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“[A]nother instant classic.” —The Real Book Spy
“The undisputed master of blending geopolitics with spycraft…a thriller aficionado’s dream.” —The Providence Journal
The new Cold War is about to go hot.
#1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Brad Thor is back with his most intense thriller yet.
Scot Harvath is having his best summer ever. With a cottage on the fjord, a boat, and his beautiful girlfriend Sølvi, he’s got everything he could possibly want. But out of vacation days and long overdue back home, America’s top spy has a decision to make—return, or submit his resignation.
When his deadly past comes calling, though, he’ll be left with no choice at all.
Leaving his favorite Oslo café, Harvath watches as a ghost climbs out of a taxi—a man he killed years ago, halfway around the world. How is he still alive? And what is he doing in Norway?
In a race against time that will take him high above the Arctic Circle, Harvath is tested in ways he has never imagined and pushed to a limit few human beings could ever endure.
If he succeeds, he’ll walk away with everything. If he fails, the United States and its allies will be at the mercy of one of the world’s most dangerous actors.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Nuclear conflict threatens to boil over in this breakneck international spy thriller. Onetime Navy SEAL and Homeland Security agent Scot Harvath is now a private security expert. The job should come with less stress, but while Scot is on vacation in Norway with his new love, Sølvi, the head of Norway’s security services, he spots a Chinese officer he thought he had killed. This reappearance pulls Harvath and his awesome crew of battle-scarred comrades into a face-off against not one but two less-than-friendly superpowers. Brad Thor masterfully illustrates the terrifying global challenges of the new cold war in the Far North, where melting polar ice caps are uncovering brand-new shipping routes and once-unreachable fossil fuel deposits, either of which could change the world’s balance of power. As if the stakes weren’t high enough, Scot also faces down a polar bear. With his signature mix of espionage and thrills, Thor delivers a nonstop rush of a read.
Another good yarn with an underlying message
There is something reassuring in reading these admittedly formulaic novels. Yes they blindly
Reinforce many of our deep seated beliefs and mores. Yet is it so bad that some of us believe in patriotism, decency and commitment to the greater good? Chuck
Well researched. Reading about Norwegian environment and people was excellent. His knowledge of potential Arctic warfare and Russian and Chinese subterfuge was informative. Liked learning about US icebreakers, the lack of, and potential issues it causes was quite interesting.
I would enjoy more of this cast in the same Scandinavian background