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Brad Thor

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Brad Thor studied Creative Writing at the University of Southern California under renowned author T.C. Boyle. He created and hosts an MTV-style travel series called 'Travelling Lite'. It debuted in 1997, and 23 episodes and two seasons later, the show now appears worldwide, including UK, France, visa mer Spain, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Brazil and the US. His Emmy Award-winning company, Thor Entertainment, has recently won a Platinum "Best of Show" Aurora Award and a Communicator Broadcast Award of Distinction. Brad Thor lives in Park City, Utah. He is the author of the bestselling Scot Harvath series of books. His title's Black List, Act of War and Foreign Agent made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Publisher Provided) visa färre
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Verk av Brad Thor

The Lions of Lucerne (2002) 1,500 exemplar
The Last Patriot (2008) 1,421 exemplar
The Apostle (2009) 1,169 exemplar
Path of the Assassin (2003) 1,077 exemplar
Foreign Influence (2010) 1,054 exemplar
The First Commandment (2007) 1,033 exemplar
State of the Union (2004) 993 exemplar
Blowback (2005) 979 exemplar
Takedown (2006) 972 exemplar
The Athena Project (2010) 919 exemplar
Full Black (2011) 911 exemplar
Black List (2012) 902 exemplar
Hidden Order (2013) 850 exemplar
Act of War (2014) 723 exemplar
Code of Conduct (2015) 679 exemplar
Spymaster (2018) 538 exemplar
Use of Force (2017) 520 exemplar
Foreign Agent (2016) 502 exemplar
Backlash (2019) 448 exemplar
Near Dark (2020) 370 exemplar
Black Ice (2021) 295 exemplar
Rising Tiger (2022) 220 exemplar
Dead Fall (2023) 120 exemplar
The Athens Solution (2012) 51 exemplar
Az idegen ügynök (2020) 1 exemplar
Code of Silence 1 exemplar
Book of Lies 1 exemplar
Black Ops (2016) 1 exemplar
Master Spy 1 exemplar
Machtsvirus 1 exemplar

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Thriller : noveller som håller dig vaken (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 743 exemplar
Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night, Volume 2 (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 7 exemplar


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Vedertaget namn
Thor, Brad
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Park City, Utah, USA
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Antiparos, Greece
University of Southern California
Sacred Heart Schools
Francis W. Parker School
television host
Kort biografi
Bradley George Thor Jr. (born August 21, 1969) is an American thriller novelist. He is the author of The Lions of Lucerne, The First Commandment, The Last Patriot, and other novels. His latest novel in the Harvath series, Backlash, was released in June 2019. Thor's novels have been published in countries around the world. He also contributed a short story entitled "The Athens Solution" to the James Patterson-edited anthology, Thriller. Thor also makes frequent appearances on Fox News and The Blaze.

The Last Patriot was nominated for "Best Thriller of the Year" by the International Thriller Writers Association. His novel Blowback was voted by National Public Radio listeners as one of the "100 Best Ever" Killer Thrillers.

Thor was born and raised in Chicago, and lived in Park City, Utah for eight years.

Thor is a graduate of the Sacred Heart Schools, the Francis W. Parker School (Chicago), and the University of Southern California (cum laude), where he studied creative writing under author T.C. Boyle.

Thor is a member of The Heritage Foundation and has spoken at their national headquarters on the need for robust missile defense.




Rescue in Ukraine
Review of the Simon & Schuster audiobook (July 25, 2023) narrated by Armand Schultz and released simultaneously with the Atria/Emily Bestler hardcover/ebook.

I actually finished this months ago but couldn't think of anything much to say about it. But I need to catch up reviews in the windup of 2023, so here we go regardless. This novel is in the genre of military fantasy where an American woman of Ukrainian heritage has gone to Ukraine to as an aid worker and is then caught up in the Russian invasion of February 2022. She has been kidnapped by a rogue unit of Russian mercenaries who are working on looting the countryside. The one man unit of Scot Harvath is sent in to rescue her. But he does have assistance from Ukrainian forces.

I hadn't previously read any of Brad Thor's Scot Harvath books of which this is the 22nd. Harvath is getting a bit long in the tooth for these sorts of outings but the current Russia/Ukraine War was a real world element which could be exploited for the series. It is pretty much cookie-cutter impossible mission force with the unlikely survival of the protagonists in bleak circumstances. The villains are of course completely unredeemable criminals recruited from Russian prisons and institutions, somewhat like the real-life Wagner Group.

The narration by Armand Schultz was excellent in all voices. I hadn't previously encountered Schultz as a narrator, but he seems to specialize in military / special forces series such as those of Mitch Rapp and Scot Harvath.

I read this out of curiosity due to its being situated in Ukraine.

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I did notice that the cover image of the Atria and Simon & Schuster editions featured a crow sitting on top of a statue's wingtip. The shape of the wingtip looks like it is probably modelled after the right wing of the Berehynia figure on Kviv's Independence Square monument.
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The figure of Slavic goddess Berehynia at the top of the Ukrainian Independence Square monument. Image sourced from Wikipedia credited to photographer Amit just amit - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link.
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alanteder | Nov 8, 2023 |
If you love ACTION, Even Nonsense...

I suspected this was going to be another ACTION novel, with no attention paid to plot. I was right; it just didn't spin up to a believable story.
I made it only a small percentage into it before I had to give up.
acb13adm | 5 andra recensioner | Sep 13, 2023 |
I think this was my first Brad Thor read. I found it to be an action-packed read that was mostly enjoyable but I found the last quarter (or so) to be a bit over the top with bravado and lacking for me. 3.5 stars.
gianouts | 6 andra recensioner | Jul 5, 2023 |
Good thriller that has stood the test of time. Unlikely and unrealistic set of events, but a decent book nonetheless. Almost gave up after first 100 pages, but it was worth staying with it. Author is another James Patterson.
delta351 | 40 andra recensioner | Jun 19, 2023 |



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