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Path of the Assassin: A Thriller | [Brad Thor]

Path of the Assassin: A Thriller

After rescuing the President from kidnappers, Navy SEAL turned Secret Service agent Scot Harvath shifts his attentions to rooting out, capturing or killing all those responsible for the plot. As he prepares to close out his list, a bloody and twisted trail of clues points towards one man - the world's most feared, most ruthless terrorist, Hashim Nidal. Nidal has assembled an international league of Islamic terrorist networks in an ingenious plot to topple both Israel and America.
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Publisher's Summary

National bestselling author of The Lions of Lucerne

Brad Thor and his indomitable hero Scot Harvath are back, raising the stakes and taking on one of the world's deadliest terrorist organizations bent on stoking a global holy war of apocalyptic proportions.

After rescuing the President from kidnappers, Navy SEAL turned Secret Service agent Scot Harvath shifts his attentions to rooting out, capturing or killing all those responsible for the plot. As he prepares to close out his list, a bloody and twisted trail of clues points towards one man - the world's most feared, most ruthless terrorist, Hashim Nidal. Nidal has assembled an international league of Islamic terrorist networks in an ingenious plot to topple both Israel and America. Harvath and his CIA-led team must reach Nidal before it's too late. One problem remains - they have no idea what the man looks like.

Only one person can positively identify Harvath's quarry - Meg Cassidy, a beautiful hijacking survivor. Together, Scot and Meg must untangle a maddening web of global intrigue stretching across four continents. From Macau, Jerusalem, and Chicago, to Libya, Capri, and Rome, Harvath and Cassidy find themselves locked in a desperate race against time to sort the pieces of a deadly puzzle that will test not only their physical and mental limits, but also the growing bond they feel for each other.

©2003 Brad Thor (P)2013 Simon & Schuster Audio

What the Critics Say

"...[A] blood-soaked sequel to the presidential-kidnapping debut that so arrested critics....Thor leaves little to the imagination when it comes to the cut and thrust of terrorist-busting; the action is relentless and gory, the pacing sublime, as is the authenticity of everything from weaponry to locales." (Ottawa Citizen)

"If Thor's second international thriller had any more testosterone, it would grow hair....the well-choreographed action and thrills will keep readers engrossed." (Publishers Weekly)

"If Thor's second international thriller had any more testosterone, it would grow hair....the well-choreographed action and thrills will keep readers engrossed." (Dan Brown, New York Times bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code)

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    Stanley FT LAUDERDALE, FL, United States 05-05-13
    Stanley FT LAUDERDALE, FL, United States 05-05-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Incredulous Fantasy"
    What disappointed you about Path of the Assassin?

    The outrageous and totally unbelievable feats of valor performed by Meg, an advertising exec who had not fired a pistol since childhood. She disarmed a dangerous terrorist during the hijacking of a commercial airliner on which she was a passenger, picked up an AK47 then proceeded to kill several other hijackers stretched credulity beyond fantasy. This, however, paled compared to her taking a 2 week crash course in Black Ops then directing a CIA Black Ops raid against terrorists in Libya in an effort to get the main bad guy. Thor's novels typically contain a grain of reality but this missed the mark by a mile and was very disappointing.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Brad Thor again?

    Perhaps


    Have you listened to any of Armand Schultz’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Excellent rendition of terrible material


    What character would you cut from Path of the Assassin?

    Meg


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Williamsburg, VA, USA 04-23-13
    Scott Williamsburg, VA, USA 04-23-13
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    "Does not measure up"

    The storyline is okay but the author uses so much corny language that you wonder what generation he is from.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Corinne Washington, DC, United States 01-28-14
    Corinne Washington, DC, United States 01-28-14 Member Since 2004
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    "Melodrama stereotypes - nothing good to say"

    Reader (who isn't my favorite) was masterful and had a full menu of voices, accents etc. He's pretty good. But book is really bad. I liked the Lions of Lucerne but hated this one. I don't know if it was the character of Meg or the plot or a large number of contrivances, or perhaps all of these - but I actually laughed at times, and said "oh yes, of course." Really bad.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Neil St John, Virgin Islands (U.S.) 03-05-13
    Neil St John, Virgin Islands (U.S.) 03-05-13 Member Since 2011

    Neilsfun

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    "Couldn't stop listening!"

    I have listened to the whole Scott Harvath series and even though this was officially the second book of the series, they finally made it in the unabridged format. This is right on par with the rest of the series as far as the action, intrigue and all around fun listening. I found myself cheering and laughing out loud throughout this book. It is good to get some of the back stories filled in and being made aware of characters that follow in the series. If you want to listen to a great story that will keep you riveted, GET THIS AUDIOBOOK!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Eric LYNCHBURG, VA, United States 01-06-14
    Eric LYNCHBURG, VA, United States 01-06-14 Member Since 2011

    I am a small business owner, writer and frequent traveler. Audio books are my constant companions

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    "This path leads nowhere..."

    ...at least nowhere near an assassin. The surprise ending was no surprise at all. This is the story of our top counterterrorism agent who demonstrates his expertise by serving as a tour director for a cops daughter thjat happened to witness a terrorist act. The story is not at all plausible and the agent is only successful as the untrained female he escorts provides answer to solve every mystery. Once again, Brad Thor writes a book about a secondary female character and uses Scott Harvath to market the story. The performance is excellent however the story is not worthy of Armand Schultz.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Benson, VT, United States 10-22-13
    Nancy Benson, VT, United States 10-22-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Corny"
    What disappointed you about Path of the Assassin?

    Thor is sadly no Vince Flynn. It may be that the author took a while to develop his craft but having purchased his first two, I am not keen to listen to any more.(I gave the benefit of the doubt and purchased this one after listening to his first in the series.) I did not finish this book. The corny dialogue and far-fetched story were just too much -- criticism others have voiced and I should have listened too. I wondered if the narrator was to blame for some of it as well as the story's inability to hold my interest, but concluded it was primarily the writing. It seemed amateurish to me, and I am no literary maven. Details seemed thrown in just to impress, the story was unrealistic, dialogue predictable and I didn't find myself caring one iota about any character. Perhaps I am just too spoiled by the Mitch Rapp series written the talented, late Vince Flynn.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Buyer's remorse


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Janet germantown, TN, United States 03-26-13
    Janet germantown, TN, United States 03-26-13 Member Since 2011
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    "THIS BOOK IS A JOKE"
    Would you try another book from Brad Thor and/or Armand Schultz?

    I HAVE ALREADY READ SEVERAL BUT NO MORE.


    Has Path of the Assassin turned you off from other books in this genre?

    NO


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    WE HAVE THIS STONE COLD KILLER IN SCOTT HARVATH. HIGHLY TRAINED AND KNOWLEDGABLE IN TERRORISTS AND TERROSISM. HE TAKES A TWIT OF A
    WOMAN WITH NO TRAINING WHATSOEVER ON A MISSION TO PAKISTAN AND SHE CONS HIM INTO SNEAKING INTO A TERRIORIST CAMP. SURPRISE,SURPRISE THEY ARE DISCOVERED. COME ON, I LOVE THIS GENRE BUT PLEASE MAKE IT SOMEWHAT BELIEVABLE.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT. I REALLY LIKED THE SCOTT HARVATH BOOKS.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Albert Manchester, NH, United States 03-03-13
    Albert Manchester, NH, United States 03-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything. Good plot, good characters, lots of action, excellent narration


    Any additional comments?

    Fun "guy" book. Really worth a listen.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Olathe, KS 05-17-13
    Paul Olathe, KS 05-17-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Not terrible, but not great either."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    No, it just wasn't not for me. Character seems a little cookie cutter. Kind of standard fare, nothing memorable about character, female character very unlikeable, and the author's politics are apparent.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm not sure, but I will not continue with this series.


    What aspect of Armand Schultz’s performance would you have changed?

    He gave a good performance.


    Did Path of the Assassin inspire you to do anything?

    Inspired me to not continue with the rest of the series.


    Any additional comments?

    Read the first in this series as well. Felt the same about the first, gave the second a try. Now I'm done.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cherry Redlands, CA, United States 04-08-13
    Cherry Redlands, CA, United States 04-08-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Not at the Top of the Game"
    What did you like best about Path of the Assassin? What did you like least?

    The story actually did get my attention, however, the writing is mediocre at best. It is surprising that a big name publisher would endorse Thor with his often hackneyed style and unimaginative descriptions. I found the sum of it disappointing. The narrator mispronounced words throughout the book and sounded unprofessional in his presentation.


    Would you recommend Path of the Assassin to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would not recommend this book because it falls, perhaps, in the middle of the pack in this genre. Instead, I would suggest authors who have a higher level of writing intelligence.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator's inflections, mispronunciations and overall poor acting ability made the flaws of the book more noticeable. The quality of the narration was, unfortunately, commensurate with the writer's skills.


    Was Path of the Assassin worth the listening time?

    The story was actually interesting, but I don't plan to buy any more Thor books.


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry to fans, author and narrator, but I will spend my time elsewhere.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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