Act of War - Brad Thor

Act of War

By Brad Thor

  • Release Date: 2014-07-08
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
4
From 985 Ratings

Description

#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.

Reviews

  • Act of War

    5
    By scotty1121
    I love your books and especially your subjects. I am a retired Contractor for SIGINT satellite payloads for the US government. Hence my interest in your books. They have a lot of realism. S.G. MILLER
  • One Stop Read

    5
    By The Film Meister
    Could not put it down and am already getting the next one.
  • Act of War

    1
    By WebGear2
    A bad read. A long, boring, predictable plot. Each of Thor's stories read like every other one. Scene changes, same storyline. I do not recommend this book.
  • One of Thor's Better Books

    5
    By MedStar14
    In a genre that can become very mechanical and formulaic this book rises above. I found the plot more detailed and in multiple levels and locations simultaneously with better dialogue. Highly recommend.
  • A good read

    4
    By Dino Brava
    Act of War is a primer on modern threats to America...conventional and unconventional. If you are a political junkie with a modicum of historical knowledge, none of the potential threats in Thor's book will be revelatory or even mildly novel. Thor does weave an interesting tale pitting Chinese terrorist cells against special agent Scott Harvath (the protagonist) and America's finest. I just wish Thor would spend more time humanizing Harvath and add some comic relief like he has in the past. Still, a good read.
  • Upsetting

    1
    By Thisoldfish
    I've enjoyed this series until now. Seems less like an attempt at quality writing and more like political commentary. Thor, whose characters indulge in long diatribes that seem cut and paste from Fox News, seems to have no problem Trojan-horsing his conservative opinions into the storyline. Not that I don't agree with some of the sentiment- but I like to chose when and how I get fed this stuff- don't like it slipped to me on the sly. Hypocritically he denigrates other media etc for doing the same! Practice what you preach Thor. I just wanted a good read. Advice: try to play less to the Right and more to the many people paying money to read decent literature. There should be some disclosure that this is just silly cheap propaganda.
  • Act of War

    5
    By shellcain
    Kept me reading until 3:00am! Love Brad Thor books keeps your heart beating as you turn to the next page!!!
  • Right Wing Garbage

    1
    By Rkapl
    Might as well been written by Fox News. If that’s why you want, go for it.
  • Pretty decent

    4
    By A. Fields
    This book was not bad...didn't care for the political swipes he took (lots of cheap shots), but can't say that I was surprised by that. Otherwise a pretty decent book.
  • Act of War

    5
    By Jim Bio
    Brad Thor's latest book is phenomenal! The non stop action unfortunately kept me reading and I finished the book in two days. Thor has the ability to paint a picture that makes the book seem like a movie, you can visualize the action and see the scenery as the story progresses. I can not wait until the next book.