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Black List [Mass Market Paperback]

Brad Thor
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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6 Jun 2013
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 advisers. 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? An intense, page-turning novel that is action-packed and frighteningly real, Black List blurs the line between fiction and reality and once again reaffirms why Brad Thor "is arguably the best thriller writer of our time" (Suspense Magazine) and "America's favourite author" (KTTX)

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; Reprint edition (6 Jun 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439193029
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439193020
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 10.4 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,503 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Anyone who thinks the only thing to fear is fear itself should meet Brad Thor." --Newsweek

About the Author

Brad Thor, a graduate of the University of Southern California, has served as a member of the Department of Homeland Security's Analytic Red Cell Programme, a think tank established to brainstorm possible threats to America's national security. He is the author of the bestselling thrillers, THE LIONS OF LUCERNE, PATH OF THE ASSASSIN, STATE OF THE UNION, BLOWBACK, TAKEDOWN, THE FIRST COMMANDMENT and THE LAST PATRIOT. Visit www.BradThor.com

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
"Are You not speaking to me? Do You not know that I have power to crucify You, and power to release You?" -- John 19:10 (NKJV)

A black list has historically meant that someone was banished, or banned, from a country or activity. This novel would have been more appropriately titled "Hit List," which would have captured the premise more accurately. The government has a list of people who are to be assassinated.

Although there's supposed to be a little due process to be sure that mistakes aren't made, this list has been compromised so that names are added for reasons other than protecting the nation against traitors and spies.

Scot Harvath makes this list and finds himself being hunted by his own government. It's a terrifying prospect that even a patriot like Harvath can be at risk ... and have no easy way to remedy matters.

Because of the extreme danger that Harvath finds himself in, the book necessarily involves a long series of attempts to evade detection and remain alive. In that sense, it's more of a suspense story than an action thriller. So don't expect the same level of action that you are accustomed to in past books. Even so, the book does drag a bit in places. So you won't get the full adrenaline rush.

You will, instead, receive a lot of food for thought ... especially about the need to be sure that checks and balances are in place on those with virtually unlimited power.

Think about it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars black list 29 July 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
dreadfully frightening but brilliant. could not put it down, there were so many twists and turns. it does make you think how vulnerable we are and how much information is held about each of us.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 8 Nov 2012
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Great book, Scott harvath just keeps getting better!! Highly recommend Brad Thor and this series! Can't wait for the next instalement!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Thor-tastistic 27 Sep 2012
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Scott Harvast rides again with thrills a-plenty, and this time Nicholas and his dogs even get in on the action. Doncha love a good mauling. And talk about your page turner - I read this in less than 24 hours and loved every minute. Reminded me a bit of a reverse Revenge of the Nerds with the gorgeous jocks and jockesses (yes, the assorted lovlies of the Athena project return) taking on the evil computer geeks and their henchmen. In this they are aided by the 'grey panthers' of Reed Carlton and his old boss - octogenarian action as the oldies take on a hit team on the streets of the capital. I've been reading Thor since The Lions of Lucerne and as modern thriller writers go, he is one of the best. All in all a fun read and I am looking forward to the next.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars black list 14 July 2013
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Good start but got confusing when the author referred to the characters by their surnames and the characters used their first names, I had to keep flicking pages to follow who was who and it became a little annoying. Quite a few spelling mistakes and words used out of context but a ok read. Prefer the other books to this one. Had the potential to be a great Indiana Jones type room raiding adventure thriller but didn't quite get there. That said, I love Brad Thor ans will try another.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 17 Mar 2013
By Andy
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As all of his books of a high standard and keeps you turning pages. Enjoyed this one just as much as the others.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scott Harvarth is back. 13 Feb 2013
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As usual, you can't find anything to fault in the Scott harvarth series, don't know where Brad Thor gets his ideas but I'm glad he does.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best 10 Dec 2012
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One of the best if not the best in the Scott Harvarth Series
Recommended read if you like action novels
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2.0 out of 5 stars good idea, badly executed
First time reading anything by this author, the concept of the novel is interesting but the whole thing is badly executed.
Published 13 days ago by jamie
4.0 out of 5 stars Consistent Quality
Consistent quality from this author - try and look for any of his novels in Waterstones or W H Smiths and they are simply not stocked
Published 1 month ago by Lexicon
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional
Very good read with an enticing story line. characters are likeable and you soon get to know them . I would highly recommend this book.
Published 2 months ago by Trevor M J
5.0 out of 5 stars Scott Harvath the ultimate action man
Brad Thor does it again. Love this author. If you like your thrillers at a fast past read Brad Thor. Read more
Published 2 months ago by chris mcfarlane
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, and ultimately Dull
Another conspiracy theory novel, stretching credibility and twisting reality to fit the story line, but to give Brad Thor some credit, it's almost conceivable... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Steve montgomery
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
One of the best brad thor books to date.
It's kind of scary that this story could easily become a reality
Hopefully though we have real life Scott harvarth's watching our... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Maureen118
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
A pleasantly reading book for your free time. I would personally recommend it if you like adventure and action. A!
Published 5 months ago by evangelos
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read...
I'm a big fan of all the Brad Thor books. Started reading them after I finished all the Vince Flynn books. Scot's different from Mitch Rapp, but similar sort of thing. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Lews Therin
5.0 out of 5 stars Thor strikes again
One of his best. Keep it up Kindle. Nothing more to say so order it today and have a good read.
Published 10 months ago by A R WATSON
5.0 out of 5 stars Another really good Scot Harvath story
I have read the whole series so far and this is certainly one of the best. Brad Thor is doing a great job and I am just about to read his latest right now.
Published 13 months ago by Mike P
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