A new administration and a new approach to dealing with America's enemies have left covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath without a job. But when American doctor Julia Gallo is kidnapped in Afghanistan, the terms of her ransom leave the president with only one course of action. In a dangerous assignment that the United States government will deny any knowledge of, Scot Harvath must secretly infiltrate Kabul's notorious Policharki Prison and free the man the kidnappers demand as ransom -- al-Qaeda mastermind, Mustafa Khan.
But when Harvath arrives, he quickly learns that there is more to the kidnapping than anyone dares to admit. And as the subterfuge is laid bare, Harvath must examine his own career of hunting down and killing terrorists, and ask himself if he has what it takes to help one of the world's worst go free.
Brimming with the kind of ripped-from-the-headlines authenticity Brad Thor's internationally bestselling novels are known for, The Apostle doubles down on the blockbuster success of The Last Patriot and reaffirms Thor's status as the master of the political thriller.
Still breathing? Take another thrill ride with superagent Scot Harvath.
©2009 Brad Thor; (P)2009 Simon & Schuster
i am not even pausing the book to write this.....i have listened to the entire "Harvath" series , and , will finish it....but ,,, really. Hesitated on Armand Schultz, but got into his narration.....I was ruined on this weak effort the moment Scot agreed to go against everything he stands for, and go get the stupid kid, of the stupid b-tch. Unable to recover from THE one premise that sent him on his way......which he would/should never do, i can't recover......i have a strong ability for the ol' "suspension of disbelief" , required for such great reads, in my opinion, as the Jack Reacher, Dirk Pitt, Bob Lee Swagger, Mitch R app books, and now it may be clear that i have run out of riveting reads.....please help , with a suggestion.....thank you...and btw, I've also listened to(and very much enjoyed) the NUMA files, and Oregon as well...Van Dorn detectives, and the Fargo's were also great, I include these because I regret hammering this book, and hope my ref's give you some perspective, as to my comments
I have listened to several Brad Thor books and have not been real impressed. This book was the same. I just cant find a connection with his hero.Thor's writing style doesn't provide the excitement that keep me interested.
Brad Thor grabs you and doesn't let go...once again! This is a fantastic story and Thor certainly does his research. This time he even shadowed a black ops team in Afghanistan to find out just how they would react in a similiar situation.
My only disappointment...I finished it too fast and will now have to wait another year for the next Harvath installment!
Brad Thor has written an great tale of suspense and adventure set in the modern world with all of the issues currently in the headlines. The plot was great and the characters were adequately developed to draw the reader into the story. I felt like I was along for the ride in downtown DC and in Afghanistan as well! An awesome story and a must read for lovers of mercenary drama like this.
I really loved the other books he wrote, with Blowback probably being the best.
But this one really sucks. The Secret Service plot is just a side story, and not related to the main story.
The main story does not carry anything special, and Norseman is just a regular soldier in this one. It does not have the techno-thriller magic like the other ones. There are weak attempts with the lake of broken glass, but it looks like Brad could not find enough material or ideas to really use this tale, or he was lazy.
OK entertainment, but absolutely not the level of his other books.
Seems only negative comments get posted. This is a good addition to a great series. Maybe not the best in the series, but certainly entertaining.
The story itself was pretty good. However the narrator did not do the story justice and because of this I had a hard time listening to it. I was not as impressed as the other reviewers who rated it a 5 star book. it was a good story but I do not think the writing deserves 5 stars.
Apparently this book was written for the barely literate. The plot is ridiculous and is so poorly developed that it must have been an outline that the editor passed on and forgot to read the final product. The presentation is equally silly and I'm not sure who is responsible for this- the director of the audio and/or the narrator. I feel dumber for having listened to it.
Anyone who doesn't like the current president of the United States.
Perhaps not be so obviously partisan in his politics. He doesn't like the current American president and the president in this book is supposed to represent him. All I can say is that the book would have been much better if the author hadn't infused it with his political feelings and made the president look like such an improbable idiot. The stateside plot is just laughable; the one taking place overseas is not much better and the connection between the two is tenuous.
I listened to several of Mr. Thor's other books and liked, even loved, some of them. However, this one is just plain horrible. I'm unable to finish listening to it.
He's always good.
All of them, and toss the book away.
Yes, it was a typical great story by Brad Thor and his twists are always a joy to unravel.
The realistic way his characters interact and the sad truth of how our goverment's political correctness costs the lives of our brave special forces men and women. When will we learn that you can't expect crazy people to act like we do??
He is the best narrator I have heard in the 40 some books I have listened to in the past year. Armand has a solid handle on shifting characters voices consisting on the fly - he is an exceptional actor.
The ending when Scott insisted the CIA keep his promises
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