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The First Commandment | [Brad Thor]

The First Commandment

When the president of the United States is blackmailed into releasing five detainees from Guantanamo Bay, a sadistic assassin with a vendetta years in the making is reactivated. Suddenly, the people closest to counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath are being targeted and he realizes that somehow, somewhere he has left the wrong person alive. With his life plunged into absolute peril, and the president ordering him to stay out of the investigation, Harvath must mount his own covert plan for revenge.
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Publisher's Summary

When the president of the United States is blackmailed into releasing five detainees from Guantanamo Bay, a sadistic assassin with a vendetta years in the making is reactivated. Suddenly, the people closest to counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath are being targeted and he realizes that somehow, somewhere he has left the wrong person alive.

With his life plunged into absolute peril, and the president ordering him to stay out of the investigation, Harvath must mount his own covert plan for revenge - and in so doing will uncover shattering revelations about the organizations and the nation he has spent his life serving.

Take another thrill ride with superagent Scot Harvath.

©2007 Brad Thor (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"Fast-paced and action-packed. Sure to please his many fans and gain new ones. Immensely satisfying and highly recommended." (Library Journal)

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    Tara TALLAHASSEE, FL, United States 05-12-11
    Tara TALLAHASSEE, FL, United States 05-12-11 Member Since 2008
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    I like this book a lot. It kept my interest through the whole book. If you have liked the other Scott H. books you will like this one

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Connecticut 01-06-12
    Amazon Customer Connecticut 01-06-12 Member Since 2007

    Say something about yourself!

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    "The First Commandment - wow... WOW"
    Any additional comments?

    Brad Thor has taken his creative writing craft to a new level. He certainly stands out with the likes of Vince Flynn and David Baldacci for creating an edge of the chair novel that is guaranteed to grab you and never let you go. George Guidall provides a terrific narration. I have enjoyed all of Brad Thor's novels to date, but First Commandment is definitely a stand out.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Derek LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 09-13-11
    Derek LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 09-13-11 Member Since 2003
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    "Better Brad Thor listen"

    With failing eye sight, the audio is the answer and this book is an easy, pleasurable entertainment. Enjoyed the narration, the pace and better continuity than some of his work. Plot is entertaining while unrealistic . . . but then this is fiction. No regret about downloading this one!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    John Farmington Hills, MI, United States 10-18-12
    John Farmington Hills, MI, United States 10-18-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great listen"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The First Commandment to be better than the print version?

    Big fan of Brad Thor. This book no different than the others. Fast moving, good story, great naration.


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. Another great job.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Justin Chandler, AZ, United States 08-25-12
    Justin Chandler, AZ, United States 08-25-12

    Just love listing to audiobooks. Some of my favorite authors are Vince Flynn and Brad Thor

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    "Fast Pace and a great listiend"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The First Commandment to be better than the print version?

    Yes I would


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great story line and easy to follow


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    They are all great


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?


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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    David Costello Phoenix, AZ 11-28-11
    David Costello Phoenix, AZ 11-28-11 Member Since 2005
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    "Great action"

    This book is non-stop action with a good plot. Vince Flynn readers will enjoy it. A rogue agent trying to take out the bad guys anyway he can. How can you beat that?

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Dearing, GA, United States 12-29-13
    Laura Dearing, GA, United States 12-29-13 Member Since 2010

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    "Still like Scot"

    Another good thriller with Scot. I am never disappointed with the story's or the ending.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew ALLEN, TX, United States 12-13-13
    Andrew ALLEN, TX, United States 12-13-13 Member Since 2011
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    "I'm liking them better as time goes on."

    I didn't take to Scot in the first book, but the story was entertaining and I gave things a shot. Kept coming back, and I'm enjoying the books a bit more as time goes on. This one felt more like two jammed together tangents than a single coherent book, but still entertaining.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Roger United States 10-21-13
    Roger United States 10-21-13 Member Since 2013
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    If you could sum up The First Commandment in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining; satisfaction;


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Seemed like everybody was out to stop Scot, and the way he was able to continue to move about to complete his personal mission without support from the person who owed his life to


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the off duty cop acted on a hunch and stopped the bombing of the bar


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Knowing that our government acts pretty much the way the book laid it out if they want you out of the way


    Any additional comments?

    Needs to focus on the garbage happening within the current administration as there's plenty of storylines he can continue the series with

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    jon Meridian, ID, United States 08-20-13
    jon Meridian, ID, United States 08-20-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Standard fair, good brain candy"
    Where does The First Commandment rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Its just a good fun time. It isn't serious literature, but a good spy novel.


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

    Seriously, George Guidall could read the phone book and I would listen to it. The guys voice is gold!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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