In this thriller, Brad Thor starts out at a fast pace and ramps it up after that. From one critical situation to another, the reader is kept on edge waiting to see how the latest situation works out. No need to try and lead the reader into the next chapter, the action demands it. The story, cast globally, holds interest, not only in the plot, but also the scenic descriptions. Places like Paris, Rome, the coastline of Italy and many other areas are depicted in this action packed story.
Scot Harvath is hired by the CIA under cover. He has with him, exmembers of the Seals, Green Berets and the Marine Recon Force. Knowing the CIA is not supposed to operate within the confines of the USA, Harvath launches a reconnaissance of a festival in search of bombers. During this festival, he calls up a drone to help in his search as well as diverting his men to the one person that he seeks. After this somewhat successful operation, he deploys with his men overseas and once again employs the use of a drone to help in his mission.
He finally winds up, with his group, in Italy and the search for a missing chemist’s part in the terrorist plot starts. Action packed, Use of Force segues from one problem to another and Harvath has to use outside help in the form of an Italian offshoot of the CIA in Italy. Although the main terrorist travels across Europe and into Paris, Harvath is constantly on the alert. Bombings continue until Scot finally learns his nemisis’ identity in Italy. The finale, once again is action packed and Harvath eventually succeeds in subduing the terrorist and his plot.
Brad Thor, the author of Use Of Force, is a very erudite writer. It seems that because of his writings, he had been invited by the Department of Homeland Security “Red Cell” program where he, along with other peers brainstormed various terrorist scenarios . On June 27th, Thor is scheduled to do a book signing in Northvale.
The book goes on sale on June 27th.