Spymaster (Scot Harvath Series #17)

Spymaster (Scot Harvath Series #17)

by Brad Thor

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476789415
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Publication date: 07/03/2018
Series: Scot Harvath Series , #17
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 3,761
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Brad Thor is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eighteen thrillers, including Spymaster, Use of Force, The Last Patriot (nominated best thriller of the year by the International Thriller Writers Association), Blowback (recognized as one of the “Top 100 Killer Thrillers of All Time” by NPR), The Athena Project, and Foreign Influence (one of Suspense Magazine’s best political thrillers of the year). Visit his website at BradThor.com and follow Brad on Facebook at Facebook.com/BradThorOfficial and on Twitter @BradThor.

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Spymaster


  • SØR-TRØNDELAG, NORWAY

    WEDNESDAY

    The limbs of the tall pines hung heavy with ice. When they snapped, they gave off cracks that echoed through the forest like gunfire.

    With each one, the small counterterrorism team from Norway’s Police Security Service, known as the PST, halted its advance and froze in place.

    Seconds—sometimes even entire minutes—passed before they felt comfortable enough to begin moving again.

    No one had expected the storm to be this bad. Ice covered everything and made the sloped ground almost impossible to walk on.

    Several of the team members had wanted to wait. Their leader, though, had ordered them forward. The assault had to take place tonight.

    Backing them up was a contingent of Norwegian Forsvarets Spesialkommandos, or FSK for short. Their commander wasn’t crazy about hitting a target under these conditions either, but he had reviewed the intelligence and had come to the same conclusion.

    The two outsiders, sent up from North Atlantic Treaty Organization headquarters at the last minute and forced onto the team by the Norwegian government, didn’t get a vote. Though the American looked as if he could handle himself, and probably had on multiple occasions, they knew nothing about his background or the woman he was with. Therefore, the pair from NATO HQ also didn’t get any weapons. None of the Norwegians wanted to get shot in the back.

    Encrypted radios, outfitted with bone conduction headsets, kept them connected to each other and to the PST operations center. They wore the latest panoramic night-vision goggles and carried a range of firearms from H&K 416s and MP5s to next generation Glock 17s and USP Tactical pistols. Theirs was one of the best-equipped, best-trained teams the country had ever fielded for a domestic counterterrorism operation.

    Their target was a weathered cabin in a remote, heavily wooded area. It had a long, grass-covered roof pierced by a dented black stovepipe. A season’s worth of firewood had been chopped and stacked outside.

    Even if the weather hadn’t gone bad, conventional unmanned aerial vehicle surveillance was worthless. The density of the trees, combined with the shrieking, bitterly cold winds, also meant that the Nano drone the FSK carried was impossible to fly. They had been left with no other option than to go in “blind.”

    As the teams slowly picked their way through the forest, sheets of snow and ice blew at them like shards of broken glass.

    The last five hundred meters were the worst. The cabin was built in a wide ravine. Maneuvering down, several team members lost their footing—some more than once.

    Because of the trees, the FSK’s snipers couldn’t find anywhere to set up. There were no clean lines of fire, and they were forced to move closer to the cabin than they would have liked. The operation was feeling more and more like a mistake.

    Ignoring the trepidation sweeping through the ranks, the PST leader pushed on.

    Three hundred meters from the cabin, they could make out light from behind the shuttered windows.

    Two hundred meters away, they could smell the wood smoke pouring from the stovepipe.

    With one hundred meters left to go, the signal was given to halt. No one moved.

    Something was wrong. Everyone felt it. Heart rates increased. Grips tightened on weapons.

    And then, all hell broke loose.

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    Spymaster 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
    Anonymous 10 months ago
    Read it until my eyes couldn't stay open. Breathlessly waiting for the next adventure. next adventure.
    Anonymous 6 months ago
    Another great story, plus a cliff hanger, can’t wait for the next book!
    Anonymous 8 months ago
    Great book
    Anonymous 5 months ago
    Love this series
    Anonymous 9 months ago
    I have read all of Thor’s books with Scott Harvath has the main character, Spymaster kept me glued and now I am anxiously waiting for #18 to come out........need to know what happens next!
    Anonymous 29 days ago
    I never fail to get so wrapped up in a Scot Harvath novel that I can’t put it down in til the last page! Great write Brad Thor! Anxiously awaiting the next one!
    Blondi2 29 days ago
    Usually a great fan of Brad Thor's novels, Spymaster was significantly disappointing. The writing and plot were particularly simplistic. The best part of the novel was the period at the end of the last sentence.
    Anonymous 3 months ago
    Brad put out 2 a year. Great read
    Anonymous 7 months ago
    I would recommend this book to all who enjoy a good read with plenty of action. Clay
    Anonymous 9 months ago
    Great entertainment and current
    Anonymous 9 months ago
    Another one of Brad Thor's edge of your seat books! Can't wait for the next one ?
    Anonymous 9 months ago
    One of his best yet. Scot ages like fine wine. Love the new charaters!
    Anonymous 10 months ago
    I really couldn't put this book down from page one. Very well constructed and fast paced. Good too see another team member introduced . The cliffhanger at the end has me eager for the next book.
    DocHutch 10 months ago
    The only negative about reading Brad Thor's Spymaster is reaching the last page which means I have to wait months before the next Scot Harvath book is written and released. Perhaps, though, I will simply reread the earlier ones. This character of Scot Harvath is brilliantly written. He becomes someone we wish we knew, someone we would be thankful was watching over us, and someone we respect. Knowing that Brad Thor is involved with the world he writes about is both unnerving and reassuring. Unnerving because this fictional wold is not so fictional. Reassuring because people like Mr. Thor and his friends are involved in it.
    Anonymous 10 months ago
    Again such a great story by Mr. Thor. I just love his fast paced intreaging and action packed books. This one does not dissapoint, in fact there's a whole new way of looking at things from from Scot's viewpoint. I can't wait for the next, and please Mr. Thor if you read these could you put out a quick short. I can't wait for another 2 years!
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    Anonymous 10 months ago
    Thor's writing left me feeling I was really a part of the story...as always!
    Anonymous 11 months ago
    CPID...Can't Put It Down
    Anonymous 11 months ago
    Brad Thor takes a complex story and makes it easy to read
    Anonymous 11 months ago
    Thor does know how to weave together a story peopled with very complex characters. In the process, he clearly explained NATO & the corrupt nature of Russian spies. Through the final chapters, Thor sets up the plot for the next adventure of the team--I am ready for his next book!
    Anonymous 11 months ago
    Good stuff, Thor never disappoints.
    Anonymous 11 months ago
    Thor weaves an intracate yarn
    Anonymous 11 months ago
    As usual Brad brings to life the many current themes prevalent in our world today.
    Anonymous 12 months ago
    Always fun to read about Harvath adventures
    Anonymous 12 months ago
    Brad Thor never disappoints. His stories are timely, full of action, and suspenseful. This one is no different.