#1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Brad Thor returns with his most explosive thriller ever.
Somewhere deep inside the United States government is a closely guarded list. Members of Congress never get to see it—only the President and a secret team of advisors. Once your name is on the list, it doesn’t come off…until you’re dead.
Someone has just added counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath’s name.
Somehow Harvath must evade the teams dispatched to kill him long enough to untangle who has targeted him and why they want him out of the way.
Somewhere, someone, somehow can put all the pieces together. The only question is, will Harvath get to that person before the United States suffers the most withering terrorist attack ever conceived?
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Bugsy Malone Meets Dragnet
The writing style of Black List ranks among the worst fiction published. So much so, that it stands out dramatically even from his earlier Harvath novels...as if someone wrote the book in his name. However, even the earlier novels are salvaged mostly by the masterful reading given by the best narrator today; George Guidall, a man who could make reading a menu or phone directory interesting.
Armand Schultz narrates the story with a group of 'cast voices' ranging from Clint Eastwood/Dirty Harry, Bugsy Malone, and the worst of the old TV show Dragnet but that is how the story is written....like a really bad episode of Dragnet. Armand Schultz reads the story too quickly, pausing awkwardly in mid sentence where a pause is least warranted. Minor characters who die within a chapter or two are given long biographical information. Gripping sentences such as: [Harvath knew the door was open. He turned the handle quietly. The door was open.] grace many pages. In the middle of a sequence where no chapter change is warranted, one is made. One wonders if the editorial staff from the publisher have any skills whatsoever.
The entire book is an exercise in contradictory ideas cobbled together without much thought at all.
Read/listen at your own risk.