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
"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
The main protagonist, a hero who gives his life for our country and "freedoms" over and over aga ...more
I especially found the concept of hitting the "Big 30" compa ...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
This book lacked any of the usual excitement ...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
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
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
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
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
Brad Thor’s greatest achievement is the courage to expose, using the language of fiction, the most double-tongued enemy of humanity at the moment—terrorism. One the one hand, our society supports murderers and terrorists in the name of political correctness, and on the other, accepts victimization as a natural course of things. In Full Black, Brad Thor is evidently intolerant toward double standards of all kind.
A thriller is supposed to hook the reader from the ...more
When you read a novel by Brad Thor you know you are getting the real deal. He was actually an insider within the small nucleus of experts called upon following 9/11 to battle terrorism and any threat to America. This is not due to hi ...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
I have become accustomed to Thor's direct approach to the entire subject of military ops and do not try to nit-pick in order to find flaws in what he writes and what 'is'. I find it sufficient to just let it all be, as I do for Vince Flynn's MITCH RAPP series. ...more
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