The Lions of Lucerne
Scott Harvath - A Thriller
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In a daring and chilling debut, Brad Thor draws us into a sinister labyrinth of political intrigue and international terrorism, serving up an explosive cocktail of unrelenting action -- and a shattering climax -- as one man is pushed to the edge.
On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the unthinkable has just become a nightmarish reality: thirty Secret Service agents have been viciously executed and the vacationing president of the United States is kidnapped by one of the most lethal terrorist organizations in the Middle East -- the dreaded Fatah.
But one man, surviving agent and exNavy SEAL Scot Harvath, doesn't believe the Fatah is responsible for the attack. Driven by his professional code of duty and honor -- and a solemn vow to avenge his fallen comrades -- Scot creates his own rules to get some answers. But his search for the truth raises the blood pressure of his superiors...and casts his own life in mortal jeopardy. The deadly machinations have been set in motion by a shadowy coalition, comprising some of the highest-ranking officials in government and business -- men who operate above the law, men who realize the threat Scot poses to their hidden agenda...men who will do anything to stop him.
Now framed for murder and on the run, Scot goes for broke and takes his own brand of justice to the unlikeliest place of all -- the towering mountains of Switzerland. It is there that he finds an improbable ally in the beautiful Claudia Mueller of the Swiss Federal Attorney's Office. Together they must brave the subzero temperatures and sheer heights of treacherous Mount Pilatus -- and enter the den of the most notorious team of professional killers the world has ever known.
Publishers Weekly Review
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Engaging, Exciting, Entertaining
Author Brad Thor has a talented ability to draw the reader into the story. The pace is fast, the plot moves along well and the characters are sufficiently developed so the reader can picture them, see what they're doing, but cannot predict their next move. Thor offers technical definitions sparingly and economically. He spares us from ad nauseum descriptions of handguns, military equipment, automobiles and other things that some writers fill pages with. He knows what he's talking about but doesn't flaunt it. In short, Thor writes like we think.
A new favorite author--A Great Read
I just discovered this author with his recent best seller, Full Black. That book was so good, I bought three other Thor books, including this one, and read them nonstop. I will probably buy every book. This guy is great at writing about action, SEALS missions etc. He is now one of my top four authors. Keep them coming!
The Lions of Lucerne
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this fast paced story of Scot Horvath's quest to restore the president from a violent kidnapping. The cold temperatures of most of the book's settings were balanced by the heat of the relentless chase! Excellent page turner!