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3.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 5 3.86 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brad Thor Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Scot Harvath Series Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9780743580373
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Scot Harvath is the perfect all-American hero for the post-September 11th world.”

    Nelson DeMille

  • “Frighteningly real.”

    Ottawa Citizen

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeffrey | 6/18/2011

    " Audio Brain Candy:

    Ho Hum. Poorly developed plot, characters, and setting. Need I say more? Won't be reading more Thor books. Is that his real name, anyway? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stamps | 6/10/2011

    " This book was great. For an authors first book I thought it was an excellent thriller. The only regret I have is the a few character plots were tied up quite fast at the end. I'm ooking forward to reading more in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fredrick | 5/22/2011

    " The president disappears and Secret Service agent Scott Harvath attempts to recover him even though everyone believes that he is responsible for the death of over twenty fellow agents and the president's disappearanc. This is an action packed thriller that is hard to put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 5/15/2011

    " So far, so good! Lots of action and strong characters--both good guys and bad guys! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doran | 5/10/2011

    " Finally got around to reading this novel, Brad Thor's first. Wow. He did a great job right out of the gate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanine | 4/29/2011

    " This book was a great spy thriller! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodi | 3/17/2011

    " Couldn't put it down, and couldn't wait to read the next in the series. I think this is one of the best in the series thus far. "

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About the Author
Author Brad Thor

Brad Thor is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Full Black, The Athena Project, Foreign Influence, Blowback (recognized by NPR as one of the 100 Best Thrillers of All Time), and numerous others. He is a member of GBTV, and has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, and other programs to discuss terrorism, as well as how closely his novels of international intrigue parallel the real threats facing the world today. In 2010 he was featured in the Speed Channel’s “Executive Protection” episode of their Dangerous Drives series.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty-eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.