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The First Commandment (Scot Harvath #6)
Brad Thor, the New York Times bestselling author of Takedown, delivers an explosive international thriller featuring Navy SEAL turned Homeland Security operative Scot Harvath, who somewhere, somehow, has left the...more
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First off, this was a birthday present and not something I picked for myself. I'm not into political thrillers.
The Good: The First Commandment is action-packed and feels like a blockbuster movie. Scot Harvath is a high caliber bad-ass. The plot had...more
Brad Thor, I sense, wants to be Vince Flynn and wants Harvarth to be Mitch Rapp and the characters have a lot in common. The trouble is that Mitch Rapp has a real presence and Harvath doesn’t and at times it is hard to like him. Author Thor also seems to be becoming more and more right wing in his writing and quite a few of his views expressed through his characte...more
I’m not sure why I continue on with Brad Thor and the Scot Harvath Series but I do. I just finished the sixth in the Scot Harvath Series, The First Commandment and it was just ok. Not great, just ok. I love this genre of books where you have a Patriot, (Scot Harvath), who is fighting for the rights of United State citizens in the arena of covert operations.
The world of war has changed. No longer do we experience the death and destruction of Armies against Armies. We don’t see the Tank...more
On the down side, it did seem to simply be "Clancy lite." Scot Harvath is John Clark with benefits. Harvath seems to have a close friend who owes him a favor in every single c...more
In the dead of night, five of the most dangerous detainees in the war on terror are pulled from their isolation cells in Guantanamo Bay, stripped of their orange jumpsuits, given civilian clothes and driven to the base airfield where they are loaded aboard a Boeing 727 and set free.
Six months later, covert counterterrorism agent Scot Harvath awakes to discover that his world has changed violently and forever. A sadistic assassin...more
The First Commandment picks up a thread from the end of the previous novel, Takedown. Harvath's girlfriend, Tracy, is in a coma after being shot by a snipe...more
PROS: Detailed, but not too much. Interesting read and several chapters were only a few pages long. The...more
Brad Thor, the New York Times bestselling author of Takedown, delivers an explosive international thriller featuring Navy SEAL turned Homeland Security operative Scot Harvath, who somewhere, somehow, has left the wrong person alive.
"Thou shalt not negotiate with terrorists..."
Six months ago: In the dead of the night, five of the most da...more
This story was grating my nerves. Not the writing. I was just pissed off that the so called "powers that be" turned the...more
What is "The First Commandment?" It refers to the rule that the US government doesn't negotiate with terrorists under any circumstances. In this story, however, the president finds himself in a situation where he feels he must give in to demands in order to save a ridiculous number of US citizens. The demands are that a number of terrorists housed at Gitmo are to...more
This book establishes Brad Thor as Vince Flynn's equivalent in pure action adventure thriller supremacy. If you like edge of your seat, page turning into the wee hours because you can't possibly put it down, this book's for you. Absolutely one of the best five books I've ever read. If you're not a Scot Harvath fan by the time you finish this book, then you don't know who Mitch Rapp, his apparently half-brother is either. One incredible read. This is a must read for...more
Screams awaken Agent Scot Harvath as he discovers that his world has changed violently -- and forever. Ordered by the president to stay out of the investigation, Harvath is forced to mount his own operation to uncover the conspi...more
This is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that will keep you guessing.
The sixth book in the Scot Harvath series opens with a presumed dead operative hunting down and hurting Scot's loved ones. The President benches Scot from this assignment leaving him with the option of being helpless or being labeled a traitor if he goes into battle against the President's wishes.
Old characters return and new characters emerge making this a perfect story full of unexpected twists a...more
This particular story is extremely engag...more
Someone tried to kill Scot's (Scot Harvath) girlfriend, and Scot intends nothing will keep him from finding the one. This is especially true once it becomes obvious that someone (the same someone?) is going after Scot's mother, and anyone who means anything to him.
What's the biggest rub? The President of the US himself has ordered Scot to stand down and stay completely hands off this one.
That's gonna happen, right? If it did we wouldn't have a book. With both his "friend" and...more
Discussion of Muslim "Extremists" vs non action of Muslim moderates adding to evil. I wonder if the same could be said of "Christians...more
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