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Use of Force

Book 16, Scot Harvath - A Thriller

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“With his latest pulse-pounding adventure, Brad Thor puts the rest of the genre on notice—Use of Force is the thriller to beat in 2017.”—The Real Book Spy

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor.

As a storm rages across the Mediterranean Sea, a terrifying distress call is made to the Italian Coast Guard. Days later, a body washes ashore.

Identified as a high value terrorism suspect (who had disappeared three years prior), his name sends panic through the Central Intelligence Agency.

Where was he headed? What was he planning? And could he be connected to the “spectacular attack” they have been fearing all summer?

In a race against time, the CIA taps an unorthodox source to get answers: Navy SEAL turned covert counterterrorism operative, Scot Harvath.

Hired on a black contract, Harvath will provide the deniability the United States needs, while he breaks every rule along the way.

Packed with pulse-pounding action, fascinating characters, and electrifying intrigue, Brad Thor does it again and proves why he is known around the world as the “Master of Thrillers.”

Customer Reviews

Neatly wrapped ending that came upon the reader too fast.

I could not put this book down! I read it in 2days. I felt my adrenaline rise and fall along with Harvath's. That being said, I found the ending to be anticlimactic! It was over in the blink of an eye. Yes, everything was neatly concluded and I had no questions about the outcome. But it seemed to all happen in 3 pages! Boom, Bang, Done! It certainly will not stop me from reading other books Brad Thor has written.

Harvath is Forceful as Ever

I'm a big fan of Brad Thor and his fictional self, Scott Harvath. Having read all 15 of his previous books I had been anxiously awaiting the release of #16, "Use of Force." As always, the plot is timely and brilliant, and during the action scenes, it is truly thrilling but overall, the pacing was off. Maybe it's just me but Scott's pontificating about our government's squishiness (my word, not his) in dealing with terrorists was tiring. He should know he's preaching to the choir. I'm guessing the majority of his loyal readers hold similar views so beating us over the head with it is unnecessary and doesn't need repeating ad infinitum. That said, I really like where he's taking the characters of Lydia Ryan and Reed Carlton, as well as his girlfriend Lara. Now we have to wait another year for #17. FWIW, "Full Black" is still my favorite.


Glo and I dOlha só quem está ficando mais velho, meu querido filho. Meu coração se enche de felicidade por ver o homem que você está sxfe tornando. Por mais difícil que seja para mim admitir o seu crescimento e que logo estará voando pelo mundo, saiba que tenho orgulho e que sempre lutarei por sua felicidade e que você jamais estará desamparado nessa vida.
Meu amor por você é eterno, e quando digo eterno é eterno mesmo, daqueles que não somem nem com uma explodia de supernova, nem com a extinção de war todos nó. O meu amor por você é mais forte que tudo! Rose w

E hoje aqui sad seu aniversário quero lhe desejar felicidades e que você tenha sucesso em todas etapas de sua vida, que a sua felicidade seja sempre completa.

Revere amo meu filho, Feliz Aniversário.

Use of Force
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  • $12.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Jun 27, 2017
  • Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
  • Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
  • Print Length: 368 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 16, 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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