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Brad Thor Books in Order: The Way To Read The Series

Brad Thor Books in Order: The Way To Read The Series

For someone who has already achieved international acclaim, Brad Thor is on his way to becoming the most popular thriller authors in the United States. The protagonist of his novels, Scot Harvath, has an impressive backstory as a man who became a Navy SEAL and then went onto becoming a member of the secret service, protecting the President and his family. However, Brad Thor has just as an impressive resume as his creation, working for Homeland Security in their Red Cell analytic department.

Thor began writing from a young age, and went on to study at the University of Southern California, under mentorship from award wining novelist T.C.Boyle. Now, Thor himself is commonly found on the New York Times bestsellers list and can also be found on radio and television discussing terrorism, when not writing his next novel.

If you’re a fan of thrillers, Brad Thor’s books are a must read. Take a look at the list below, the chronological order of the books are the same as the publication order so it’s easy to follow along with the series.


The Lions of Lucerne

the lions of lucerne


Middle Eastern terrorists are blamed for the kidnap of the President of the United States, and the massacre of his security detail. A lone survivior – ex Navy SEAL, Scot Harvath, begins a campaign to exact revenge and find out the truth.


Path of the Assassin

path of the assassin


Scot Harvath has rescued the President but, as the road leads him to those responsible, the trail becomes ever more twisted and bloody as it leads to the world’s most ruthless terorist. In order to finish the mission, Scot must discover his identity.



State of the Union

state of the union


America is in a grip of fear, an unlikely terrorist enemy holds the country hostage. The President can think of only one man, Scot Harvath, to uncover the conspiracy that could destroy the country and bring it to its knees.






Scot Harvath’s counterterorism has stalled- thanks to the ambition of a ruthless senator with her eyes on the White House. However, when the war on terror takes a turn for the worse, the President secretly calls Scot back into the fold.






July 4th weekend, New York City: As thousands of holiday travelers make their way out of Manhattan, a flawlessly executed terrorist attack plunges the city into a maelstrom of panic and death. Counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath must fight his way through the burning city streets to take down an invisible terrorist mastermind with the means to unleash hell on a global scale.



The First Commandment

the first commandment


When the president of the United States is blackmailed into releasing five detainees from Guantanamo Bay, a sadistic assassin with a vendetta years in the making is reactivated. Suddenly, the people closest to counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath are being targeted and he realizes that somehow, somewhere he has left the wrong person alive.



The Last Patriot

the last patriot


When a car bomb explodes outside a Parisian café, Scot Harvath is thrust back into the life he has tried so desperately to leave behind. Saving the intended victim of the attack, Harvath becomes party to a perilous race to uncover a secret so powerful that militant Islam could be defeated once and for all.



The Apostle

the apostle


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 of action.



Foreign Influence

foreign influence


When a bombing in Rome kills a group of American college students, the evidence points to a dangerous colleague from Harvath’s past. Tasked with leveraging this relationship to lure the man out of hiding, Harvath must destroy him. But what if it is the wrong man?



The Athena Project

the athena project


Part of a top-secret, all-female program codenamed The Athena Project, four women are about to undertake one of the nation’s deadliest assignments. When a terrorist attack in Rome kills more than twenty Americans, Athena Team members are tasked with hunting down the Venetian arms dealer responsible for providing the explosives. But there is more to the story than anyone knows.



Full Black

full black


Born in the shadows and kept from heads of state, some missions are so deadly, so sensitive, that they simply don’t exist. When one such mission goes horribly wrong, Scot Harvath can carry out an audacious plan to prevent one of the biggest terrorist threats the United States has ever faced: complete and total collapse.



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 doesn’t come off…until you’re dead. Someone has just added Scot Harvath’s name. Somehow HE 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.



The Hidden Order

the hidden order


The most secretive organization in America operates without any accountability to the American people. Control of this organization has just been lost and the future of the nation has been thrust into peril. When the five candidates being considered to head this mysterious agency go missing, Scot Harvath is summoned to Washington and set loose on the most dangerous chase ever to play out on American soil.



Acts of War

act of war


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



Code of Conduct

code of conduct


Hidden deep within one of the world’s most powerful organizations is a secret committee with a devastating agenda. It’s members are afforded incredible protections – considered elites, untouchables. But when four seconds of video is captured half-way around the world, covert wheels are set in motion, and Scot Harvath is to undertake the deadliest assignment of his career.


The Athens Solution

the athens solution


When a game-changing weapon falls into the wrong hands, the US ambassador to Greece must risk everything to recover it, even at the cost of his own life. Now, with the ambassador dead and the weapon gone, Scot Harvath must eliminate a terror cell before Iran purchases the dangerous technology.



Foreign Agent

foreign agent


Terrorism in Europe has spun out of control, the CIA needs a very special kind of operative. Scot Harvath has exactly the skills the CIA is looking for and he will provide the CIA and the President, with absolute deniability. But deep within the Russian Caucasus, Moscow also has its own special kind of operative. When a clandestine American operations team is ambushed near Syria, all signs point toward a dangerous informant in Brussels.



Use of Force

use of force


As a storm rages across the Mediterranean sea, a terrifying distress call is made to the Italian Coast Guard. Days later, a body washes ashore. Identified as a high value terrorism suspect, his name sends panic through the CIA.Where was he headed? What was he planning? And could he be connected to the “spectacular attack” they have been fearing all summer?




spy master


Across Europe, a secret organization has begun attacking diplomats. Back in the United States, a foreign ally demands the identity of a highly placed covert asset. In the balance hang the ingredients for all-out war. With his mentor out of the game,Scot Harvath must take on the role he has spent his career avoiding. But, as with everything else he does, he intends to rewrite the rules—all of them.


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