Brad Thor, the #1 New York Times best-selling author, employs a unique style that fuses fact and fiction—which Glenn Beck has deemed “faction” (and which the Blaze’s Jason Howerton points out in a wide-ranging, exclusive interview with Thor).
“I want to be the king of faction,” Thor told The Blaze. “My number-one goal as a thriller writer is to entertain you. But I’ve got a chance to not only entertain people, but have them close my book and be smarter having read it.”
His brand-new thriller, Black List—in which Thor serves up more gut-wrenching action, intrigue, and ingenious plot twists through his counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath—comes across frighteningly real and certainly fits the “faction” bill.
In particular, Thor told the Blaze, Black List tackles the concept of “total surveillance.” And all of the surveillance technology found in these pages is based on systems now in use or in the final stages of development by the U.S. government and its partners, Thor said. (And in a day and age where there are cameras on nearly every street corner and the federal government can access by various means your phone calls, text messages, emails and other personal information, Howerton writes, this book couldn’t come at a better time.)
“Let me make this very clear: 24 hours a day, seven days a week, our digital exhaust is being sucked up by the government,” Thor told the Blaze. “It is being compiled on big server farms, and it’s being analyzed by different computer programs, looking for any hint that you and I are up to no good.”
More Black List details: Somewhere deep inside the United States government is a closely guarded list. Members of Congress never get to see it—only the President and a secret team of advisers. Once your name is on the list, it doesn’t come off…until you’re dead. Now Harvath’s name is on that list. And now he must evade the teams dispatched to kill him long enough to untangle who has targeted him and why they want him out of the way. Can Harvath get to that person before America suffers the most withering terrorist attack ever conceived?
Check out part 1 of Thor discussing the particulars of Black List:
Here’s part 2: