The president of the United States has broken the nation's number-one commandment, and by doing so has put himself in the crosshairs of America's number-one counter-terrorism operative, Scot Harvath.
Prologue, two years previously: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In the dead-of-night, five of the most dangerous detainees in the war on terror are pulled from their isolation cells, held at gunpoint, and told to strip off their orange jumpsuits. The prisoners are issued civilian clothes and driven to the base airfield, where they are loaded aboard a black Boeing 727 that whisks them away to freedom.
Flash forward to the present day: Scot Harvath awakes to find that his girlfriend, Tracy Hastings, has been killed, and that the assassin has left behind a very strange calling card. The doorframe above Harvath's entryway has been painted with blood, but not just any blood. Analysis indicates that the killer used lamb's blood tainted with a unique radioactive isotope. The isotope is part of a top-secret program the United States developed to covertly track the movements of the nation's worst enemies.
Angered with the lack of cooperation he is receiving, and against the direct orders of the president, Harvath mounts his own operation to hunt down Tracy's killers and to exact revenge. It's a quest that will thrust everything he holds dear, including his life, into absolute peril.
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©2007 Brad Thor. All rights reserved; (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.
"It's a long, violent, shoot-'em-up, blow-'em-up pulse-pounder that will leave Thor's fans cheering and begging for more." (Publishers Weekly)
Another terrific Brad Thor novel. His character Scot Harvath is right up there with Mitch Rapp and Sean Drummond.
I like this site. I like Brad Thor. I probably would have liked this book but I HATE ABRIDGEMENTS.It was my mistake and I will try not to do it again.
Yes, but! Please learn how to pronounce secreted and long lived. My attention is pulled tAut, and then I hear se-Cree-ted instead of see-cre-Ted. YHWH same for long lifted instead of long lived. Ahhhhh! Once is a mistake, more than that is disappointing! Some of us listen because we cannot read. What a sad state to be in, especially for those of us who have read before! Please do NOT disappoint us! Some one should " proof read" the reading. Short lifed.......really? This educated reader asks for better please!?
I also made the mistake of buying this book before noticing it was abridged.... I really like the Brad Thor books and this one is missing soo much. I feel like most of the technical and operational details that make his books so enjoyable were recklessly cut. I never really felt like I was there and that is part of the appeal of his writings.
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