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 1,214 Ratings


The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Scot Harvath series and “heir to Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum” (Chicago Tribune) returns with this unputdownable, white-knuckled thriller following the Secret Service agent as he’s on the trail of the world’s most ruthless terrorist.

After rescuing the President from kidnappers in Thor’s roaring debut, The Lions of Lucerne, Secret Service agent Scot Harvath shifts his attentions to rooting out, 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 dangerous terrorist.

Only one problem remains: Harvath and his CIA-led team have no idea what the man looks like. With no alternative, they are forced to recruit a civilian—a woman who has survived a brutal hijacking and is now the only person who can positively identify their quarry. From the burning deserts of North Africa to the winding streets of Rome, Harvath must brave a maelstrom of bloodshed and deception before the world is engulfed in flames.


  • My favorite so far

    By ANProctor
    Best book I’ve read in a long time. The twist near the end was amazing and literally made my jaw drop when I read it. Perfect storyline and really had me guessing. Best book I’ve read of Thor’s thus far!
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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.