Hidden Order by Brad Thor

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Thor simply doesn’t know what he’s doing. He tries to make his characters sound Hannibal Lecter-style arch, and the results are always embarrassing...
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor returns with his hottest and most action-packed thriller yet! And don’t miss FREE FALL: A Prelude to Hidden Order, available for free download now!

The most secretive organization in America operates without any accountability to the American people. Hiding in the shadows, pretending to be part of the United States government, its power is beyond measure.

Control of this organization has just been lost and the future of the nation thrust into peril.

When the five candidates being considered to head this mysterious agency suddenly go missing, covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is summoned to Washington and set loose on the most dangerous chase ever to playout on American soil.

But as the candidates begin turning up murdered, the chase becomes an all-too-public spectacle, with every indicator suggesting that the plot has its roots in a shadowy American cabal founded in the 1700s.

With the United States on the verge of collapse, Harvath must untangle a web of conspiracy centuries in the making and head off the greatest threat America has ever seen.

This is thriller writing at its absolute best, where the stakes have never been higher, nor the line between good and evil so hard to discern.

About Brad Thor

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Brad Thor is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Black List, Full Black, The Athena Project, Foreign Influence, The Apostle, The Last Patriot, The First Commandment, Takedown, Blowback (recognized by NPR as one of the “100 Best Thrillers of All Time”), State of the Union, Path of the Assassin, and The Lions of Lucerne. Visit his website at BradThor.com.
Published July 9, 2013 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books. 480 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Horror, War. Fiction
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All: 7 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 1

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Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Jul 19 2013

If HIDDEN ORDER does not keep you up at night, worrying about and hopefully planning for the future, then you’re not paying attention.

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Open Letters Monthly

Below average
on Aug 28 2013

Thor simply doesn’t know what he’s doing. He tries to make his characters sound Hannibal Lecter-style arch, and the results are always embarrassing...

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Reason Magazine

Reviewed by Nick Gillespie on Aug 13 2013

...Thor manages to weave the Federal Reserve, rogue elements within the CIA, the free-market economics of the late economic journalist Henry Hazlitt, and ultrasecret private-security contractors into an absolutely irresistible paranoid thriller reminiscent of the best of Frederick Forsyth, Robert Ludlum, or Richard Condon.

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Hindustan Times

on Jul 24 2013

The blending of fact and fiction appears seamless, and conspiracies abound. The best thrillers are page-turning machines generated by exciting action and characters the reader cares about. "Hidden Order" has all this - and much more.

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Quick Book Reviews

Above average
on Jul 31 2013

I have to admit that the events were a bit predictable, but in the end Thor still manages to craft an impactful climax that not only makes you go “wow”, but also pushes you to think about the role of various large and powerful organizations in America.

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Reviewed by East Coast Don on Jun 24 2013

His Scot Harvath character is not only the alpha male hero we schlub readers wish we knew, Thor continues to give up glimpses of the numerous chinks in Harvath's armor, which not only make Harvath more believable and sympathetic, but also allows Thor to test his storytelling chops.

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Minding Spot

on Aug 27 2013

The most fascinating part of this book for me were the murder scenes. Each in itself is a work of art. Our murderer is the most fascinating character in the book and he really knows his business. Each scene is carried out with ingenuity and written in such a way that you can actually smell the fear, taste the violence, bask in the genius.

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