Act of War - Brad Thor

Act of War

By Brad Thor

  • Release Date: 2014-07-08
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,601 Ratings


The #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Brad Thor delivers his most frightening and pulse-pounding thriller ever!

After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem—no one knows if she can be trusted.

But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion.

With the United States facing an imminent and devastating attack, America’s new president must turn to covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath to help carry out two of the most dangerous operations in the country’s history.

Code-named “Gold Dust” and “Blackbird,” they are shrouded in absolute secrecy as either of them, if discovered, will constitute an act of war.


  • Weird Plot

    By ANProctor
    Felt like this one had no direction honestly. It ended uniquely and in a way I wasn’t expecting, but the secondary storyline didn’t match up AT ALL with the primary story. Really disappointed with that. Wouldn’t really recommend reading this one just because it doesn’t have much depth to it as past thrillers have had. I felt bored reading this one and actually set it aside for a few weeks just because it didn’t get going until around chapter 45 or so. Not Thor’s best work and I could tell a deadline had to be met here being that the book ended in 3 chapters. Sorry Thor, not my favorite.
  • Act of War

    By MsLovetoRead
    EXCELLENT READ! Be sure you have the time before you start because it’s hard to put down! You can’t wait for the end of a chapter for a break in the action to rejoin the world because there are so many story lines, each just as fast-paced, that you have to keep reading!
  • Great!

    By 3Pitt
    So Great, thank you Mr Thor
  • Act of War

    By scotty1121
    I love your books and especially your subjects. I am a retired Contractor for SIGINT satellite payloads for the US government. Hence my interest in your books. They have a lot of realism. S.G. MILLER
  • One Stop Read

    By The Film Meister
    Could not put it down and am already getting the next one.
  • Act of War

    By WebGear2
    A bad read. A long, boring, predictable plot. Each of Thor's stories read like every other one. Scene changes, same storyline. I do not recommend this book.
  • One of Thor's Better Books

    By MedStar14
    In a genre that can become very mechanical and formulaic this book rises above. I found the plot more detailed and in multiple levels and locations simultaneously with better dialogue. Highly recommend.
  • A good read

    By Dino Brava
    Act of War is a primer on modern threats to America...conventional and unconventional. If you are a political junkie with a modicum of historical knowledge, none of the potential threats in Thor's book will be revelatory or even mildly novel. Thor does weave an interesting tale pitting Chinese terrorist cells against special agent Scott Harvath (the protagonist) and America's finest. I just wish Thor would spend more time humanizing Harvath and add some comic relief like he has in the past. Still, a good read.
  • Upsetting

    By Thisoldfish
    I've enjoyed this series until now. Seems less like an attempt at quality writing and more like political commentary. Thor, whose characters indulge in long diatribes that seem cut and paste from Fox News, seems to have no problem Trojan-horsing his conservative opinions into the storyline. Not that I don't agree with some of the sentiment- but I like to chose when and how I get fed this stuff- don't like it slipped to me on the sly. Hypocritically he denigrates other media etc for doing the same! Practice what you preach Thor. I just wanted a good read. Advice: try to play less to the Right and more to the many people paying money to read decent literature. There should be some disclosure that this is just silly cheap propaganda.
  • Act of War

    By shellcain
    Kept me reading until 3:00am! Love Brad Thor books keeps your heart beating as you turn to the next page!!!