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Foreign Influence | [Brad Thor]

Foreign Influence

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.
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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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    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!

    2 of 3 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.

    2 of 3 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 2012
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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!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    mattiebatslayer 08-03-10 Member Since 2015
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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.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jason 02-03-15
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    "audible sucks"

    The narrator was very boring, I feel asleep many times, hard to stay focused, very monotone, if I could read along it would have made it better, glad it was only a free trial

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Trent 01-25-15
    Trent 01-25-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Solid Entry"

    Another solid entry in the works of Thor. The new Athena Group looks to be a nice new character set for future story lines...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DK 12-05-14
    DK 12-05-14 Member Since 2013

    HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Running out this type Audible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery :-(

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    "Great Action Scenes But Overall I Was Confused"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Since his death I have been looking for an author whose work measures up to the Master Vince Flynn. Brad Thor is everywhere many friends and reviews have said his work is fantastic. I felt like I was always a few steps behind the characters and there were so many characters to meet.

    The plot was complex and I didn't realize this was part of a 13 book series until after I got about 1/2 way through.

    Other authors have the ability to write a series in which you can pick up any book in a series and read it and it stands alone. For me, this was not the case for -stand alone book- for the above reasons. However, I think if I start at the beginning the series it may get me hooked (including this book.)

    I'm giving Thor another go-this was an error on my part, starting a book that is in the middle of the series-but a great book should stand alone even as part of a series. I was overwhelmed the feeling I should have been familiar with many of the characters. On top of that there were several intense situations, Foreign Influence was confusing.

    Buy or not buy? Credit or no? I wouldn't buy it or use a credit. I must have picked it up for a steal, BOGO, 3 books 2 credit or I would not have bought out of order. I have already picked up the 1st book in the series. Here's hoping.......

    NOTE: Strong language & violence

    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


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dr. Mark Silvers 11-16-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Certainly no Flynn or Coes!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Boring! I had a difficult time sticking with it. Weak plot.


    Would you recommend Foreign Influence to your friends? Why or why not?

    No...not worth a credit


    What about Armand Schultz’s performance did you like?

    So so!


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

    Disappointment


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lilly2734 Mentone, AL, United States 08-06-14
    Lilly2734 Mentone, AL, United States 08-06-14
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    "Boy Howdy"

    I like Thor for the most part anyway but thoroughly enjoyed this one. Loved the Athena Team and hope they'll show up again. Also enjoyed the two stories merge into one. And since this isn't a book report I'll just say, great listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Margo 05-06-14
    Margo 05-06-14 Member Since 2009

    Tucked away in the beautiful mountains of New Mexico.

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    "Just So-So"

    This was a long-winded version of plenty of other muslim terrorist vs. US novels. About midway through the book I put it down and listened to a couple of other books, then came back to it. Certainly not one of those books that you savor until the very end.

    While not a total waste of a credit, there are better ones out there. Keep looking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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