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The following is a list of 24 fiction books.

24 Declassified (2005-2010)[]

In late September 2005, HarperCollins began releasing a series of 24 novels entitled "24 Declassified" under their HarperEntertainment imprint. The Declassified novels are mostly set prior to the first season, in the first few years after CTU was created. They follow the format of the show, with 24 chapters each covering an hour in one very eventful day. Many characters from the show appear in the novels.

Cover Title Release Date Author
Operationhellgate 24 Declassified: Operation Hell Gate September 27, 2005 Marc Cerasini
Within twenty-four hours a nightmare will be unleashed that could cause the death of untold millions and devastate a great nation. It's a plot being carried out by the unlikeliest of allies. A powerful mole within the deepest reaches of U.S. Intelligence has secretly conscripted the very criminals he's been charged with investigating—former IRA terrorists, Latino and Asian gang members, Middle Eastern assassins and others—creating one of the most insidious terrorist networks law enforcement has yet to take down.
Vetopower 24 Declassified: Veto Power October 25, 2005 John Whitman
After a mission gone bad, Counter Terrorist Unit operative Jack Bauer is relegated to infiltrating a dangerous homegrown militia group -- and stumbles upon information about an activated sleeper cell of Middle Eastern terrorists on American soil. But the roots of the insidious threat may go deeper than he suspects, firmly planted in the lies and treacheries of powerful government agencies. And without the trust and support of his CTU superiors, Jack may have to rely on the very fanatics he's sworn to destroy…or face an earth-shattering catastrophe at the end of the day.
Trojanhorse 24 Declassified: Trojan Horse January 31, 2006 Marc Cerasini
A powerful world leader is expected to join the Hollywood elite at a star-studded ceremony to be broadcast around the globe. But security has been severely compromised—and a plot is already in motion to turn the Los Angeles Chamberlain Auditorium into a gruesome slaughterhouse.

When an on-line "Trojan Horse" detected by the CTU cyber unit sends up red flags, rogue operative Jack Bauer is called into action. He has less than twenty-four hours to prevent an unthinkable act of death and destruction from occurring—a televised massacre intended to topple a foreign government and bring terror into millions of American households.

Novel catsclaw 24 Declassified: Cat's Claw December 26, 2006 John Whitman
On the trail of a rabid Islamic assassin, rogue CTU agent Jack Bauer doesn't know that another conspiracy is brewing around him—a poisonous plot to violently dictate the future of the free world. If Bauer does nothing, in twenty-four hours the entire planet may be plunged into chaos, its primary heads of state ruthlessly destroyed. But if he acts, his daughter Kim will die instead.
VanishingPointCover 24 Declassified: Vanishing Point February 27, 2007 Marc Cerasini
Agent Jack Bauer has twenty-four hours to derail a horrific plot, as a deadly endgame takes shape in the neon glare of nearby Las Vegas. But to do so, the rogue CTU operative will have to lead an impossible assault on Area 51 itself—and expose a lethal string of betrayal and corruption that leads from the terrorists to the underworld and all the way into the heart of the U.S. government.
DeclassifiedChaosTheory 24 Declassified: Chaos Theory May 29, 2007 John Whitman
In twenty-four hours, America will be plunged into chaos and the government has no inkling of the catastrophe that is about to occur. Only one man can prevent the nightmare: disgraced rogue CTU operative Jack Bauer. But Bauer's been cut loose, is wanted for murder, and is running from the police, who have orders to shoot to kill. And there's no one he can turn to for help—because a high-level traitor in CTU wants Jack Bauer dead.
Storm force 24 Declassified: Storm Force December 26, 2007 David Jacobs
Still reeling but rebuilding after Katrina's fury, New Orleans braces for another major hurricane heading her way. But a far greater threat is looming on the horizon—a manmade terror storm that will dwarf the destructive force of anything Mother Nature could have devised.

Following a tip, agent Jack Bauer has come to the Big Easy—and watches helplessly as two prime players representing America's most dangerous Latin American adversaries fall in a surprising hail of gunfire. With winds rapidly approaching gale force, the rogue CTU operative must now follow the blood trail to a completely unexpected source. Because in less than 24 hours, a ruthless enemy hiding among "friends" plans to take out the already damaged Crescent City—and deliver a staggering blow from which the U.S. "Satan" may never recover.

Collateral Damage 24 Declassified: Collateral Damage February 26, 2008 Marc Cerasini
In a remote corner of New Jersey is a nation within a nation—a refuge for fanatical converts and fervent believers. But within the confines of the secluded Islamic community of Kurmastan, plans are underway to spread fear, death, and untold destruction across America…and to deliver one fatal blow to the country's exposed and vulnerable heart.

On the East coast to supervise the activation of CTU's New York office, rogue agent Jack Bauer finds himself in the center of an unleashed hurricane perhaps already too powerful to stop. But if it isn't, in twenty-four hours the U.S. will be brought to its knees by a secret army grown on its own earth. And there is no one Jack Bauer can trust—because the roots of the terror go very deep, and frighteningly high.

DeclassifiedTrinity 24 Declassified: Trinity April 29, 2008 John Whitman
Operating out of a nearly empty space in Los Angeles, the newly created CTU faces its first major crisis. A large amount of plastique explosive has vanished and could be anywhere—with criminals, crazies, outlaw bikers…or in the bloodstained hands of Islamic radicals. As powerful representatives of the world's major religions gather for a conference on faith, peace, and coexistence, agents of the newborn elite counterterrorism unit must chase elusive shadows through the underbelly of L.A. A nightmare of assassination and terror is looming, tied to the darkest secrets of the church—an explosive threat that must be exposed and defused within twenty-four hours, or violent repercussions will be felt around the world.

And only one man possesses the necessary passion, ruthless skill, and willingness to operate outside his jurisdiction and beyond the limits of the law: a dangerous rogue CIA operative…named Jack Bauer.

Headshot 24 Declassified: Head Shot April 28, 2009 David Jacobs
In less than twenty-four hours, in a palatial hideaway in the mountains of Colorado, a group of America's most powerful industrialists will be gathering for their annual summit. The bizarre disappearance of all the members of a local crackpot cult—and of two ATF agents assigned to keep an eye on them—may have no connection whatsoever to the impending high-powered conference. But with so many corporate titans grouped together in one location, CTU can't afford to take chances.

Sent to investigate, Jack Bauer is immediately plunged into a maelstrom of treachery, terror, and slaughter as he uncovers clues to a devastating conspiracy that could leave America's most essential institutions in ruins. And now the rogue CTU operative has only hours to prevent the unthinkable—before the relentlessly approaching storm of blood and fire rocks his nation to its foundations.

DeathAngel 24 Declassified: Death Angel April 27, 2010 David Jacobs
Rogue CTU agent Jack Bauer is in Los Alamos, New Mexico, investigating a web of murder and espionage that has entangled the top-secret research center for the development of high-tech and nuclear weaponry.

Forge Books (2014-present)[]

In March 2014, Forge Books announced the publication of 24: Deadline by James Swallow, set immediately after Season 8, and the first of three new novels by different authors.

Cover Title Release Date Author
24 Deadline 24: Deadline August 5, 2014 James Swallow
From the official description: This tie-in novel to the groundbreaking TV series 24 answers the question of what happened to CTU agent Jack Bauer after the thrilling final moments of the last season.
24 Rogue 24: Rogue September 8, 2015 David Mack
Rogue sees Jack Bauer on an undercover mission to take down Karl Rask.
24 Trial By Fire 24: Trial by Fire August 23, 2016 Dayton Ward


Cover Title Release Date Author
BookFindingsAtCTU 24: The House Special Subcommittee's Findings at CTU January 21, 2003 Marc Cerasini
Provides a riveting account of Jack's grueling appearance before our government's most inquiring minds during their probe into alleged wrongdoings at CTU that first fateful 24 hour period. The testimony from these closed hearings was leaked to investigative journalist Marc Cerasini, who then ran with it to publisher HarperCollins.
UltimateGuide 24: The Ultimate Guide October 15, 2007 Michael Goldman
From the official description: Federal Agent Jack Bauer can't afford to always play by the rules. As a member of the LA Counter Terrorist Unit, he's got to stop bombs, deadly viruses, and assassination attempts-and usually save someone he cares about at the same time. 24: The Ultimate Guide provides unique insight into Jack Bauer's world, revealing the demons lurking beneath his seemingly calm exterior that enable him to be so ruthless in the pursuit of his goals.
Ctuhandbook 24: The Official CTU Operations Manual November 29, 2007 Denise Kiernan, Joseph D'Agnese
From the official description: Now entering its seventh season, 24 remains one of the most popular serial dramas on television, with millions of devoted fans around the world. These same viewers can immerse themselves in the world of 24 with this illustrated operations manual, full of vital information for all new agents of the elite Counter Terrorist Unit.