Book Review: Spymaster (Scot Harvath #17) by Brad Thor

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The newest thriller in the #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and #1 Publishers Weekly bestselling series!


Across Europe, a secret organization has begun attacking diplomats. 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.

If you have never read a Brad Thor novel, this is the place to start!


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We’re 17 books in now with Brad Thor’s Spymaster and it’s still another blockbuster. Then again any book with former U.S. Navy Seal Scot Harvath in it is a blockbuster. I love how it begins with ACTION. Harvath, a Norweigan counterterrorism unit, and a handful of FSK operatives approach a cabin full of terrorists; but they don’t know what awaits them once they get there!

It was interesting seeing Harvath operate under less than favorable conditions and still get the job done. But of course, he never truly works alone. The ever Smooth Sloane Ashby, Mike Haney, Tim Barton, Tyler Staelin, Chase Palmer, Nicholas, and new Polish colleague Monika Jasinski all have his back. You slowly see Scot start to shift gears from being the “apex predator” that he’s so accustomed to, to being the Spymaster. Being under the tutelage of Reed Carlton is top notch preparation, but he still must learn to trust his team in a new way. You won’t fully appreciate the title SPYMASTER until the very end of the book. His ingenuity, tradecraft, and forethought are on full display when the plot twist pops up at the last minute. So keep your seat belts on!



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