I like Thor for the most part anyway but thoroughly enjoyed this one. Loved the Athena Team and hope they'll show up again. Also enjoyed the two stories merge into one. And since this isn't a book report I'll just say, great listen.
This was a long-winded version of plenty of other muslim terrorist vs. US novels. About midway through the book I put it down and listened to a couple of other books, then came back to it. Certainly not one of those books that you savor until the very end.
While not a total waste of a credit, there are better ones out there. Keep looking.
What a waste of time.
That's several hours of my life I will never get back, before I finally gave up.
First, the positive - the action sequences were entertaining.
As for the remaining 99% of the book-
If I had wanted to listen to a propaganda manual inundated with simplistic, inaccurate, defamatory stereotypes, I would have been more than satisfied.
If you believe that democracy is a socialist plot, the Constitution an inconvenience to be ridiculed, the Marines should be outsourced and replaced by Blackwater mercenaries, you named your first born after Ayn Rand, and you have petitioned the Vatican seeking early sainthood for the Koch Brothers, then this book might entertain you.
I was hoping to listen to a "thriller", not a political re-education and indoctrination tape.
An Interational Killer
Listen to the end. You will see why.
The interrogation of the terrorist.
Brad Thor will all ways out do him self in every book he writes.
Scot Harvath is definately my favorite hero!
Excellent just love the way he reads, just like I think.
This character will give Mitch Rapp a run for his money. It is not over the top (at least to me) and the narration is great. If you like shoot em up bad guys die books that don't require a lot of deep thinking this is a good one.
Yet another great Scott Harvath book. I liked the new police officer character who was introduced to move the domestic part of the story along, which surprised me as I usually don't like new minor characters taking too much of the storyline, but it worked in this book. Getting some of the story from the terrorist perspective was also well done. I'd like to see some of these characters play into future stories.
The Troll's and Scott's love interest storylines are furthered during this book. A new multi-national likely nefarious organization is introduced (if they were in previous books, I don't recall) at the beginning of this story. I suspect they will play into future plotlines.
Other than that, it's what you expect. Scott busts some heads, terrorists try to do bad things, Scott tries to stop them, people die, and the world is just a little bit safer at the end of the book than it was in the beginning.
Tell us about yourself!
Yes I would, The author had different scenarios at the same time and brought them together towards the end. I do NOT understand why some reviews read this differently.
Retired military with assignments to Saudi Arabia; Germany; Italy and Turkey. Duties include: Operations; Intelligence; Inspector General
Along with the other Brad Thor books. I've enjoyed all of them, although some more than others but have two more left I'm currently reading to complete the series.
It bounced around a bit more than I liked, several new characters were being added to this book as if he's using this book to branch out into other areas without his Scot Harvath. Spent a great deal of leading to the attacks on Chicago but left little details once he arrived. Would have appreciated the details he spent on London to the takedown as he did Chicago.
I like him, easy to listen to and brings out the true character of Scot
Why change the name?
In this book Scott is already 40, hoping he slows his aging down as no one will believe a 50 year old running around doing terrorism work in the field and not looking for a new lead in the series.