The Athena Project - Brad Thor

The Athena Project

By Brad Thor

  • Release Date: 2010-11-23
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
4
From 1,179 Ratings

Description

From #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Brad Thor, four deadly women from the top-secret Athena Project join Delta Force as they undertake one of the nation’s most dangerous assignments.

The world’s most elite counterterrorism unit has just taken its game to an entirely new level. And not a moment too soon...

From behind the rows of razor wire, a new breed of counterterrorism operator has emerged.

Just as skilled, just as fearsome, and just as deadly as their colleagues, Delta Force’s newest members have only one thing setting them apart—their gender. Part of a top-secret, all-female program codenamed The Athena Project, four of Delta’s best and brightest women are about to undertake one of the nation’s deadliest assignments.

When a terrorist attack in Rome kills more than twenty Americans, Athena Team members Gretchen Casey, Julie Ericsson, Megan Rhodes, and Alex Cooper are tasked with hunting down the Venetian arms dealer responsible for providing the explosives. But there is more to the story than anyone knows.

In the jungles of South America, a young US intelligence officer has made a grisly discovery. Surrounded by monoliths covered with Runic symbols, one of America’s greatest fears appears to have come true. Simultaneously in Colorado, a foreign spy is close to penetrating the mysterious secret the US government has hidden beneath Denver International Airport.

As Casey, Ericsson, Rhodes, and Cooper close in on their target, they will soon learn that another attack—one of unimaginable proportions—has already been set in motion, and the greatest threat they face may be the secrets kept by their own government.

Reviews

  • Sexy, Funny, and Fast Paced

    5
    By Soothing River Sounds for Sleep
    The Athena group are hilarious and their personalities shine as they take on the various dangerous missions that are suited for their style of talent. Great, fast, easy read!
  • Great team

    4
    By Thunder2usmc
    Awesome read
  • Sufficient

    3
    By ANProctor
    Really good storyline. Well put together and the side story was a good twist I wasn’t expecting. The main story was a little stagnant and the playful banter between the women was often annoying and not as serious as I would have liked given the exclusivity of the Athena Team. Side story was good, but kind of pointless to add in there. I would have liked more from the main storyline versus story B, but the book overall kept me intrigued! Not great, but it definitely was a good one and it was very interesting!
  • All of.

    5
    By Deermisser
    I have enjoyed all of Thor’s books. Looking forward to his next novel. When will it be out?
  • The Athena Project

    5
    By Block Islander..
    Can't wait de the next one....! Every bit as good as Scott or Mitch Rapp
  • Athena Project

    5
    By LindyPetanque
    Fast and furious action with a great plot. Couldn't put it down!
  • Horrible!

    1
    By Dino Brava
    I have read all of Brad Thor's novels and loved them...except this one! Ridiculous female dialogue, the plot had more holes in it than Bonnie and Clyde, and the endless female stereotypes were seemingly created in the hormonally-charged mind of an eleven year old boy. The major problem beyond this clunker of a novel is that Thor has warned (I mean promised) us that there will be more Athena Project novels to come! This threat (I mean promise) has already come to fruition with the Athena Project Barbie Dolls showing up in his latest novel, Black List! Thankfully, Scott Harvath is the main character and Black List ends up being a page-turner. Brad, sometimes you just have to cut your losses and admit you have made a mistake. You simply are incapable of writing about women without emphasizing the superficial. You don't want to become known as the Russ Meyer of spy novels, do you??? Hey, we all have our faults, but most people don't write an entire novel pointing them out. Stick with Scott Harvath and your legions of fans will stick with you!
  • OK but for TOO many pages of contrived female prattle

    3
    By Sailndayz
    Basic plot, OK. But stuffing the book with pages of mindless contrived female prattle really took this book way down in my opinion. Not very good.
  • Don't bother

    1
    By Slaplace
    This has to be one of Thor's worst. He portrays his "all woman" covert team as ditsy and incapable of doing an assignment without stupid sexually themed dialogue. I think the author should stick to male operatives. At least he depicts them as professional and intelligent.
  • Ughhh

    3
    By Shippreck
    It was ok. Keeps your attention but parts were veeeeerry cliche and I felt I could have written half of it. Poor structure.