Brad Thor is a renowned thriller novelist with plenty of publications to his name, including the New York Times bestseller Foreign Agent released in 2016. The author’s popularity grew further with his announcement of interest in running for the U.S presidency on an independent candidate ticket.
Brad Thor shows lots of passion for his writing, a fact that is apparent from the fact that he has published a new novel each year since his debut in 2001. In 2010 however he would release two books instead, Foreign Influence and The Athena Project. His books center around the fictional character Scot Harvath. Harvath is Secret Service Agent, who was once a Navy Seal.
Order of Brad Thor Standalone Novels
|1||The Athena Project||2010|
Order of Scot Harvath Series
|1||The Lions of Lucerne||2001|
|2||Path of the Assassin||2003|
|3||State of the Union||2004|
|6||The First Commandment||2007|
|7||The Last Patriot||2008|
|13||Act of War||2014|
|14||Code of Conduct||2015|
Order of Scot Harvath Short Stories
|1||Free Fall: A Prelude to Hidden Order||2013|
|2||Epilogue II: A Bonus Chapter to Hidden Order||2013|
|3||The Athens Solution||2015|
|1||Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night||2006|
CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF BRAD THOR BOOKS:
The publication order of the Brad Thor book series is the same as the chronological order. Please note that the novel The Athena Project, while a standalone novel, also features a cameo from Scot Harvath. That would fit in between Foreign Influence and Full Black chronologically.
BRAD THOR AWARDS:
Brad Thor has had his novels rated as New York Times bestsellers almost every year. Although his thriller novels are yet to receive any notable literary awards, there are some reputable nominations to which Brad Thor can boast. Thor’s novels, Full Black and Foreign Influence were each listed as “one of Suspense Magazine’s best political thrillers” in 2010 and 2011 respectively. Also, The Last Patriot was nominated by the International Thriller Writers Association as the best thriller of the year. Brad Thor’s novel, Blow Back, has also gained recognition as one of the “Top 100 Killer Thrillers of All Time” by the media organization, National Public Radio(NPR).
BRAD THOR BOOKS INTO MOVIES:
Warner Bros. Studios has purchased the rights to the Brad Thor Scot Harvath character and The Athena Project books. The company is working on developing some thriller movie franchises under its studio staple from the acquired rights. Although Warner Bros. Is yet to make public any of the projects mentioned above, there is rumours of an upcoming release of the Lion of Lucerne book, the first novel of the series, into a movie.
BEST BRAD THOR BOOKS:
The Brad Thor action packed books have a wide readership from people of all walks of life. All of Brad Thor’s works have received numerous reviews over the years. However, two of those books, The Lions of Lucerne and The Athena Project seem to spark relatively more interest
The Lions of Lucerne: Thor’s debut novel is a great hit. Secret service agent Scot Harvath is dauntless and resilient, but under his guard, terrorists murder 30 agents in cold blood and then also go ahead to kidnap the president. The FBI, CIA and the Secret Service all run around frantically trying to get to the root of the matter. After several futile attempts at getting ahead with the investigations from the concerned parties, including an inept vice president, everyone indiscreetly wrings their hands from the case. A disappointed Harvath then launches a one-man search using the little clues left, only to encounter head-on, the terrorists who demand a $500 million ransom and the termination of the anti-fuel Congress proposal as terms for the president’s release. The determined Harvath later escapes assassination after a thrilling showdown at the assailants’ hideaway. Thor’s prowess at storytelling exudes in this novel. It is no wonder that works are underway to turn this book into one of the best action-thriller movies ever produced.
The Athena Project: This is the first of the Brad Thor books in the thrilling Athena series which is yet to see a sequel unfortunately. Fans just prefer Scot Harvath but be sure to read this one if you get the chance. It features four thoroughly skilled female operatives. In the book, the delta force creates a secret all-female program under the codename: The Athena Project. It features four ladies namely: Megan Rhodes, Gretchen Casey, Alex Cooper, and Julie Ericsson. The four ladies’ first task is to find the Venetian arms dealer responsible for a terrorist attack in Rome that leaves twenty Americans dead. The plot heightens when one of the four agents uncovers a dark truth, and the four soon discover that their government may be keeping bigger secrets on the attacks than they seem to know. The plot of this novel is highly electrifying and leaves one waiting with bated breath for the release of the anticipated big-hit movies who’s production is in the works.