Black List - Brad Thor

Black List

By Brad Thor

  • Release Date: 2012-07-24
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
4
From 2,134 Ratings

Description

#1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal 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 advisors. 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?

Reviews

  • One of Thor’s Best

    5
    By MellowTraveler
    I have listened to and re-read Black List and have enjoyed it more every time I read it.
  • Awesome

    5
    By aobrien27
    Another awesome ride in the Scot Harvath series! Highly recommended! A must read!
  • Intriguing

    4
    By ANProctor
    The idea behind this one is intense and I loved not knowing what the real problem was throughout the entire story until 3/4s in. I very much enjoyed being left in the dark for most of it, however I must be honest and say it was pretty slow after the first few chapters. It had to be set aside for a bit for this reason. Too much traveling and character hopping. It was hard to follow the terrorists perspective on this one and that turned me off. Again the idea is great, and a lot of this is portrayed extremely well, the facts are stellar, but it could have been better. Not my favorite, but it’s a good read for sure!
  • The black list

    5
    By Bavarian Hillbilly
    Another great book by Brad Thor. A good book is one that you don't want to stop reading, and look forward to getting back to it as soon as possible. This is one of those. I use reviews to find authors that I may like. Here are some of them Don Mann, jack Mars, jack Coughlin, Ben Coes, Scott McEwen, Tom Wood, Mark Greaney, John Wayne Falby, Howard E. Wasdin, Ward Larsen. For the older readers there are Vince Flynn and Stephen Hunter For the real old readers there is Donald Hamilton( still my favorite).
  • Black List

    4
    By YvonneCapeCod
    This is where Brad Thor should be after saying that Donald Trump should be gotten rid of. Who appointed you judge, jury and executioner? I don't agree with a lot of politicians but they have their right to existence, to a voice and to live.
  • Great book!!!

    5
    By Lucky_Cat_Sleven
    Thor made me love reading again, keep it up!!!
  • Can't affect me!

    5
    By 4ah
    Excellent, excellent read... Especially for all of use who continue to say.... As long as I do nothing wrong, I have no problem with big brother watching.. This book will set your mind free and your attention fine tune d to what could really happen!
  • Riveting!

    5
    By Firstdownpack
    My first Brad Thor read and I must say there will be many more.
  • 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.