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
This character will give Mitch Rapp a run for his money. It is not over the top (at least to me) and the narration is great. If you like shoot em up bad guys die books that don't require a lot of deep thinking this is a good one.
Yet another great Scott Harvath book. I liked the new police officer character who was introduced to move the domestic part of the story along, which surprised me as I usually don't like new minor characters taking too much of the storyline, but it worked in this book. Getting some of the story from the terrorist perspective was also well done. I'd like to see some of these characters play into future stories.
The Troll's and Scott's love interest storylines are furthered during this book. A new multi-national likely nefarious organization is introduced (if they were in previous books, I don't recall) at the beginning of this story. I suspect they will play into future plotlines.
Other than that, it's what you expect. Scott busts some heads, terrorists try to do bad things, Scott tries to stop them, people die, and the world is just a little bit safer at the end of the book than it was in the beginning.
Tell us about yourself!
Yes I would, The author had different scenarios at the same time and brought them together towards the end. I do NOT understand why some reviews read this differently.
Say something about yourself!
Along with the other Brad Thor books. I've enjoyed all of them, although some more than others but have two more left I'm currently reading to complete the series.
It bounced around a bit more than I liked, several new characters were being added to this book as if he's using this book to branch out into other areas without his Scot Harvath. Spent a great deal of leading to the attacks on Chicago but left little details once he arrived. Would have appreciated the details he spent on London to the takedown as he did Chicago.
I like him, easy to listen to and brings out the true character of Scot
Why change the name?
In this book Scott is already 40, hoping he slows his aging down as no one will believe a 50 year old running around doing terrorism work in the field and not looking for a new lead in the series.
I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.
I would absolutely recommend this audiobook to a friend. However, Foreign Influence, deals with the fundamentalist faction of Islam. These men do not live and spread their terrorism just in the Arab countries but all over the world. September 11, 2001, the Twin Towers and the Pentagon were hit by the suicide terrorists of Afghanistan with airplanes that crashed head long into two of the buildings which carry importance to the people of the United States. Islam is a peaceful religion. However, there are some believers of the Islam faith, who are using the Koran, that I think is equivalent to the Christian bible, and applying its teachings without allowing any interpretation. Because of their fundamentalist beliefs, these men have become terrorists, who think that Islam is the only religion that should be practiced in the world. They call those of us who do not believe as they do, infidels, who need to be eliminated. I'm a woman, who now listens to many books concerning wars all across the world, that have happened in the past and others that are occurring as I write this review. My interest in reading such books happened after the terrorists attack on the people of the United States. Listening to these books about 9/11, spurred my interest about other wars. I listen to fiction as well as nonfiction. It's my belief that we need to preserve the democracy that our nation is built on. However, in order to do this, our men and women who are in the military forces of the United States, are at war, at all times, in some part of the world. I say thank you to these courageous men and women for keeping our people safe. I don't know if my female friends would like these kind of books but I have surely tried to encourage their interest. I do find, when reading the reviews, there are more men than women writing the reviews. However, I have also noted an increase in women who are writing reviews.
My favorite characters were the women who participated in the war against the terrorists.
Listening to a book provides me with a more concrete understanding of what the story is about. I continue to learn and will continue to listen and learn why, where and when these wars took place. Listening, at times, allows me to feel as if I am there, among the crowd. Armand Schultz narrates the series very well. As I listen to one book and go on to listen to the next book in the series, I find that having the same narrator provides me with continuity. The series is exciting, insightful, thrilling and instills pride and thanks to the men and women of the United States and our allies who are putting their lives on the line to preserve democracy and maintain safety for the people.
The moment in the book that moved me was when the subway watchman took it upon himself to become involved in the terrorist attack, in order to protect the children standing against the wall of the subway.
I will continue to interest my friends to listen to books written about war. It wasn't until listening to books did my interest became peaked enough to listen to books about war. I have to read mystery books, books that include some romance and lazy books that should be read lying on your towel on the beach. War books increases my psyche to the stress and killing that takes place when at war. I need a change to relax and enjoy easy text.
Absolutely and I have. At a time when we need more than ever to feel proud to be Americans and find a way to fight fire with fire, Brad Thors' Scott Harvath does exactly that. For those who feel like the good of the few outweighs the good of the many, maybe this is not the book for you. But if you feel like Americas worth fighting for at any cost, than read on brother, your in for a treat.
Scott as usual, smart and bad ass, he's the story of many of our real life American heroes fighting for an America that doesn't live in fear or fights against those in our own government trying to keep America safe.
Armand and George Guidell both do an outstanding job at bringing Scott to life, and making you feel like your right there.
Scott Horvath chases terrorists with the subcontext of a Chicago policeman following a hit and run driver. Great read.
I live in Michigan and have been a member of auible since it's onset. Hobbies are photography and writing...I am in the process of formatting my first novel for kindle and I hope everyone will read it. I LOVE AUDIBLE and listen to at least 3 unabridged books a month. !
Brad Thor continues to keep me on the edge of my seat!.........The only suggestion I would have..get Scott Brick to read. I am use to Brick reading some of his novels, and he is far superior to this reader.
As listener....I was unable to discern between the male and female in this readers voice........
PS.....The troll is really an intersting character and I hope he continues to show up in future novels.
Reader was good, storyline interesting, but book could have been much better. An example -When author described the main character as having been a professional athlete - makes one wonder why he was not described as having played three years of triple A ball for the Yankees. Many of the charactors could have come to life, but they did not.
Brad Thor keeps getting better and better. This story is action packed and thrilling. There are no boring lulls or down time. It is a fascinating look into terrorist cells and the lengths they will go to in order to complete their mission. The ending just makes me look forward to the next Brad Thor book. Armand Schultz did a fabulous job narrating. I never felt as though I was "being read to."
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