No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
I LOVE George Guidall's performance. He has the gravely voice one would expect these SEAL (former) to have.
I'm REALLY trying to like Brad Thor & Scott Harvath but it is hard. I miss the man and mastery of Vince Flynn. I also am so attached to Mitch Rapp.After two books Thor is not rising to that high, high bar.
As with Foreign Influence there were a lot of characters and things got confusing. The storyline got me confused and I felt like I was trying to catch up or sort things out. By the time I got a grasp on it the story had moved along and the cycle repeated.
Thor has his fans who give him 5*s and the detractors who rate him with 1*. I'm still on the fence. If you like him, he's credit worthy, for me I'm reserving judgement.
I think a great book stands alone even if it is part of a series. The 2 I've read thus far do not. I will try again starting with book 1, maybe a fresh start at the beginning of the series will help me (the premise and plot are intriguing.)
NOTE: Strong language and descriptions of violence
Best-selling author Brad Thor has crafted a must-read blockbuster featuring hard-nosed U.S. anti-terrorist agent Scot Harvath.
Fiendish al-Qaeda terrorists are planning to rescue their imprisoned WMD expert during the chaos they create with their July 4th destruction of all bridges and tunnels to Manhattan. Now it's up to ex-SEAL Harvath to stop the evil-doers -- and neutralize the diabolical three-foot-tall villain known as "The Troll" who supplies their intelligence.
This is the continuing saga of Agent Harvath and his fight for America's freedom and safety. America has got lacks in its security and even with the President trying to take a hard line in the war against terror, we are vulnerable. America has started using torture to interrogate prisoners, even if it’s by proxy. So when Scott jump up into Canada and grabs al-Qaeda's top bomber maker but unknownst to Harvath America already holds (M&M) al-Qaeda's top weapons of mass destruction and nuclear procurer.
Scott is celebrating a successful mission and visiting an old friend when America's vulnerability is shown is a truly massive way. All the bridges and tunnels to and from Manhattan are destroyed and the cops were sent out just prior to the explosion on multiple small calls scattering the responding teams. But there al-Qaeda is not only proving it can hit America, its trying to rescue its people. So Scott with a rag tag assortment of VA patients as his team has to search each attack and try to figure what the end game is and how to stop it.
This story had lots of moving parts and new characters, but Thor put them all together brilliantly. Unexpected twists and turns, much like a season of 24. Well done!
Not only does Brad Thor thoroughly research the technology in this (and all) his books, it is frighteningly prophetic of what is happening with our government leadership right now. Thor's sources for information provide him with the guts for this fascinating and fabulous Harvath book !
I enjoyed listening to this book as there was never really a slow moment. The book captured my attention from the beginning and kept going until the end. I quickly realized I would want to read other books in this series. This was more than confirmed with the turn of events at the end. I have all books in this series on my wish list, and I will be reading them.
Without giving anything away, a scene at the end was a bit shocking. I had to read it twice to make sure what I read really happened. It wasn't a typical ending. It made me want to read more in this series.
Well I am a Brad Thor fan. Story moves along at a good pace and mixes up the plot in an effective manner.
Too long for that
I really enjoy Brad Thor. His books are always page turners, the kind where it is difficult to put down.
I love all the Brad Thor novels, He does not dissapoint.
Scott- He's just a good old American Hero
I cried at the end when Tracy was shot.
Yes, found diffcult to stop listening.
Yes, what you would call a page turner.
Can't point to just one.