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Publisher Description

From #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Brad Thor comes “his latest pulse-pounding adventure” (The Real Book Spy) that follows covert operative Scot Harvath as he is called upon to stop an ISIS-led plot to destroy the Vatican.

As a storm rages across the Mediterranean Sea, a terrifying distress call is made to the Italian Coast Guard. Days later, a body washes ashore. 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 “spectacular attack” they have been fearing all summer? In a race against time, the CIA taps an unorthodox source to get answers: Navy SEAL turned covert counterterrorism operative, Scot Harvath. Hired on a black contract, Harvath will provide the deniability the United States needs, while he breaks every rule along the way.

Teeming with fascinating characters and electrifying intrigue, Brad Thor does it again and proves why he is known around-the-world as the master of thrillers.

Mysteries & Thrillers
Armand Schultz
hr min
June 27
Simon & Schuster Audio

Customer Reviews

ArtieSchweitzer ,

"Use of Force" is what happens when an author is distracted

I have read or listened to every single Brad Thor book and have been a loyal fan since the beginning.

It pains me to write this but so much of "Use of Force" is spent describing gun battles, raids, hand to hand combat, the team planning missions and Harvath complaining about politics affecting his ability to do his job. Very little time is spent developing the plot and the new characters. Also, at times it was confusing about what exactly was going on. This was certainly not Thor's best but at least there wasn't a ridiculous worldwide pandemic.

I expect that the election and the political landscape in the USA has kept Mr. Thor very busy and obviously a bit distracted from writing another quality Harvath novel. I am very much looking forward to next years Harvath book. Let's hope it's better than "Use of Force."

Gertrude da Goat ,

Armand Schults is UNLISTENABLE

Brad Thor is a terrific author however it is a shame he has Armand Schultz narrating his novels. I have tried and tried again, but Schultz's narrationn is absolutely awful. He sounds like he could be reading from a telephone directory. There are so many narrators who add life to the narrations: George Guidall, Eric Conger, Scott Brick, etc.. How I wish one of those guys were narrating this. It is unlistenable.

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