Brad Thor received his degree from the University of Southern California, where he switched from business to creative writing and film. He was the creator, writer, producer and host of the award winning television program, Traveling Life. On his honeymoon with his wife, she urged him to follow his dream of writing a novel. When they returned, Thor began writing and the result was his first novel, The Lions of Lucerne.

Thor is a New York Times Bestselling author and his novels have been published all over the world. Many of his novels have won awards or been included on best of lists including NPR naming his novel, Blowback, as one of the Top 100 Killer Thrillers of All Time. He has also appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including hosting Glenn Beck's television and radio show, to discuss terrorism.

Book List in Order: 25 titles


  • Deadly operative Scot Harvath faces down the country’s most powerful enemy in #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Brad Thor’s new white-knuckle thriller. An unprecedented, potentially nation-ending threat has mater...



  • INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “[A]nother instant classic.” —The Real Book Spy “The undisputed master of blending geopolitics with spycraft…a thriller aficionado’s dream.” —The Providence JournalThe new Cold War is about to go h...



  • The world’s largest bounty has just been placed upon America’s top spy. His only hope for survival is to outwit, outrun, and outlast his enemies long enough to get to the truth. But for Scot Harvath to accomplish his most dangerous mission eve...



  • #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and #1 Publishers Weekly bestselling author Brad Thor is back with his most gripping thriller yet! In ancient texts, there are stories about men who struck from the shadows, seemingly beyond the reach of ...



  • Across Europe, a secret organization has begun attacking diplomats. Back in the United States, a foreign ally demands the identity of a highly placed covert asset. In the balance hang the ingredients for all-out war. With his mentor out of the gam...



  • From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor. 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 terrorism suspect (w...



  • Terrorism in Europe has spun out of control. The United States has decided on a dramatic response. Now, the CIA needs a very special kind of operative. Scot Harvath has exactly the skills the CIA is looking for. He’s a former U.S. Navy SEAL with...



  • #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor presents his greatest thriller ever -- an action-packed literary tour de force! Hidden deep within one of the world’s most powerful organizations is a secret committee with a devastating agenda. Its...



  • After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem -- no one knows if she can be trusted. But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade ...







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  • The most secretive organization in America operates without any accountability to the American people. Hiding in the shadows, pretending to be part of the United States government, its power is beyond measure. Control of this organization has just...



  • The free e-story prelude to Hidden Order, Brad Thor's next pulse-pounding Scot Harvath thriller. ...



  • Somewhere deep inside the United States government is a closely guarded list. Members of Congress never get to see it -- only the President and a secret team of advisers. Once your name is on the list, it doesn’t come off . . . until you’re dead....



  • New York Times bestsellng author Brad Thor brings readers his darkest and most intriguing thriller yet -- a terrifying story of espionage and betrayal -- brilliantly paced with superb nonstop action. Born in the shadows and kept from heads of stat...



  • Delta Force just got a lot more interesting. The world's most, elite counterterrorism ,,unit takes its game to a new level in Brad Thor's shattering New York Times bestseller. When a terrorist attack in Rome kills more than twenty Americans, four o...



  • Navy SEAL turned covert operative Scot Harvath is called to action once again in Brad Thor's hottest political thriller yet. Buried within the black ops budgets of the Department of Defense, a new spy agency has been created. Unfettered by the ove...



  • Every politician has a secret. And when the daughter of a politically connected family is kidnapped abroad, America's new president will agree to anything--even a deadly and ill-advised rescue plan--in order to keep his secret hidden. But when cover...



  • June 632 AD: Deep within the Uranah Valley of Mount Arafat in Mecca, the Prophet Mohammed shares with his closest companions a final and startling revelation. Within days, he is assassinated. September 1789: US Minister to France Thomas Jefferson, w...



  • A master assassin. A vendetta years in the making. And a counter terrorism operative who will risk everything -- even treason -- to keep the people he loves alive. Brad Thor, the New York Times bestselling author of Takedown, delivers an explosive...







  • JULY 4th WEEKEND, NEW YORK CITY: As thousands of holiday travelers make their way out of Manhattan, a flawlessly executed terrorist attack plunges the city into a maelstrom of panic and death. Amidst the chaos, an elite team of foreign soldiers is s...



  • in Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night

    PREPARE TO BE THRILLED AS YOU'VE NEVER BEEN BEFORE. THRILLER is the first collection of pure thriller stories ever published. Offering up heart-pumping tales of suspense in all its guises are thirty-two of the most critically acclaimed and award-w...



  • Scot Harvath's counterterrorism career has just crashed and burned -- thanks in part to a ruthless senator with her sights set on the White House. But when the war on terror takes a chilling turn, the president has no choice but to secretly bring Har...



  • America's worst nightmare has just become a brutal reality. The most unlikely terrorist enemy of all now holds a knife against the country's throat. With both diplomatic and conventional military options swept from the table, the president of the Uni...



  • After rescuing the President from kidnappers, Navy SEAL turned Secret Service agent Scot Harvath shifts his attentions to rooting out, capturing, or killing all those responsible for the plot. As he prepares to close out his list, a bloody and twiste...



  • On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the unthinkable has happened: the President of the United States has been kidnapped, and his Secret Service detail massacred. Only one agent has survived -- ex-Navy SEAL Scot Harvath. He doesn't buy the official li...


Complete Series List in Order

Athena Project

1) The Athena Project (Dec-2010)

Scot Harvath

1) The Lions of Lucerne (Jan-2002)
2) Path of the Assassin (Jan-2003)
3) State of the Union (Jan-2004)
4) Blowback (Jun-2005)
4.5) The Athens Solution (Jun-2006)
5) Takedown (Jun-2006)
6) The First Commandment (Aug-2007)
7) The Last Patriot (Jul-2008)
8) The Apostle (Jul-2009)
9) Foreign Influence (Jul-2010)
10) Full Black (Aug-2011)
11) Black List (Jul-2012)
11.5) Free Fall (Jun-2013)
12) Hidden Order (Jul-2013)
12.1) Epilogue II (Oct-2013)
13) Act of War (Jul-2014)
14) Code of Conduct (Jul-2015)
15) Foreign Agent (Jun-2016)
16) Use of Force (Jul-2017)
17) Spymaster (Jul-2018)
18) Backlash (Jun-2019)
19) Near Dark (Jul-2020)
20) Black Ice (Jul-2021)
21) Rising Tiger (Jul-2022)