The Apostle (Unabridged)
by Brad Thor
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Every politician has a secret. And when the daughter of a politically connected family is kidnapped abroad, America's new president will agree to anything - even a deadly and ill-advised rescue plan - in order to keep his secret hidden. A new administration and a new approach to dealing with America's enemies have left covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath without a job. But when American doctor Julia Gallo is kidnapped in Afghanistan, the terms of her ransom leave the president with only one course of action. In a dangerous assignment that the United States government will deny any knowledge of, Scot Harvath must secretly infiltrate Kabul's notorious Policharki Prison and free the man the kidnappers demand as ransom -- al-Qaeda mastermind, Mustafa Khan. But when Harvath arrives, he quickly learns that there is more to the kidnapping than anyone dares to admit. And as the subterfuge is laid bare, Harvath must examine his own career of hunting down and killing terrorists, and ask himself if he has what it takes to help one of the world's worst go free. Brimming with the kind of ripped-from-the-headlines authenticity Brad Thor's internationally bestselling novels are known for, The Apostle doubles down on the blockbuster success of The Last Patriot and reaffirms Thor's status as the master of the political thriller.
This is an awesome audiobook from a great author. Current events with ties to a kidnapping in Afghanistan and the rescue operation. Also highly recommend his other books!
Outstanding book! Kept me listening, ongoing. Highly recommend it!
Apostle - Great Read.
My first Brad Thor but not my last. Fast paced, multiple plot lines, free current events and history lesson along the way. Politics, blackmail, ethics, and country before self all get theme play in this novel. Powerful rich people, the President, Left versus Right debate, highly trained assasins, and harmless secret service agents that should be invisible but are not all get play. A must read if you don't know much about the war beyond Iraq.