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Foreign Influence Audiobook

Foreign Influence

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Publisher's Summary

Navy SEAL turned covert operative Scot Harvath is called to action once again in Brad Thor's hottest political thriller yet.

Buried within the black ops budgets of the Department of Defense, a new spy agency has been created. Unfettered by the oversight of self-serving politicians, it reports only to a secret panel of military insiders. Its job is to target Americas enemies - both foreign and domestic - under a charter of three simple words: Find, Fix, and Finish.

Recruited as a field operative, Scot Harvath has just returned from his first assignment abroad when a bombing in Rome kills a group of American college students. The evidence points to a dangerous colleague from Harvath's past and a plan for further attacks on an unimaginable scale.

Harvath is tasked with leveraging his relationship to lure the man out of hiding and kill him on the spot. But what if it is the wrong man?

Simultaneously, a young woman is struck by a taxi in a hit-and-run in Chicago. With only two intoxicated witnesses and over 5,000 cabs in the city, the Chicago Police have given up on their investigation. But when the family's attorney digs deeper, he will uncover a shocking connection to the bombing in Rome and the perpetrator's plans for America.

As the story rockets to its conclusion, the plots intersect in a race to prevent one of the most audacious and unthinkable acts of war in the history of mankind.

Take another thrill ride with Scot Harvath.

©2010 Brad Thor (P)2010 Simon & Schuster

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    Robert chicago, IL, United States 08-26-10
    Robert chicago, IL, United States 08-26-10
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    "great terrorist book"

    Well written, great story, totally enjoyable, will keep your interest throughout. Brad Thor is one of the best!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    James P. Evans 08-13-10 Member Since 2015
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    "I liked it"

    I enjoy Thor's books especially when he brings some of the more interesting characters back, such as the troll and his dogs. I recommend this read

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    Walter Richmond, VA, United States 08-04-10
    Walter Richmond, VA, United States 08-04-10 Member Since 2010

    I enjoy reading thrillers: espionage. I am ex Army. I work in the health care industry. I like to practice martial arts. I participate in IDPA matches. Genghis Khan is my favorite person.

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    "EASY"

    This was an easy listen. The plot was very straight forward as were the characters. There wasnt anything to technical about the weapons or tactics used in the book. This was a middle of the road effort by the writer. I would recommend his earlier books.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Felton Emory, TX, United States 07-20-10
    Felton Emory, TX, United States 07-20-10 Member Since 2017
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    "Very Bland"

    I have tried several Brad Thor books and just cannot get into them. I finally figured it out on this book. He takes too long to start tying the different characters and parts of the book together. It is as if you are reading 3 or 4 books at once, putting one down and picking the other up. His main character is not very interesting. Thor was billed as "Vince Flynn style writer". Not!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    jacque 08-03-10
    jacque 08-03-10 Member Since 2017
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    "One Among Many"

    Maybe I've read too many great political/action novels, which I love, that this one didn't cut it for me. While there was action, I did not feel a connection to any of the characters. I felt myself bored listening much of the time. The best moment was the very end, leaving unanswered questions. However, I don't think I'll read the next book. I also did not find the narrator brought much interest to the book.

    Perhaps I'm spoiled by Vince Flynn.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 12-01-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 12-01-16 Member Since 2017

    I am a husband/dad/granddad who loves books. My reviews are my subjective opinions. My hope is they will help others make buying decisions.

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    "One of Brad Thor's best"

    I first listened to Foreign Influence when it was released and I just finished listening to it again. It is a solid 5 star political thriller.

    I want to address some of the complaints in the reviews. First Armand Schultz is not as good at narrating as George Guidall, but he is plenty good enough. Some complain that Brad Thor is not as good with this type of espionage thrillers as Vince Flynn or Ben Coes. He is also not as good as Mark Greaney either, but Thor is definitely among the first tier of espionage thrillers authors. The more frequent complaint is that Brad Thor is too political (meaning too politically conservative). With the sole exception of Barry Eisler I'm not aware of any espionage thriller writers who fall squarely on the left side of the US political divide. It does not keep me from purchasing and listening to all of his books.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    "Better then 1st book"

    The narration was much better then the first book, and I look forward to book #3.

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    Richard Roig Tryon, NC 08-05-17
    Richard Roig Tryon, NC 08-05-17
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    "A Great Series"

    I have so enjoyed this book and this series! One of the best, keeps you on the edge of your seat.

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    debra starr 07-06-17
    debra starr 07-06-17 Member Since 2016

    Happily married mother of three. Avid reader. Love Audible!

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    "Awesome read."

    This one really had me from the first words to the last. Very relevant in today's times, and very suspenseful. No slow spots or boring repetition. Well performed by one of my favorite readers. All around awesome read. Happy reading!

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    Darrell J. Greenwald 04-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Nonstop action and intrigue from beginning to end."

    While most of Brad Thor's books are great, this is easily one of his best.

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