Friday, September 11, 2009

The Lions of Lucerne by Brad Thor

On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the unthinkable has just become a nightmarish reality; thirty Secret Service agents have been viciously executed and the vacationing president of the United States kidnapped by one of the most lethal terrorist organizations in the Middle East -- the Fatah Revolutionary Council. But surviving agent and ex-Navy SEAL Scot Harvath doesn't believe the Fatah Revolutionary Council is responsible for the attack. Driven by his professional code of duty and honor, Harvath creates his own rules to get some answers. But his search for the truth raises the blood pressure of his superiors...and casts his own life in mortal jeopardy. The deadly machinations have been set in motion by a shadowy coalition, comprising some of the highest-ranking officials in government and business-men who operate above the law, men who realize the threat Harvath poses to their hidden who will do anything to stop him (from the publisher).
A great action adventure that you can not take too seriously as some scenes stretch the boundaries of believability. I always enjoy reading a book when parts of the story are set in places that I have been to, and there are some such places in this one (if you ever happen to be in Lucerne, go and see the Lion Monument - it is one of the best pieces of stonework I have ever seen). This book is the first of a series for the main character - Scot Harvath. Might give them a go next.
Rating - I give this 3.5/5 Not bad!
Get this from the library
Reviewed by Michelle @ admin

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