Scot Harvath - A Thriller
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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.
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.
But when covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is assigned to infiltrate one of the world’s most notorious prisons and free the man the kidnappers demand as ransom, he quickly learns that there is much more to the operation than anyone dares to admit.
As the subterfuge is laid bare, Harvath must examine his own career of ruthlessly hunting down and killing terrorists and decide if he has what it takes to help one of the world’s worst go free.
From Publishers Weekly
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I have read all of Mr. Thor's previous Scott Harvath escapades and this one left me underwhelmed. Not only did the Scott Harvath storyline feel rushed and empty, the entire second storyline was pointless and unwarranted. It seemed as though Mr. Thor had the premise for two separate stories outlined but not enough for two full books so he decided to combine them into one. The result of which is two stories that served as filler for each other.
The early Scott Harvath adventures are much more enjoyable than this one.
Not as compelling
It may just be me, but this book is not as good as the others in the series. The parallel story lines worked well but I found the endings to be rushed and anticlimactic. I did not have a good sense of closure with the ending here as I have in the previous books. Every author is entitled to a dud. This may be Brad Thor's.