Path of the Assassin: A Thriller

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In this bestseller, author Brad Thor’s hero—Navy SEAL turned Secret Service Agent Scot Harvath—takes on one of the world’s most deadly terrorist organizations bent on igniting a global holy war.

After rescuing the President from kidnappers, Harvath shifts his attentions to rooting out, capturing, or killing all those responsible for the kidnapping plot.

As Harvath prepares to close out his list, a bloody and twisted trail of clues points toward one man—the world’s most ruthless terrorist.

One problem remains: Harvath and his CIA-led team have no idea what the man looks like.

With no alternative, they are forced to recruit a civilian—a woman who has survived a brutal hijacking and is now the only person who can positively identify their quarry.

From the burning deserts of North Africa to the winding streets of Rome, Harvath must brave a torrent of bloodshed and deception before a madman’s twisted vision engulfs the world in the fires of all-out war.

Check out Thor discussing the writing of his second thriller, as well as how his “faction” foretells real world events.

The following excerpt is from the harrowing first pages of Path of the Assassin:

They fanned out deeper into the mosque, searching for empty spaces to kneel among the other thousands of worshippers. As was the custom, the women were directed into a separate area closed off by large panels of fabric, so as not to distract the men from their prayers. The younger children stayed with their mothers, while older sons, well behaved enough not to disrupt the service, were allowed to sit among the rows of adult men. Most of the families in the Prophet’s Mosque were divided this way when a great rumbling erupted overhead and a massive double-detonating warhead crashed through the roof, exploding in a fiery hail of instant death.

By noon the next day, rescue workers were giving up any hope of finding victims alive beneath the wreckage of the Prophet’s Mosque. As throngs of Medina’s citizens gathered behind emergency-services barricades asking why, a broadcast fax went simultaneously to newspapers and news agencies around the globe. It read:

For decades, the Arab world has supported and encouraged terrorism against Israel. Publicly, terrorists are denounced, while privately they continue to be trained and financed by Arab nations. The nation of Israel will no longer tolerate acts of violence upon our soil, or against our people. Henceforward we will speak to the Arab world in the language they have given birth to, the language they have spat bitterly into our mouths, the only language they understand — the language of terrorism.

As it says in Job — “They that plow iniquity and sow mischief shall reap the same.”

The fax was signed on behalf of an organization calling itself the Hand of God. Beneath the group’s name was the same pictogram the Medina police found on the wall of room 611 of the Dar Al Taqwa Inter-Continental, a large hand holding the Star of David in its palm.

The operation had begun.