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by Brad Thor

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Another fine book from Brad Thor, each one is better than the last one. What's really good is that you can place the plots in line with world events. ( )
  Philip100 | Feb 16, 2015 |
Scot Harvath's career is hanging in the balance because of he was caught on tape doing what needed to be done or so he thought. But the subject he was chasing and arresting violently is a body double. Now he is in hiding from his government, friends, and even enemies. But when the risk of a terrorist attack is raised he is secretly activated and must find out what is going on stop it by all means.
With a little Sterry Berry-like historical twist on a current problem Harvath has to find out what happened on an Alpine Slope centuries before. So with the help of a female scientist he has to mountain climb up a glazier, avoid an old acquaintance that is trying to kill him and decipher how the Ottoman Empire and its downfall figures into how the terrorist are going to kill millions of non-Muslim people the world over. ( )
  nursewidener | Apr 27, 2014 |
It is what it is. Pure thriller. Reminds me of Clive Cussler. ( )
  alexhunter | May 18, 2013 |
Good airplane book. ( )
  mdubois | Mar 27, 2013 |
Good book by Thor, very detailed and somewhat to a fault at it was a bit too long. Worth the read though. ( )
  stang50logan | May 22, 2011 |
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When a mysterious new weapon tips the balance against American and Allied forces throughout the Middle East, the only person the president can call for help is the man the administration has just fired - Navy SEAL turned covert Homeland Security operative, Scot Harvath. Caught live on Al Jazeera in an off-the-books operation, Harvath is forced to go to ground as a senator, with presidential aspirations, turns her sights on the White House and forces President Jack Rutledge to publicly end the career of America's number one counter-terrorism operative. But when the tide in the war against terror suddenly turns against the West, the president has no choice but to bring Harvath back inside. Ducking a congressional subpoena, Harvath travels to Cyprus where he learns about a weapon called The Sword of Allah, which terrorists intend to use to rid all Muslim lands of Western infidels. As the layers of truth unfold, Harvath is witness to realities more menacing than he ever could have imagined and must rely solely on his instincts to confront a new evil closing in on the United States. With his characteristic precision in describing military technology, high-voltage action, and sweeping international sensibility, Brad Thor has created another supercharged novel that is sure to thrill.

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A weapon designed to decimate the Roman Empire has just become the number one threat to the United States and it's up to Scot Harvath to secure it before it brings the United States and the rest of the world to its knees.

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