Blowback has ratings and reviews. Gary said: This author keeps coming up with ways to keep the story fresh. In a James Rollins/Dan Brown type.. . Archaeologists make a stunning discovery in a pass high in the French – Italian Alps, but do not live to tell the tale. A year later, Islamic. Blowback by Brad Thor – Scot Harvath’s counterterrorism career has just crashed and burned—thanks in part to a ruthless senator with her sights set on the.

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As a final thought: While this provided evidence and background related to the deadly illness about to be released upon the world, it was more like puffery to me and caused me to lose grip of the narrative.

Perhaps your political perspective can affect summation of this book, but I felt that it was a great idea, muddied by a whole lot of bra nefarious goings on, which contributed little to the thrill and nothing to the action. Paperbackpages. Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. That is the plan. Deep beneath an Alpine glacier, an ancient weapon designed to decimate the Roman Empire has been unearthed — and a shadowy organization intends to use it for America’s downfall.

Blowback (Scot Harvath, #4) by Brad Thor

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This book is highly readable and kind of fun.

I just could not take this story and characters I checked out from public library the audio book version. A year later, Islamic scientists begin dying in seeming accidents or outright assassinations and kidnappings all around the world.

The overall synopsis of the book is as follows. Harvath must go out alone and try to stop a deadly biological weapon from being distributed in America. Source data for the plague is contained in an ancient Persian book Arthashastra, which Hannibal the Cathaginian General incorporated into his tactics and planned to use against the Romans but lost his weaponry and his elite men in the frozen Alps bordering France-Italy. He just can’t be tied down to a single lady.

Assassin killed Marie and son, so Claudia pretends to want greater share of sale. Brad Thor’s Blowback is not the worst, but it’s definitely not much above mediocre either. Events could happen almost anywhere. And it just drug on forever, at least a pages morethan needed Nov 04, Philip rated it liked it. There are too many other quality writers in this space like Vince Flynn for me to waste any more time with this series.


Mar 07, Karen rated it did not like it Shelves: It’s a very sci-fi like plot I know what you are thinking: Archaeologists make a stunning discovery in a pass high in the French — Italian Alps, but do not live to tell the tale. Apr 03, David rated it it was ok. In Sotheby files, one step behind Assassin who killed office, missed flash drive, Scot finds “Elliot Burnham” known alias. Hardly seems fair that Helen is allowed to resign over “health problems, or the ever-so-popular.

Some folks are new, just added here, appear later in book. Since Brad Thor brings back Islamic terrorists as the thhor guys, there are numerous slurs and misconceptions that bloqback repeated again. The plot is lead by a Saudi Prince Hamal who uses his fortune to develop the hybrid biological and distribute it and the antidote via a islamic food distribution company that he charters into Detroit. Then, moments later, he shoots the son in the knee and kills the villain, then tortures the son shooting off a couple of fingers rationalizing to himself that the only reason the king wanted his son alive was to torture him to death anyway.

A host of new and intriguing characters keep the story fresh and interesting. The Christians and Shiites all are dead. This book is highly readable. Perhaps a bit far-fetched in some people’s minds, but the premise of the book really appealed to me.

Review of ‘Blowback’ by Brad Thor

Finally, it hit the two level as I simply could not say that I enjoyed it. He is not confused about what’s right and wrong, or, about his own sexuality. I was amazed that he would drag the woman, Jillian into all of the dangerous situations that he did.

The shame is that over the past seven years I have downloaded 15 Harvath novels and while 1 and 2 were abridged, which means I DNF’d them but not because they were badly written, and I enjoyed 3, I now have to decide whether or not to tackle 5 and onwards.

Scot Harvath is definitely a likeable character, even though he’s a bit of a “G. Dec 10, Jason rated it tgor not like it.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Middle Eastern politics, mixed in with historical war figures and bioterrorism from books over years old.

BLOWBACK – Brad Thor

The science and the history used in th I was a little skeptical when I started reading this book because recommendations for Brad Thor had come from people who also liked Brad Meltzer and Andrew Vrad and I thoor their work to be less satisfying that I would have liked. Thog series has the same premise as the Vince Flynn books, but lacks in readability. Where the book was greatly underwhelming, and I think, the premise poorly served, was that the whole thing was presented in way too black and white a manner with too much predictability and bland characterisation.

And then a US army unit moves into the peaceful, multi-religion village of Asalaam near Mosul in Iraq. The totally over the top, almost cartoon like, take your disbelief and hang it in the wardrobe, wild ride type — along the lines of Austin Powers, Colin Forbes’, even James Bond to a certain degree.

My conclusion on the author after reading just one book is that he is second to none. Harvath’s career as a field agent is in total jeopardy, with a ruthless senator who has her eyes on the White House, and has a dream of becoming the next President of the United States, and intending to bring down the current President, using a mole bblowback the CIA who is digging up information on Harvath and blowbck past top-secret black ops assignments.

He is immediately recalled to D. The inclusion of the reference makes the novel all the more dramatic. However, bliwback he meets an old girlfriend’s new boyfriend, Harvath sprouts a bro’-boner: The narrator did a nice job on the voices and accents of each character. The whole thing reeked of a one sided partisan cheer squad.