Path of the Assassin - Brad Thor

Path of the Assassin

By Brad Thor

  • Release Date: 2003-04-15
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 795 Ratings


When Brad Thor arrived on the scene with his hard-hitting debut novel, The Lions of Lucerne, he was greeted with an enthusiasm rarely seen since John le Carré's heyday. "A roller-coaster of a debut," pronounced Kyle Mills. And Nelson DeMille, the master of the genre himself, welcomed Thor as "a savvy new novelist" with a knack for action scenes that "will give the reader a case of vertigo." Now, Thor and his indomitable hero Scot Harvath are back, raising the stakes and taking on one of the world's most deadly terrorist organizations bent on stoking a global holy war of apocalyptic proportions.
After rescuing the President from kidnappers, Navy SEAL turned Secret Service agent Scot Harvath shifts his attentions to rooting out and capturing or killing all those responsible for the plot. As he prepares to close out his list, a bloody and twisted trail of clues points toward one man -- the world's most feared, most ruthless terrorist, Hashim Nidal, who has assembled an international league of Islamic terrorist networks in an ingenious plot to topple both Israel and America. Harvath and his CIA-led team must reach Nidal before it's too late. One problem remains -- they have no idea what the man looks like.
Only one person can positively identify Harvath's quarry -- Meg Cassidy, a beautiful hijacking survivor. Together, Scot and Meg must untangle a maddening web of global intrigue stretching across four continents. From Macau, Jerusalem, and Chicago to Libya, Capri, and Rome, Harvath and Cassidy find themselves locked in a desperate race against time to sort the pieces of a deadly puzzle that will test not only their physical and mental limits, but also the growing bond they feel for each other.


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  • Picks Right Up

    By ScottBoufford
    Picks right up where the first book left off and ties right in to it very well. Kind of felt like an extension of the first book rather than a separate chapter in the series. On to book #3!
  • Excellent

    By H bizzle
    Brad Thor delivers as always. Can't wait to continue reading this series.
  • Amateur Hour

    By Air Santini Air
    Lions of Lucerne was not impressive as my 1st Harvath but I kept telling myself give it another go, read the 2nd book which is positioned as Part 2 to close out loose ends of book 1. Bad decision on my part. It didn't feel like I needed to finish Part 2 after I completed the book. Harvath is just not compelling enough as a character, try as I did to like him. His sense of humor, his dialogue style is just high school level. I don't demand vey high standards. I look for entertainment escape and make plenty of allowances for fiction books. But this book just annoyed me non stop. The plot was dumb. The big twist in the book was just like, ok whatever. I've been trying, maybe too hard, to find new series like The next Mitch Rapp, Will Robie, Pike Logan...Scot Harvath I now know for certain, ain't it. It's too bad. I tried...but by the end of it I couldn't wait to end the book and the 2 book experience of Harvath.
  • My New Favorite Author

    By Ramo40675
    Sense I couldn't put down the first novel I decided what the heck. Brad Thor is now my new favorite author. Keep it coming!
  • Well organized!!

    By ironbae
    But the ending was a bit too abrupt. Except that, I loved this book.
  • Path of the Assasin

    By Peasoid
    I was looking for something mindless when I purchased this book, and it fell below expectations. The hero, a genius and a noble master of espionage gleans essential truths from Fox News which he is forever "flipping on" in hotel rooms to catch up with what's happening in the world. The novel has all the wit and charm that one might find in a room full of cubicles populated by salaried writers wondering what they've done with their lives. If one were to use food as an analogy, this Glenbeckian tale would be a can of cheeze whiz propelled by harmless fluorocarbons.
  • Easy read

    By Oaklandish
    This is the second book I have read by this author. I try to give authors at least three tries. I found this one to be exactly the same as the first in rhythm and strategy. While it is entertaining, it's equally predictable. That's not necessarily a bad thing, some readers like that. I do wish the author would slow the closing up a bit. He tends to wrap up the story in a rather quick fashion and in doing so leaves out a number of details. Additionally he neglects to develop characters that have real potential while over developing disposable ones. I see a good deal of potential in this author. Maybe for my third try I'll take a look at one of his more recent books. All in all a solid three star book. If you like international spy novels, I suggest giving Daniel Silva a try.
  • Path of the assasin

    By Davidsbigfeet
    A good book for men who liked the "A-TEAM" on 70's television. If thats not you, then look elsewhere.
  • Page turner!!

    By Scott Stetson
    From start to finish....action packed with twists and turns. Super book.