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
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
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
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
"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
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
I've mentioned before that I'm not a huge fan of "cause" books - agenda books. And this was clearly one of those, actually on several fronts. But somehow I didn't mind it so much, I guess because of a...more
Spy thriller author Brad Thor returns to his winning formula in this one. Here again, you’ll find lots of high tech gear, lots of murder and mayhem. Unlike his counterparts at the real CIA, FBI and Homeland Security Agency, Harvath and his team don’t have to worry about being politically correct or appearing before a Senate committee investig...more
As far as comparisons to Flynn are concerned, there is no comparison! Brad Thor is a very good writer, and even though the situations and action sequences are over the top, they are brillian...more
Dont get me wrong this book deserves some merrit, but not the accolades that it has been given. I cant say i didnt enjoy it, because I did, but I just didnt find it as riveting as I had hoped. The writer does a great job of giving you food for thought on numerous aspects of the current shape of the USA. As an intel...more
When terrorists plan to pull the plug on America quite literally as it turns out, Harveth gears up for the fight of his life - spanning the world fro...more
The black ops team, led by Scot Harvath, kidnaps a suspected terrorist and sends an operative into the cell in Manssor Aleem's place. On the brink of uncovering something really big, everything unravels when the team tries to extract the cell infiltrator.
They know something big is going to happen, but don't know where or when. When attacks spring 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
This book lacked any of the usual excitement...more
And to make it even more interesting, I have personally revisited each book to bring you enha...more