Use of Force
Identified as a high value terrorism suspect (who had disappeared three years prior), his name sends panic through the Central Intelligence Agency.
Where was he headed? What was he planning? And could he be connected to the “spectacu...more
Scott Harvath is the featured protagonist, and is a dynamic, well developed character. However, the other characters are NOT well developed. At all. Therein lies one of the problems in Mr. Thor's newest installment. There are too many (way too many) characters. A cast of characters page would have been helpful. My keeping a log of WHO did WHAT to WHOM and WHERE would have been helpful. I didn't connect with the characte ...more
But every single time, all that fades into the backgr ...more
Our favourite counterterrorism operator is Back!! Scott Havarth returns in a thrilling story involving ISIS, with terrorism in acts all around the world. This book kept me up all night, the realism with which Thor writes is amazing, I could feel myself right beside our hero as he attempts to stop a serious event. I am very excited about things happening in the covert agency he used to work for, as from what happens at th ...more
Look, I know I'm not a Brad Thor demographic denizen. I'm so far left of the Democrats that hailing frequencies frequently fail to open, while Thor is a darling of Aynholish people with whom I share nothing but the right to trial by a jury of my peers. His politics appall me. His writing, though, isn't bad. He crafts a sentence that leads to another in an agreeable and steady way.
Well, gawddam if he shouldn't, since this is his SEVENTEENTH Scot Harvath novel. The appeal ...more
Following last year’s Foreign Agent, Brad Thor brings back Scot Harvath, the legendary counterterrorism operative, for his most action-packed novel to date.
When a raging storm rocks the Mediterranean Sea, a small vessel is forced to make a distress call to the Italian Coast Guard, blowing the cover on a smuggling operation in the process.
Meanwhile, Scot Harvath, who is now splitting his time between Boston and Washinton, D.C., heads up an ope ...more
Scot Harvath is back! A terrorist from Tajikistan has a plan, and Scot has to figure out what it is, and stop it. Meanwhile, there's some backroom shenanigans going on in the corridors of power. Harvath goes to Libya and Italy tracking down the MacGuffin, while the terrorist smokes cigarettes and exults in death.
Great stuff! ...more
If you want to just lose yourself in a search for "suicide bombers" (whom I just call murderers), this is a good book to read. Some things don't add up but then again, this is not a math book. Read and enjoy. You don't really need to read all the other books before to understand this one ...more
Scot Harvath is never a man to mess around with and when he's out bringing the ...more
While this book was a satisfactory addition to Thor's Harvath series and as such I give it three stars I have become tired of the apparent focus of Thor's e ...more
Scot Havarth -- a navy SEAL turned covert counterterrorism operative -- is assigned a mission so dangerous, that the government must deny any and all involvement. During a massive storm, the Italian Coast Guard receives a distress call that a smugglers ship carrying 150 men, women and children is sinking. Days later the body of a chemist that had expertly evaded authorities for three years washes up. His name is so deadly in ...more
I've read all of Brad Thor's novels, and Scot Harvath is one of the protagonists I look forward to reading new tales about. Now in the grand scheme of things, Harvath ain't quite as ass-kicking as Mitch Rapp, more along the lines of Rapp's buddy Scott Coleman. But even that ain't bad considering the leeway Harvath's grudgingly granted to do what he must. I can't help but equate the Carlton Group with the Hendley Associates' Campus of Clancy's Ryan series. They'r ...more
Why? First, Thor always has the best plot lines. His stories are relevant, in depth, with plenty of twists and turns. It was another classic Thor novel.
Why then did I first give it 4 stars? Harvath is turning into a cliche for me. Maybe it's because of the number of interviews Thor does and how much press he does, but many catch phrases or lines of Harvath, I've actually heard Thor say before. One other things that Thor does ...more
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