Brad Thor’s thriller in the Scot Harvath series, The Lions of Lucerne. 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. He’s fearless. He’s tireless. If you get him angry, as does the chief of staff of the vice-president of the United States, he’ll pop you with an uppercut. He’s Secret.

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It simply was not good. First of all, I found the pacing rather off. They rarely “preach” from the pulpit. Harvath is a great kick-ass type character, a highly trained operative with a no-nonsense attitude who doesn’t always play by the rules but always gets the job done, very similar llons Flynn’s Mitch Rapp character.

My dad recommended this author to me. The momentum of the plot alone may satisfy some readers. This book is the first in a series of at least two as there is a sequel which has been released and which I will be reviewing shortly. For example, they just had 30 fellow Secret Service agents shot up, and the president kidnapped, and immediately after Lcuerne feels like it is a good time to develop protagonist Scot Harvath’s characte Meh.

Books with never-ending random action don’t improve the situation. He also appears to lose his super detector ring, because he does some terribly stupid things – or continues to, since any rational agent would work with the teams to determine what happened, not go lone wolf agent right off the bat.

Even in the “good” parts, however, it was pretty lame. The worst example has the narrative explain how the hero studies the faces in any public kucerne he enters, and the scene closes with someone he has reason to be suspicious of leaving the room unnoticed with his sabotage complete. Pf have also created an array of terrific bonus material for you at my web site Brda.


They liona assault a hidden base, which had no hidden intruder alarms slightly suspicious from a top-notch group like the Lionsand rescue the President. Movies with never-ending action sequences bore me I’m having a hard time just giving this book 3 stars. Scot’s actions are more than just reckless–they get people killed. The supposedly “highly trained” mercenaries hunting Harvath just stand and spray bullets ineffectively.


Somehow Agent Harvath manages to escape this insane situation that he put himself into with only a grazing gunshot wound. It’s always a wonderful feeling when you discover someone new!

I really enjoy “globe-trotting” types of thrillers, and Thor’s background as a travel expert does wonders in helping him depict exotic foreign locales and cultures. Throughout the picturesque towns of Bern, Interlaken and Lucerne, Harvath plays a deadly game of cat and mouse with the real kidnappers, as well as rogue factions within his own government that want him terminated before he can save the president.

The Lions Of Lucerne

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. Jun 23, Tyler Montague rated it it was ok.

In disgrace, he realizes the investigation into the President’s disappearance is on the wrong track, and realizes that the only thing he can do is to find the kidnapped man.

God has the task of final judgment, not spouses. Must redeem within 90 days.

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This is very mediocre writing; the dialogue often didn’t fit the intensity level of the situation. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. It could have been a good story. Though the plot is okayish, it just doesn’t satisfy.


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 John F. As the action opens on the ski slopes outside Park City, Utah, the something Harvath has screwed up. We’re talking head-hopping, intrusive dialogue tagging, jarring frequent F-bombs, designer label name-dropping and awkwardly constructed sentences that don’t flow–added to that is a Barbie Doll “gorgeous” love interest and indestructible Marty Stu ex-SEAL Olympic-class skier protagonist Scot Harvath.

He does not desire to clear his name, but rather, he realizes he must uphold the oath he swore to protect the President, and that the only way to do it is to find and free him. His portrayal of Switzerland, in particular, is so vivid, I feel as though I’ve actually been there. If a character so much as brushes her teeth, you can bet Thor will tell us exactly what kind of toothpaste she used.

How he goes about that makes for interesting and page turning reading. Gryffindor Reading Challenge 9 21 Mar 12, But very good overall read that kept me up too late several nights.

And that’s just for starters. Other books in the series.