Hidden Order (Scot Harvath #12)
This novel -- after wrapping up the cliffhanger of the prelude short story, which had nothing to do with novel's the main plot -- centered on Fed conspiracies, CIA black projects, a Dan Brown-like historical tour of Boston, and a killer eerily reminiscent of Dexte ...more
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While there is plenty of action here it's not as central to the story as action is in some of the books. This is more of an investigative read up until the last quarter or so when the climax brings about a series of violent confrontations.
I liked the book, I found some of the historical conversations involving. If your not awa ...more
Ummm... so all these people on this super secret list are kidnapped and start showing up dead. I'm not really spilling the beans, it happens in the first 20 pages or so. And Scot gets hired to find these kidnapped people. And he never, ever asks who had access to the list? He runs this entire investigation without once trying to figure out who could have seen th ...more
Power beyond measure? That is without a doubt the most terrifying of thoughts. Why is it that so often the intentions of a few, which start out cloaked in good, and espoused to benefit the many, turn out when the layers are peeled back, to reveal exactly the opposite?
With all the scandals currently fouling the already poisonous atmosphere of our Nation’s Capital, I get where Mr. Thor w ...more
This is the best of the series. I have loved each and every one of the Scot Harvath novels, but this one soars above them all.
It was mediocre writing, and maybe the worst character cast I've ever suffered through. I know commercial fiction is lacking in this department sometimes, but come on!! I finished the book a few hours ago and I've already forgotten the names of every important character. I'll settle for Mr.Buff and Ms. Sexy Sleuth with Evil Henchman (ski mask variety) and Evil Henchman (who's holding an explosive crate).
The story slogged along, I was hoping whatever dirty ...more
This book was different from Brad Thor's last three books in that it's a completely stand alone s ...more
Scot Harvath is back in action and this time the main focus is on the Federal Reserve, which I have to tell you, was very, very interesting to read about and makes me wonder why other people don't chirp in for more awareness of what this non branch of government actually does with OUR money. You could say that Thor once again rips his story from the headlines and tosses his character into the middle of it.
Whenever I read one of these books, I a ...more
If there were a rating below one-star, I'd have chosen it.
I had high expectations after the first couple of chapters. The Federal Reserve, the Arab Spring… I was thinking that this was going to be a heck of an action plot. Nope. I just got some characters from prior books and Revolutionary War history in Boston. The detective story was OK – but just OK.
A Jordanian Spy master approaches a CIA operative whom is coming back to the States in an airport. There is information of a terrorist plot regarding America, but he wants to trade information; Why is the U.S, government sponsoring the Arab Spring? And is the kingdom of Jordan next? He has pictures of deep Black Ops meeting with the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan and every Arab country that fell during that time of destabilization and chaos. Lidia Ryan is stunned and takes it to her boss. ...more
And I didn't really care for where I ended up.
Want to know why...besides the aforementioned bait and switch?
1. So there are these horrific killing scenes set up to mimic American Revolutionary history...all set in Bost ...more
#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor returns with his hottest and most action-packed thriller yet! And don’t miss FREE FALL: A Prelude to Hidden Order, available for free download now!
The most secretive organization in America operates without any accountability to the American people. Hiding in the shadows, pretending to be part of the United States government, its power is beyond measure.
Control of this organization has just been lost and the future of the nation thrust into per
I really like thrillers, but I miss it when the author doesn't take the time to philosophize, give his character a chance to reflect on what's going on, and generally notice life through an unusual lens. I want to connect to the way the character thinks.
I hate it when the author thinks his readers are stupid. Take, for example, the character Carlton, aka the old man. He is supposed to be ...more
As for the story, it might have been condensed to make it flow more easily. Some hackneyed phrases bothered me, but I loved the ending of the ending!
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