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Political Thriller

by John J. Miller
A look at the books and beliefs of Brad Thor

A few pages into Brad Thor’s new thriller, the hero, Scot Harvath, wipes out a squad of trained killers who come to murder him. “He was an apex predator — at the top of the food chain,” writes Thor of his protagonist in Black List. “People didn’t hunt him. He was the hunter, and he hunted them.”

Book buyers continue to hunt down Thor and his tales of a counterterrorism operative who once served in Navy SEAL Team Six. Black List, released on July 24, is the twelfth title in Thor’s oeuvre. And with at least 7 million books in print, Thor is one of the most successful thriller writers now at work.