The Apostle

The Apostle

Brad Thor / Sep 15, 2019

The Apostle Master of suspense and New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor returns with his most riveting international thriller yet A new administration and a new approach to dealing with America s enemies

  • Title: The Apostle
  • Author: Brad Thor
  • ISBN: 9781416586579
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Master of suspense and 1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor returns with his most riveting international thriller yet 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 theMaster of suspense and 1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor returns with his most riveting international thriller yet.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.In a dangerous assignment that the United States government will deny any knowledge of, Scot Harvath must secretly infiltrate Kabul s notorious Policharki Prison and free the man the kidnappers demand as ransom al Qaeda mastermind, Mustafa Khan.But when Harvath arrives, he quickly learns that there is to the kidnapping than anyone dares to admit And as the subterfuge is laid bare, Harvath must examine his own career of hunting down and killing terrorists, and ask himself if he has what it takes to help one of the world s worst go free.Brimming with the kind of ripped from the headlines authenticity Brad Thor s internationally bestselling novels are known for, The Apostle doubles down on the blockbuster success of The Last Patriot and reaffirms Thor s status as the master of the political thriller.

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    761 Comments

    1. Surprisingly good for a full-fledged action "manly" book since I'm not used to them. A friend gave me boxes of books from her husband's library when he was downsizing, so I now possess a decent supply of "man" books to get into. By man books I mean the action adventure stuff where there is a bad-ass type who is able to be top CIA or top military and is chosen to complete top secret and top notch missions, similar to James Bond type stuff.Thankfully the main character wasn't as wooden as James Bo [...]


    2. Have read all the Thor books in order, beginning with The Lions of Lucerne--a very good read, by the way.Thor seems to oscillate between getting overly detailed and technical in one novel to beating us over the head in the next with useless, mundane character traits such as in The Apostle, Harvath drinking Diet Red Bull.It adds exactly zero to either Harvath's character, the plot or the overall read of the book.As a veteran, I appreciate Mr. Thor's respect and admiration for what our Armed Force [...]


    3. This is one of those that almost made it to four stars by the skin of it's teeth, but I reconsidered and gave it 3. I like Brad Thor and it's quite possible that part of the problem here was me. I've struggled with finding a book I like lately. This was a well constructed story and told a fairly fast moving tale (with only a few slow downs). Somehow I just didn't get into it quite as much as I have other of Thor's books.Here we start with a newly elected president who's (following the well estab [...]


    4. Brad Thor again shows that he's run out of gas with this lackluster eighth book in the Scot Harvath series. The seventh book, The Last Patriot, was a bad enough novel, but this one is just exceptionally bad. The writing is fine, Thor has the talent, but the problem lies with his describing the same things again and again in a repetitive nature. I've taken issue with these things before in his novels, but never to the degree found in this book. And that may stem from the fact that the story in th [...]


    5. 3.5 Stars. This was a good book and I enjoyed the main character. I had not read any other books in the series but this didn't impact on my enjoyment of the book at all. The majority of the book is set in Afghanistan, and it did give you a real feel for the tribalism in Afghanistan. At the same time there is the intrigue of an investigation into the president that is taking place in the US. I did listen to the book, but it was one of those books I might have enjoyed more if I had read it instead [...]


    6. I have been a big fan of Brad Thor since he began writing the Scott Harvath series. That is officially over. This book stunk. Stunk like a skunk. Either he changed and went off the deep right cliff, or i just didnt notice it in 7 previous books. My thinking is that it is the former. Thor must be going out with Ann Coulter.Ok, the good part. Horvath likes drinking diet Red Bull. And I liked Julia Gallo the doctor who gets kidnapped. That's it for anything i liked about the book.The bad and ugly? [...]


    7. This is another installment in the Scott Harvath series. No longer a Secret Service agent, but a "security expert for hire", Scott finds himself tracking the kidnapped daughter of a media tycoon who is in tight with the current President of the United States. The demanded ransom for Julia Gallo's life is a high level Al-Qaeda operative held captive by the Afghan government awaiting trial. The President doesn't want to do the trade - "no negotiating with terrorists" is the official policy after a [...]


    8. This is about my fourth Brad Thor novel. The stories are ok if not predictable. I am really put off though by the massive amounts of product placement. The Apostle reads like a commercial. Off the top of my head, I remember Kobold watches, Red Bull, Glock, Streamlight, Blackhawk Industries, etc. Not only does it bother me as a reader, but it also strains the credibility of the character. I've worked around many military special operators and I've never seen one wearing an $8000 watch. I've seen [...]


    9. Not Thor's strongest effort. There was some action and a little intrigue, but the story did not feel quite as tight or smooth as his earlier books. I think it is the first time while reading one of his books that I got kind of lost about what was going on because I wasn't very interested.The last third of the book improved somewhat, but in the end I was left feeling like I didn't really gain much. Only recommend to the die hard Brad Thor fans - if this was the first of his books I read, I am not [...]


    10. Just love the Scot Harvath series! Now onto the next one! Enjoy reading about the daily life interactions of the books characters and keeping updated in the future books


    11. Dr. Julia Gallo is kidnapped in Afghanistan. In Washington, D.C. the president, Robert Alden, is grateful to Julia's mother, Stpehanie Gallo for her help in his campaign but now her daughter has been kidnapped. The ransom for her release is to free a terrorist imprisoned in Kabul. (Mustafa Kahn).When Alden hesitates to help, Stephanie reminds him that she has info on the presidnet's addessory in the death of four innocent Americans and the conspiracy to cover it up.They summon Scott Horvath from [...]


    12. I read thrillers to have fun, and Scot Harvath's newest adventure in Brad Thor's "The Apostle" was a fun read. I enjoyed it, and look forward to Thor's next book. Brad Thor's hero, Scot Harvath, is one of my favorite thriller characters. I've enjoyed every book in the series. This latest installment is a fairly simple plot compared to some of the earlier books, but enjoyable just the same.The investigation back in the U.S. regarding secrets kept by politicians was my least favorite part of the b [...]


    13. Captivating, another page turner. Espionage, counter-terrorism, kidnapping, insurgents, all taking place on foreign soil with Scot Harvath to the rescue. This story takes place in Afghanistan; Brad Thor eductates the reader as he uses Afghan words to describe the clothing Afghan men wear, and he weaves in other words to help the reader understand the Afghan culture thus helping us understand why some villages and their leaders would assist Scot in his current mission, and why others could not be [...]


    14. The main character does not like Afghanistan and is constantly mocking it. From time to time he lets admiration for the Afghanistan people show (as long as they are not Taliban).There is also a parallel story which is related to the plot in Afghanistan only if you think of the purpose of the book to be a slam against liberal politicians and their decisions regarding the military and the intelligence community. (Though, really, the conservatives in real life do not seem to be promoting intelligen [...]


    15. I hated it. It was basically Call of Duty if it had a real storyline. The book demonized Liberals, saying they were stupid idiots who didn't appreciate the army. It also through in some Russia hate, saying it hadn't changed from its old Soviet ways.Peace was a huge issue. The book proclaimed that peace and diplomacy were never the solution. It also talked about how the peace-loving, liberal president was a terrible man who should never have been elected. It also spoke in gun terminology for a po [...]


    16. Meh. I abandoned the book halfway throughright around the part where he blatantly started injecting his political ideals into the main character's inner monologue. Oh, please!And, what's with all the red bull?! I hate to abandon a book, unfinished, but I felt that since nothing noteworthy had happened yet, it most likely never will. I'm moving on to watching paint dry, which I am sure will be more exciting.


    17. While this is a readable effort by Mr. Thor, it is a bit of a muddled storyline. Essentially, there is a Scot Harvath adventure loosely wrapped around a bit of Secret Service intrigue. The two stories really don't mesh and the Secret Service story seems like a thinly veiled set-up for a spin-off. This certainly isn't what fans would expect.


    18. Found this installment of the Harvath series somewhat uninspired. It just seemed to be missing something which made it easy to get distracted while reading. I also found it frustrating that the minor side story seemed much more interesting but only minimally developed. it wasn't a bad book but not great either - just somewhere in the middle.


    19. The book was worth listening to but only barely. Almost everything goes Harvath's way. I mean almost EVERYTHING. Oh SNAP there are a million bad guys. wait!!! let us call in an AC-130 boom done. Really Thor? Oh hey! I have a SNIPER rifle so I am a 10:1 kill ratio machine over 70 dummies with AK-47s? Man dude you need to grow a pair of brains!I'd LOVE to see you use that 'pair' in the real world Of course this IS a novel!The 'subplot' about Thor's hatred of recent presidents' foolish policies tha [...]


    20. Scot Harvath is out of government service with the change of administrations in the White House, but takes a job that involves going into Afghanistan to rescue the daughter of a very influential member of the new president's campaign team who is being held hostage by the Taliban. Meanwhile, in Washington D.C a little-known secret service agent is about to start an investigation that will shake the government to it's core.Not my favourite Harvath novel. Just didn't rise to the great heights of pr [...]


    21. Back in Afghanistan doing what 'Scot Harvath' does best.ting the Taliban. This was quite a compelling read although I felt the second story line with 'Elise' was more of a red herring and I didn't get the connection although Brad tied it together at the end.I still find Brad's split infinitives annoying ['pulled out their troops' rather than his 'pulled their troops out'] and distracting, but all-in-all it was an enjoyable read. Almost 4 stars.


    22. Another Thor home runThor continues to hone his action writing skills here. The main plot yanks one around entertainingly; sub-plot didn't work for me--maybe time will tell. Thor's filler writing seems awkward and his editor needs to move Thor's grammar upscale. Read Thor's Harvath series in publication order. Wonderfully entertaining action writing and character development.


    23. This was a fast paced book and full of adventure as per what I was looking for. However,It was not my favorite of the series. Seemed a little slow and drawn out in parts, Just didn’t captivate me as some of the others in the series.


    24. not a bad book, but i think the title is wrong or maybe there needs to be a label "Sponsored by Red Bull" i swear Red Bull / Sugar Free Red Bull was named specifically so many times it seemed like Ad Placement.


    25. 2 interwoven story lines. Kidnapping in Afghanistan and Human weakness resulting in criminal negligence set in the heights of power -->White House. Scott Harvath to the rescue in the former story and Secret Service agent Elise Campbell in the latter. Qualifies as a Good Read.



    26. AmazingNon-stop fun! Humor well placed making it feel like you are part of it. Recommended to anyone who enjoys a good time



    27. Loved it! Another great Scot Harvath story full of suspence and great characters. Just enough detail to seem accurate without making it boring.


    28. This was my first to read Brad Thor. I enjoyed the book, however I don't think this should be classified as a "thriller".


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