Brad Thor, a popular thriller author
Brad Thor, a popular thriller author
Brad Thor, a popular thriller author
Brad Thor, a popular thriller author
Bradley George Thor Jr. is an American thriller novelist.
the University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles, California, United States
Thor graduated from the University of Southern California (cum laude), where he studied creative writing under author T.C. Boyle.
9-year-old Brad Thor
(After rescuing the President from kidnappers in Brad Thor...)
After rescuing the President from kidnappers in Brad Thor’s roaring national bestselling debut, Navy SEAL turned Secret Service Agent Scot Harvath shifts his attentions to rooting out, capturing, or killing all those responsible for the plot. As he prepares to close out his list, a bloody and twisted trail of clues points toward one man - the world’s most ruthless terrorist. One problem remains: Harvath and his CIA-led team have no idea what the man looks like. With no alternative, they are forced to recruit a civilian - a woman who has survived a brutal hijacking and is now the only person who can positively identify their quarry.
(On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the President of the ...)
On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the President of the United States has been kidnapped and his Secret Service detail massacred. Only one agent has survived - ex-Navy SEAL Scot Harvath. He doesn’t buy the official line that Middle Eastern terrorists are behind the attack and begins his own campaign to find the truth and exact revenge.
(America’s worst nightmare has just become a brutal realit...)
America’s worst nightmare has just become a brutal reality. The most unlikely terrorist enemy of all now holds a knife against the country’s throat. With both diplomatic and conventional military options swept from the table, the president calls upon Navy SEAL turned Secret Service agent, Scot Harvath, to disable a brilliantly orchestrated conspiracy intended to bring the United States to its knees. Teamed with beautiful Russian Intelligence agent Alexandra Ivanova and a highly trained CIA paramilitary detachment, Harvath embarks on an adrenaline-fueled search that spans the world and leads to a final, deadly showdown on American soil, with a lethal and sinister enemy from the past.
(Scot Harvath must endure the burning streets of Manhattan...)
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.
(Now in a premium edition, the explosive international thr...)
Now in a premium edition, the explosive international thriller featuring Navy SEAL turned Homeland Security operative Scot Harvath, who somewhere, somehow, has left the wrong person alive. When the president of the United States is blackmailed into releasing five detainees from Guantanamo Bay, a sadistic assassin with vendetta years in the making is reactivated.
(June 632 A.D.: Deep within the Uranah Valley of Mount Ara...)
June 632 A.D.: Deep within the Uranah Valley of Mount Arafat in Mecca, the Prophet Mohammed shares with his closest companions a final and startling revelation. Within days, he is assassinated. September 1789: U.S. Minister to France Thomas Jefferson, who is charged with forging a truce with the violent Muslim pirates of the Barbary Coast, makes a shocking discovery - one that could forever impact the world’s relationship with Islam. Present day: When a car bomb explodes outside a Parisian café, Scot Harvath is thrust back into the life he has tried so desperately to leave behind. Saving the intended victim of the attack, Harvath becomes party to a perilous race to uncover a secret so powerful that militant Islam could be defeated once and for all.
(Every politician has a secret. And when the daughter of a...)
Every politician has a secret. And when the daughter of a politically connected family is kidnapped abroad, America’s new president will agree to anything - even a deadly and ill-advised rescue plan - in order to keep his secret hidden.
(Buried within the black ops budgets of the Department of ...)
Buried within the black ops budgets of the Department of Defense, a newly created spy agency reports only to a secret panel of military insiders. Its job is to target America’s enemies - both foreign and domestic - under a charter of three simple words: Find, Fix, and Finish. When a bombing in Rome kills a group of American college students, the evidence points to a dangerous colleague from Harvath’s past. Tasked with leveraging this relationship to lure the man out of hiding, Harvath must destroy him. But what if it is the wrong man?
(Part of a top-secret, all-female program codenamed The At...)
Part of a top-secret, all-female program codenamed The Athena Project, four women are about to undertake one of the nation’s deadliest assignments. When a terrorist attack in Rome kills more than twenty Americans, Athena Team members Gretchen Casey, Julie Ericsson, Megan Rhodes, and Alex Cooper are tasked with hunting down the Venetian arms dealer responsible for providing the explosives. But there is more to the story than anyone knows. In the jungles of South America, a young US intelligence officer has made a grisly discovery. Surrounded by monoliths covered with Runic symbols, one of America’s greatest fears appears to have come true.
(Scot Harvath’s counterterrorism career has just crashed a...)
Scot Harvath’s counterterrorism career has just crashed and burned - thanks in part to a ruthless senator with her sights set on the White House. But when the war on terror takes a chilling turn, the president has no choice but to secretly bring Harvath back inside. 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. Racing across Europe, Harvath must secure the ultimate instrument of destruction before it brings the United States and the rest of the world to their knees.
(Somewhere deep inside the United States government is a c...)
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?
(The most secretive organization in America operates witho...)
The most secretive organization in America operates without any accountability to the American people. Hiding in the shadows, pretending to be part of the United States government, its power is beyond measure. Control of this organization has just been lost and the future of the nation thrust into peril. When the five candidates being considered to head this mysterious agency suddenly go missing, covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is summoned to Washington and set loose on the most dangerous chase ever to playout on American soil.
(There’s just one problem - no one knows if she can be tru...)
There’s just one problem - no one knows if she can be trusted. But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion. With the United States facing an imminent and devastating attack, America’s new president must turn to covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath to help carry out two of the most dangerous operations in the country’s history. Code-named "Gold Dust" and "Blackbird," they are shrouded in absolute secrecy as either of them, if discovered, will constitute an act of war.
(Hidden deep within one of the world’s most powerful organ...)
Hidden deep within one of the world’s most powerful organizations is a secret committee with a devastating agenda. Its members are afforded incredible protections - considered elites, untouchables. But when four seconds of video is captured halfway around the world and anonymously transmitted to DC, covert wheels are set in motion, and counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is tapped to undertake the deadliest assignment of his career. What begins as a favor will evolve into a globe-spanning drama of highly personal stakes played out against a backdrop of stunning international intrigue, duplicitous political gamesmanship, and the darkest, most clandestine fears of the espionage world.
(As a storm rages across the Mediterranean Sea, a terrifyi...)
As a storm rages across the Mediterranean Sea, a terrifying distress call is made to the Italian Coast Guard. Days later, a body washes ashore. Identified as a missing high-value terrorism suspect, his name sends panic through the Central Intelligence Agency. Where was he headed? What was he planning? In a race against time, the CIA taps an unorthodox source to get answers: Navy SEAL turned covert counterterrorism operative, Scot Harvath.
(Back in the United States, a foreign ally demands the ide...)
Back in the United States, a foreign ally demands the identity of a highly placed covert asset. In the balance hang the ingredients for all-out war. With his mentor out of the game, counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath must take on the role he has spent his career avoiding. But, as with everything else he does, he intends to rewrite the rules - all of them. In Spymaster, Scot Harvath is more cunning, more dangerous, and deadlier than ever before.
(In ancient texts, there are stories about men who struck ...)
In ancient texts, there are stories about men who struck from the shadows, seemingly beyond the reach of death itself. These men were considered part angel, part demon. Their loyalty was to their families, their friends, and their kings. You crossed these men at your peril. And once crossed, there was no crossing back. They were fearless; men of honor who have been known throughout history by different names: Spartan, Viking, Samurai. Today, men like these still strike from the shadows. They are highly prized intelligence agents, military operatives, and assassins. One man is all three. Two days ago, that man was crossed - badly. Now, far from home and surrounded by his enemy, Scot Harvath must battle his way out.
Brad Thor received his general education from the Sacred Heart Schools and the Francis W. Parker School (Chicago). He then graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California where he studied creative writing, film, and television production.
Brad Thor has served as a member of the Department of Homeland Security's Analytic Red Cell Program. Brad has hosted the Glenn Beck TV and radio programs, and has appeared on FOX News Channel, CNN, CNN Headline News, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS programs to discuss terrorism, as well as how closely his novels of international intrigue parallel the real threats facing the world today. In 2010, Brad was featured by the Speed Channel in the "Executive Protection" episode of their "Dangerous Drives" series.
Brad has served as a member of the Department of Homeland Security's Analytic Red Cell Unit, and is a fellow of the Alexandrian Defense Group. He has lectured to law enforcement organizations on over-the-horizon/future threats and has been a keynote speaker for the National Tactical Officers Association annual conference, Young America's Foundation, and the Ronald Reagan 100 celebration.
A supporter of The Heritage Foundation, Brad has spoken at their national headquarters on the need for robust missile defense. He also sits on The International Free Press Society's Board of Advisors and has served as a judge for the Sam Adams Alliance Annual Awards.
In 2008, Brad shadowed a Black Ops team in Afghanistan to research his thriller, The Apostle.
Prior to becoming a novelist, Brad was the award-winning creator, producer, writer, and host of the award-winning and critically acclaimed national public television series, Traveling Lite.
Brad is an active supporter of the USO, Disabled American Veterans, the Wounded Warrior Project, the Yellow Ribbon Fund, and the Salvation Army.
He lives in Chicago and in the Greek island of Antiparos.
(After rescuing the President from kidnappers in Brad Thor...)2003
(Now in a premium edition, the explosive international thr...)2007
(Part of a top-secret, all-female program codenamed The At...)2010
(Buried within the black ops budgets of the Department of ...)2010
(Scot Harvath’s counterterrorism career has just crashed a...)2011
(Scot Harvath must endure the burning streets of Manhattan...)2006
(On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the President of the ...)2003
(In ancient texts, there are stories about men who struck ...)2019
(Hidden deep within one of the world’s most powerful organ...)2015
(As a storm rages across the Mediterranean Sea, a terrifyi...)2017
(The most secretive organization in America operates witho...)2013
(Back in the United States, a foreign ally demands the ide...)2018
(Somewhere deep inside the United States government is a c...)2012
(There’s just one problem - no one knows if she can be tru...)2014
(America’s worst nightmare has just become a brutal realit...)2004
(Every politician has a secret. And when the daughter of a...)2009
(June 632 A.D.: Deep within the Uranah Valley of Mount Ara...)2009
In 2018 Thor decided to leave the Republican Party in order to become an Independent. This was drawn from the frustration with the GOP-controlled Congress and President Donald Trump. In 2018 Thor even announced his candidacy for President of the United States in the 2020 election.
Thor is a member of The Heritage Foundation and has spoken at their national headquarters on the need for robust missile defense.