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July 4th weekend, New York City: As thousands of holiday travelers make their way out of Manhattan, a flawlessly executed terrorist attack plunges the city into a maelstrom of panic and death. Amid the chaos, an elite team of foreign operatives is systematically searching for one of their own, a man so powerful that the US government refuses to admit he even exists and will do anything to keep him hidden. Now, with the world's deadliest enemy upon America's doorstep, counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath must fight his way through the burning city streets to take down an invisible terrorist mastermind with the means to unleash hell on a global scale.

©2006 Brad Thor (P)2006 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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  • Richard
  • CARROLLTON, TX, United States
  • 06-11-16

excellent from start to finish

book one. Lions at Lucerne almost lost me but the books just keep getting better.

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Somewhat disappointing

I really like Brad Thor's Scot Harvath series, especially The Lions of Lucerne (amazing), Path of the Assassin, & State of the Union. While I mostly like this story, there were some holes in it that didn't get plugged and that I got hung up on - like the assumption that the murderous rescuer was just "gone" when there was still a no-fly alert over NY City. Really?? Seemed like there was no interest in tying up the lose end, so Scot simply resigned himself and gave up chasing. There were some 'whys' missing - like why did the troll even care about rescuing what's his name. What I particularly didn't like was the reader, who adopted a voice for Scot Harvath that was nasally and high - classically unsuitable for the competent, quick, smart thinking hero. He used a similar voice for the President Rutledge, that was nasally as well and with a rate of speech that made him seem incompetent and irritable, instead of steady and thoughtful even in the face of a monumental crisis. I stopped listening to Blow Back b/c of my irritation with George Guidall's narration. I'll give the next in the series a shot, but I don't know if I'll hang in there with the series if it's the same reader.

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Not as good as expected

Much of this book felt like it was written by Brad’s intern. I love the Scott Harvath character and action this is just not up to the Standard we have come to expect

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Great Read!

This is the best book out of the first 5! I’ll definitely listen to the rest.

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amazing..just amazing

i Love it...well written. I truly enjoyed the narration and brad Thor delivered yet again

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I have loved all of these books and the character Scot Harvath. I was just not a big fan of this storyline or the ending.

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simple review

Story decent not sure abt plausabily don't think the killing of Tracy at end was needed even as a possible feeder for next book

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Predictable

This is my 4th Scott Harvath book and it was very predictable. I got bored and actually couldn't wait for the book to finish. They are all the same type of story

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Great Harvath

I have followed along on several of these books, and they never disappoint. Always a great read.

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Great Fast Paced Book! One of the best yet

So everything in this book goes great, and entertaining. There is just one part in the end where you will may think to yourself...who came up with that one. Actually 2 things. Entertaining nonetheless.