Techno-Thrillers, Jack Reacher, Mitch Rapp fan!
Typical Scott Harvath but this time his job is within the US. A good story and excellent job by Armand Schultz. Interesting plot involving current NSA capabilities - with a scary "if you think about it too much" use of available computer technology. Scott makes use of some old allies we haven't heard from in quite a while. The movie title probably would be "Who is Watching the Watchers?"
Readers who like this book would probably enjoy David Suarez's "Daemon" and "Freedom".
This book is definitely worth the time. I think anyone that enjoys this series will like it. I do believe that it is not the best book in the series though. Even the villains were just ok. You never fully get behind hating them.
The story, above all, and also the narrator.
Itself. Its action never stops.
He is capable of interpreting many characters at a time.
It has to be that even though this is a work of fiction, I can really see this happening.
Oh yes. To see the depths that people will go to get and maintain power.
Top notch. He is spectacular
How safe are you???
I really enjoy every one of these books. I love Scott H. and how his character has matured. He is America's version of James Bond. I can't wait to listen to the next book. Thank you!
Like I said, if you like conspiracy theories, espionage, FBI, NSA, CIA kind of books, I'd recommend this one for you.
The way that Harvath describe his sequence of thoughts, how he thinks before, during and after all his assaults.
Its hard to point just one but I'd say that I really like the one that Nicolas talk about his life and how he ended up in Texas to help his friend.
Brad Thor is meticulous at his research. He has said that his novels are "faction" - a blending of fact and fiction. They can be spooky and lean one toward paranoia. This one is no different.
It's a solid continuation of the Scot Harvath series with excellent narration by Armand Schultz.
If you are a fan of Thor's novels, this one will not disappoint.
Well paced story, with a nice open ending for the next story
Nicholas and Scott are a tie. They work well together an compliment each other well in there abilites
He's one of my favorite readers. He lends good gravity to the story.
It was great to finally know why the last book ended the way it did and for there to be some retribution.
Hate trying to review books cause I hate spoilers :)
What the ****
The plot was very real. Very true to life. I'm glad someone finally wrote a book about it.
Dick Hill, or George Guidall.. anybody but Schultz. He can't do voices. The Russian Dwarf sounded like a 6 year old american schoolboy. I'll never get another Brad Thor book if he keeps using Armand.
The end of freedom
Most audial book listeners I know prefer a good narrator to a good book, The narrator can make a so so book into a good book if he is good and a bad narrator can destroy a good book. I can't believe Brad Thor doesn't know the difference.
I'm not sure anything could save a book with such a simplistic view of complex geopolitics, with cartoon characters who are all either "Patriots" or "Evildoers Who Want to Bring Down America".
Learn about the world from somewhere other than the Fox News Channel, or in addition to Fox News Channel, because it really isn't that simple.
He did a good job with material where all the good guys have the same personality.
I bought this book and "Full Black" based on the reviews so I listened to them as a unit. The author presented many things as facts which would have been better presented as the opinions of his characters. From tropes about Islam to negative implications about people who believe that free markets won't fix some of the political and economic challenges faced by the US. The author, and not just the characters, seemed unaware that there are progressive patriots, there are ordinary-looking people who are heroic, "All American" doesn't necessarily mean blond hair and blue eyes, the entire population of the US isn't white and that many, many "ordinary Muslims" have spoken out against extremism. A little bit of research would also have revealed that countries and civilizations fall when those in power take such huge steps to consolidate their power and pull up ladders behind them that they weaken the meritocracy that leads to innovation and progress, not just when people vote for leaders who will give them what they want! In fact, history has more examples of the former than the latter. And villains really should be more than cardboard cutouts, even if that means doing some actual research into radicalization and the complexity of international/intercultural dynamics.The editor of the book should take a lesson from the "Wall Street Journal": it is always necessary to separate your editorial page from the substance of what your readers have paid for. Even people who agree with you don't necessarily want a political polemic built into every aspect of your story. And when that polemic is factually inaccurate, that just makes the reader cringe and takes him or her out of the story.
I won't be buying any other books by this author. Right now I'm listening to a Baldacci and it's a relief to read complex views of politics with multi-faceted characters.