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 as one man is pushed to the edge.
On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the unthinkable has just become a nightmarish reality: 30 Secret Service agents have been viciously executed and the vacationing president of the United States kidnapped by one of the most lethal terrorist organizations in the Middle East - the Fatah Revolutionary Council.
But surviving agent and ex-Navy SEAL Scot Harvath doesn't believe the Fatah Revolutionary Council is responsible for the attack. Driven by his professional code of duty and honor, Harvath 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 Harvath poses to their hidden agenda...men who will do anything to stop him.
Framed for murder and on the run, Harvath takes his own brand of justice to the towering mountains of Switzerland where 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.
©2012 Brad Thor (P)2012 Simon & Schuster, Inc
"Bottom line: Lions roars." (People)
I rarely if ever listen to the same book twice so no.
I am still in the middle of it
So far: Breaking into the office via the room next door with a cement saw
Not stop action
The plot and the action are overly dramatic. Scot Harvath is amazingly misfortunate. And, like most protagonists, he has an incredible ability to extricate himself every time. However, when I began noticing the over-the-top action and circumstances, my interest waned. It just wasn't believable any more.
The best book I've listened to in ages!! Excellent! Could not stop listening!!
The whole book was great!
Will read every book this guy has written. Thank You Brad!!
The narrator is one of my favorites, Armand Schultz.
Other books in this series. This is book one, so there are plenty to choose from. Also, I like James Rollins sigma force novels. They have some similarities although Rollins can be a bit preachy on political issues.
Scott Horvath. Gotta say, I did not hate his performance of Claudia's character. Usually, men speaking as women grate my nerves.
In the beginning...Scott Horvath
I came upon this series kind of backwards. My first book, being the Athena Project and then every book involving Scott Horvath after that. Recently, I purchased Path of the Assasin from audible without realizing it was the 2nd book in the series and not the latest novel. I was initially pissed, because they should tell you a book is "re-do" of an older audiobook. After listening for about 45 minutes, I realized I needed to go back to listen to book 1, Lions of Lucerne, since the next book picks up shortly after this book and is a continuation of the story, in my opinion.
I was already a Scott Horvath fan before listening to this book, so I can forgive some of the freshman story telling. In addition, Armand Schultz is one of my favorite narrators, so that added to my delight. Now, I am can go back to Path of the Assassins and continue enjoying the series.
As with the other books I have read by this author I find this very 'intense' His story telling just keep you going, not want to put the book down (in my case turn off the story)... very compelling.
Narration was awesome. He did a great job of "creating" the characters and really brought the book to life.
Lee Child (Jack Reacher) books. Vince Flynn (Mitch Rapp) books. These are similar mystery thriller books.
He does an over the top job by creating different voices and bringing the book to life through vocal expressions.
Armand Schultz did a great job of bring life to the characters of Brad Thor's novel. I read the book some years back and wanted to return to it. The audio version allowed me to go back and see the Scott Harvath character again, before he matured in the following books. It was good to see him mature and change in the newer novels. Everyone who has jumped on the Scott Harvath train in the last couple of books should do themselves a favor and listen to this book on tape.
The locations and the supporting characters.
This novel is a good beach read. Or perhaps I should say a good quick read in front of the fireplace at Deer Valley after a day’s skiing. Of course, it DOES contain the obligatory evil American capitalist and this made me contemplate downgrading my review. (Are ALL writers socialists?) If you are going to make a plot element an evil capitalist, couldn’t you at least make him a Russian? (Russian capitalists want to protect their petroleum empires, too.) You will not be taxed listening to or following the story of this book, nor particularly regret purchasing it.
i enjoyed all the other Thor books. the reader was really not pleasing...and the writing of thos one was absurd. i dont kn ow what happened.
a decent story, poorly written, and more poorly acted/read.
It was a good book and i know it is the first in a series but it seem a little jumpie in places. New people and place just popped up in the book with little to no back story.
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