From number one New York Times best-selling author Brad Thor comes his most explosive thriller yet. Packed with action, intrigue, and sublime plotting, Black List is the ultimate tale of deception in a world where "even in death" secrets can no longer be kept.
Somewhere, deep inside the United States government, is a deadly list. Members of Congress never get to see it and only the president has the final say over it. Once your name is on the list, it doesn't come off - until you're dead.
Someone has just added counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath's name to the list.
Somehow, Harvath must evade the teams dispatched to kill him long enough to untangle who has framed him for treason and why they want him out of the way.
Somewhere, someone, somehow can put all the pieces together. The only question is: Will Harvath get to that person before the United States comes under the most withering domestic terrorist attack ever conceived?
©2012 Brad Thor (P)2012 Simon & Schuster
"[Brad Thor] is arguably the best thriller writer of our time." (Suspense Magazine)
"Anyone who thinks the only thing to fear is fear itself should meet Brad Thor." (Newsweek)
"Thor has mastered thriller storytelling with fast pacing and plots that are relevant to American readers." (The Miami Herald)
Great story, it would have been much better with out the curse words. I had to put the headphones on to avoid my children hearing the curse words.
No, I would consider them equal. Armand does an amazing job portraying the characters in a very creative manner.
Yes, it was active, engaging, and not completely predictable
Armand Schultz's performance on these Brad Thor book are by far better than any of the other performers. Other performers mispronounce words and don't truly catch the emotion behind the characters.
The story was exceptional. Scary as well. I have turned off my location. Reading this book and getting an email from my job requesting me to fill out a personal survey... I was like why? Do you know anyone can find this...they are listening to our conversations. Lol. I'm certain the capabilities exist. Such a thrilling way to tell this tech tale. Loved the increased background and relationship with Nicklaus, the Troll. The story is intriguing and such a great combination of old and new spy techniques. The plots were unnerving. I could not stop listening. I had to know what was next. There were times I yelled at my phone as if I was watching TV. Love the reader. Getting ready to read the next one.
Taught. Interesting, viable domestic threat.
Narration is good although Guidal is preferred.
If you like Horvath, you'll enjoy this one.
Scary that most, if not all, of this has already happened. We're always under surveillance by our own government. It almost makes you a little paranoid.
...in short, everything you've come to expect from a Brad Thor novel. Scot Harvath takes on the surveillance state years before the devastating revelations about the NSA. As usual, Thor is one step ahead of the headlines.
I haven't read the print version so I can't comment on this.
I have listened to Schultz narrate several of Thor's novels. In my opinion, this was one of his better performances. He's not my favorite, but this was much easier to listen to than earlier Thor novels.
Thor is doing a good job of writing "faction" and incorporating real world activities into his plots. Nice to see Harvath developing into a more mature operative.
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