A rumor, a remote cabin in Norway, and an American intelligence operative charged with stopping the next world war before it begins—Scot Harvath’s mission is one of the deadliest he has ever undertaken.
Across Europe, a secret organization has begun attacking diplomats. Reminiscent of the Red Brigades and the Red Army Faction of the 1970s, these faceless terrorists appear to have the same goals. But in the shadowy realm of international espionage, looks are always deceptive.
As a prelude to war, one of the world’s most dangerous intelligence agencies has been charged with preparing the battlefield. Their job—to demoralize the enemy and win the conflict before it even begins. To do so, they will sow as much chaos, dissent, and destruction as possible. There’s only one obstacle standing in their way.
Dispatched to Europe, Scot Harvath and his team have been tasked with a critical assignment—to do whatever it takes to keep America and her NATO allies from being dragged into war.
But with his mentor out of the game, Harvath must play an additional role; one which he has spent his entire career avoiding, and one which he believes he is ill prepared to take on. In his most important operation ever, will he be able to thread this perilous needle? Or will it end up being the downfall of America and the West?
In Spymaster, Scot Harvath proves more cunning, more dangerous, and more lethal than ever before. With breathless pacing, ripped-from-the-headlines twists, and the predictive storytelling that are his trademark, Brad Thor has written his finest thriller. If you have never read a novel by “America’s favorite author” (KKTX), this Brad Thor novel is the place to start
Another spy novel ( my favourite genre, I think!). This time from Brad Thor, and his Scot Harvath series.
If you've not read any, this is an action packed series full of twists, turns, murder, mystery, treachery and brilliant action sequences, just crying out to be made into a Hollywood blockbuster!
If you're a fan of Reacher, Bourne, Reece or Bond, then this series will tick all the boxes for you...action a-plenty, and set in contemporary times with references to recent events that make the plotline worryingly believable!
Another great summer read for me, you can listen to audiobook samples and read excerpts at Brad Thor's website:
You can follow Brad on social media as @BradThor
The copy of 'Spy Master' that I bought was an American paperback edition ( I love the smaller size of them!) and was published by Simon and Schuster.
Review by Rich Simpson (@richreadalot) August 2021