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In the latest pulse-pounding thriller from "New York Times"-bestselling author Thor, Navy SEAL-turned-covert-Homeland Security-operative Scot Harvath must find the kidnapped daughter of a politically connected family.
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.
From the Publisher
Covert operative Scot Harvath embarks on a rescue mission that will test all his strengths in APOSTLE by bestselling author Brad Thor. When kidnappers grab Dr. Julia Gallo, the daughter of a media tycoon, in Afghanistan, Harvath is sent to rescue her. But to do that, he must first retrieve the demanded ransom: al Qaeda leader Mustafa Khan, held in a Kabul prison. This is one of Harvath's most dangerous--and compromising--missions, because the U.S. government will admit no knowledge of Harvath's activities, so if anything goes wrong, he's on his own. Against a backdrop of political instability and international intrigue, Thor delivers another powerful political thriller.