Use of Force - Brad Thor

Use of Force

By Brad Thor

  • Release Date: 2017-06-27
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,805 Ratings


From the #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Brad Thor comes “his very best” (The Washington Times) thriller, following covert operative Scot Harvath as he is called upon to stop an ISIS-led plot to destroy the Vatican.

As a storm rages across the Mediterranean Sea, a terrifying distress call is made to the Italian Coast Guard. Days later, a body washes ashore. Identified as a high value but missing terrorism suspect, his name sends panic through the Central Intelligence Agency.

Where was he headed? What was he planning? And could he be connected to the “spectacular attack” they have been fearing all summer? In a race against time, the CIA taps an unorthodox source to get answers: Navy SEAL turned covert counterterrorism operative, Scot Harvath. Hired on a black contract, Harvath provides the deniability the United States needs, while he breaks every rule along the way.

Teeming with fascinating characters and electrifying intrigue, Brad Thor does it again and proves why he is known around-the-world as a master of thrillers.


  • Another homerun

    By Rohanius
    Brad Thor never disappoints. He got me back into reading, and I am forever grateful. You will not be disappointed by this book, and it will be a quick read because you won’t want to put it down.
  • Use of Force

    By TheBeowulf
    Brad Thor book is the worst ever, and by analogy, he is the worst auther ever - this is perhaps the most boring worthless book I’ve ever tried to read. Using this book as a indication of Thor’s writing, I’ll never buy another of his book; what a fraud
  • Couldn’t wait for it to be over

    By r2d2rv6
    Boring book. The author lost interest at the end and wanted it to be over as quickly as I did. Thor is off my list along with Patterson
  • Would Read Again

    By ANProctor
    Started uniquely and kept me intrigued the entire way through. Never any dull moments. Secondary storyline though was absolutely unnecessary in every aspect. Had nothing to do with primary plot and was pointless. Could’ve saved time writing that and added more to the ending. As an author I don’t think you should squeeze the entire ending of the story in 15 pages when it took 300+ pages to set it up. Axe the secondary plot and add to the ending. Overall a great story and ended pretty well, just would’ve liked for it to be more in depth than it was. I won’t given it a perfect 5 stars, due to lack of understanding of the point of the second plot, but the idea and storyline of plot A was well put together. It was also nice to see Harvath’s humor in this one a bit more. I like that side of him and hope to see more of it in the future! Great Job Thor!
  • Great fast paced read but a disappointing ending

    By plasmabrad
    As always, this Brad Thor book was spot on. As a person who knows much of the terrorism narrative is manufactured by our govt the book was a great read. Disappointed in the abrupt ending but would still recommend.
  • Use of Force

    By champion shooter
    Wonderful read. Enjoyed it immensely.
  • Use of force

    By Maj. V
    Another great novel. This author is the best on military knowledge and describing how a person handles the stress of that type of life.
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  • Use of Force

    By Jackson B tunes
    Brad Thor has written, as always, a thrilling novel which brings forth the realistic dark world of ISIS and the entire terrorist organization. His research and knowledge along with his strict attention to detail are unmatched. His characters are operators that the tactical world can truly identify with. Solid, straight up writing from a true professional! High speed, low drag!
  • Solid, fast-paced story

    By Long-time Yahoo user
    The story was solid, but a lot of the dialogue was clunky and one-dimensional. Much like vintage Tom Clancy, the best writing is the detail and action and not the human interaction.