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The Lions of Lucerne | [Brad Thor]

The Lions of Lucerne

In a daring and chilling debut, Brad Thor draws us into a sinister labyrinth of political intrigue and international terrorism, serving up an explosive cocktail of unrelenting action and a shattering climax, as one man is pushed to the edge.

On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the unthinkable has just become a nightmarish reality. Thirty Secret Service agents have been viciously executed, and the vacationing president of the United States has been kidnapped.

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Publisher's Summary

In a daring and chilling debut, Brad Thor draws us into a sinister labyrinth of political intrigue and international terrorism, serving up an explosive cocktail of unrelenting action and a shattering climax, as one man is pushed to the edge.

On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the unthinkable has just become a nightmarish reality. Thirty Secret Service agents have been viciously executed, and the vacationing president of the United States has kidnapped by one of the most lethal terrorist organizations in the Middle East, the dreaded Fatah.

But one man, surviving agent and ex-Navy SEAL Scot Harvath, doesn't believe the Fatah is responsible for the attack. Driven by his professional code of duty and honor, and a solemn vow to avenge his fallen comrades, Scot creates his own rules to get some answers. But his search for the truth raises the blood pressure of his superiors... and casts his own life in mortal jeopardy. The deadly machinations have been set in motion by a shadowy coalition, comprising some of the highest-ranking officials in government and business, men who operate above the law, men who realize the threat Scot poses to their hidden agenda...men who will do anything to stop him.

Now framed for murder and on the run, Scot goes for broke and takes his own brand of justice to the unlikeliest place of all, the towering mountains of Switzerland. It is there that he finds an improbable ally in the beautiful Claudia Mueller of the Swiss Federal Attorney's Office. Together they must brave the subzero temperatures and sheer heights of treacherous Mount Pilatus, and enter the den of the most notorious team of professional killers the world has ever known.

Don't miss more from Brad Thor.

©2002 Brad Thor. All rights reserved; (P) 2002 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

"A hot read for a winter night." (People)
"High-voltage entertainment reminiscent of Robert Ludlum and David Morrell." (Library Journal)
"Schultz's tense, energetic reading builds the suspense and drama of Thor's strong plot of political intrigue and international terrorism. Fans of Ludlum-style action will be satisfied." (AudioFile)

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    Don LELAND, NC, United States 08-03-08
    Don LELAND, NC, United States 08-03-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Great listen"

    This was my first book by Brad Thor and I was pleasantly suprised. Very much a thriller to the very end. I'm looking for the rest of Thor's series with Harvath to see what new trouble he can get into.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    James columbus, OH, United States 10-15-06
    James columbus, OH, United States 10-15-06 Member Since 2006

    sports announcer, cyclist, enjoys to travel and the outdoors.

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    "I really enjoyed it"

    This is worth the listen to. I was glad I found a new adventure book. Thor does a good job, the book moves along at a good pace. I recommend

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Akron, OH, United States 08-09-12
    Amazon Customer Akron, OH, United States 08-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    "You cant go wrong with Brad Thor"

    My first book was Full Black, i loved it.

    The Lions of Lucerne was just as good. I am a Thor fan for life now.

    I dont have a long drawn out review for this book other than to say it was great. It moved quickly and had some great twists.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandy United States 03-26-12
    Sandy United States 03-26-12
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    "What is Missing?"

    I thought the narration was very good and I liked the story - I just found myself thinking something was missing. MY mistake. I try never to order abridged versions of anything. In haste I got an abridged story. Otherwise I enjoyed the book. These books are difficult to reduce down and it was probably done as well as it could be done. Sooooo - recognizing it as an abridged edition, I would rate it quite good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Mars, PA, United States 07-09-11
    Robert Mars, PA, United States 07-09-11 Member Since 2003
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    "Need Unabridged Version ; Really Poor Narration"

    I'll admit from the start that this is more a review of the choice of narrators than anything else. I'll say that I found this story to be predictable and simplisitc, but that doesn't surprise me since the unabridged version isn't available at Audible. I've listened to all of Brad Thor's books up to "The Last Patriot" at this point. I'm not sure who the decision maker is, but the best thing that individual did was get rid of Armand Schultz and replace him with George Guidall after "Path of the Assassin". The worst thing they ever did was drop George Guidall and go back to Armand Schultz after "The Last Patriot". Schultz's reading is just horrible. I could go into much greater description as to why I feel that way, but just trust me. George Guidall is every bit the voice of Scott Harvath (in my head) as he is the voice of Mitch Rapp, and whoever is making the decisions ought to know that. Don't they listen to their finished product?

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Edgill CA, US 11-23-13
    Edgill CA, US 11-23-13 Member Since 2011

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    What did you love best about The Lions of Lucerne?

    This book kept my attention from start to end. It was a real thriller and great to listen to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story line was good along with the humor.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Edgwwood, NM, United States 09-14-13
    Sandra Edgwwood, NM, United States 09-14-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Loved it"

    If you are a Brad Thor fan please start with this book. This book helps set up the character to understand why he does what he does. Lots of action. It also gives a little history lesson.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janet WEST SACRAMENTO, CA, United States 09-18-12
    Janet WEST SACRAMENTO, CA, United States 09-18-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Wouldn't bother"
    What would have made The Lions of Lucerne better?

    This is the first Brad Thor novel I have read/heard. The performer read the book with no emotion, no change in character and amateurish. The content of what he had to read was juvenile as well. I would not recommend.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David Woodstock, GA, United States 07-22-12
    David Woodstock, GA, United States 07-22-12 Member Since 2008

    I luv Audible

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    "I love Scott H novels and this is a great one!"

    The series is excellent! This one lives up to billing! Armand gives another great performance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer L. Fortunato Florida 04-29-12
    Jennifer L. Fortunato Florida 04-29-12 Member Since 2011
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    "I <3 Scot Harvath"
    If you could sum up The Lions of Lucerne in three words, what would they be?

    Excellent Action & Excitement


    Any additional comments?

    I wish this was unabridged and the other early books in this series were available unabridged. I have bought the next book in the series on paperback and have almost finished it. Love this series.

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