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Foreign Influence Audiobook

Foreign Influence

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Publisher's Summary

Navy SEAL turned covert operative Scot Harvath is called to action once again in Brad Thor's hottest political thriller yet.

Buried within the black ops budgets of the Department of Defense, a new spy agency has been created. Unfettered by the oversight of self-serving politicians, it reports only to a secret panel of military insiders. Its job is to target Americas enemies - both foreign and domestic - under a charter of three simple words: Find, Fix, and Finish.

Recruited as a field operative, Scot Harvath has just returned from his first assignment abroad when a bombing in Rome kills a group of American college students. The evidence points to a dangerous colleague from Harvath's past and a plan for further attacks on an unimaginable scale.

Harvath is tasked with leveraging his relationship to lure the man out of hiding and kill him on the spot. But what if it is the wrong man?

Simultaneously, a young woman is struck by a taxi in a hit-and-run in Chicago. With only two intoxicated witnesses and over 5,000 cabs in the city, the Chicago Police have given up on their investigation. But when the family's attorney digs deeper, he will uncover a shocking connection to the bombing in Rome and the perpetrator's plans for America.

As the story rockets to its conclusion, the plots intersect in a race to prevent one of the most audacious and unthinkable acts of war in the history of mankind.

Take another thrill ride with Scot Harvath.

©2010 Brad Thor (P)2010 Simon & Schuster

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    EFB Santa Monica CA. 02-02-16
    EFB Santa Monica CA. 02-02-16 Member Since 2014
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    "The return of the Troll"
    What did you love best about Foreign Influence?

    Great story as usual and I love the interaction between " the troll " and Scott.


    What does Armand Schultz bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A familiar sound that I have come to really enjoy.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Colorado Springs, CO, United States 12-22-11
    Paul Colorado Springs, CO, United States 12-22-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Top five"
    Would you listen to Foreign Influence again? Why?

    Yes, I probably will, because there are a lot of twists and turns in the plot. I want to miss nothing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Riley (?sp - one of the shortcomings of audiobooks) -- because Scot seems attracted to her.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Red Light district in Amsterdam (before the bomb, that is).


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Civilization Under Attack:


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Robert chicago, IL, United States 08-26-10
    Robert chicago, IL, United States 08-26-10
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    "great terrorist book"

    Well written, great story, totally enjoyable, will keep your interest throughout. Brad Thor is one of the best!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Walter Richmond, VA, United States 08-04-10
    Walter Richmond, VA, United States 08-04-10 Member Since 2010

    I enjoy reading thrillers: espionage. I am ex Army. I work in the health care industry. I like to practice martial arts. I participate in IDPA matches. Genghis Khan is my favorite person.

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    "EASY"

    This was an easy listen. The plot was very straight forward as were the characters. There wasnt anything to technical about the weapons or tactics used in the book. This was a middle of the road effort by the writer. I would recommend his earlier books.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Felton Emory, TX, United States 07-20-10
    Felton Emory, TX, United States 07-20-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Very Bland"

    I have tried several Brad Thor books and just cannot get into them. I finally figured it out on this book. He takes too long to start tying the different characters and parts of the book together. It is as if you are reading 3 or 4 books at once, putting one down and picking the other up. His main character is not very interesting. Thor was billed as "Vince Flynn style writer". Not!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    jacque 08-03-10
    jacque 08-03-10 Member Since 2017
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    "One Among Many"

    Maybe I've read too many great political/action novels, which I love, that this one didn't cut it for me. While there was action, I did not feel a connection to any of the characters. I felt myself bored listening much of the time. The best moment was the very end, leaving unanswered questions. However, I don't think I'll read the next book. I also did not find the narrator brought much interest to the book.

    Perhaps I'm spoiled by Vince Flynn.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Darrell J. Greenwald 04-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Nonstop action and intrigue from beginning to end."

    While most of Brad Thor's books are great, this is easily one of his best.

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    Stephen Bowman 02-26-17
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    "Brad Thor at his best!"

    I think Brad Thor is a brilliant writer, and this is some of his very best. I was moved to tears at the subtle patriotic commentary and immense laughter by the irony in less than two minutes by his beautiful and yet intense intellectual style of writing. Very few writers historically have had the ability to perceive the current state of political correctness and the irony that that has left us in. I am just euphoric waiting for the next installment in this series.

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    Jesse 08-03-16
    Jesse 08-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "as good as the rest"

    Thor brings back many of his former characters in Foreign Influence. If you enjoyed other Scot Harvath books, you'll like this one too, as long as you don't mind a little brutal interrogation. Schultz' performance is excellent.

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    Horace Friend NY, NY USA 07-30-16
    Horace Friend NY, NY USA 07-30-16 Member Since 2011

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    "Exciting read"

    I cannot put the book down. Can't wait for the next one in the series.

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