EXCLUSIVE: See the plot Details for Brad Thor’s ‘Dead Fall’

On July 11, 2023, Scot Harvath—one of the thriller genre’s most beloved heroes—returns to action in Dead Fall, the highly-anticipated new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor.

It never really feels like summer until Harvath is back in bookstores, and with winter settling in for most of the country, now’s a good time to start looking ahead to beach season by highlighting one of the most anticipated books of 2023. Dead Fall, the twenty-second thriller in Thor’s mega-popular series, will follow the events of Rising Tiger, which came out earlier this year and saw Harvath and company take on a dangerous new enemy on an unfamiliar battlefield. That book rocketed to the top of the Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers list, giving fans the kind of white-knuckle reading experience that only Brad Thor can provide. The question now is, how does Thor top himself next time around, and what new threats might be waiting for Scot Harvath?

While very little was previously known about the plot of Dead Fall, Book Spy readers are getting an exclusive sneak peek at the official synopsis. Check out the explosive details below.


New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Brad Thor’s new pulse-pounding thriller. 

In the war-ravaged borderlands of Ukraine, a Russian military unit has gone rogue.  Its members, conscripted from the worst prisons and mental asylums across Russia, are the most criminally violent, psychologically dangerous combatants to ever set foot upon the modern battlefield. 

With all attention focused on the frontlines, they have pushed deeper into the interior to wage a campaign of unspeakable barbarity.   As they move from village to village, committing horrific war crimes, they meet little resistance as all able-bodied men are off fighting the war.

Simultaneously, a team of Russian mercenaries has been dispatched by the Kremlin to loot truckloads of art and priceless cultural treasures hidden away in a host of churches, museums, and private homes.

When multiple American aid workers are killed, America’s top spy is sent in to settle the score.  But in a country almost the size of Texas, will Harvath be able to find the men in question and, more importantly, will he be able to stop them before they can kill again?



Brad Thor is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-two thrillers, including Black IceNear Dark (one of Suspense Magazine’s Best Books of the Year), Backlash (nominated for the Barry Award for Best Thriller of the Year), Spymaster (“One of the all-time best thriller novels” —The Washington Times), The Last Patriot (nominated Best Thriller of the Year by the International Thriller Writers association), and Blowback (one of the “Top 100 Killer Thrillers of All Time” —NPR). Visit his official website and follow him on Facebook and on Twitter for more info.

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