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Act of War

por Brad Thor

Séries: Scot Harvath (13)

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"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" --… (mais)
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Pretty good political thriller. The good guys are maybe too good and the bad guys too one-dimensional, but for a nice plane-ride type read this is pretty good. ( )
  Skybalon | Mar 19, 2020 |
One of Brad Thor's Best

This book is one of Brad Thor's best in my opinion. Great until the last drop, this will satisfy all of your spy thriller cravings. ( )
  BenjaminThomas | Mar 16, 2018 |
This is my favorite Thor book yet. ( )
  JustinKimball | Feb 14, 2018 |
The synopsis on the back of the book made this book seem awesome. However, the story was so disjointed that I could barely follow what was happening and didn't understand why some of the storylines were even taking place when they didn't even make a difference in the end. Very little character development and random jumping along caused me to not be able to get into the book. The only reason I didn't stop reading it is that I had paid full price for it and I had hope it would get much better. ( )
  sunnydrk | Mar 14, 2016 |
Brad Thor's most recent installment of anti-terrorism expert Scott Harvath hits the ground running, with nearly non-stop action from beginning to end. If you are an adrenaline junkie, this book is for you.

The story is broken down into three major sub plots.The first follows a group of three Navy Seals, led by lietenant Jimi Fordyce, and a CIA operative Billy Tang. Their objective was to find out what the Chinese were doing in North Korea, under cover of a massive net placed to conceal their activity from satellite view. Fordyce's group was to sneak into North Korea, gather as much intel as possible, and get out quickly. Fordyce was not happy about replacing one of his shooters with the CIA's Tang, but Tang spoke the language and probably knew North Korea better than anyone in the US, having made several successful infiltration missions into the communist country. From early on it is obvious that the Seals and the CIA did things differently as they are constantly bumping heads on what and how things should be done. Add to this that things rarely go as originally planned and thus leading to on-the-fly decisions. and you have the makings of a very interesting operation.

The second plot line follows Tai Cheng, a Chinese operative with recent domestic problems. Cheng was considered the best man for this mission despite his aforementioned problems, and was sent to America. Posing as a business man owning a plant in Nebraska, his mission was two-fold. Assess and take care of a handler that was arrested on domestic violence charges, and gather up a group of six "pricelings," the name given to the children of high ranking Chinese government officials that were attending college in the US, and get them to Cuba for a flight to China. Red flags would have been raised if all six proceedings were booked on flights from the US, so it was imperative to keep their mission secret for as long as possible. It is clear early on that Cheng is very good at his job, and sets up a thrilling confrontation with Scott Harvath, which brings us to the final, and major, plot line.

Harvath starts the novel in Pakistan chasing terror suspect Ahmad Yaqub. Joined by his preferred team of Chase Palmer and Sloane Ashby, he makes quick, if not easy, work of capturing Yaqub. Not constrained by law enforcement's rule of interrigation, Harvath discovers a Chinese plot called "Snow Dragon," which involves muslim terrorists hired by China to deflect any bame from them. Following leads like bread crumbs dropped in the forest, Harvath gets ever closer to discovering the hows, whens and wheres of Snow Dragon.

All three plot lines coverge in a final thrilling end, and who will be left standing? The premiss of this novel is all to frighteninly real. I hope those in our government read this book and take appropriate measures to stop such a thing from happening. Although I skipped from the first Scott Harvath book to this, the fourteenth, it is not really necessary to read them all in order. I am sure I missed out on a lot of the characters back stories, but this book was very good on its own. It is highly recommended for you action and adventure lovers out there. Also, the plot gives us something to ponder very carefully.
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  NPJacobsen | Jan 28, 2016 |
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"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" --

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