Scot Harvath

24 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 48,787 ratings

The Lions of Lucerne Publisher's Summary

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
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  • Book 1

    • The Lions of Lucerne

    • By: Brad Thor
    • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
    • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,870
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,356
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,337

    On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the unthinkable has just become a nightmarish reality: thirty 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Scott Harvath

    • By Carol on 11-18-12

    Regular price: $28.30

  • Book 2

    • Path of the Assassin

    • A Thriller
    • By: Brad Thor
    • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
    • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,642
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,278
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,270

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Corny

    • By Benson Bumpkin on 10-22-13

    Regular price: $28.30

  • Book 3

    • State of the Union

    • By: Brad Thor
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,264
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,875
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,867

    The most unlikely terrorist enemy of all now holds a knife against the country’s throat. With both diplomatic and conventional military options swept from the table, the president calls upon Navy SEAL turned Secret Service agent Scot Harvath to disable a brilliantly orchestrated conspiracy intended to bring the United States to its knees. Teamed with beautiful Russian Intelligence agent Alexandra Ivanova and a highly trained CIA paramilitary detachment, Harvath embarks on an adrenaline-fueled search that spans the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thrilling!

    • By Loray on 01-31-11

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  • Book 4

    • Blowback

    • Scot Harvath, Book 4
    • By: Brad Thor
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,065
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052

    When a mysterious new weapon tips the balance against American and allied forces throughout the Middle East, the only person the president can call for help is the man the administration has just fired - Navy SEAL turned covert Homeland Security operative, Scot Harvath. Caught live on Al Jazeera in an off-the-books operation, Harvath is forced to go to ground, as a senator with presidential aspirations turns her sights on the White House and forces President Jack Rutledge to publicly end the career of America's number-one counter-terrorism operative.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • You sure this wasn't written by Dan Brown?

    • By chris on 07-25-16
    • Scot Harvath, Book 4
    • By: Brad Thor
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 05-17-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,152 ratings

    Regular price: $22.67

  • Book 5

    • Takedown

    • Scot Harvath, Book 5
    • By: Brad Thor
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent from start to finish

    • By Richard on 06-11-16
    • Scot Harvath, Book 5
    • By: Brad Thor
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 05-17-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106 ratings

    Regular price: $22.67

  • Book 6

    • The First Commandment

    • By: Brad Thor
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,350
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,083
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,067

    When the president of the United States is blackmailed into releasing five detainees from Guantanamo Bay, a sadistic assassin with a vendetta years in the making is reactivated. Suddenly, the people closest to counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath are being targeted and he realizes that somehow, somewhere he has left the wrong person alive. With his life plunged into absolute peril, and the president ordering him to stay out of the investigation, Harvath must mount his own covert plan for revenge.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better Brad Thor listen

    • By Derek on 09-13-11

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  • Book 7

    • The Last Patriot

    • By: Brad Thor
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,309
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,035
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,032

    September 1789: U.S. minister to France Thomas Jefferson, charged with forging a truce with the violent Muslim pirates of the Barbary Coast, makes a shocking discovery - one that could forever impact the world's relationship with Islam. Present day: When a car bomb explodes outside a Parisian cafe, Navy Seal turned covert Homeland Security Operative Scot Harvath is thrust back into the life he has tried so desperately to leave behind....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Plot had some up's and down's

    • By Xavier on 11-27-11

    Regular price: $23.58

  • Book 8

    • The Apostle

    • By: Brad Thor
    • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,715
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,717

    Every politician has a secret. And when the daughter of a politically connected family is kidnapped abroad, America's new president will agree to anything - even a deadly and ill-advised rescue plan - in order to keep his secret hidden.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Worst yet in an otherwise good series

    • By Povl H. on 02-18-10

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Apostle

    • By: Brad Thor
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    A new president means a new approach to counter-terrorism, and that means covert agent Scot Harvath is out of a job. But every politician has a secret, and when the daughter of a highly-connected family is kidnapped abroad, America's new leader will agree to anything - even a crazily dangerous rescue plan- to keep his secret hidden. And there is only one man he can call on to execute the mission....

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  • Book 9

    • Foreign Influence

    • By: Brad Thor
    • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,680
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,030
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,033

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Armand reads...

    • By Anonymous! on 08-17-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Foreign Influence

    • By: Brad Thor
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Recruited as a field operative in a totally secret new spy agency, Scot Harvath is summoned when a bombing in Rome kills a group of college students. The evidence points to a dangerous colleague from Harvath's past and a plan for further attacks on an unimaginable scale. Harvath must lure him out of hiding and kill him on the spot. But what if it is the wrong man?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Why oh why not available in the U.S.?

    • By Chad Wolf on 02-27-17

    Regular price: $18.53

  • Book 9.5

    • The Athena Project

    • A Thriller
    • By: Brad Thor
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Marvel
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,382
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,173
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,179

    Tucked away in a remote corner of North Carolina's Fort Bragg, behind rows of razor wire and heavily armed guards, lies the headquarters of the nation's most elite counter-terrorism unit - the United States Army's 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta. Here, a brilliant new approach to combating terrorism has just been born. Its codename: The Athena Project.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Just Not Good

    • By James on 12-19-10

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 10

    • Full Black

    • By: Brad Thor
    • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,971
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,515
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,526

    Born in shadow and kept from heads of state, there are some missions so deadly, so sensitive, that they simply don't exist. so deadly, so sensitive, that they simply don't exist. When one such mission goes horribly wrong, a wave of dramatic terrorist attacks is set in motion. Their goal: the complete and total collapse of the United States. With the CIA's intelligence abilities hobbled, former Navy SEAL Team 6 member turned covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath launches an audacious plan to infiltrate the terrorists' network and prevent one of the biggest threats the U.S. has ever faced.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More More

    • By Sean on 08-16-11

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 11

    • Black List

    • Scot Harvath, Book 11
    • By: Brad Thor
    • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,448
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,181

    Somewhere, deep inside the United States government, is a deadly list. Members of Congress never get to see it and only the president has the final say over it. Once your name is on the list, it doesn't come off - until you're dead. Someone has just added counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath's name to the list. Somehow, Harvath must evade the teams dispatched to kill him long enough to untangle who has framed him and why they want him out of the way.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Worthy Successor to 'Full Black'

    • By Joshua on 07-26-12

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 11.5

    • Free Fall

    • A Prelude to Hidden Order
    • By: Brad Thor
    • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 499
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 442
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 442

    A prelude to Hidden Order, Brad Thor's most recent pulse-pounding Scot Harvath thriller.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • FREEFALL REVIEW

    • By rester725 on 07-15-17

    Regular price: $0.93

  • Book 12

    • Hidden Order

    • By: Brad Thor
    • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,494
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,233

    Action-packed from the start, Hidden Order demonstrates yet again why Brad Thor is the "master of thrillers". A string of high-profile kidnappings has Washington, D.C., in a frenzy. When the victims begin turning up dead, frenzy turns to panic. And when the ransom demand is finally made public, panic will turn to terror. In Brad Thor's riveting new thriller, the stakes have never been higher, nor the lines between good and evil so hard to discern.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expected from the author

    • By Kennard on 07-11-13

    Regular price: $22.63

  • Book 12.5

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  • Book 13

    • Act of War

    • A Thriller
    • By: Brad Thor
    • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,899
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,618
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,606

    After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem - no one knows if she can be trusted. But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good and Believable

    • By catuualos on 08-19-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 14

    • Code of Conduct

    • A Thriller
    • By: Brad Thor
    • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,725
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,508
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,498

    Hidden deep within one of the world’s most powerful organizations is a secret committee with a devastating agenda. Its members are afforded incredible protections—considered elites, untouchables. But when four seconds of video is captured halfway around the world and anonymously transmitted to DC, covert wheels are set in motion, and counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is tapped to undertake the deadliest assignment of his career.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good...but cliché packed

    • By wendy sefert on 07-16-15

    Regular price: $22.67

  • Book 14.5

    • The Athens Solution

    • A Short Story: Scot Harvath, Book 14.5
    • By: Brad Thor
    • Narrated by: Armand Schultz, Brad Thor - afterword
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 250

    A deadly betrayal is at the center of The Athens Solution. When a game-changing weapon falls into the wrong hands, the US ambassador to Greece must risk everything to recover it, even if it means participating in a ruse that costs his life. With the ambassador dead and the device still at large, covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath rushes to eliminate a terror cell about to sell the dangerous technology to Iran.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Brad Thor should stick to writing novels...

    • By Wayne on 02-20-16

    Regular price: $2.83

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