Takedown by Brad Thor
A Thriller

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After years without a terrorist attack on American soil, one group has picked the 4th of July weekend to pull out all the stops. In a perfectly executed attack, all of the bridges and tunnels leading into and out of Manhattan are destroyed just as thousands of commuters begin their holiday exodus. With domestic efforts focused on search and rescue, a deadly team of highly trained foreign soldiers methodically makes its way through the city with the singular objective of locating one of their own -- a man so powerful that America will do anything to keep him hidden.

Scot Harvath is now the country's only hope. Fighting his way through the burning streets of Manhattan, he must mount his own operation to locate a man the United States government refuses to admit even exists.

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 May 30, 2006 by Atria. 416 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror. Fiction

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Harvath abducts an Algerian bomb-maker out of Montreal while another U.S. team snatches Mohammed bin Mohammed (a.k.a M&M), head of al-Qaeda's weapons of mass destruction committee, from Somalia and stashes him in a secret facility in New York City.

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My plan was to read this thriller during my holiday weekend trip to the beach. My plan failed.

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Let others tell you too: Bookgasm says, "Takedown served as my first experience with Thor’s work, and the kick-to-the-testes ending all but guarantees it won’t be my last," while The Tennessean of Nashville says, "If you're the type who enjoys the TV show 24 and other high-octane thrillers, Taked...

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Michael Mukasey reviews Philip Mudd's "Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda

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Thor may be the god of thunder, but Brad Thor is the master of thrillers.

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CK2S Kwips and Kritiques

*** After reading TAKEDOWN, the second book I’ve read by Brad Thor [the first being FULL BLACK] I am now sitting up and taking notice of this amazing author who knows how to create a book chock full of action, adventure and edge of the seat suspense.

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