Book Review: Backlash by Brad Thor


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“Raw emotion, nonstop action, and relentless pacing makes Backlash another one-night read from Brad Thor, who delivers the book to beat in 2019.” —The Real Book Spy

#1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and #1 Publishers Weekly bestselling author Brad Thor is back with his most gripping thriller yet!

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.

With no support, no cavalry coming, and no one even aware of where he is, it will take everything he has ever learned to survive.

But survival isn’t enough. Harvath wants revenge.

In the most explosive novel Brad Thor has ever written, page after captivating page of action, intrigue, loyalty, and betrayal will keep you hooked until the very last sentence.

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NYT’S Best Selling Author Brad Thor talks about his new novel “Backlash”




Brad Thor comes out swinging in his 19th installment of the Scot Harvath series with BACKLASH.  Thor always crafts a great hook and set-up for the rest of the book, which is why it’s one of my favorite parts. My first impression was Backlash is quite unique compared to a lot of his other books. The Apex predator becomes the hunted. Scot Harvath finds himself in an extremely desperate situation, in which he must tap into every ounce of SERE training, and even parts of his pysche he probably didn’t want to go to.  The true nature of characters are revealed while they’re under pressure, their lives are on the line, in the midst of dire circumstances. That’s why I think Thor tapped deep into Harvath’s character in this one. Backlash is the best one to date in the series. I’ll be sharing a lot more in the coming days!


5 golden star





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