State of the Union - Brad Thor

State of the Union

By Brad Thor

  • Release Date: 2004-01-27
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 588 Ratings


From the national bestselling author of The Lions of Lucerne and Path of the Assassin comes another electrifying international thriller featuring all-American hero Scot Harvath, as he plunges into the frigid heart of the Russian tundra to save the fragile state of the union.

On a cold January morning, the United States awakes to discover that an old enemy, one long believed dead and buried, has crawled out of its grave to lay siege to the world's only superpower.

With the stunning discovery that enhanced Soviet-made suitcase nukes have been secreted in America's major cities, President Jack Rutledge gathers his National Security Council to weigh the feasibility of a first strike against the Russian Federation. There's only one problem. For over two decades, the Russians have been funneling international aid money into a top secret air defense system, which has just been brought on-line and which will render any conventional attack upon their country utterly ineffective.

After exhausting all of his other options, and with Soviet sleeper agents preparing to detonate their deadly payloads across the United States, the president turns to the nation's final hope, ex-Navy SEAL and Secret Service Agent Scot Harvath.
Assigned to a covert section of the Department of Homeland Security and charged with defending the nation against all foreign aggressors by any means necessary, Harvath finds himself hand-picked by the president to unravel a brilliantly orchestrated, fiendishly timed conspiracy that has already shattered the fragile peace between the world's nations and which, if successful, will leave the United States in smoldering ruins.

With family friend and former Deputy FBI Director Gary Lawlor nowhere to be found and suspected of betraying his country, Harvath embarks on an adventure that will test the bonds of loyalty and reveal a nation's deepest secrets.

As high-voltage and timely as they come, State of the Union is a frighteningly real, headline-ripping tale of espionage and intrigue that will keep readers guessing until the last tantalizing piece of the puzzle locks into place.

With exotic international locales, hair-raising suspense, and scenes of pulse-pounding action, Brad Thor has once again reaffirmed his position as the thriller writer readers and critics alike have hailed as Clancy, Cussler, and Ludlum all rolled into one.


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  • Thrill ride

    By DetlyleMCPD
    Start with Lions of Lucerne and keep going. Just hold on and enjoy the ride. Great plot and character development.
  • State of the a Union

    By Jackson B tunes
    Brad Thor does it again! Incredible attention to detail with suspense and intrigue.
  • Not his best

    By MedStar14
    While the plot was solid, and the action and espionage was good, I found myself consistently disliking the dialogue. I felt it was less than genuine, sometimes unrealistic or corny. I still gave the book 3 stars but it was not Thor's best effort.
  • Good

    By southerboy
    Purty good book
  • Great book

    By tamraedwards
    Can not put this book down once you start it Brad Thor at his best.