Act of War: A Thriller

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Atria/Emily Bestler Books, Jul 8, 2014 - Fiction - 368 pages
193 Reviews
#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor delivers his most frightening and pulse-pounding thriller ever!

After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem—no one knows if she can be trusted.

But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion.

With the United States facing an imminent and devastating attack, America’s new president must turn to covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath to help carry out two of the most dangerous operations in the country’s history.

Code-named "Gold Dust" and "Blackbird," they are shrouded in absolute secrecy as either of them, if discovered, will constitute an act of war.

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Good page turner and fun read, but not much meat. - Goodreads
Ending seemed rushed. - Goodreads
His insights into world events are remarkable. - Goodreads
My only "complaint" about the book is the ending. - Goodreads
The plot was intriguing and the action relentless. - Goodreads
I really enjoyed the story and the writing. - Goodreads

Review: Act of War (Scot Harvath #13)

User Review  - Alan Medcalf - Goodreads

Potentially great plot and these characters have been really well done in previous books. This one fell flat for me - the characters and the ending were rushed, too rushed. Read full review

Review: Act of War (Scot Harvath #13)

User Review  - Colten Pearce - Goodreads

The last couple of Thor's books have seemed to move away from the main reason I started to read this series, the main character, Scot Harvath. I am not sure, but it seems that the last couple of books lack the humor and insight the Harvath character provided. Read full review

About the author (2014)

Brad Thor is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Act of War, Hidden Order, Black List, Full Black (one of Suspense Magazine’s best political thrillers of 2011), The Athena Project, Foreign Influence (one of Suspense Magazine’s best political thrillers of 2010), The Apostle, The Last Patriot (nominated best thriller of the year by the International Thriller Writers Association), The First Commandment, Takedown, Blowback (recognized as one of the “Top 100 Killer Thrillers of All Time” by NPR), State of the Union, Path of the Assassin, and The Lions of Lucerne. Visit his website at

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