#1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Brad Thor returns with his hottest and most action-packed thriller yet!
The most secretive organization in America operates without accountability to the American people. Hiding in the shadows, pretending to be part of the United States Government, its power is beyond measure.
Control of this organization has just been lost and the future of the nation has been thrust into peril.
When the five candidates being considered to head this mysterious agency suddenly go missing, covert counter-terrorism operative, Scot Harvath is summoned to Washington and set loose on the most dangerous chase ever to play out on American soil.
But as the candidates begin turning up murdered, the chase becomes an all-too-public spectacle with every indicator suggesting that the plot has its roots in a shadowy American cabal founded in the 1700s.
With the United States on the verge of collapse, Harvath must untangle a web of conspiracy centuries in the making and head off the greatest threat America has ever seen.
This is thriller writing at its absolute best where the stakes have never been higher, nor the line between good and evil so hard to discern.
In Thor s latest, an assassin is viciously reducing the short list of candidates for the top job at the Federal Reserve, and it s up to rugged, hypereffective private intelligence operative Scot Harvath to halt the hits. He and a small band of associates including his outspoken boss, Reed Carlton, and Boston detective Lara Cordero are pitted against the wealthy and powerful members of a secret cabal. Armand Schultz makes good use of no-frills narration to deliver the author s prose crisply, while smartly adjusting his pacing during action sequences, dialogue-rich scenes, and paragraphs detailing events in American history. His aging Carlton is gruff and demanding. The head villains snarl. The women are treated to acceptable upper-register voices. And other characters are provided appropriate accents for example, an exaggerated, gravelly Boston dialect for a Southie-born, hardboiled detective. As for Harvath, Schultz speaks in a confident, low rumble that softens in the course of the operative s romance with Cordero, who, at book s end, is strong enough to suggest a big change in his future. An Atria/Emily Bestler hardcover.
Fun read. Interesting historical information concerning the Fed.
Killer Action (spoilers)
This one had an intense sequences of action throughout especially when Betsy had the suicide vest on. I was at the edge of my seat with that one! I did feel like the secondary storyline with Ryan and McGee was not necessary and it would have been a lot smoother with just Harvath’s story with Cordero. I did not at all suspect Sal being the antagonist either so that part was very well hidden. I would have liked more of a dialogue with him and he would have definitely been hidden BTS even better. I started to suspect him being the bad guy when he just disappeared for a few chapters and didn’t reappear until the murders took place. If that were a movie, it would’ve been a dead giveaway. But in a novel format it fit well together.
The story was great and I loved the history in this one, just wished it had been focused more on Harvath’s story and not on Ryan as much. I believe Thor could have tied Durkin in a different way that would give his story up as the overall antagonist, but it is what it is and it worked out fine.
Great one Thor!
Great story! Less "action" than previous novels but keeps you going all the way through and the intensity keeps building to the end. Best Scot Harvath read so far. The only caveat is it leaves lots of "faction" to investigate after you read. If you're a Brad Thor fan you will not be disappointed. Enjoy!