National bestselling author of The Lions of Lucerne
Brad Thor and his indomitable hero Scot Harvath are back, raising the stakes and taking on one of the world's deadliest terrorist organizations bent on stoking a global holy war of apocalyptic proportions.
After rescuing the President from kidnappers, Navy SEAL turned Secret Service agent Scot Harvath shifts his attentions to rooting out, capturing or killing all those responsible for the plot. As he prepares to close out his list, a bloody and twisted trail of clues points towards one man - the world's most feared, most ruthless terrorist, Hashim Nidal. Nidal has assembled an international league of Islamic terrorist networks in an ingenious plot to topple both Israel and America. Harvath and his CIA-led team must reach Nidal before it's too late. One problem remains - they have no idea what the man looks like.
Only one person can positively identify Harvath's quarry - Meg Cassidy, a beautiful hijacking survivor. Together, Scot and Meg must untangle a maddening web of global intrigue stretching across four continents. From Macau, Jerusalem, and Chicago, to Libya, Capri, and Rome, Harvath and Cassidy find themselves locked in a desperate race against time to sort the pieces of a deadly puzzle that will test not only their physical and mental limits, but also the growing bond they feel for each other.
©2003 Brad Thor (P)2013 Simon & Schuster Audio
"...[A] blood-soaked sequel to the presidential-kidnapping debut that so arrested critics....Thor leaves little to the imagination when it comes to the cut and thrust of terrorist-busting; the action is relentless and gory, the pacing sublime, as is the authenticity of everything from weaponry to locales." (Ottawa Citizen)
"If Thor's second international thriller had any more testosterone, it would grow hair....the well-choreographed action and thrills will keep readers engrossed." (Publishers Weekly)
"If Thor's second international thriller had any more testosterone, it would grow hair....the well-choreographed action and thrills will keep readers engrossed." (Dan Brown, New York Times bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code)
I have listened to the whole Scott Harvath series and even though this was officially the second book of the series, they finally made it in the unabridged format. This is right on par with the rest of the series as far as the action, intrigue and all around fun listening. I found myself cheering and laughing out loud throughout this book. It is good to get some of the back stories filled in and being made aware of characters that follow in the series. If you want to listen to a great story that will keep you riveted, GET THIS AUDIOBOOK!
Everything. Good plot, good characters, lots of action, excellent narration
Fun "guy" book. Really worth a listen.
It was done so well I almost felt like I was there. Like an observer.
I listened while driving from Yellowknife. NWT to Edmonton Alberta. Wow time flew by.
Meg for sure scared shaking and old memories but she got past it grabed the gun and took care of the terrorists one by one.
Just listen or read this book
No, it just wasn't not for me. Character seems a little cookie cutter. Kind of standard fare, nothing memorable about character, female character very unlikeable, and the author's politics are apparent.
I'm not sure, but I will not continue with this series.
He gave a good performance.
Inspired me to not continue with the rest of the series.
Read the first in this series as well. Felt the same about the first, gave the second a try. Now I'm done.
The outrageous and totally unbelievable feats of valor performed by Meg, an advertising exec who had not fired a pistol since childhood. She disarmed a dangerous terrorist during the hijacking of a commercial airliner on which she was a passenger, picked up an AK47 then proceeded to kill several other hijackers stretched credulity beyond fantasy. This, however, paled compared to her taking a 2 week crash course in Black Ops then directing a CIA Black Ops raid against terrorists in Libya in an effort to get the main bad guy. Thor's novels typically contain a grain of reality but this missed the mark by a mile and was very disappointing.
Excellent rendition of terrible material
I love the character and the story lines. I so enjoy the narrator Armand Shultz. I am a little worried the next is a different narrator....I don't understand why that happens. Keeping my fingers crossed.
This is the 2nd book in the “Scot Harvath” series and was added to Audible during Feb 2013. A fast paced and action intensive book. Kaboom!
I think part of the appeal of Brad Thor’s books about Scot Harvath is the similarity with James Bond, “007”. Scot Harvath, central character, is a handsome government agent who definitely has a license to kill. His stories take place in exotic locations and generally include a beautiful woman as well as a malevolent and amoral baddie. While James Bond duels cold war agents, Scot Harvath foes are terrorists.
By coincidence, I listened to this book during the week of the 2013 Boston Marathon. While that act of terrorism will most likely turn out to be the work of two delusional brothers, the event matches Brad Thor’s thesis that a small minority of mid-eastern extremists hate the US and will not hesitate to kill innocent citizens to prove this point.
By the way, Scot Harvath does not believe in coincidences.
Have 300 other books in different accounts.
Exciting and interesting. Book is well researched.
The different ways he makes you think of terrorist attacks.
I enjoy narrarators that read the book and don't add their own twist by adding their own emphasis or slow the reading down.
All of Thor's books are good
I HAVE ALREADY READ SEVERAL BUT NO MORE.
WE HAVE THIS STONE COLD KILLER IN SCOTT HARVATH. HIGHLY TRAINED AND KNOWLEDGABLE IN TERRORISTS AND TERROSISM. HE TAKES A TWIT OF A
WOMAN WITH NO TRAINING WHATSOEVER ON A MISSION TO PAKISTAN AND SHE CONS HIM INTO SNEAKING INTO A TERRIORIST CAMP. SURPRISE,SURPRISE THEY ARE DISCOVERED. COME ON, I LOVE THIS GENRE BUT PLEASE MAKE IT SOMEWHAT BELIEVABLE.
GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT. I REALLY LIKED THE SCOTT HARVATH BOOKS.
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