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State of the Union: A Thriller

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Written By: Brad Thor

Narrated By: George Guidall

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: May 2009

Duration: 5 hours 26 minutes

Summary:

From the national bestselling author of The Lions of Lucerne and Path of the Assassin comes another electrifying international thriller featuring all-American hero Scot Harvath, as he plunges into the frigid heart of the Russian tundra to save the fragile state of the union.

On a cold January morning, the United States awakes to discover that an old enemy, one long believed dead and buried, has crawled out of its grave to lay siege to the world's only superpower.

With the stunning discovery that enhanced Soviet-made suitcase nukes have been secreted in America's major cities, President Jack Rutledge gathers his National Security Council to weigh the feasibility of a first strike against the Russian Federation. There's only one problem. For over two decades, the Russians have been funneling international aid money into a top secret air defense system, which has just been brought on-line and which will render any conventional attack upon their country utterly ineffective.

After exhausting all of his other options, and with Soviet sleeper agents preparing to detonate their deadly payloads across the United States, the president turns to the nation's final hope, ex-Navy SEAL and Secret Service Agent Scot Harvath.

Assigned to a covert section of the Department of Homeland Security and charged with defending the nation against all foreign aggressors by any means necessary, Harvath finds himself hand-picked by the president to unravel a brilliantly orchestrated, fiendishly timed conspiracy that has already shattered the fragile peace between the world's nations and which, if successful, will leave the United States in smoldering ruins.

With family friend and former Deputy FBI Director Gary Lawlor nowhere to be found and suspected of betraying his country, Harvath embarks on an adventure that will test the bonds of loyalty and reveal a nation's deepest secrets.

As high-voltage and timely as they come, State of the Union is a frighteningly real, headline-ripping tale of espionage and intrigue that will keep readers guessing until the last tantalizing piece of the puzzle locks into place.

With exotic international locales, hair-raising suspense, and scenes of pulse-pounding action, Brad Thor has once again reaffirmed his position as the thriller writer readers and critics alike have hailed as Clancy, Cussler, and Ludlum all rolled into one.

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  • Anonymous

    Great book by Brad Thor love the Scot Harvath series. I think the narrator did a good job overall

  • Scott E

    Really enjoyed the book, however the narrator made it very hard to stay in the story his voice was very bland and boring. but Brad Thor has done it again with another great story in the world of Scot Harvath

  • Michael K

    I have found a story writer that I really enjoy! I have always been a sci-fi fan, but Brad Thor has opened my eyes (and ears) to a whole new genre! George Guidall is a decent narrator, but he is hard to follow a lot of the time. I have really had my ears spoiled by Armand Schultz! Brad knows how to build the suspense and keep you riveted throughout the book! Can't wait to get started on each new book!

  • Chad Murphy

    Great book!

  • Caleb DeMoss

    Overall this was a great addition to the Scot Harvath series. It was darker than the first two books but finished strong at the end. The suspense built up held me to the very end which is pretty typical for Thor's writing. The narrator was not my favorite but still quite talented. At the end of the day, I love Brad's writing and this was well worth the listen.

  • Brad Musick

    Another Great Book! I am glad I came across this series

  • Joan

    I read a few other Mitch Rapp books but didn't know how or why he began doing was he does. Glad to be able to fill in the background. I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading other Mitch Rapp novels.