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Free download ß The Apostle ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ü 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 HarvatOf actionIn 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 aeda mastermind Mustafa KhanBut when Harvath arrives he uickly learns that there is to the kidnapping than anyone dares to admit And as the subterfuge is laid bare Harvath must exam. This is one of those that almost made it to four stars by the skin of it's teeth but I reconsidered and gave it 3 I like Brad Thor and it's uite possible that part of the problem here was me I've struggled with finding a book I like lately This was a well constructed story and told a fairly fast moving tale with only a few slow downs Somehow I just didn't get into it uite as much as I have other of Thor's booksHere we start with a newly elected president who's following the well established tradition of certain administrations just greatly cut the intelligence community's size and funding A young woman in Afghanistan who happens to be an aid worker a doctor and also the daughter of one of the new president's closest richest and most influential advisers is kidnapped It seems that a certain element in Afghanistan believe that they might be able to trade her for a terrorist leaderThe new president is stuck with trying to explain to his deep pocket for campaign funds errr I mean adviser that dealing with trading with Al aeda might not look so good She doesn't want to hear it she's rich enough that she's pretty used to having her way and she knows something that could bring down the new presidentand she's not shy about using it She threatens that certain things might get out if the president doesn't get the hostagethe adviser's daughter back Thus Scott Harvath is called by the White HouseUnfortunately the conversation between the president and his adviser was overheard by a Secret Service agent standing guard unobtrusively in the bushes nearbyworse she has a conscience Knowing the the Secret Service must keep anything heard while guarding the president under wraps what is she to doThus we set up the two parallel threads that make up the novel Scott and his actions to bring home Stephanie Gallo's the adviser daughter and Elise Campbell's the Secret Service agent struggle to do the right thingThe story held my interest and despite a bit of dryness now and then we're in the desert after allit's a fast moving and interesting read I'd recommend it I mean I did give it 3 stars and almost went 4 It may be that the fact it held my interest at all when I myself was in a dry period speaks well for the book I like Brad Thor and think mostmany who like action with a bit of political flavor might enjoy this

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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. Have read all the Thor books in order beginning with The Lions of Lucerne a very good read by the wayThor seems to oscillate between getting overly detailed and technical in one novel to beating us over the head in the next with useless mundane character traits such as in The Apostle Harvath drinking Diet Red BullIt adds exactly zero to either Harvath's character the plot or the overall read of the bookAs a veteran I appreciate Mr Thor's respect and admiration for what our Armed Forces do but I read novels to be entertained and taken away from real life realities I know our present president is an idiot; I know the far left is every bit as out of touch as the far right so I don't need that explained to me in a fiction novelLikewise I could care less about all the little idioms relative to the Afghani language and custom Tell me once or twice what they mean then leave me the hell alone about them and get on with the damned plotThis book The Apostle feels like a Contract Obligation Project that Thor wrote under duress of contract rather than of brilliance of inspiration The plot is thinner than an Obama birth certificate and this book drags like a bad horse pill riding down your throat with too little water to wash it downOf eight novels by Mr Thor this is only the second in which I've been thoroughly disappointed and where I had to force myself to finish the book His previous works are excellent The Apostle falls short of his otherwise high benchmark

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The ApostleIne 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 freeBrimming 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. 35 stars rounded up to 4As much as I liked the last Harvath book I didn’t care for this one as much It could be because I just finished reading the best book I’ve read in a long time But there were a couple things that just didn’t work for me in this book Harvath is trying to rescue the daughter of the new President’s biggest donoradvisor The daughter Dr Julia Gallow was working in an outfit like Doctors Without Borders and is kidnapped while out in the Afghanistan countryside She is kidnapped by the Taliban in the hopes of forcing the US to trade her for a high value Taliban agent that was captured by the Afghan government Huh In the meantime a Secret Service Agent overhears this same donor talking to the President and threatening to reveal his dirty little secret if he doesn’t rescue the daughter The rest of the novel this Secret Service Agent is trying to figure out what really happened the night a young staffer of the then Senator Alden caused a fatal DUI crash Huh So while the 2 stories are possible linked by a bare thread they really seemed like the author had 2 stories he wanted to tell and couldn’t decide which one would make a better story I really just couldn’t get too excited by either storyline There were many new characters introduced while some old favorites Tracy the Troll were nowhere to be seen I’m rounding this up to 4 stars because every author is allowed to have a down book and I just finished the best book I’ve read in a long time