Full Black (Scot Harvath #10)
Born in the shadows and kept from heads of state, there are some missions so deadly, so sensitive, that they simply don’t exist.
When one such mission goes horribly wrong, a wave...more
I enjoy espionage and covert ops genre novels, especially because I believe it's a complex world and I respect the patriots who put their lives on the line on our behalf trying to protect our liberties and our community.
But Thor's novels are increasingly filled with not-so-subtle caricatures of liberals and Democrats as teetering on the edge of terrorism and anarchy themselves. If I have to choose a political camp, it is the liberal/Democratic one. I d ...more
Recently, I had a discussion with my eldest grandchildren concerning the 12/21/2012 Mayan long-count calendar end date. I explained that the Mayans believed in a cyclic process in life (i.e. this has happened before and it will happen again) therefore the end date simply means a birth of a new era. Giving an example, I explained how the Puritans came to the new world to escape religious persecution and live by the Bible, only to persec ...more
"A democracy can only exist until the voters discover they they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From the moment that realization takes hold, history shows that the majority of the people will always vote for the candidate promising the most goodies from the ...more
I especially found the concept of hitting the "Big 30" compa ...more
The main protagonist, a hero who gives his life for our country and "freedoms" over and over aga ...more
The plot was interesting with numerous twists that kept my mind racing along with the characters trying to figure out what would happen next. Across continents and in many venues, the action kept moving and I wondered whether the protagonists would succeed in unraveling the plot against the US...and, if so, how much damage would occur before they could do that. I will not ruin the story but wil ...more
Spies, conspiracy, thrills. Brad Thor hooks his reader with the first sentence and ends every paragraph with a lead to the next. Even ends the book so that a sequel can keep the story unfolding. A man's book up and down. Not ordinarily what I'd choose to read but I heard Thor speak---he travels with an armed body guard and speaks in front of a large American flag---found him charming, and thus bought the book.
For my part, I found too many information dumps where dialog has no purpose other than ...more
This is actually my husband's book that I pick up and started reading while we were camping. I read faster then him and for longer periods of time so I passed him and finished the book long before he did.
Apparently, this is Book #10 of the main character---Scot--who is an ex governme ...more
This book lacked any of the usual excitement ...more
Full Black is the 10th thriller starring Scot Harvath and is the sequel to last year's Foreign Influences. Carrying the plot forward from last year's story Brad Thor gives the reader a rousing story full of action, intrigue and horrible scenarios. What ruined the plot for me was the fact that the author has made his characters his mouthpieces for his own philosophy. There were several passages decrying things which the author feels are anti-American and unpatriotic. This just ruined the read for ...more
"Matéria Negra" interliga várias personagens que no seu todo formam u ...more
The strong point of the novel is its plot. A Chinese plan to destroy the United States is hijacked by an anti-capitalist philanthropist, and Thor mainstay Scot Harvath is dispatched to investigate the threat. A side plot--arguably the best part of the book--involves a Hollywood producer and his tech consultant friend, a former ...more
With a quick-moving plot and action that will keep you unable to put this book down, you'll find yourself so caught up in this book you'll unwittingly become a part of it.
A combination of mystery and thriller this book goes into a subject we often ask ourselves. What is the government hiding? Readers that enjoy this type of novel will love it and those that don't will find themselves compelled to read it anyway!
You will definitely not want to miss out on this novel!
Fast paced, good character development and believable plot - imo.
Extremely conservative (if you like Flynn or even Nelson DeMille, you should enjoy it).
As a writer of Amish mysteries ... I find it helps me to read grittier books, especially those written by men. It's a good change of pace and highlights some interesting writing techniques!
Thor is definitely a writer I'll try ...more
After tracking down a deadly terrorist cell, former Seal Team 6 and current Carlton Group member, Scot Harvath formulates a plan to infiltrate the cell to stop a string of deadly attacks ...more
Fast forward to 2014 when I finally decided this was going to be the year I read every book Brad Thor put out.
The story in Full Black is probably his best, followed closely by Blowback and Takedown. Full Black is thrilling and anxiety-inducing all at th ...more
Aside from that, the book's premise annoyed me. A film director is secretly making a documentary in his house about something EXPLOSIVE enough to have people try to assassinate him. Guess what it's ...more
Thor can certainly pen a gripping tale. My problem with him is that he wears me out with his right wing crap. Why alienate solid readers who might believe that Fox News watchers really are the most misinformed people in the US? That's why I stopped reading Vince Flynn. I'll stick with Lee Child and David Baldacci.
It’s no surprise that so many of you are part of book clubs. They provide a great escape and a chance to get together with friends to talk about great books, as well as the even ...more