Black List

Black List Somewhere deep inside the United States government is a closely guarded list Members of Congress never get to see it only the President and a secret team of advisers Once your name is on the list it

  • Title: Black List
  • Author: Brad Thor
  • ISBN: 9781439192986
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Somewhere deep inside the United States government is a closely guarded list Members of Congress never get to see it only the President and a secret team of advisers Once your name is on the list, it doesn t come off until you re dead.Someone has just added counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath s name.Somehow Harvath must evade the teams dispatched to kill him loSomewhere deep inside the United States government is a closely guarded list Members of Congress never get to see it only the President and a secret team of advisers Once your name is on the list, it doesn t come off until you re dead.Someone has just added counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath s name.Somehow Harvath must evade the teams dispatched to kill him long enough to untangle who has targeted him and why they want him out of the way.Somewhere, someone, somehow can put all the pieces together The only question is, will Harvath get to that person before the United States suffers the most withering terrorist attack ever conceived

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    1. 3.5 to 4 stars (if allowed half stars, I would have gone 3.5)I am kind of amazed that Brad Thor can write an entire book without too much ire thrown at the Middle East. While his usual target is Islamic extremists, this time the bad guys are a little closer to home. This is a good thing because the repetition of Muslim bad guys was getting a little old.All of that aside, this book was pretty entertaining. For those who enjoy political thrillers, Thor is is a great author to check out. Be aware, [...]

    2. A Dime-store Romance for Shit-kickers, Meat-heads & Misogynists Another dime-store romance for cro-Mag dimwits, misogynists and shit-kicking rednecks and cowboys--apparently a burgeoning crowd.* Formula: hollow characters [check], connect the dots plot [check], U.S. desperately in trouble [check], European only exacerbates the problem [check, I specially like politely nipping a Brit's pompous bud]a damsel in distress [optional, sometimes the heat's too much for the mamacitas, if ya know what [...]

    3. You know, when you or I get into a car, we get into a car. And about 999 out of a 1000 authors would just write 'they/he/she got into a car'. Good enough, lets move on to the action.Not good enough for Brad Thor. Characters don't get into cars. They 'transition' into cars. They also never 'resume' an interrupted activity, like you or I would. They 'transition back' to what they were doing. A chicken never crosses the road--it transitions. Considering the amount of time characters spend in this b [...]

    4. There is only one direct allusion to "1984" in Brad Thor's "Black List," but an Orwellian world permeates every page. Thor creates a terrifying scenario of what would happen if the government's data-mining capabilities were turned on the American citizenry. By chapter 20, I was ready to take down my Facebook page, dismantle my cell phone and move to a cave somewhere. When one character, a cyber genius, begins describing street lights with the ability to record video and audio of all who pass by, [...]

    5. A rather bleak picture of where our future is heading or one that has actually arrived. Brad Thor states at the beginning “all technology contained in his novel is based on systems currently deployed or in the final stages of development”. It is disquieting to realize how much spying is taking place on law abiding citizens. Engrossing thriller and one of his finest.

    6. Brad Thor's premiere protagonist Scott Harvath has been one tough.uh, umm, fellow, in the America's fight against terrorism for some time, but sadly all good things must come to an end. A new president and a new administration has decided to cut costs by cutting back on America's intelligence resources. No problem. Scott hasrketable skills so he's now in the private sector. Still opposing terrorism but now for a private company. Unfortunately government "mismanagement" andight over reaching is s [...]

    7. Just when I thought Thor's books couldn't get any better, he comes up with one that will make any reader paranoid. In this novel, Harvath's colleagues have been burned and he's next on the list. As he tries to find out why he discovers a plan that could destroy the country from within its borders and its government.The scary thing is that while reading this book and comparing it to recent news articles concerning security and Americans' privacies I had to wonder just how close to reality is this [...]

    8. Brad Thor thinks big in this 2012 book about taking down the Internet. The prescient, large-scale plot (pre-Snowden) is reason enough to read this book. Thor combines expertise and action for a very readable novel.

    9. I want to be honest and say I didn't read the entire book. By chapter 11 I couldn't take any more.I want to repeat what I've said in earlier reviews. I believe each author pours his/her heart and soul into each project. I know I do. Thus, it is difficult to slam the hammer down on someone's work. I'll just say this book and I didn't get along well. The plot was plausible. But the sentences kept getting in the way.Here are three examples:----Schroeder climbed out of his unimpressive yet efficient [...]

    10. I don't know why exactly I decided to read this. It was recommended to me on but I have never read any Brad Thor novels and I am admittedly turned off by "heroes" who think having a career going out murdering people for the military or government agencies like the CIA or other official thug groups is just fine as can be with the justification that the USA is the god of the universe and in charge of everything on the planet. Surprisingly, I liked it! I didn't like Scot at all but I enjoyed a lot [...]

    11. From GoodeReader eBook Reviews:Verdict: 5-StarsI sincerely hope that Brad Thor is just a great fiction writer because if he’s not, if he’s simply writing the truth, America is in a lot of trouble. According to Black List, the real bad guy is our own government. Worse, the people who are charged with keeping us safe are often in more danger from internal orders than the terrorists they hunt.That was the feeling I got throughout Thor’s book. While it starts out as a great story about secret [...]

    12. In a change of pace from the typical Scot Harvath novel, Brad Thor has changed his protagonist's role from the hunter to the hunted in this novel. I thoroughly enjoyed this twist. Like most of these types of novels, the action starts early, is fast paced, and goes all the way through to the end. Unlike most of these types of novels, the action seemed semi-realistic and believable.The scariest aspect of this novel is the premise upon which it is based. We, as a society, generate massive amounts o [...]

    13. This was a good and scary read. Kept having to remind myself that this was just fiction. I am eager to see where BT is going with Scot. Is he going to finally allow him to find someone special that is ready to settle down and have a family. Never seen a character so ready to be a daddy. Now if he can just hang on to the baby's mama. :-) I also want to call BT a chicken for now detailing that last scenee onl authors are trying new things in their writing, you could have detailed that love scene. [...]

    14. I've seen Brad Thor's name countless times on book store shelves, but hadn't read anything by him until this book, which I picked up because of this interesting premise:Somewhere deep inside the United States government is a closely guarded list. Members of Congress never get to see it—only the President and a secret team of advisers. Once your name is on the list, it doesn’t come off . . . until you’re dead.Someone has just added counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath’s name.Somehow Ha [...]

    15. A review by Anthony T. Riggio of Brad Thor's “Black List”.I had seen this book on the book shelves in books stores and chose to pass on reading it. It sounded like so many of the genre of books that deal with some former CIA, Delta Team member or Seal Team #(whatever). The hero is no longer in the service of their country but are hired on by one of the multitude of private contractors that seem to have become ubiquitous in the running of the government. It leads me to believe our “big and [...]

    16. Cometi o erro de ler esta obra, 11ª da série “Scot Harvath”, tendo lido apenas outros dois anteriormente. Apesar de conhecer várias das personagens, dei por mim um pouco perdida nalguns momentos da leitura, já que a minha memória e conhecimento de casos anteriores era escassa e o autor escreve de uma forma em que parte sempre do princípio que o leitor sabe do que ele está a falar, não se preocupando em acrescentar um pouco de background quando insere assuntos dos livros anteriores no [...]

    17. Although I really, really do enjoy reading Brad Thor's thrillers, they can get a bit ponderous when he takes off on several pages of ranting about one or more of the issues that are near and dear to his heart. Here, for instance, it is the potential for government misuse of personal information that's being collected as a result of ever-advancing technology: cell phones, social media websites, security cameras in retail establishments and such. But unlike the last few books, his message came thr [...]

    18. Thor, the master of his genre, has done it again. Turning his main character from covert hunter to black listed (pardon the pun) hunted, the high-paced action keeps the book moving and regular Thor readers are sure to enjoy the latest installment. Add to that the return of The Troll, that slightly off centre major/minor character and you have a jam packed book that is sure to be talked about for years to come. Insight into a truly shocking amount of surveillance at the fingertips of the United S [...]

    19. Just wrapped up Brad Thor’s latest thriller, Black List, and found it nearly impossible to put down. Another Thor masterpiece, filled with fast-paced action, plenty of intrigue, and multiple plot twists that disrupted my sleep patterns and forced me to miss a meal or two. Scot Harvath is back, and he, along with the rest of the Carlton Group, is being hunted. Driven underground, Harvath calls in favors from an assortment of familiar friends to help him unravel the plot against him. Thor has co [...]

    20. This was a one-sitting read. It has been a while since my husband and I read a Brad Thor book together on my laptop. I had forgotten how good Thor is in pacing his action sequonences. I had also forgotten the intensity of his views on moral issues of the day. Black List is more thought-provoking than most. WE all see hints of 1984 when I we see our purchases, likes and dislikes thrown back at us on the margins of the web sites we visit. I would not be shocked to learn that government is harvesti [...]

    21. In Brad Thor's latest, Scot Harvath, is ambushed in Paris and barely escapes with his life, while his partner is killed and many of his fellow operatives for Carlton are also wiped out. Someone has put out a hit order on Harvath.Meanwhile, the Troll, the master thief and computer hacker is contacted by a friend's sister with a computer memory card containing information about an organization known as ATS. ATS, which has close ties to the NSA, and is practically a shadow government, is a huge sec [...]

    22. Ik kan me niet herinneren dat ik een thriller ooit zo snel heb uitgelezen. Wat was dit een spannend boek. De gebeurtenissen volgen elkaar in rap tempo op en alles is logisch. Het enige minpuntje vind ik dat de emoties van de hoofdpersonages wat onderbelicht zijn. De nadruk ligt hier duidelijk op het plot en de geheime intriges van de overheid. De technische en politieke details zijn geweldig uitgewerkt en komen geloofwaardig over. Het thema lijkt erg in deze tijd te passen (#Big Brother) en is d [...]

    23. I was hesitant to write a review, there already being over 1300, the majority 4 and 5 star ratings. Plus I decided to read Black List just to expand my thriller reading. I've only recently begun reading "a lot" of thrillers, and frankly , hadn't heard of Mr Thor. Add that I thought, who's this guy with half a movie star's name and the other half one of my fav comic book boyhood heros!Reading the poorer reviews only made me grit my teeth the more before starting the book anyway. I fully expected [...]

    24. I don't often just post a subjective review without the plot summary, but that's what I'm doing now. Brad Thor has inherited the throne from 'may God bless his soul' Vince Flynn as the preeminent action adventure thriller novelist period. I was so blown away by the plot of BLACK LIST that I was taken back to the days of Vince Flynn's finest hour, TERM LIMITS. It's almost as if Thor made TERM LIMITS: Part Deux with BLACK LIST. To those of you who haven't endured the resume stamp of Government Mul [...]

    25. My second try at a Scot Harvath novel was more rewarding than the first. As opposed to "The Last Patriot", where the hero rarely seemed in real danger, the heroes in this book are in mortal danger and on the run from the very beginning, and Thor winds the suspense professionally throughout. The central plot is scary and believable, a cautionary tale that gets you thinking on how much information the government and other entities are collecting about you and already using to manipulate your choic [...]

    26. *Genre* Thriller*Rating* 3.0*Review*Scot Harvath (aka the Norseman) is back and ready for action in the eleventh installment of the Scot Harvath series. This time instead of being the hunter, he is the hunted. Someone has put him on the so called Black List as a Traitor to the country and it's up to Scot to find out who, why, and how he can stay one step ahead of those hunting for his head. Although this is the Scot Harvath series, he is not the main player this time around. Instead, several oth [...]

    27. Slow, with a plot far from original, if incredulous.This is run-of-the-mill fare for Thor, and the details are quite forgettable (I have forgotten a lot, and I'm writing this only a week after finishing it). The idea that Thor showcases in this book is the concept that the President of the US has a kill switch for the internet, and the right to separate you from it in a time of crisis (which we have been at since the early 00's according to Thor). Whether or not this could physically be accompli [...]

    28. A question of who will find whom first. Published by Simon and Schuster Audio in 2012.Read by Armand SchultzDuration: 12 hours, 3 minutes.Brad Thor changes things up a bit for his long-running character Scot Harvath in this installment. Usually, Harvath is out in the world at large fighting international terrorists. Harvath's unique talents and dogged determination make him a very powerful weapon in the world of counter-terrorism.In Black List, Harvath and a member of the Athena team (the all fe [...]

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