See The Plot Details for Brad Thor’s Next Thriller (UPDATED)

UPDATE: 12.16

Brad Thor just released the cover art for Backlash via his newsletter. We’ve added the artwork below, to go with the plot description.

On June 25th, Scot Harvath returns in Backlash, the latest thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor.

Backlash, the 18th book in Thor’s popular franchise, will follow Spymaster (2018), which featured the year’s most jaw-dropping cliffhanger, one that left readers absolutely stunned and begging for more. While Thor announced the title back in December via his official newsletter, Book Spy followers are getting an exclusive first look at the hard-hitting plot details. Check them out below! 


Backlash Brad Thor promo.jpg#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 death itself.  These men were considered part angel, part demon.  Their loyalty was to their families, their friends, and their kings.  You crossed these men at your peril.  And once crossed, there was no crossing back. 

They were fearless; men of honor who have been known throughout history by different names: Spartan, Viking, Samurai.

Today, men like these still strike from the shadows. They are highly prized intelligence agents, military operatives, and assassins. 

One man is all three. 

Two days ago, that man was crossed – badly.

Now, far from home and surrounded by his enemy, Scot Harvath must battle his way out. 

With no support, no cavalry coming, and no one even aware of where he is, it will take everything he has ever learned to survive. 

But survival isn’t enough.  Harvath wants revenge.

In the most explosive novel Brad Thor has ever written, page after captivating page of action, intrigue, loyalty, and betrayal will keep you hooked until the very last sentence and a revelation that will take your breath away.



Brad Thor is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eighteen thrillers, including SpymasterUse of ForceThe Last Patriot (nominated best thriller of the year by the International Thriller Writers Association), Blowback (recognized as one of the “Top 100 Killer Thrillers of All Time” by NPR), The Athena Project, and Foreign Influence (one of Suspense Magazine’s best political thrillers of the year). 

Backlash, in stores everywhere this summer, is currently available for pre-order wherever books are sold. For more updates, make sure you’re signed up for Thor’s newsletter here, and that you’re following him on Twitter and Facebook.



Praised as “one of today’s finest book reviewers” by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, Ryan Steck (“The Godfather of the thriller genre” — Ben Coes) has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). Steck also works full-time as a freelance editor and pens a monthly thriller column for CrimeReads. For more information, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.

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