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Publisher's Summary

Number-one New York Times best-selling 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.

©2014 Brad Thor. All rights reserved. (P)2014 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • catuualos
  • 2015-08-19

Good and Believable

Only one more book in the series to go. This was a fictional book that does not seem to be beyond the relhm of possibilities.

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  • Roger
  • 2014-07-29

Don't Start Unless you have Time For Whole Book

Would you consider the audio edition of Act of War to be better than the print version?

Always have both, prefer the audio version

What other book might you compare Act of War to and why?

Nothing new today that brings the story so close to home

What does Armand Schultz bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

It gives the characters life, he knows their personalities and wraps you into the story

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The death of the young N. Korean sister

Any additional comments?

Waiting for the next installment. Obama is giving Brad plenty to work with, if its not Russia; Iraq; Israel; etc. Just waiting to see where he takes it

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  • KAREN
  • 2014-07-16

FANTASTIC AS ALWAYS - ANOTHER WINNER!

It only took me 2 days to finish this book, I have been anxiously awaiting its arrival and then before I know it I am finished and know I will have to wait for another. It is so hard, when you really enjoy a book and its writer, but if the process was rushed I am not so sure I would enjoy it so much~!

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  • Marisia Robus
  • 2019-12-30

It's ok

I am not wild about Brad Thor's books, I find them very predictable and "thin" around setting of the plot and the scene.

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  • Justin
  • 2014-07-17

Scary good

Just another great Brad Thor book. Listen to it in about two days. It's scary good and keeps you on the edge of your seat the hole way threw.

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  • Sherry Pitcock
  • 2014-07-18

Not my favorite

Would you listen to Act of War again? Why?

no

Would you be willing to try another book from Brad Thor? Why or why not?

Of course

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I normally like Brad Thor books. they're full of action and seem likely. this one seemed unlikely in both the premise and the resolution. The premise that the Chinese are planning a large scale operation with a handful of Somalis and no back up systems, that their leaders are naive and that the FBI can track everything at that level. It all seemed so convenient and unlikely. There was lots of action even if it was rather choppy.

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  • Scott
  • 2016-07-11

Act of War

Poor narration, the narrator's voice volume is not uniform and it is distracting. Did not get into book until after third chapter.

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  • Myron Gilbert
  • 2016-07-09

Just so so. Not plausible.

I had trouble just focusing on the story and the reader didn't help. A waste of a credit.

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  • Mark Kabbash
  • 2015-06-10

Brad Thor is in a league of his own.

I love all Brad Thor books. Scott Harvath never disappoints. Thank God he is on our side!

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  • Sandi Bernal
  • 2015-05-15

Intriguing

Hits far too close to home. Scary this is all too real. Wish we had a real Scot Harvath and true black ops who had someone with a backbone giving the orders.

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