Start reading Act of War: A Thriller (Scot Harvath Book 13) on the free Kindle Reading App or on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Add Audible Narration
Act of War: A Thriller Narrated by Armand Schultz $27.99 $12.99
Enter a promotion code
or gift card
 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available
 

Act of War: A Thriller (Scot Harvath Book 13) [Kindle Edition]

Brad Thor
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,645 customer reviews)

Print List Price: $27.99
Kindle Price: $11.99
You Save: $16.00 (57%)
Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
This price was set by the publisher

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Audible Narration

Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible narration with Whispersync for Voice. Add narration for a reduced price of $12.99 when you buy the Kindle book.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition $11.99  
Hardcover $19.73  
Audible Audio Edition, Unabridged $23.95 or Free with Audible 30-day free trial
Audio, CD, Abridged, Audiobook $21.22  
Literature & Fiction Books for $1.99 Each
Now through March 11, select literature & fiction Kindle books are $1.99 each. Browse the full selection to find your next great read.

Book Description

#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor delivers his most frightening and pulse-pounding thriller ever!

After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem—no one knows if she can be trusted.

But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion.

With the United States facing an imminent and devastating attack, America’s new president must turn to covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath to help carry out two of the most dangerous operations in the country’s history.

Code-named "Gold Dust" and "Blackbird," they are shrouded in absolute secrecy as either of them, if discovered, will constitute an act of war.


Editorial Reviews

Review

"Thor tops himself again and again." --BookReporter.com

"One of the best writers you are ever going to read." --WROK

"America's favorite author." --KKTX

"Anyone who thinks that the only thing to fear is fear itself should meet Brad Thor." --Newsweek

About the Author

Brad Thor is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Act of War, Hidden Order, Black List, Full Black (one of Suspense Magazine’s best political thrillers of 2011), The Athena Project, Foreign Influence (one of Suspense Magazine’s best political thrillers of 2010), The Apostle, The Last Patriot (nominated best thriller of the year by the International Thriller Writers Association), The First Commandment, Takedown, Blowback (recognized as one of the “Top 100 Killer Thrillers of All Time” by NPR), State of the Union, Path of the Assassin, and The Lions of Lucerne. Visit his website at BradThor.com.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1428 KB
  • Print Length: 369 pages
  • Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books (July 8, 2014)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GEEB8FM
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,113 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
83 of 100 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ~~Sleeper Cells/Storage Units/Scot and his team~~ July 8, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
With a mixture of murder overseas, missing students and an imminent attack on the United States, Scot and his team are called into action. They start out in Karachi, Pakistan, looking for an Al Qaeda member Ahmad Yaqub. The action intensifies from this point on and does not cease until the last page is turned.

There is action in North Korea involving a SEAL team and a CIA Op. Switching to China, there is a lot of background concerning the desires of the country. In the United States, Scot's team works with the FBI, CIA and the President - all working on the same page to prevent an imminent attack on the US.

The interrogation methods in several of the scenes prove to be resourceful, to say the least. Sometimes the rules must be bent in order to get the desired results. That creates a Catch 22 scenario - "damned if you do and damned if you don't". Sleeper cells are active, storage units are being utilized and Scot and his team are trying to reach both before the attack on the US. Two covert operation are ongoing - "Gold Dust" and "Blackbird" - both extremely important and critical for the US.

Outstanding mixture of characters and an exciting read throughout the book. Plot was intriguing and both the North Korean aspect as well as the Chinese connection was interesting - especially with the current events in our world today. The ending was a complete surprise to me which I always enjoy!

Most highly recommended.

.
Was this review helpful to you?
54 of 67 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good book. A good plot July 10, 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
A good book. A good plot. But, as I have stated in a previous review of a Brad Thor novel, he could be so much better. He needs an editor that takes him over the hump rather than simply helps him count his money. I like the research, I like the politics, and I'm sure I would like Brad Thor the person, and while the characters are better this time around, he still occasionally uses a cliche or throws in long expositions that simply aren't necessary. I want Brad Thor to get better and so I am possibly too critical of his work, but his protagonist lacks edge, his writing can be pedestrian, and he doesn't seem to stretch himself artistically. So, why still give this effort four stars. It's a good summer read. He says things that only Vince Flynn would have said. You can learn by reading his work because he obviously does his research. But, I badly want to see a five-star effort.
Was this review helpful to you?
33 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! I got what I was waiting for. July 11, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The prospect of a large national disaster rears its ugly head.. This may be what is called high concept. After that is established, the major scenes are wonderfully captivating because the hero Horvath is a very compelling tough guy, clean-cut and willing to do anything to get the job done. His compadres, men and women, are equally tough and smart and totally committed to killing bad guys and stopping evil aggressors against the USA. Brad Thor threads throughout the novel much intelligence lore and special ops lore as well as information about weapons, guns and knives and weapons much more intricate and devious! The best thing about the major scenes is that I cared about all the characters and even the villains were credible and human which I believe made it all much more exciting. I liked the Asian expedition. I liked the foray toward Cuba. The interrogation scenes were believable, compelling and very satisfying. The roman a clef aspect was also interesting where the current president in real life is similar to the just previous president in the book and the current president in the book is much more just what a Navy SEAL would want his ideal president to be.
Was this review helpful to you?
22 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly real July 12, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Again Brad Thor proves why he is one of the best and brightest authors of the 21st century. His latest novel Act of War is an edge of your seat thriller that leaves you wanting more. The novel will not disappoint with its current events or realism.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Contemporary suspense at it's best. August 8, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
If you want to read a book that grabs your attention and keeps you on the edge of your seat this book is for you. I read half of this book on a five hour redeye from LAX to IAD. I finished the book the next day. It's rare for an espionage thriller to be as immersive as this one has been. Amazon wanted to know who I would recommend this book to. Realist.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
35 of 48 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Little bit more from the franchise, Brad!!!! July 11, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I've read all of Brad Thor's works. This one had an interesting premise. The first half or so is quite riveting. At 80%, I had forgotten that I had not finished and the last two to three chapters seemed to be more about creating a surprise ending than about continuity. Scott's character being the Alpha male with no faults and no women and a single beer in the book, yet driven and so in control do not mesh with the Alpha male personality. There are brief mentions of a girlfirend with a son, but why? I think Brad Thor needs to get with his ghost riders a bit more on the overall product. Once a year for $13 bucks could be so much better. Why does the character have to be in his forties. The guy has aged more than the author. Do a story that fits in the chronology of the 3rd or 4th book. Give the guy a few faults - not a heroin addiction or orgy seeker, but geez this guy is a priest that shoots guns. The mind numbing list of guns and knife brands that are produced for a kit or night out against bad guys is kind of patronizing as well. Let's move this into some serious tradecraft and a few better developed characters. The hot chicks that are bad-asses get left out of a lot of scenes like they are window dressing only. If they are so smart and powerful, why do they get to set by the car and wait all the time?
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read
Great book, like all his others, that uses fiction not far removed from reality. I highly recommend it
Published 8 hours ago by dlamb
4.0 out of 5 stars It moved along as good as the other Scot Harvaths but a little too ...
It moved along as good as the other Scot Harvaths but a little too much entanglement. Ended a little too quick
Published 1 day ago by Fleming Straughan, Jr
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Gripping Read.
Another plausible gripping story line from Thor. Good "faction" read. Sometimes it's hard to remember what's real in this crazy upside down world we live in.
Published 1 day ago by JaDe
5.0 out of 5 stars another good one
Great story. Well worth the read!
Published 1 day ago by Steve Morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book in a great series
Published 1 day ago by Justin Lambert
5.0 out of 5 stars As usual nice thriller action novel from Brad Thor
As usual nice thriller action novel from Brad Thor. i am die hard fan of Scot Harvath series. Not disappointed
Published 1 day ago by shuvankar bhowmik
4.0 out of 5 stars Another exciting Brad Thor novel
Act of War is another in the continuing series about Scott Harvath and his counter espionage team.

This book is a fast paced, action packed thriller about Scott Harvath... Read more
Published 3 days ago by texasbruin
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining read.
Interesting story. Could have ended more believably.
Published 3 days ago by Dr. William Hancur
5.0 out of 5 stars Scot Harvath is great and
A stunning stories. Scot Harvath is great and fantastic
Published 3 days ago by Gilles
4.0 out of 5 stars he did it again
Brad Thor again proves what a masterful story teller he is. "Scott Harvath" adventures never get old. And the plot makes one think about the dangerous world we live. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Grandpa John
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

More About the Author

Welcome to my Amazon author page! Thank you for stopping by.

In addition to the film projects, I have been busy working on my brand new thriller, CODE OF CONDUCT. CODE OF CONDUCT will be published July 7, 2015.

In the meantime, I have created a lot of excellent material for you at my web site BradThor.com and hope you will stop by. While you're there, you can enjoy videos as well as sign up for my exclusive newsletter with its special subscriber-only content, contests, and GREAT prizes.

Thank you for all of your support.

Please make sure to pre-order your copy of CODE OF CONDUCT today!

Warmest regards,

Brad

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Forums

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Look for Similar Items by Category