Blowback - Brad Thor

Blowback

By Brad Thor

  • Release Date: 2005-06-28
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 273 Ratings

Description

A weapon designed to decimate the Roman Empire has just become the number one threat to the United States.
From the national bestselling author of The Lions of Lucerne, Path of the Assassin, and State of the Union comes the most gripping international thriller yet featuring Navy SEAL turned covert counterterrorism agent Scot Harvath.
"Scot Harvath is the perfect all-American hero for the post-September 11th world."
-- Nelson DeMille
When a mystery thousands of years in the making threatens to catapult the enemies of America to a sure and decisive victory, the only person the president can call for help is the man the administration has just fired.
Caught live on Al Jazeera in an off-the-books operation, Scot Harvath's career has been terminated and he is forced to go to ground as the president bows to pressure from a ruthless senator with her sights set on the White House. But when the tide in the war on terror suddenly turns against the U.S., the president has no choice but to secretly bring Harvath back inside.
Ducking a congressional subpoena, Harvath travels to the Mediterranean, where he learns of a shadowy organization that has been combing the earth for decades in search of the ultimate weapon to use against the United States and her allies.
Now, after three summers of record-setting heat across present-day Europe, one steadily melting Alpine glacier has given up an ancient secret--one with the potential to thrust civilization back into the Dark Ages.
From Cyprus, London, and Paris, to Italy, Switzerland, and Saudi Arabia, Harvath must race against the clock to stop one of the greatest evils ever to face the United States. With his characteristic high-voltage action, sweeping international locales, and meticulous research, Brad Thor has created another supercharged novel that is sure to thrill.

Reviews

  • Blow back

    5
    By Judge Lou
    Can't say that I agree with Hollywood about certain party strengths. However, he does have the right to his opinions. And I support his right to voice them. After all he is from la la land. Thor is De Mill, and Childs second coming. A great read. Any of his novels. Do yourself a favor and read them in order.
  • Blowback, Blew me away!

    5
    By JAMS643
    Scot Harvath is a terrific character, who must have more than nine lives. He's used several in blowback! I can't put these books down! I have to keep reading and see if Scot makes it out of each dilemma or who he stomps the living daylights out of this time. Headed for the next book in the series. Thanks Brad Thor!!
  • Hollywood still doesn't get it

    4
    By Rain5cold
    Ignoring the ridiculous comments about Bush and Obama, Thor does a great job continuing a character and illustrating the difficulties of serving one's country. Can't wait for Black List to arrive, as well as the education of Hollywood in how long it takes to build credible intel...and then pulling the proverbial trigger after which taking credit instead for it all. Facts are facts right?
  • Pertinent & Timely

    3
    By Rick-Hollywood
    Pretty good action, run of the mill for this genre. However, this writer has it backwards as far as which party is stronger in the war on terrorism. While Bush slept thru his pre 9-11 intel briefings and refused a request for Rangers that might have gotten Bin Laden at Tora Bora, the current president has acted without hesitation and terminated Bin Laden as well as many other terrorist leaders.Perception is sometimes reality, but facts are always facts. Just sayin'.
  • Fast read

    5
    By Scott Stetson
    Lots of excitement. Can't wait to read the next one
  • Action

    5
    By Ernet1
    Great action book with a hint of what's really going on around us.