Act of War: A Thriller

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Atria/Emily Bestler Books, Jul 8, 2014 - Fiction - 368 pages
197 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  - Ryan Kailey - Goodreads

I really hated giving this book 3 stars because I love Brad Thor's books so much, but it just didn't grab my attention the way his books usually do. I still loved the plot and everything about it, I just never felt like it sucked me in. Read full review

Review: Act of War (Scot Harvath #13)

User Review  - Wanda E - Goodreads

Only one word to describe Brad and all his full collection....PERFECT !!!! that is all, I'm waiting for the next book to come out. 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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