Use of Force - Brad Thor

Use of Force

By Brad Thor

  • Release Date: 2017-06-27
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 365 Ratings

Description

“With his latest pulse-pounding adventure, Brad Thor puts the rest of the genre on notice—Use of Force is the thriller to beat in 2017.”—The Real Book Spy

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor.

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.

Packed with pulse-pounding action, fascinating characters, and electrifying intrigue, Brad Thor does it again and proves why he is known around the world as the “Master of Thrillers.”

Reviews

  • Thor

    2
    By Lynz1111
    Bed Thor is one of my favorites. I've read every book to date. While this was a compelling storyline, it's finish was atypical.
  • Good Addition to Series

    3
    By susu707
    3.5 stars. Use of Force is the seventeenth book in the Scott Harvath series. This can be read as a standalone. But I recommend that you read the entire series so you fully understand the storyline and characters. There is violence. The book blurb adequately describes the storyline so I'm not going to repeat that all of that info here. This book includes not only more of the usual that you get with a Scott Harvath story, but still has some surprising twists and turns. The unfortunate part of being a long running series, is that the storyline gets somewhat repetitive. Will I continue to read future books in the series? I've read all of them so far so of course I will.
  • Worst Harvath Ever

    1
    By eazyrooster
    I've now read all 16 Scot Harvath novels. Use of Force is easily the worst entry in the entire series. From plot points that don't actually matter, to ridiculously bad pacing in the first third of the book, to an extraordinarily anti-climactic ending there really is nothing to praise in this book. I generally enjoy the series. Even when it's not great it usually has some interesting insights. This one was just the definition of being phoned in. Maybe now that Vince Flynn has passed Thor has slacked off. Hopefully he will try harder next time.
  • Use of force

    4
    By Gmorris412
    Good complicated story, but too many people to follow with difficult names. Otherwise, captivating story. Thank you.
  • Not worth the time

    1
    By Weldon2112
    It's like he got to page 762 and said "F it, I'm tired of writing and need to get this thing to printing so I can make my money." The whole climax of the book is told after the fact in a brief chapter without any action or detail. What a waste of time. This'll be the last Thor book I read.
  • Another hit

    5
    By 2RuthKids
    Can't wait for what happens next!! Always a can't put it down read.
  • So so

    2
    By Carltor
    No his bestbwprk, not by a long shot
  • Excellent Read

    5
    By Simple Man 3
    Great work as always, waiting on the next one 👍🏻
  • Could be better

    3
    By azherrfun
    This was not Thor's best effort. Ending was kind of abrupt and a sub plot woven into the main plot served little useful purpose. I've come to expect more from this author.
  • Better than the last

    5
    By lago/mike
    I have read every one and I periodically check to see when the next book comes out. If you like this storyline there is none better than Brad Thor. Another great read that I couldn't put down. I'm sure that there are real Scott Horvath's and Reed Carlton's out there but sadly too few of them I'm sure. Here it is at 2:00 in the morning and I just finished it!