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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (0 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:
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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.

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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Deborah | 5/15/2011

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

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