The Lions Of Lucerne
In a daring and chilling debut, Brad Thor draws us into a sinister labyrinth of political intrigue and international terrorism, serving up an explosive cocktail of unrelenting action as one man is pushed to the edge.On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the unthinkable has just become a nightmarish... show more
In a daring and chilling debut, Brad Thor draws us into a sinister labyrinth of political intrigue and international terrorism, serving up an explosive cocktail of unrelenting action as one man is pushed to the edge.On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the unthinkable has just become a nightmarish reality: thirty Secret Service agents have been viciously executed and the vacationing president of the United States kidnapped by one of the most lethal terrorist organizations in the Middle East -- the Fatah Revolutionary Council.But surviving agent and ex-Navy SEAL Scot Harvath doesn't believe the Fatah Revolutionary Council is responsible for the attack. Driven by his professional code of duty and honor, Harvath creates his own rules to get some answers. But his search for the truth raises the blood pressure of his superiors...and casts his own life in mortal jeopardy. The deadly machinations have been set in motion by a shadowy coalition, comprising some of the highest-ranking officials in government and business -- men who operate above the law, men who realize the threat Harvath poses to their hidden agenda...men who will do anything to stop him.Framed for murder and on the run, Harvath takes his own brand of justice to the towering mountains of Switzerland where he finds an improbable ally in the beautiful Claudia Mueller of the Swiss Federal Attorney's Office. Together they must brave the subzero temperatures and sheer heights of treacherous Mount Pilatus -- and enter the den of the most notorious team of professional killers the world has ever known.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 27th 2007
Publisher: Pocket Star
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
, Spy Thriller
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Scot Harvath (#1)
I decided to re-read one of the books that I guess you would call bro-mance books. Spy thrillers were the All-American hero can't be slowed down or killed. Secret Service Agent Scot Harvath escapes avalanches, numerous concussions, gun battles, freezing water and saves our democracy and gets the gi...
Uhm...not sure where to start to convey all the ways this struck me as ludicrous. I read it because it was recommended in the Suspense part of The Ultimate Reading List. I probably should have been warned it wasn't for me when I saw blurbs praising it by Vince Flynn of Term Limits and Glenn Beck. Bu...
You know what really pisses me off!? Abridged Audiobooks.... why would anyone think that was a good idea!? At first I didn't notice that was what I had, so I decided to simply finish it, but I will make aan extra special effort to avoid them from now on...(I think) this is probably a good story, b...
Enjoyed it. Good, not great. I'll continue to read the series and see how it goes. The research into the places in the book is great but a little weak on military technology. Again, first book in the series so I won't hold it against it. Kept me entertained along the same vein as Bourne stories...
Brad Thor has a penchant for writing big action stories and this is no exception, but the plot is so outrageous and unbelievable that it's difficult to take this novel seriously. The whole kidnapping of the president and government conspiracy behind it was not remotely realistic. His main character,...