Takedown (Scot Harvath Series #5)

Takedown (Scot Harvath Series #5)

by Brad Thor
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Takedown (Scot Harvath Series #5) by Brad Thor

Scot Harvath must endure the burning streets of Manhattan, where he can administer his own form of justice and finally exact his bitter revenge.

July 4th weekend, New York City: As thousands of holiday travelers make their way out of Manhattan, a flawlessly executed terrorist attack plunges the city into a maelstrom of panic and death. Amid the chaos, an elite team of foreign operatives is systematically searching for one of their own, a man so powerful that the US government refuses to admit he even exists and will do anything to keep him hidden. Now, with the world’s deadliest enemy upon America’s doorstep, counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath must fight his way through the burning city streets to take down an invisible terrorist mastermind with the means to unleash hell on a global scale.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451636154
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 04/26/2011
Series: Scot Harvath Series , #5
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 39,810
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Brad Thor is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Foreign Agent, Code of Conduct, Act of War, Hidden Order, Black List, Full Black (one of Suspense Magazine’s best political thrillers of 2011), The Athena Project, Foreign Influence (one of Suspense Magazine’s best political thrillers of 2010), The Apostle, The Last Patriot (nominated best thriller of the year by the International Thriller Writers Association), The First Commandment, Takedown, Blowback (recognized as one of the “Top 100 Killer Thrillers of All Time” by NPR), State of the Union, Path of the Assassin, and The Lions of Lucerne. Visit his website at BradThor.com.

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Takedown 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 185 reviews.
ravelg More than 1 year ago
This was one fun read! A great way to spend a rainy day, and you'll probably be able to finish this in one weekend. In fact, that's my only complaint. It's a bit short. The story is engrossing, and I didn't mind the cliffhanger ending, because I couldn't wait to start the next book in the series, "The FIrst Commandment". While it isn't necessary to read this series in chronological order, I recommend that you do, simply because if you enjoy this one you'll probably enjoy the other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Thor's style. Gets you hook early and then it is hard to stop reading. I like reading book in a series in order. Only problem is that he as well as may authors waste my reading time rehashing the past books so those that haven't read the earlier ones can catch up
Footwedge More than 1 year ago
I recently became a fan of Brad Thor and have read several of his books. Overall, his work is very similar to that of Vince Flynn but with perhaps a bit more humor. He's also a little less apologetic for his main character being an patriotic ass kicker! Obviously his work might not be like that of Hemingway but it makes for very entertaining reading in between more heavy duty books. "Takedown" itself is among better ones I've read so far. I like that his plots, while always fairly complex, always get resolved in a believable manner. If you like the hard boiled, ass kicking, counter intelligence operative type book then you will like this and Thor's other books.
mtownsend More than 1 year ago
i probably won't read it again. wish i would of bought it used in paperback.
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I have been hooked on these books ever since a friend of mine told me about them
BethA1 More than 1 year ago
If I wrote reviews for all of Brad Thor's Scot Harvath´s books, they would say the same thing - BRILLIANT, EXCITING, FABULOUS PLOTS & BELIEVABLE CHARACTERS . . . His books are page-turners, and surprisingly, have educated me a lot about things I new nothing about before, such as the "Federal" Reserve and Islam. I feel more patriotic (while still acknowledging our policicians huge failings and greed) tan I have ever felt about America. If we actually have any Scot Harvath's working to protect us, I say THANK YOU, and if we don't, WAKE UP WASHINGTON & stop being so politically correct! Thank you, Brad Thor!!
LovesReading2 More than 1 year ago
Very good, thrilling to the very end. Surprises along the way. All his books are good. I discovered Brad Thor recently and have been enjoying reading his books in order.
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Fast moving.. I enjoyed the read!
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Octlow More than 1 year ago
This is the 5th in the Scot Harvath Series by Brad Thor and not as well done as some of the others I have read previously. Manhattan, NY is under siege by a terrorists group that has destroyed all bridge and waterway entries or exits from the rest of New York. Harvath and a loose band of physically handicapped x-military soldiers, along with Harvath’s close friend, attempt to find and shut down the primary threatening operation. This operation, designed by the terrorist, has the ultimate purpose to free a high value prisoner being interrogated in Manhattan, NY. Harvath and his band of misfits scour Manhattan looking for the captive prisoner and the men who are trying to free this hostage. In Washington the heads of the intelligence agencies are reluctant to share any information, making life miserable for those people responsible to accomplish their mission. I believe the hesitation to share intelligence between government departments rang true for me; personal egos, position, power and lack of trust all played a realistic part in this novel. In summary I would say it is a fair read, but not much more.
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PattiKSD More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book. Brad Thor is an excellent writer, and the suspense keeps drawing you to complete the book and order more. Great Series!
Erinsima More than 1 year ago
Awesome as ever.
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