The Lions of Lucerne

The Lions of Lucerne Length hrs and mins In a daring and chilling debut Brad Thor draws us into a sinister labyrinth of political intrigue and international terrorism serving up an explosive cocktail of unrelentin

  • Title: The Lions of Lucerne
  • Author: Brad Thor Armand Schultz
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  • Length 15 hrs and 24 mins In a daring and chilling debut, Brad Thor draws us into a sinister labyrinth of political intrigue and international terrorism, serving up an explosive cocktail of unrelenting action as one man is pushed to the edge.On the snow covered slopes of Utah, the unthinkable has just become a nightmarish reality 30 Secret Service agents have been vicio Length 15 hrs and 24 mins In a daring and chilling debut, Brad Thor draws us into a sinister labyrinth of political intrigue and international terrorism, serving up an explosive cocktail of unrelenting action as one man is pushed to the edge.On the snow covered slopes of Utah, the unthinkable has just become a nightmarish reality 30 Secret Service agents have been viciously executed and the vacationing president of the United States kidnapped by one of the most lethal terrorist organizations in the Middle East the Fatah Revolutionary Council.But surviving agent and ex Navy SEAL Scot Harvath doesn t believe the Fatah Revolutionary Council is responsible for the attack Driven by his professional code of duty and honor, Harvath creates his own rules to get some answers But his search for the truth raises the blood pressure of his superiorsd casts his own life in mortal jeopardy The deadly machinations have been set in motion by a shadowy coalition, comprising some of the highest ranking officials in government and business men who operate above the law, men who realize the threat Harvath poses to their hidden agendan who will do anything to stop him.Framed for murder and on the run, Harvath takes his own brand of justice to the towering mountains of Switzerland where he finds an improbable ally in the beautiful Claudia Mueller of the Swiss Federal Attorney s Office Together they must brave the subzero temperatures and sheer heights of treacherous Mount Pilatus and enter the den of the most notorious team of professional killers the world has ever known 2012 Brad Thor P 2012 Simon Schuster, Inc

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    1. After loving my first exposure to Brad Thor and his Scot Harvath character, in Black List, I figured I would start back at the beginning with the first in the series. While the writing isn't as tight -- this is Thor's first published book -- the story was just as compelling, if not more so. The stakes couldn't be higher, with Secret Service Agent Scot Harvath having to hunt down those responsible for the kidnapping of the U.S. President and the killing of thirty of Scot's Secret Service co-worke [...]

    2. Uhmt sure where to start to convey all the ways this struck me as ludicrous. I read it because it was recommended in the Suspense part of The Ultimate Reading List. I probably should have been warned it wasn't for me when I saw blurbs praising it by Vince Flynn of Term Limits and Glenn Beck. But hey, as it turned out, it wasn't that it was outre right-wing that turned me off, but that when it comes down to it I'm the kind of gal who believes Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone to assassinate President [...]

    3. Meh.After reading 11 Vince Flynn novels, and being unable to wait until Vince beats cancer so he can write some more, I decided to give this Brad Thor guy a shot. I'll keep looking for a fix elsewhere. This is very mediocre writing; the dialogue often didn't fit the intensity level of the situation. For example, they just had 30 fellow Secret Service agents shot up, and the president kidnapped, and immediately after Thor feels like it is a good time to develop protagonist Scot Harvath's characte [...]

    4. This book was generally good. It centers on Scot Harvath, an intelligence agent for the US government. The plot involves the kidnapping of the president and the framing of Harvarth for the crime. It reads a lot like a Ludlum novel, with contemporary overtones.There were times that the character development and individual scenes really drew me in, and there were times, especially during the gun fights, where it felt stereotypical. The action scenes were interesting, but they felt like every gunfi [...]

    5. THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN KIDNAPPED. If that isn't engrossing, I don't know what is. Highly impressed with Brad Thor's debut novel, & it's precisely what I had been looking for. I wanted a spy/intelligence series with plausible, real-world characters, heavy on action, without being too partisan in politics, but yet have a strong governmental aspect to it all. This book fit the bill. Sort of a cross between TV's "24" and a Tom Clancy thriller, the Scot Harvath character is well-written and can b [...]

    6. This thriller is the first of a series chronicling the adventures of one Scott Harvath, Secret Service agent and all-around stubborn, slightly egotistical, obsessive pursuer of justice/bad guys, adrenaline junkie, etc. etc. To be honest, I actually read one of the books later in the series before I read this one. I hate doing that. I hate breaking continuity, stepping in the middle of an ongoing story, but I digress. Scott Harvath works the Presidential detail, but this particular day, he is esc [...]

    7. 08/23/08TITLE/AUTHOR: LIONS OF LUCERNE by Brad ThorRATING: 4.5/B+GENRE/PUB DATE/# OF PGS: Thriller/2002/416 pgs SERIES/STAND ALONE: 1st Scot HarvathTIME/PLACE: Early 2000's/Utah, Washington, DC, Switzerland CHARACTERS: Scot Harvath/Secret Service Agent FIRST LINES: "Senators" said Fawcett as he strode across the polished floor in his monogrammed Stubbs * Wooton opera slippers. "I'm so very pleased you could make it."COMMENTS: Library book. Fast paced -- full of action and adventure. Don't usuall [...]

    8. wanted to read the Brad Thor book on the best seller list and found that this book is first in a group (Tom Clancey-like) of thrillers with the same main character. Since the first book "sets" the character I decided to read it first and I wasn't disappointed. A funny sideline is that - being set in the DeerValley/Park City area a Mormon family became part of the plot. The descriptions of the Mormon relegion was really hilarious to a Mormon. Just when I decided the author had researched with a d [...]

    9. REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; NOVEMBER 26, 2015Narrator: Armand SchultzI struggled with this one even though I thought the plot had good potential. First, I did not like the way Harvath was portrayed - he came across as inexperienced, awkward with authority figures and generally stumbled around. 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.I was disappointed with the overall writing bec [...]

    10. This book shows why I first became hooked on Brad Thor novels; it's fast paced, alternately tense, with a wise cracking tough guy character truly different from most series technothrillers. Scot Harvath is tough, smart, resourceful, and has a sense of humor about himself and others. He is also on the President's secret service detail, and was 'on watch' when the Commander in Chief was kidnapped. In disgrace, he realizes the investigation into the President's disappearance is on the wrong track, [...]

    11. I did not read this novel completely by choice. I got caught in a long-wait situation without a book--it can only happen when I’m using someone else’s car--so I ducked into a used bookstore. That meant buying a standalone or the first in a series, because I already own the next book in line of any series I enjoy. I chose the first Scot Harvath book.I have mixed feeling on this effort. It contained multiple transgressions of the single thing I hate most: the seasoned professional whose does i [...]

    12. 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!! If you like action, political intrigue and a quick read - this is the book for you. Scot does look like invincible superman though - the bad guys fail to kill him many times. Non- stop action thriller that keeps you turning the page. Lots of action over US and Switzerland searching for missing President. Some action parts not real believable - hero had h [...]

    13. I'm having a hard time just giving this book 3 stars. It just doesn't measure up to more than average, at best.First of all, I found the pacing rather off. There is some good action at the beginning to set the stage, but then for the next 80% it just goes from one random action scene to the next. The bad guys are inept and Harvath is just as inept. He is never in control of the situation and relies more on luck than what little skill he exhibits. Movies with never-ending action sequences bore me [...]

    14. Being a fan of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan series and Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp series, I finally decided to give Brad Thor a shot, and for my first book of his I didn't come back disappointed!In The Lions of Lucerne, the US President is on vacation on the snow-covered slopes of Utah, and while skiing, the President and his Secret Service team are ambushed by a group of highly-trained Hitmen, who wipe out the Secret Service agents, and kidnap the President, only one SS agent has survived the ambush, e [...]

    15. One does not expect Shakespearean prose, Holmesian smarts or Dilbertian wit while picking up the books of this genre but even by the usual standards, the plot and the tale are below par. It is all action, which is what is needed, but even more "luck".The entire story is full of accidental discoveries, charmed life-saving instances, the complete stupidity of the villains who are otherwise extremely intelligent in committing the most difficult of the crime and coincidences that break open the crim [...]

    16. My dad recommended this author to me. This is his first novel with recurring character Scot Harvath. The first of Brad Thor's political thrillers involving main character Scot Harvath, Lions of Lucerne will not disappoint. This fast paced novel is hard to put down. When I was forced to step away from the book I found myself thinking about it wondering how Agent Harvath was going to escape his current life or death situation.I typically read in bed to help me fall asleep at night. This is not pos [...]

    17. This was one heck of a good read. fast passed and full action on your face writhing. Although the finale was a bit predictable. Anyway 4* is well placed score. Scott Harvath, a Secret Service Agent is part of the detail that is protecting the President and his daughter while on a skiing vacation in Utah. A conspiracy at the highest levels of government causes the skiing party to be ambushed and only Harvath, the President and his daughter survive the assault. However, the President has been kidn [...]

    18. I just found Brad Thor and I love his books. I am on the third book right now. If you like action and suspense, you will love his books. His hero is Scot Horvath former Navy Seal, Secret Service, CIA and Homeland Security agent. I'm not sure who he works for now but the adventures and excitment just keep on coming. The Lions of Lucerne is his first book about Scot. In this book he is on the president's detail. They are on vacation in Utah skiing with the president and his daughter. All the agent [...]

    19. This author really "gets" the current political clime vis-a-vis certain "religions of peace" and their suicidal war against western civilization. Thor's no-holds-barred anti-PC books are excellent if you like a quick paced taught thriller that you won't be able to put down until you've finished reading. "Lions of Lucerne" is the book that started it all, and it's always fun to crack open the next Scott Harvath novel because I know I'll be in for a great ride!

    20. 4.5 Stars. This is a big book in so many ways and does a good job of introducing the main character to the series, Scot Horvath. By the end of the book we know him very well, what makes him tick and his key strengths, but whatever you do don't point a gun, a knife or even a finger at him - you will regret it! An interesting theme is set up in this book with the kidnapping of the American President and Scot sets about finding the President to bring him home. Thoroughly recommended.

    21. THE LIONS OF LUCERNE is a highly ambitious debut novel; deftly crafted in a technical sense, but with next to no literary value.It's what I call a "dumb smart thriller," meaning that it is incredibly detailed and well researched, yet plagued with childish prose and characters that continually say and do stupid and/or unrealistic things.Perhaps the editor is partially to blame. Brad Thor is by no means an economical writer, and LIONS could easily shed 50 pages simply by cutting out any unnecessar [...]

    22. 3.5 StarsI'm still looking for a good substitute for the late Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp Series.Brad Thor's Scot Harvath Series comes very close. And I did enjoy The Lions of Lucerne - the first in the series, but it was a lttle too long. But that usually is the case for the beginning of a series, especially a new author which Thor was at the time he wrote Lions. Hence the reason and only reason for deducting half a star. Even with the length, the story unfolded quickly for the most of the novel. [...]

    23. I am beyond stunned that this book averages a four-star rating; I can't believe that there are intelligent people who love this stuff. I can only hope that Thor becomes a better writer in the subsequent books, but I will not be sticking around to find out.Much of this book was stunningly awful. I only had five chapters of the 83 left to read and it took me two weeks to finally polish it off. If I wasn't in a public place when I finally killed it, I would have screamed with exasperation at how ho [...]

    24. The Lions of LucerneBrad ThorEnter a new player to my reading; Scot Harvath, the hero of this suspense novel series. Trained and served with Seal Team 2, now assigned as Secret Service to protect the president. If you like the John Wells Series by Alex Berensen or the Mitch Rapp Series by Vince Flynn, you will love Scot Harvath and the series that Brad Thor has created. Another new player that I enjoy thoroughly is the Dewy Andreas Series by Ben Coes.All of the above, and probably many more, are [...]

    25. This is Brad Thor's first book and my first read of Brad Thor. I had read a couple of Vince Flynn novels and Thor was recommended on and as a similar read. This is definitely true. The main chararacter of both authors are similar at least in their ability to be a super efficient killing machine, all legally done under the guise of 'National Security'. Also both characters are hugely likeable. I almost felt sorry for Thor's Scott Harvath through most of the book as he seemed to have enemies eve [...]

    26. Is there a 3.5? I thought this was an excellent book, though not as good as Thor's newer books. It's interesting to read, esp. in light of the presidential plot. However, I had a little trouble believing ANY SEAL could withstand as much as Thor's character did. For some reason I kept thinking of Jason Bourne (lol).That said, he's a sympathetic character and one I rooted for.This book is very conservative politically, akin to Vince Flynn.Thor's an excellent writer, as confirmed by his NYT Bestsel [...]

    27. This is the first Brad Thor novel I've read, and he delivers on the thriller genre quite solidly. I like the plot (but, then, I'm a conspiracy theorist at heart, so the plot made total sense for me), and the main character, Scot Harvarth, is a typical wise-cracking loner who saves the day. The pacing is not as strong as early Tom Clancy books, but it was solid and well done. The characters are a bit two dimensional, but I find that to be generally true of the genre, and so don't hold it against [...]

    28. I have seen BT novels everywhere so thought I better give him a try. This story has an interesting premise, but is not carried through. This Scott Harvath secret service is supposed to be one of the best. If that is the case the secret service is in sad trouble. Spoiler: when he finds the president and breaks down the door you would think someone would be the lookout, but no.we rather get hit over the head. This kind of thing happened all through the book; it drove me crazy.

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