The First Commandment - Brad Thor

The First Commandment

By Brad Thor

  • Release Date: 2007-07-17
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,149 Ratings


From #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Brad Thor, the explosive international thriller featuring Navy SEAL turned Homeland Security operative Scot Harvath, who somewhere, somehow, has left the wrong person alive.

Six months ago: in the dead of the night, five of the most dangerous detainees in the war on terror are pulled from their isolation cells in Guantanamo Bay, held at gunpoint, and told to strip off their orange jumpsuits. Issued civilian clothes and driven to the base airfield, they are loaded aboard a Boeing 727 and set free.

Present day: covert counterterrorism agent Scot Harvath awakens to discover that his world has changed violently—and forever. A sadistic assassin with a personal vendetta is wreaking havoc of biblical proportions. Unleashing nightmarish horrors on those closest to Harvath, the attacker thrusts everything Harvath holds dear—including his life—into absolute peril.

Ordered by the president to stay out of the investigation, Harvath is forced to mount his own operation to uncover the conspiracy and to exact revenge. When he discovers a connection between the attacks and a group of prisoners secretly released from Guantanamo, Harvath must ask himself previously unthinkable questions about the organizations and the nation he has spent his life serving.

A renegade from his own government, Harvath will place his life on the line as his search for the truth draws him into a showdown with one of the most dangerous men on the face of the earth.

Brad Thor roars through this nonstop adventure full of international intrigue, twisted betrayals, and ultimate revenge.


  • Nice

    By Arjun Meherish
  • Stellar

    By ANProctor
    Loved the tie in from Path of the Assassin. Kept me guessing who the bad guy was related to and it was a thrill to finally find out who it was. The lack of actually allowing Harvard to speak and confront Meg in the end was a little disappointing, but apart from that, the storyline was rock solid. Great one Brad!
  • Best yet

    By R in ga
    I'm reading in order, no couldn't put this one down!theyre all exciting and emotional, but this one really gripped me:suspense,anxiety, connecting w characters!must read!
  • The First Commandment

    By Maliebrook
    A GEAT book. Exciting and suspenseful from start to finish. I have read three other Brad Thor's books. He's a GREAT author of political thrillers.
  • Enjoyed it but...

    By Anitabonita02
    I love Brad Thor books and I liked this one too, of course. The only bad and terrible thing was the iPad book. It missed some chapters! And sooo bad that the last chapter was incomplete in my application!!! Why is this? Am I the only one with this kind of problems? This is not the first time this happens to me, it's with every book I buy in the iPad store. Buuuuu! Two thumps down!!!
  • Phenomenal!

    By Usher Is the man
    In my opinion the best in the series thus far. Thor possesses the phenomenal ability to captivate the audience from the first couple of pages, and the ride doesn't stop there. The evolution of Harvath is a thing of beauty to watch unfold!
  • The First Commandment

    By Jim Bio
    Great read, impossible to put down. Brad's ability to have the reader visualize everything is outstanding!
  • Great book

    By Dhvtuvfhv
    I'm 13 and love every book so far.
  • Foreign influence

    By CalCate
    You will laugh at yourself for not being able to just lay this book down!
  • Awesome!!!!

    By Scott Stetson
    It keeps getting better!