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Act of War: A Thriller | [Brad Thor]

Act of War: A Thriller

After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem - no one knows if she can be trusted. But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion.
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Publisher's Summary

Number-one New York Times best-selling author Brad Thor delivers his most frightening and pulse-pounding thriller ever!

After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem - no one knows if she can be trusted.

But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion.

With the United States facing an imminent and devastating attack, America's new president must turn to covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath to help carry out two of the most dangerous operations in the country’s history.

Code-named "Gold Dust" and "Blackbird", they are shrouded in absolute secrecy as either of them, if discovered, will constitute an act of war.

©2014 Brad Thor. All rights reserved. (P)2014 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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    catuualos 08-19-15
    catuualos 08-19-15

    AMERICA...Military History, History, Action and the love of good believable thrillers.

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    "Good and Believable"

    Only one more book in the series to go. This was a fictional book that does not seem to be beyond the relhm of possibilities.

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    Steve 08-15-15
    Steve 08-15-15
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    "outstanding"

    Like all of his books story was amazing and cover the very real threats our nation faces today

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    RoundOut 07-21-15
    RoundOut 07-21-15
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    "Excellent listen"

    great and plausible story. Gripping novel so appropriate for thisbtime when Obama has weakened the USA. One can only hope we are as talented at thwarting enemies as this story .

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    Shawn Stewart 07-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Entertaining but not compelling."

    I've listened to every Brad Thor book in the Harvath series and while this one was entertaining, I felt the story was weaker than most of the others and didn't really advance the Harvath character at all. Some of the characters weren't as well developed and the scenario was a at times to rosy or unrealistic for the "faction" genre. As usual Arman Schultz's performance was very good. While I wouldn't make this the first Brad Thor book I read (or listened to), if your a fan of the Scot Harvath series then you'll want to make time for it.

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    Susie Mt. Pleasant, SC, United States 05-30-15
    Susie Mt. Pleasant, SC, United States 05-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "great factional book"

    I like fact based books. I read,get curious and suddenly I am researching a new line of thinking about politics in other nation states. Thor provides just enough to inform.

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    Kevin Donnelly 05-13-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved the story of Scott"

    Yes meet my expectations of a great story and performance of the narrator was great overall Brad Thor is a fun resd

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    Laura Broken Arrow, OK, United States 04-19-15
    Laura Broken Arrow, OK, United States 04-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good listen..."

    This was a good listen, story wasn't boring and kept a good pace of action. I enjoyed listening to it.

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    Timothy W. Flack 04-14-15
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    "Tension!"

    Brad Thor keeps a the interest and adds twists to a plausible story. At times, I had to remind myself it was only a story, when the intensity soared.

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    D. Paule Vans 04-09-15

    Glassartguy

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    "No cliche' unwritten"
    What would have made Act of War better?

    If Brad had sold the idea to another author. I thought, upon reading the synopsis that the plot sounded like something I would enjoy. However, the author must have a Cliche' dictionary that he used extensively.Also, another way to make it better would be to have a different reader, there was no rest from this guy who thinks that every word is best read as if it is the most important in the story, exhausting!


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I actually enjoyed the plot, sounded and was developed appropriately. I didn't finish the book because I found the writing style amateurish.


    How could the performance have been better?

    As I stated earlier. The performance was too urgent, for lack of a better term. After a while I stopped caring when he tried to amp up the drama.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Again, the concept of the plot was quite well thought out.


    Any additional comments?

    I very seldom give negative reviews, so it pains me to do so now. I think a collaboration would have been better, with someone else doing the actual writing and Mister Thor figuring out the plot.

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    Mary Dietrich Fort Collins, CO United States 04-07-15
    Mary Dietrich Fort Collins, CO United States 04-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "not for the "politically correct""
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    This book is about assassinations and torture, trying to justify them to protect americans. Be forewarned. I am returning it.

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