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July 23rd, 2024: Shadow of Doubt

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Brad Thor Stats: The highest rated book by Brad Thor on Book Notification is Takedown, the 5th novel in the Scot Harvath series. The second-highest rated book is Backlash (Scot Harvath #18).

The most read book by Brad Thor on Book Notification is The Lions of Lucerne, the first novel in the Scot Harvath series. The second most read book is Path of the Assassin (Scot Harvath #2).

Below is a complete list of Brad Thor books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Brad Thor is the Scot Harvath Series.

List of Scot Harvath Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
The Lions of Lucerne
Path of the Assassin
State of the Union
The First Commandment
The Last Patriot
The Apostle
Foreign Influence
Full Black
Black List
Hidden Order
Act of War
Code of Conduct
Foreign Agent
Use of Force
Near Dark
Black Ice
Rising Tiger
Dead Fall
Shadow of Doubt

List of Scot Harvath Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

Brad Thor: Biography

Brad Thor was born on August 21st, 1969 and is currently 54 years old. Brad Thor was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Thor attended University of Southern California where he studied creative writing.

Brad Thor is the author of the Scot Harvath series which currently consists of 23 novels. The Scot Harvath series started in 2001 with the novel The Lions of Lucerne. The most recently released novel in the Scot Harvath series was Dead Fall which was released in 2023. There is an upcoming novel for the Scot Harvath series entitled Shadow of Doubt which is being released on July 23rd, 2024.

Thor is a member of The Heritage Foundation and spoke at their national headquarters on the need for robust missile defense.

Multiple titles from Brad Thor have been listed as part of The Real Book Spy's yearly "Best Of" lists. Use of Force was named one of the Best Political Thrillers of 2017 while Spymaster took the same honors in 2018. They named the Thriller Backlash the Best Book of 2019 and their top 5 Action Thrillers. For 2021 they called Black Ice "his best thriller yet" placing it on the Best Thrillers of the year list. In 2022 Rising Tiger was listed among the top 15 Action, Political, Military, and Spy Thrillers of the year.

Brad Thor: Awards & Accolades

Brad Thor books have been nominated for multiple awards, The Last Patriot was nominated for the International Thriller Writers Award, Best Thriller Of The Year, in 2009. Black List was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller, in 2012. Backlash was nominated for the Barry Award, Best Thriller, in 2020. Near Dark was nominated for the Suspense Magazine Awards, Best Suspense Thriller, in 2020.

Brad Thor: Lists & Other Mentions

  • The Last Patriot was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2008.
  • Hidden Order was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2013.
  • Act of War was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2014.
  • Near Dark was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2020.
  • Black Ice was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2021.

Related Authors

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  1. David Baldacci, author of the Amos Decker Series.
  2. Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher Series.
  3. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.
  4. Vince Flynn, author of the Mitch Rapp Series.
  5. John Grisham, author of the Jake Brigance Series.

Brad Thor: F.A.Q

When was Brad Thor Born? How old is Brad Thor?

Brad Thor was born on August 21st, 1969. Brad Thor is currently 54 years old.

Where was Brad Thor Born?

Brad Thor was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA and is American.

What was the first book Brad Thor wrote?

The first novel written by Brad Thor was The Lions of Lucerne, published in 2001.

What was the most recent book Brad Thor wrote?

His most recently released work was Dead Fall on July 25th, 2023.

Will there be any more books by Brad Thor?

Brad Thor has a new book coming out on July 23rd, 2024 called Shadow of Doubt.

How many books has Brad Thor written?

Brad Thor has written 27 books. 23 books in the Scot Harvath Series, 3 Short Stories/Novellas, 1 Standalone Novel.

Has the Scot Harvath series been adapted to a TV series or movie?

At this time, the Scot Harvath series has not been adapted to a TV series or movie. In 2014, Resurgent Film Group purchased the rights to The Lions of Lucerne and were planning a movie of the same name. Unfortunately, it fell through. In a July 2021 interview with The Crew Review, Brad gave a brief update stating that a movie is in the works, and he has the perfect director signed for the Scot Harvath movies

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    Austin D.
    Austin D.
    2 years ago

    In Black Ice, I learned quite a bit about the frozen north, as well as other locales in the other novels. He even manages to include some interesting things about hydrofluoric acid in these adventures that Scott Harvath goes on.

    The Scott books never disappoint and Takedown is another good example of this.

    There are tons of action sequences in his books, with some intensity given to them to
    keep you perched on the edge of your seat, white knuckling it to see what comes next.

    He’s like potato chips in that once you read one of them, you just can’t stop.

    Edgar A.
    Edgar A.
    2 years ago

    What I love about Brad Thor’s novels is that you do not need to have read the prior novels in a series to enjoy the latest. Just like a James Bond movie you can enjoy the novels in any order.
    My first novel by Thor was Black List which provided so much action packed sequences and unexpected story lines that I just had to read more novels in the Scott Harvarth series.
    I think the writing is not as tight in the earlier novels of the series even though the stories are just as compelling as his later works.
    Brad Thor tells of the adventures of Scot Harvarth a Secret Service Agent who works on dangerous missions that in Lions of Lucerne the debut include hunting down the people that kidnapped the US President.
    While I found the realism somehow lacking just like in most works in the genre, Thor is one of those authors that gets as real as he can in a very difficult genre.

    Dave W.
    Dave W.
    2 years ago

    I’ve read about half of these and really enjoy them. What I like is you can see the evolution of Brad Thor as a writer as time goes on, and the character development.

    He isn’t afraid to tackle real life world issues etc and he is able to keep his politics out of it. Love Scot Harvath.

    Andrew M.
    Andrew M.
    2 years ago

    If you are the kind of person who does not read books in chronological order, Brad Thor series books are for you.
    The author writes about real-life events, and according to Black List, some of the bad guys are on our governments.
    Shockingly, the citizens are more scared of the government officials than the terrorists.
    You’ll be sure to get a lot of action-packed scenes in the entire Scot Harvath series.
    The author does an excellent job creating real-world characters and does not involve politics but has a strong governmental aspect.
    Scott Harvath is a well-rounded and believable character.

    Kyler F
    Kyler F
    2 years ago

    If Hollywood is looking for a new property to build a series out of, it would certainly be worth their while to check out the adventures of Brad Thor’s Secret Service agent Scot Harvath. The military thriller series has been going strong for years now and sees no signs of slowing down. In the same league as Tom Clancy and Lee Child when mixing military parlance with “a man alone” action, Thor’s series maintains the action and characters in equal balance, making it easy for new readers to get in on the action. Sadly there has been no interest yet from and studios, perhaps related to Thor’s outspoken views, but hopefully one day they will come together. 

    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    I still can’t believe that ‘Thor’ is Brad Thor’s real name. For the longest time, I thought it was a pen name or an abbreviation for a longer name. But everything I’ve seen thus far suggests that his parents named him Thor, which is odd but also very cool.

    I discovered him in James Patterson’s ‘Thriller’ collection of short stories. ‘The Athens Solution’ was not the best story in the collection. But it pushed me to give Thor’s books a read.

    So far, I haven’t regretted the decision. Thor’s suspense thrillers are fast-paced and always entertaining. The concepts are usually over the top, but he never goes too far.

    6 months ago

    As for Scot Harveth and his trip into Ukraine, I gave the story five stars. For the rest of the book and secondary stories I give it one star. I didn’t care for the blue/yellow flag waving support for Ukraine. Billions of dollars for a war that’s none of our business. Money that should have been used here in the U.S. for the AMERICAN people.

    The secondary stories were just fillers. There was no rhyme or reason for the stories. Take those stories out and you only have a two-thirds of a book. Let’s keep political views out of books that are supposed to be here for OUR entertainment, not a political agenda.

    2 months ago

    Rising Tiger – Somehow I stepped away from Brad Thor’s books and the Scott Harvath series. Probably because the next one in the series wasn’t out and by time it came out, I was on to other authors. I’m almost caught up again and I don’t think that will happen again. I’m not sure how realistic it is to always make the right connections with other people but it makes for a great read.

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