Some of Brad Thor’s most popular books include “Blowback,” “The Last Patriot” and “The Lions of Lucerne.” Many of Thor’s books have as their central character Scot Harvath, a former Navy SEAL and intelligence operative.
“Blowback” finds Harvath with his counterterrorism career in shambles, ruined by an ambitious U.S. senator. However, when a terrorist plot to unleash an ancient weapon on the United States comes to light, the President secretly brings Harvath in to stop the attack. Harvath’s journey takes him across Europe and all the way to the Alpine glacier where the weapon resides. “Blowback” was voted one of the top 100 thrillers of all time by National Public Radio listeners.
In “The Last Patriot,” Harvath is unwittingly involved in another Middle Eastern terrorist plot, one that may have serious implications for the religion of Islam itself. Caught between a U.S. government eager to expose an ancient Islamic secret and the Islamic groups desperate to suppress it, Havarth becomes embroiled in the biggest conflict of his career.
Released in 2002, “The Lions of Lucerne” is Thor’s first novel starring Harvath. While vacationing on a remote mountaintop in Utah, the U.S. President’s security staff is murdered and he is apparently kidnapped by a Middle Eastern terrorist organization. As the only surviving member of the Presidential security detail, Harvath searches for answers, coming to believe that the terrorist organization may not be responsible for the kidnapping.