The Lions of Lucerne is a spy novel published in and written by American novelist Brad Thor. Contents. 1 Plot; 2 Reviews; 3 References; 4 External links. Brad Thor’s thriller in the Scot Harvath series, The Lions of Lucerne. The Lions of Lucerne Buy it Here. Stubbs and Wootton Slippers $ – Buy It Here. Vin de Constance $ – Buy It Here. H&K MP5.
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In his daring and chilling first novel, 1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor draws us into a sinister labyrinth of political intrigue and international lipns, serving up an explosive cocktail of unrelenting action as one man is pushed to the edge.
This is very mediocre writing; the dialogue often didn’t fit the intensity level of the situation. When it’s time to return to the cabin, POTUS and his cover detail go one way and the daughter and Horvath’s detail go another.
Of course, I did compare him with Mitch Rapp, who was much more self-assured and confident at 23 and a rookie operative than Harvath who is older and already a SEAL. President and the killing of thirty of Scot’s Secret Service co-worke After loving my first exposure to Brad Thor and his Scot Harvath character, in Black ListI figured I would start back at the beginning with the first in the series.
All the agents are killed thot the president is kidnapped. They brave subzero temperatures and sheer heights of treacherous Mount Pilatus, and the den of notorious professional killers. There’s another thing that irritates me to no end: After a couple lucenre pages you totally forget what the plot is really about While I loved reading this, I felt a few of the characters were developed a little heavy-handed, and some of the plot was telegraphed way in advance.
When the steward delivered the passport with breakfast the next morning, the carpenter was to place it in a thick, manila envelope with the canceled train tickets, credit card receipts, and other odds and ends he had been told to accumulate during his wonderful vacation.
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See all Editorial Reviews. Books with never-ending random lipns don’t improve the situation.
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When the avalanche has settled and the agents at the base of the mountain can get up there to the Death Chute, they find dead agents all over the place, and the president is missing. They are on vacation in Utah skiing with the president and his daughter. Thor’s characterizations are a bit flat and there were a couple of moments when I said to myself, “rescued by eagles Assuming he improves over time, I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up becoming one of my “must-read” authors.
The Lions of Lucerne is his first book about Scot. Anyway, this was not a good book, but it was OK long enough for me to be forced to finish it. Some action parts not real believable – hero had h Action packed from page 1, Scot Harvath gets beaten, mugged, shot at but keeps popping back up until he identifies and kills all the bad guys!!
Horvath appears to be the only one with a brain amongst the agencies, because he is seeing things that are obvious clues and no one else seems to notice a thing, ever. Just when I decided the author had researched with a disgruntled Mormon I found out he lived parttime in Park City.
A conspiracy at the highest levels of government causes the skiing party to be ambushed and only Harvath, the President and his daughter fhor the assault.
The Lions of Lucerne
Well written, adrenalin filled novel featuring agent Scot Harvath with a very good ending. Somehow Agent Harvath manages to escape this insane situation that he put himself into with only a grazing gunshot wound. Miner had been so successful at breaching security at the bases that his unit was shut down for fear of further embarrassment to the military establishment, and he was transferred to a different department of Swiss intelligence.
This book was generally good. Together they must brave the subzero temperatures and sheer heights of treacherous Mount Pilatus—where their only chance for survival lies inside the den of the most lethal team of professional killers the world has ever known…. You simply do not have enough evidence to even begin to formulate a hypothesis as to what happened. On the snowy Utah slopes, thirty Secret Service agents are viciously executed and the vacationing president of the United States kidnapped, seemingly by the Fatah, a lethal terrorist organization in the Middle East.
The Lions of Lucerne (Scot Harvath, #1) by Brad Thor
Oh, don’t worry – if you have trouble remembering any of it, you’ll get told again at the end, when one character explains to Horvath the motivation of the bad guys. There’s a beautiful, of course Swiss female agent trying to track down a shipment of stolen weapons, and we just know their paths ljons going to cross, because the guy she really wants to question is the same bad guy who engineered the kidnapping.
Then Superman – I mean, Horvath, proceeds to dig them out, take off much brd his own clothing to put on the daughter, and starts trekking down the mountain until they are found by members of the detail that were stationed in the cabin.
To top it off he’s been on the run, short on sleep, and this is over a span of a few days. The action scenes were interesting, but they felt like every gunfi This book was generally good.
From here he and agent Thog scale a sheer ice face at night with cramp-ons, ice axes, pitons, and rope. Publishers Weekly wrote “it’s hard to lucdrne past the novel’s many graceless shortcomings, cliched language [ The faults of a first-time novelist have presumably been bead. Which explains his misconceptions – they only added to my amusement and didn’t distract my enjoyment. There was plenty of profanity f-bombs and violence shootouts.
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One would think that escaping to Europe under a different identity would give our hero at least a fhe break, but no low and behold the American mercenaries are hot on his trail! Hunt for Red October still sets the standard for a debut military, political thriller. The stakes couldn’t be higher, with Secret Service Agent Scot Harvath having to hunt down those responsible for the kidnapping of the U.
I am beyond stunned that this book averages a four-star rating; I thr believe that there are intelligent people who love this stuff. The dialogue was natural- some of the best I’ve seen in a while.
And the book suffers gravely as a result. Scot Harvath 1 – 10 of 19 books.