Black List - Brad Thor

Black List

By Brad Thor

  • Release Date: 2012-07-24
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,719 Ratings

Description

A stunning thriller that predicted the National Security Agency scandal. "Brad Thor is as current as tomorrow’s headlines." —Dan Brown

#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor returns with his most explosive thriller ever. Somewhere deep inside the United States government is a closely guarded list. Members of Congress never get to see it—only the President and a secret team of advisers. Once your name is on the list, it doesn’t come off . . . until you’re dead.


Someone
has just added counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath’s name.


Somehow
Harvath must evade the teams dispatched to kill him long enough to untangle who has targeted him and why they want him out of the way.


Somewhere, someone, somehow
can put all the pieces together. The only question is, will Harvath get to that person before the United States suffers the most withering terrorist attack ever conceived?

An intense, page-turning novel that is action-packed and frighteningly real, Black List blurs the line between fiction and reality and once again reaffirms why Brad Thor "is arguably the best thriller writer of our time" (Suspense Magazine) and "America’s favorite author" (KTTX).

Reviews

  • Great book!!!

    5
    By Lucky_Cat_Sleven
    Thor made me love reading again, keep it up!!!
  • Black List

    4
    By Nazareth309
    This was my first Brad Thor Thriller I have read. It won't be the only one by no means. Truly possible in these times. By Ted Dettmann The old LTCDR
  • middling suspense story

    3
    By 1moreRobot
    This is an okay suspense story — the kind of thing you could spend a few hours reading while you're on a plane or otherwise don't have many other options. I differ in opinion with most of the other reviews here — I don't find the author incredibly well informed about capabilities and ethics of modern technology. I also don’t really care for his writing style (which ultimately means I’m not going to be crazy about the book, no matter how interesting or well-informed the plot might be). Sometimes I was left scratching my head at his peculiar characterizations. For instance, one character asks another "what's net neutrality," and the response is "“Basically, it’s a move by elements within the government who want to have authority to censor the Internet." Huh? The writing is a bit ham-fisted, kind of like watching a typical Aaron Sorkin TV show. The author will go on a little mini-diatribe for 3 or 4 pages about the evils and dangers of the government and modern technology, and then suddenly remember he's writing a novel and get on with the characters and plot. There were definitely times when felt I needed to be wearing a little tinfoil hat to really get into the spirit of the book. Not the plot, mind you (where it would might be appropriate) but the book itself. Overall, I can say I finished it, but I won't be looking to do any follow-up readings by this author.
  • black list

    5
    By Gaming nut
    This was my first Brad Thor book. The plot was outstanding. Once you get by the jargon for all of the technology systems, the characters and twists are really good reading!
  • Awesome!

    5
    By BubbaMoss
    Thoughtful, gripping, sorrowful, and exciting. I can't wait for the next book. But until then this book will provide a bed for reflection and introspection about our lives and future of the US and world. A must read. Although, you may miss a night of sleep because you cannot put this book down.
  • Tatiana's report on this Arthur

    3
    By Jgonzalez2385
    It was a kinda to but I bet you the next book is going to excellent
  • Black list

    3
    By Plc49
    As usual the ending is abrupt. Scott's books need to have more depth and detail all the way to the end.
  • Best ever!

    5
    By LandonC8
    Best spy thriller I've ever read!
  • Black List

    5
    By All Colors
    I enjoyed the book. I always learn a lot from Scot Harvath, eg. gov't, guns, and game-man-ship.
  • Great!

    5
    By Appmasta
    Very interesting book - kept me hooked till the end!