Foreign Influence

Foreign Influence

Brad Thor

Book 9.0 of Scot Harvath

Language: English

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: Jun 29, 2010

Words: 110339
Pages: 448


A Thriller From Publishers Weekly In Thor's formulaic ninth Scot Harvath thriller (after The Apostle), the ex–navy SEAL has lost his job with the disbanding under a new presidential administration of the Apex Project, a Department of Homeland Security secret antiterrorist program that didn't worry about obeying any rules. Fortunately, Harvath lands on his feet with the Carlton Group, funded covertly by the Department of Defense, with an identical mission. After a bus full of Americans is blown up in Rome, Harvath travels to Europe to track down a man known as the Troll, who's been implicated in the bombing. Meanwhile, John Vaughn, a Chicago cop who somehow moonlights as an attorney for private clients, seeks to identify the Middle Eastern–looking man who ran down a woman with his cab. Predictably, Vaughn uncovers a plot against civilian targets in Chicago. Bumbling CIA agents make members of the secret Carlton Group look even more heroic. Fans of TV's 24 may enjoy the over-the-top setups, but even they might wish for a little more sophistication. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Review “Quite possibly the next coming of Robert Ludlum.” —_Chicago Tribune_, on *The Last Patriot "The Master of thrillers" — “One of the best thriller writers in the business." —_The Ottawa Citizen_ “Frightening, illuminating and always entertaining, Thor gives us yet another work of pulse-quickening clarity. If you’re not hyperventilating once you’ve reached the last page, then you weren’t paying attention.” –Joe Hartlaub,