Path of the Assassin

Path of the Assassin

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Brad Thor's national best-selling debut, The Lions of Lucerne , was hailed as "high-voltage entertainment reminiscent of Robert Ludlum" ( Literary Journal ). Now, he again delivers a non-stop action as one man's quest for revenge thrusts him into a battle to save his country....

After rescuing the President from kidnappers, Navy SEAL turned Secret Service agent Scot Harvath shifts his attentions to rooting out, capturing, or killing all those responsible for the plot. As he prepares to close out his list, a bloody and twisted trail of clues points toward one man -- the world's most feared, most ruthless terrorist, Hashim Nidal. Having assembled an international league of Islamic terrorist networks in an ingenious plot to topple both Israel and America, Harvath and his CIA-led team must reach Nidal before it's too late. One problem remains -- they have no idea what the man looks like. With no alternative, Harvath is forced to recruit a civilian -- a woman who has survived a brutal hijacking and is now the only person who can positively identify their quarry.

From the burning deserts of North Africa to the winding streets of Rome, Harvath must brave a maelstrom of bloodshed and deception -- before a madman's twisted vision engulfs the world in the fires of all-out war....
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2005, c2003.
ISBN: 9781416516316
141651631X
Branch Call Number: PZ4.T487 Pat 2005
Characteristics: 511 p. ; 21 cm.

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billmacrotarian
Aug 03, 2015

In this sequel to the Lions of Lucerne Scott Harvath is tracking the people who provided support to the Lions and who are trying to start a Middle East war. This entry is pure escapism. There’s some good ‘trade craft’ described and Thor has done his research on technical details. However, his insight into the Middle East is far less than Alex Berenson’s. Also, the quibbling with Harvath’s CIA counterparts and the games played by people who are supposed to work together seem totally artificial and intended to provide filler for what should be a shorter book. If you miss the late Vince Flynn’s writing, Brad Thor will do in a pinch.

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hawrylukm
Feb 28, 2012

This is a fun ride and well written. Some of the initial scenes with Meg Cassidy are fantastic and I would say worth reading the book just for those scenes.

I was kind of disappointed with the ending and may go back and read it again as it almost seemed to me that Brad Thor decided he had enough pages so he just ended it.

I'd recommend if you like terrorism / action / thriller books.

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pwnerbwner
Oct 21, 2010

I'm just onto the 89th page of the book. Seems in check so far. If you like this book, I would recommend the Kyle Swanson sniper series. Lots of black-ops stuff. Can't get enough special-ops novels!

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