of 2000 Hades Factor Novel written by Gayle Lynds. The TV miniseries first aired in 2006 and was directed by Mick Jackson starring. Mira Sorvino, Sophia Myles, Anjelica Huston, Stephen Dorff, Blair Underwood and Jeffrey DeMunn. The Film focuses on Lieutenant Colonel and a biochemistry expert who race against the odds to save the United States from a virus outbreak.


These are the best two books written by Gayle Lynds.

Mosiac: A fast-paced thriller that features, a blind concert, Julia Austrian as the main protagonist. The cause of her blindness being from a psychological disorder and not physical reasons. Her sight returns after 10 years during a concert in England.

She witnesses a robbery and death of her mother and loses her sight again. She is determined to find the killer, the face of the killer was the last thing she had seen before the blindness returned. However, the hunt for her mother’s killer leads her into a conspiracy. She meets a C.I.An agent in search of a masterpiece known as “Amber Room” that vanished during the end of World War 2.

The two parties combine forces to track the “room” and the killer. This leads them to a course of danger and conspiracy in their quest. They later find out that the murder and the room are intimately linked. The hunter now becomes the hunted, and the duo finds themselves being hunted.

The author depicts the characters in an excellent manner; the action is also non-stop to ensure that the reader is engaged throughout the storyline.

The Altman Code: The plot of the Altman Code starts in the docks of Shanghai China where a ship is loading its cargo. A photographer who manages to take some photos of the ship is murdered even before he is out of the dock. The story then shifts attention to mainland China where Jon Smith is assigned to retrieving the manifest aboard the ship of interest. After a shootout, Jon Smith is on his own without the evidence.

It is revealed that a prisoner in one of the Chinese prison is the father of the American president. The American Intelligence begins an investigation to establish the truth.

Again, the Altman Group, which constitutes of the government officials and a past president leak critical strategic planning of the US to people in business, media, and other groups. These leaks are threatening to the security of American society.

On the other hand, Niu Jianxing (The Owl), an influential in the Chinese Standing Committee is leading the Chinese to trade with other countries.

With all these controversial, the convert one operative, Jon Smith holds the key to the future of these powerful nations (China and USA.), and he is possibly the only person capable of stopping the start of another cold war.

So how is the Altman Group, the ship, (Dowager Express) and the Man Claiming to be president father linked? Will Jon Smith act sooner to stop begin of another Cold War or will he fail?

When Does The Next Gayle Lynds book come out?

Gayle Lynds doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Rambo on Their Minds and was released on July, 23rd 2019. It is the newest book in the The MatchUp Collection Series.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.