Synopses & Reviews
Called to action once again in the latest pulse-pounding international thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor, Navy SEAL turned covert Homeland Security operative Scot Harvath must find the daughter of a politically connected family who has been kidnapped in the terrorist hinterlands of Afghanistan.
From terrorist redoubts in the mountains of Afghanistan to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C., Brad Thor takes readers on a breathtaking thrill ride through the world's geopolitical hot spots -- with covert operative Scot Harvath situated squarely in the line of fire.
When the daughter of media titan James Gallo is kidnapped in Afghanistan, Gallo turns to his most powerful ally, the newly elected president of the United States. But even the president cannot help the Gallo family -- at least not publicly.
One of al-Qaeda's top operatives, Mustafa Khan, is being held inside the Kabul prison, and the Taliban are willing to make a deal -- Susan Gallo in exchange for Khan. There's just one problem. The newly elected president campaigned on the refusal to negotiate with terrorists. If he goes back on his word, both America and his presidency will be gravely damaged. Enter, Scot Harvath.
With limited support, meager resources, and full knowledge that Washington will deny any knowledge of the operation if he is killed or captured, Harvath must enter the notorious Policharki prison to free one of the world's most brilliant terror masterminds. But from the moment he arrives in Afghanistan, Harvath realizes that things are not what they seem.
In a bid for global dominance, an enemy of the United States has baited a brilliant hook. Harvath is offered the opportunity to deliver a crippling blow to al-Qaeda, but in doing so he may very well give rise to an even greater threat to America. His only hope is to single-handedly outsmart one of the world's most ruthless intelligence organizations and beat their power-hungry paymasters at their own game.
Brimming with the kind of ripped-from-the-headlines authenticity only someone with Brad Thor's military and intelligence experience could bring to the table, The Apostle doubles down on the blockbuster success of The Last Patriot and reaffirms Thor's status as the master of the political thriller.
"At the start of bestseller Thor's less than convincing sixth Scot Harvath thriller (after The Last Patriot), Robert Alden, the new and naïve U.S. president, has just taken office with a landslide victory, due mainly to the assistance of strategist Stephanie Gallo, who 'delivered the mainstream media for him on a silver platter.' When Gallo's daughter, a doctor working in Afghanistan, is kidnapped, Gallo turns to Alden for help, and he, in turn, calls on Harvath, a former Navy SEAL and intelligence operative. Since the kidnappers are demanding the release of one of Osama bin Laden's lieutenants, Alden can't be seen to be negotiating with them. Thus Harvath must carry out his tricky assignment without official sanction. Meanwhile, Secret Service agent Elise Campbell, troubled by a conversation fragment she overheard indicating that Gallo has serious dirt on the president, launches an off-the-books inquiry into the pre-election death in a car accident of an attractive aide to Alden. The overseas rescue operation is more plausible than the stateside plot, but that's not saying much." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Homeland Security operative Scot Harvath must find the kidnapped daughter of a politically connected family in the terrorist frontier of Afghanistan.
In the latest pulse-pounding thriller from "New York Times"-bestselling author Thor, Navy SEAL-turned-covert-Homeland Security-operative Scot Harvath must find the kidnapped daughter of a politically connected family.
Master of suspense and #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor returns with his most riveting international thriller yet.
A new administration and a new approach to dealing with America's enemies have left covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath without a job. But when American doctor Julia Gallo is kidnapped in Afghanistan, the terms of her ransom leave the president with only one course of action.
In a dangerous assignment that the United States government will deny any knowledge of, Scot Harvath must secretly infiltrate Kabul's notorious Policharki Prison and free the man the kidnappers demand as ransom - al-Qaeda mastermind, Mustafa Khan.
But when Harvath arrives, he quickly learns that there is more to the kidnapping than anyone dares to admit. And as the subterfuge is laid bare, Harvath must examine his own career of hunting down and killing terrorists, and ask himself if he has what it takes to help one of the world's worst go free.
Brimming with the kind of ripped-from-the-headlines authenticity Brad Thor's internationally bestselling novels are known for, The Apostle doubles down on the blockbuster success of The Last Patriot and reaffirms Thor's status as the master of the political thriller.
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