Use of Force by Brad Thor

Use of Force by Brad Thor (Scot Harvath #17)

It’s quite the season for the bad-ass SpecOps characters that are filling up my bookshelf. Over the last few weeks, I’ve read and shared with you the latest novel from:

  • the Jonathan Graves series from John Gilstrap,
  • the John Rain series from Barry Eisler, and
  • the Dewey Andreas series from Ben Coes.

This is not a group of guys you want to mess with.

Now in Use of Force, #17 in his series, comes another of my favorites in Scot Harvath, a former Navy seal who has become a covert counterterrorism operative, black cover all the way.

“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 high value terrorism suspect (who had disappeared three years prior), his name sends panic through the Central Intelligence Agency. Where was he headed? What was he planning? And could he be connected to the ”spectacular attack“ they have been fearing all summer? In a race against time, the CIA taps an unorthodox source to get answers: Navy SEAL turned covert counterterrorism operative, Scot Harvath.” [Amazon]

As always, I suggest starting with The Lions of Lucerne, the first book in the series.

Lary Kirchenbauer

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