Ahead of his latest, highly-anticipated new thriller hitting bookstores today, #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor was kind enough to answer a few of our questions.
Read the short Q&A below, then scroll down to read why Use of Force is this summer’s top must-read thriller!
When Brad Thor releases a new book, it’s pretty much a holiday for thriller fans all across the country. Honestly, his books should probably just come with a get-out-of-work slip because of how many people who will either be calling in today to stay home and read Use of Force or are planning to take time off to go to one of his book signing events.
So, what makes Thor’s book so good this year? Well, for starters, Scot Harvath–one of the genre’s most iconic heroes–is suiting up once again, ready to do whatever it takes to keep America safe from a devastating terrorist attack that’s said to be in the works. Over the past few books, Thor has really committed to developing his series character in ways that he previously never touched on. Overall, that development makes Harvath feel more real, and certainly more relatable, adding a little soul to go with his high-octane, hard-hitting plot.
Speaking of action, get ready for a double-dose of it. Thor is no stranger to writing major action sequences–in fact, he’s probably the best in the business at it right now. Fireworks are going off ahead of July 4th this year because Use of Force is Thor’s most action-packed novel to date.
While it can certainly be daunting as a reader to jump into a new long-running series (this is Thor’s sixteenth Scot Harvath novel), Brad Thor does a terrific job writing in a way that–while all part of a series and set in the same universe–allows each book to really stand on its own. So do not let the fact that you might not have read all his previous books stop you from running out and picking up (or staying in and ordering) Use of Force today!