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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
When terrorists target a sprawling festival in the U.S. desert, the global intelligence community is on high alert. Thankfully Scot Harvath—a former Navy SEAL turned counterterrorism operative who possesses field-tested smarts that help him squeak out of almost any jam—is on the case. Thor’s 17th Harvath book launches his bluntly brilliant hero on a thrill-ride plot that whipsaws from the sun-bleached Nevada desert to the hushed halls of the Vatican.
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Would Read Again
Started uniquely and kept me intrigued the entire way through. Never any dull moments. Secondary storyline though was absolutely unnecessary in every aspect. Had nothing to do with primary plot and was pointless. Could’ve saved time writing that and added more to the ending. As an author I don’t think you should squeeze the entire ending of the story in 15 pages when it took 300+ pages to set it up. Axe the secondary plot and add to the ending.
Overall a great story and ended pretty well, just would’ve liked for it to be more in depth than it was. I won’t given it a perfect 5 stars, due to lack of understanding of the point of the second plot, but the idea and storyline of plot A was well put together. It was also nice to see Harvath’s humor in this one a bit more. I like that side of him and hope to see more of it in the future!
Great Job Thor!
Great fast paced read but a disappointing ending
As always, this Brad Thor book was spot on. As a person who knows much of the terrorism narrative is manufactured by our govt the book was a great read. Disappointed in the abrupt ending but would still recommend.
Solid, fast-paced story
The story was solid, but a lot of the dialogue was clunky and one-dimensional. Much like vintage Tom Clancy, the best writing is the detail and action and not the human interaction.