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The Apostle

Scot Harvath - A Thriller

Brad Thor

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Description

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.

Publishers Weekly Review

Jun 29, 2009 – At the start of bestseller Thor's less than convincing sixth Scot Harvath thriller (after The Last Patriot), Robert Alden, the new and naïve U.S. president, has just taken office with a landslide victory, due mainly to the assistance of strategist Stephanie Gallo, who "delivered the mainstream media for him on a silver platter." When Gallo's daughter, a doctor working in Afghanistan, is kidnapped, Gallo turns to Alden for help, and he, in turn, calls on Harvath, a former Navy SEAL and intelligence operative. Since the kidnappers are demanding the release of one of Osama bin Laden's lieutenants, Alden can't be seen to be negotiating with them. Thus Harvath must carry out his tricky assignment without official sanction. Meanwhile, Secret Service agent Elise Campbell, troubled by a conversation fragment she overheard indicating that Gallo has serious dirt on the president, launches an off-the-books inquiry into the pre-election death in a car accident of an attractive aide to Alden. The overseas rescue operation is more plausible than the stateside plot, but that's not saying much.

Customer Reviews

Rushed

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.

The Apostle
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  • $8.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Jun 30, 2009
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
  • Print Length: 368 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Scot Harvath
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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