State of the Union - Brad Thor

State of the Union

By Brad Thor

  • Release Date: 2004-01-27
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,474 Ratings


“The perfect all-American hero” (Nelson DeMille, #1 New York Times bestselling author) Scot Harvath is on the hunt for a dangerous killer bent on world domination in this white-knuckled thrill ride from #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor.

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.


  • Really far-fetched

    By CareerMoves
    1. That the Russians would wait to activate sleepers while their country deteriorated for decades is far-fetched. 2. A Russian asset who gnawed his hand off and had both ankles smashed by a cement block 15 years prior appears to have the ability run quickly and the manual dexterity to carry and use hydraulic jacks and set up elaborate booby traps is far-fetched.
  • State of the Union

    By JPB 9871
    Just OK. Really almost like a continuation of his first, much better, work.
  • Overly Detailed

    By ANProctor
    Not a bad thing to be detailed, but I felt I spent more time reading about the gear that was used versus the actual storyline. It kind of took the joy out of reading what was going to happen next. Storyline was fantastic and delivered a ton of intense moments, but the detail of each weapon, scuba gear, and vehicle characteristics got to be a little annoying at times. Overall a great book and story, just tone it down with the exact names for everything and it’d be a bit easier to read. Solid book though!
  • Thrill ride

    By DetlyleMCPD
    Start with Lions of Lucerne and keep going. Just hold on and enjoy the ride. Great plot and character development.
  • State of the a Union

    By Jackson B tunes
    Brad Thor does it again! Incredible attention to detail with suspense and intrigue.
  • Not his best

    By MedStar14
    While the plot was solid, and the action and espionage was good, I found myself consistently disliking the dialogue. I felt it was less than genuine, sometimes unrealistic or corny. I still gave the book 3 stars but it was not Thor's best effort.
  • Good

    By southerboy
    Purty good book
  • Great book

    By tamraedwards
    Can not put this book down once you start it Brad Thor at his best.