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The world's most elite counter-terrorism unit has just taken its game to an entirely new level. And not a moment too soon . . .

From behind the rows of razor wire, a new breed of counter-terrorism operator has emerged.

Just as skilled, just as fearsome, and just as deadly as their colleagues, Delta Force's newest members have only one thing setting them apart — their gender. Part of a top-secret, all-female program codenamed The Athena Project, four of Delta's best and brightest women are about to undertake one of the nation's deadliest assignments.

When a terrorist attack in Rome kills more than twenty Americans, Athena Team members Gretchen Casey, Julie Ericsson, Megan Rhodes, and Alex Cooper are tasked with hunting down the Venetian arms dealer responsible for providing the explosives. But there is more to the story than anyone knows.

In the jungles of South America, a young U.S. intelligence officer has made a grisly discovery. Surrounded by monoliths covered with Runic symbols, one of America's greatest fears appears to have come true. Simultaneously in Colorado, a foreign spy is close to penetrating the mysterious secret the U.S. government has hidden beneath Denver International Airport.

As Casey, Ericsson, Rhodes, and Cooper close in on their target, they will soon learn that another attack — one of unimaginable proportions — has already been set in motion, and the greatest threat they face may be the secrets kept by their own government.

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"Thor nails it. A thriller both men and women will love." James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Doomsday Key

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"Think 007 in stilettos and you've got the women of The Athena Project. The thriller genre just got shaken and stirred." Sandra Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tough Customer

Synopsis:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor come a brand new series staring a female covert op.

Synopsis:

The world’s most elite counterterrorism unit has just taken its game to an entirely new level. And not a moment too soon . . .

From behind the rows of razor wire, a new breed of counterterrorism operator has emerged. 

Just as skilled, just as fearsome, and just as deadly as their colleagues, Delta Force’s newest members have only one thing setting them apart—their gender. Part of a top-secret, all-female program codenamed The Athena Project, four of Delta’s best and brightest women are about to undertake one of the nation’s deadliest assignments. 

When a terrorist attack in Rome kills more than twenty Americans, Athena Team members Gretchen Casey, Julie Ericsson, Megan Rhodes, and Alex Cooper are tasked with hunting down the Venetian arms dealer responsible for providing the explosives. But there is more to the story than anyone knows. 

In the jungles of South America, a young U.S. intelligence officer has made a grisly discovery. Surrounded by monoliths covered with Runic symbols, one of America’s greatest fears appears to have come true. Simultaneously in Colorado, a foreign spy is close to penetrating the mysterious secret the U.S. government has hidden beneath Denver International Airport. 

As Casey, Ericsson, Rhodes, and Cooper close in on their target, they will soon learn that another attack—one of unimaginable proportions—has already been set in motion, and the greatest threat they face may be the secrets kept by their own government.

Synopsis:

Readers can’t get enough of Brad Thor, and now they’ll have two blockbuster series to follow! Introducing The Athena Project.

Tucked away in a remote corner of North Carolina’s Fort Bragg, behind rows of razor wire and heavily armed guards, lies the headquarters of the nation’s most elite counter-terrorism unit—the United States Army’s 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta. Here, a brilliant new approach to combating terrorism has just been born. Its codename: The Athena Project.

Based upon a true life, above-top-secret American military unit, #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor has created a brand new series of thrillers focusing on the previously unknown female operatives of Delta Force. Dubbed The Athena Project, the novels will follow these elite female warriors from their recruitment as top-level athletes, through their training, to their deployment on some of the most exciting and dangerous international assignments the fiction world has ever seen.

In what is being called a female Rainbow Six, Thor’s readers, both male and female alike, will be electrified as he employs his vast knowledge of covert operations and military intrigue to bring to life his most heart-pounding, globe-trotting thrillers yet.

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Brad Thor, a graduate of the University of Southern California, has served as a member of the Department of Homeland Security's Analytic Red Cell Program and is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Lucerne, Path of the Assassin, State of the Union, Blowback, Takedown, The First Commandment, The Last Patriot, and The Apostle. Visit his website at www.BradThor.com.

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Lissa, March 13, 2011 (view all comments by Lissa)
This is one of the worst books I've read in the past couple of years. The idea of an all woman special ops group has merit, but how it is rendered is awful. Has this man never spent any time with competent, capable women?! Come on, women do not "adjust themselves". This is a very male-based novel, with male ideas and language - it just has women in the male roles. I thought the idea of professional women as mini-men was defunct - too bad I was wrong!
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Leslie Altizer, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by Leslie Altizer)
So very exciting!
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moiraethefatesbookreview, December 17, 2010 (view all comments by moiraethefatesbookreview)
The Athena Project by Brad Thor
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.

The forces of counterterrorism never rest in this new full-throttle Brad Thor thriller. The Athena Project engraved in the title is the code name for the training of an elite team of multi-skilled female warriors recruited from world champion athletes. Once deployed, these superlatively conditioned operatives will pursue missions even more dangerous than impossible. Covert action; military intrigue; reader excitement.
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When I heard about a book that stars an elite all female delta force team I was very excited. I love reading books about strong women that can kick some ass and hold their own. It’s a thing I think we need more of in the literary world.
This is the first book by Brad Thor that I have read, and I must say, I am now hooked! I will be looking for more of his titles on my next trip to the book store.

This was such an intriguing and thrilling ride! Full of action, mystery, suspense and wit. The women are all very strong and not someone I would want to cross! This is a difficult book to review without any spoilers.

TAP (The Athena Project) is the code named given to the women.

The book begins in a “flash back” to 1944 in Europe. When it flashes forward to the present day, the TAP members end up traveling to South America, where they uncover secrets from World War two.

I loved Thor’s writing style and how all his characters are connected. He has excellent dialog and the character development is flawless. Each of his TAP members are very different in their personalities, I never felt as if they were carbon copies of one another.

The way gives the reader just a little bit of information here and there is like a bread trail all the way to the end of the book. I was always on the edge of my seat with this book waiting to see what was going to happen next. This is one of the best books I have read this year. I highly recommend it!

Over all rating
***** 5 out 5 stars

Cover Art:
I really liked the cover art, it gives off a very mysterious vibe.

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I was send a copy for review by the publisher thank you!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781439192955
Author:
Thor, Brad
Publisher:
Atria Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Political
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 x 1.1 in 17.78 oz

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Product details 336 pages Atria Books - English 9781439192955 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Thor nails it. A thriller both men and women will love."
"Review" by , "Think 007 in stilettos and you've got the women of The Athena Project. The thriller genre just got shaken and stirred."
"Synopsis" by , From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor come a brand new series staring a female covert op.
"Synopsis" by , The world’s most elite counterterrorism unit has just taken its game to an entirely new level. And not a moment too soon . . .

From behind the rows of razor wire, a new breed of counterterrorism operator has emerged. 

Just as skilled, just as fearsome, and just as deadly as their colleagues, Delta Force’s newest members have only one thing setting them apart—their gender. Part of a top-secret, all-female program codenamed The Athena Project, four of Delta’s best and brightest women are about to undertake one of the nation’s deadliest assignments. 

When a terrorist attack in Rome kills more than twenty Americans, Athena Team members Gretchen Casey, Julie Ericsson, Megan Rhodes, and Alex Cooper are tasked with hunting down the Venetian arms dealer responsible for providing the explosives. But there is more to the story than anyone knows. 

In the jungles of South America, a young U.S. intelligence officer has made a grisly discovery. Surrounded by monoliths covered with Runic symbols, one of America’s greatest fears appears to have come true. Simultaneously in Colorado, a foreign spy is close to penetrating the mysterious secret the U.S. government has hidden beneath Denver International Airport. 

As Casey, Ericsson, Rhodes, and Cooper close in on their target, they will soon learn that another attack—one of unimaginable proportions—has already been set in motion, and the greatest threat they face may be the secrets kept by their own government.

"Synopsis" by , Readers can’t get enough of Brad Thor, and now they’ll have two blockbuster series to follow! Introducing The Athena Project.

Tucked away in a remote corner of North Carolina’s Fort Bragg, behind rows of razor wire and heavily armed guards, lies the headquarters of the nation’s most elite counter-terrorism unit—the United States Army’s 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta. Here, a brilliant new approach to combating terrorism has just been born. Its codename: The Athena Project.

Based upon a true life, above-top-secret American military unit, #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor has created a brand new series of thrillers focusing on the previously unknown female operatives of Delta Force. Dubbed The Athena Project, the novels will follow these elite female warriors from their recruitment as top-level athletes, through their training, to their deployment on some of the most exciting and dangerous international assignments the fiction world has ever seen.

In what is being called a female Rainbow Six, Thor’s readers, both male and female alike, will be electrified as he employs his vast knowledge of covert operations and military intrigue to bring to life his most heart-pounding, globe-trotting thrillers yet.

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