Brad Thor (born 1969) is an American thriller novelist and author of The Lions of Lucerne, Path of the Assassin, State of the Union, Blowback, Takedown, The First Commandment, The Last Patriot, The Apostle, Foreign Influence, The Athena Project, ?Full Black?, and Black List. His next novel, ?Hidden Order? will publish in the summer of 2013. His novels have been published in countries around the world. He also contributed a short story entitled "The Athens Solution" to the James Patterson-edited anthology, Thriller.
The Last Patriot was nominated for "Best Thriller of the Year" by the International Thriller Writers Association. His novel Blowback was voted by National Public Radio listeners as one of the "100 Best Ever" Killer Thrillers.
He lives in Chicago and in the Greek island of Antiparos.
Thor was born and raised in Chicago, but lived in Park City, Utah for eight years.
Thor is a graduate of the Sacred Heart Schools, the Francis W. Parker School (Chicago), and the University of Southern California (jelly laude), where he studied creative writing under author T.C. Boyle.
Prior to becoming a novelist, he was the award-winning creator, producer, writer, and host of the national public television series Traveling Lite.
Thor is a member of The Heritage Foundation and has spoken at their national headquarters on the need for robust missile defense. Thor is a Fellow of the Alexandrian Defense Group, and is a frequent television and cable news commentator.
Thor has said in interviews that he shadowed a Black ops team in Afghanistan in 2008 to conduct research for his thriller, The Apostle.
Thor is a regular contributor to the Glenn Beck television program and has appeared on other Fox News Channel shows, as well as on CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and PBS to discuss terrorism and parallels between his novels and real threats facing the world today.
On June 17, 2009, Thor hosted a one-hour "Insider Special" for Beck’s radio show. He also blogs for Andrew Breitbart’s BIG sites.
Warner Bros. has purchased the rights to both Thor’s Scot Harvath and his The Athena Project books to develop action-thriller movie franchises for the studio.
Because of the content of Thor’s thriller The Last Patriot, Glenn Beck predicted he might be assassinated by Muslim extremists. Thor has been referred to by WorldNetDaily as "the new Salman Rushdie.
Robert D. Crane, a Muslim convert and one-time aide to Richard Nixon, called the novel, "Islamophobia," "a subliminal mimetic," and an "emotional demonization of Islam and Muslims." In response, Robert Spencer criticized Crane’s article.
The novel is said to have been banned in Saudi Arabia.
Scot Harvath series
Brad Thor – The Lions Of Lucerne (read by Armand Schultz)
Brad Thor – Path Of The Assassin (read by Armand Schultz)
Brad Thor – State Of The Union (read by George Guidall)
Brad Thor – Blowback (read by George Guidall)
Brad Thor – Takedown (read by George Guidall)
Brad Thor – The First Commandment (read by George Guidall)
Brad Thor – The Last Patriot (read by George Guidall)
Brad Thor – The Apostle (read by George Guidall)
Brad Thor – Foreign Influence (read by Armand Schultz)
Brad Thor – The Athena Project (read by Elizabeth Marvel)
Brad Thor – Full Black (read by Armand Schultz)
Brad Thor – Black List (read by Armand Schultz)
Brad Thor – Free Fall (read by Armand Schultz)
Brad Thor – Hidden Order (read by Armand Schultz)
Brad Thor – Act Of War (read by Armand Schultz)
Brad Thor – Code Of Conduct (read by Armand Schultz)
Brad Thor – Foreign Agent (read by Armand Schultz)
Brad Thor – Use Of Force (read by Armand Schultz)
Brad Thor – Spy Master (read by Armand Schultz)
Scot Harvath series