|Counterterrorism operative Scott Harvath returns in this latest blockbuster from a #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author--and this time, Harvath is targeted as an American deemed too dangerous to live.|
|From the Publisher:#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor brings readers his darkest and most intriguing thriller yet?a terrifying story of espionage and betrayal?brilliantly paced with superb nonstop action.
Born in the shadows and kept from heads of state, some missions are so deadly, so sensitive, that they simply don't exist. When one such mission goes horribly wrong, only former Navy SEAL Team 6 member turned covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath can carry out an audacious plan to prevent one of the biggest terrorist threats the United States has ever faced: complete and total collapse. But as the identities of the perpetrators are laid stunningly bare, Harvath will be left with only one means to save America. Unable to trust anyone, he will be forced to go FULL BLACK.
Brad Thor's novels have found a large readership in post-9/11 America, and he is often a guest on conservative-leaning television and radio shows. "In my books, when the shackles come off and my guys take it to the terrorists, that's the way I would like to see it [in real life]," he has said. Thor was born in Chicago. In an attempt to please his father, a real estate developer, he majored in business at the University of Southern California. Before graduating in 1992, however, he changed his focus to creative writing. Although he dreamed of publishing a novel one day, he began his career in television, producing and hosting a documentary series called TRAVELING LITE. With his wife's encouragement, in 2002 he completed his first book, THE LIONS OF LUCERNE, which introduced Scot Harvath, an ex-Navy SEAL involved in covert counterterrorism operations. Thor's Harvath novels have since made regular appearances on major bestseller lists, often in the number-one spot. His fans include many members of the nation's counterterrorism and military communities, and while researching his 2009 bestseller, THE APOSTLE, he was invited to embed with a black-ops unit in Afghanistan. Thor, who counts many government officials as personal friends, has participated in the Analytic Red Cell Unit, a Department of Homeland Security program in which writers, computer programmers, and other members of the public helped formulate possible terrorist scenarios and ways to avoid them.
"[I]f you like tales with earth shaking consequences that involve many countries, many cities, and a lot of action, then this book is for you."
- Regis Schilken