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Blowback (Scot Harvath Series #4)

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

amazing from page 1

a must read

posted by 6940214 on January 27, 2011

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6 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Thor lets his personal political biases ruin an otherwise interesting book.

I read Thor's 1st 3 Hovath books and enjoyed them. I realized from his Fox News references & gung ho patriotism that Thor leaned to the right, which didn't bother me because it was still an interesting read. But in Blowback Thor goes to far with his obvious hatred of ...
I read Thor's 1st 3 Hovath books and enjoyed them. I realized from his Fox News references & gung ho patriotism that Thor leaned to the right, which didn't bother me because it was still an interesting read. But in Blowback Thor goes to far with his obvious hatred of certain Democrats, This doesn't belong in a fictional work and certainly will alienate at least half the country, or at least I hope it would. There's all kinds of political non-fiction out there where the author can lambast his political enemies, but putting an actual current politician in a controversial role in a fictional book is in bad taste in my opinion. I recommend this book for Republicans only. It'll be right up your alley.

posted by VoodooTS on August 31, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    Poor book construction.

    2nd Paperback I have received with missing or miss cut pages in the middle of the book. 20 pages of repeated chapter and this one was 16 pages cut off at the top. Please tell me how someone could not see a gap of 16 pages. I am currently reading this book and as always Brad Thor is excellent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    Highly recommend Thor's newest book

    I have read some of Thor's books. I was not disappointed with "Blowback". It moves right along and is hard to put down.

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  • Posted January 20, 2012

    great!

    love the serie, a must to read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2006

    for the traveling folks

    If you want a page turning thriller with a modest historical bend as well as modern day action then this book is a winner. This was my first Brad Thor novel and I must say it was a captivating read. I liked the mix of action and technology and history. The premise is that Hannibal¿s famous crossing of the Alps to invade Rome suffered a severe loss of its secrete weapon involving biological warfare. Wow, that is a nice set up for a modern thriller! Scott Harvath, the main character is seen on live Arab TV capturing a suspected terrorist. Talk about a real bad day for a government spook. The result is rioting by Muslims and increased worldwide tensions between Westerners and the Arab World. For instance Scott openly wonders what he will do if he is kicked out of the clandestine service he works for? How many folks have worried about losing their job and can relate to the anxiety this stress causes? Then there is the worry that he will be exposed to the millions of Muslims who are calling out death threats against him and pressuring America to give him up or else. This book seems as if it was inspired by today¿s headlines, but with a stressed out hero inserted for good measure. I will check out future Brad Thor novels as I come across them. His writing style is just what the bored air traveler ordered, not too much technology to bog down the tension and with just enough unique historical potential for this plot to be plausible.

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