Framing the Dialogue

Foreign Influence

The frightening thing about Brad Thor’s novels is the shear number of ways that terrorists could hit the United States.  Scot Harvath is back to foil major attempts to hit Americans here and abroad.  Harvath struggles with his age (fortyish), his desire for a family, and his deep hatred of jihadists as he travels the globe hunting down the Islamic fundamentalist organization plotting destruction. 

Foreign Influence introduces several new patriots that are engaged in the global struggle against terrorism.  They signal perhaps a changing of the guard for Brad Thor’s Harvath character.  They are no less lethal and may allow Scot Harvath to take a less direct role in the fight again evil.  While Harvath no longer works for the United States’ government his new employer enjoys a close relationship with American agencies.  As usual Thor writes an action-packed thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat and awake at night as you try to find a slow spot to grab some sleep.  Good luck with that.

Thor takes his literary stick and pokes the eyes of global Islamic jihadists as he reveals the high degree of homosexuality to be found in terror cells.  We all know about their poor treatment of women, but I had no idea about their fondness for children.  Kidnapping the children of fellow Muslims out of retribution or to force them to do thier bidding seems low even for the religion of peace.  Perhaps the biggest and best sanctuary protecting the terrorists are the mosques.  Thor highlights the position in which our politically correct rules place us.  We have to ask if our respect for religious freedom is being taken advantage of by those plotting our destruction.

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