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The Athena Project: A Thriller

by Brad Thor

Atria Books | September 7, 2011 | Hardcover

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The world's most elite counterterrorism unit has just taken its game to an entirely new level. And not a moment too soon . . .

From behind the rows of razor wire, a new breed of counterterrorism operator has emerged. 

Just as skilled, just as fearsome, and just as deadly as their colleagues, Delta Force's newest members have only one thing setting them apart-their gender. Part of a top-secret, all-female program codenamed The Athena Project, four of Delta's best and brightest women are about to undertake one of the nation's deadliest assignments. 

When a terrorist attack in Rome kills more than twenty Americans, Athena Team members Gretchen Casey, Julie Ericsson, Megan Rhodes, and Alex Cooper are tasked with hunting down the Venetian arms dealer responsible for providing the explosives. But there is more to the story than anyone knows. 

In the jungles of South America, a young U.S. intelligence officer has made a grisly discovery. Surrounded by monoliths covered with Runic symbols, one of America's greatest fears appears to have come true. Simultaneously in Colorado, a foreign spy is close to penetrating the mysterious secret the U.S. government has hidden beneath Denver International Airport. 

As Casey, Ericsson, Rhodes, and Cooper close in on their target, they will soon learn that another attack-one of unimaginable proportions-has already been set in motion, and the greatest threat they face may be the secrets kept by their own government.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 336 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.16 in

Published: September 7, 2011

Publisher: Atria Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1439192952

ISBN - 13: 9781439192955

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The Athena Project: A Thriller

by Brad Thor

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 336 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.16 in

Published: September 7, 2011

Publisher: Atria Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1439192952

ISBN - 13: 9781439192955

About the Book

From #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Brad Thor come a brand new series staring a female covert op.

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CHAPTER 1 PARAGUAYAN CHACO TRIPLE-BORDER “SANCTUARY” SOUTH AMERICA PRESENT DAY The heat was unbearable. Ryan Naylor was drenched with sweat and the butt of his Glock pistol chafed against the small of his back. Some might have said it served him right. Doctors shouldn’t be carrying weapons; even here. But Ryan Naylor wasn’t just a doctor. As the thirty-two-year-old surgeon slapped another mosquito trying to drain the blood from his neck, he wondered if he was being led into a trap. “How much farther?” he asked in Spanish. “Not much,” said one of the men in front of him. It was the same answer he’d been given repeatedly since they’d gotten out of their Land Cruisers to push deeper into the jungle on foot. In the canopy of trees above, multiple species of birds and monkeys called down, upset at the alien presence. Half of Naylor’s Camelback was already empty, but he’d yet to see any of the Guaranis he was traveling with raise their canteens. The men marched in small-unit fashion, keeping five yards between each other in case of ambush. They carried rifles that looked like relics from the Gran Chaco War of the 1930s. How they managed to keep them from rusting in the oppressive humidity was beyond him. But as he had learned early on, the Guaranis had a much different way of doing just about everything. Naylor had been sent to Paraguay by the U.S. military to gather intelligence. He was based out of Ciudad del
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The world's most elite counterterrorism unit has just taken its game to an entirely new level. And not a moment too soon . . .

From behind the rows of razor wire, a new breed of counterterrorism operator has emerged. 

Just as skilled, just as fearsome, and just as deadly as their colleagues, Delta Force's newest members have only one thing setting them apart-their gender. Part of a top-secret, all-female program codenamed The Athena Project, four of Delta's best and brightest women are about to undertake one of the nation's deadliest assignments. 

When a terrorist attack in Rome kills more than twenty Americans, Athena Team members Gretchen Casey, Julie Ericsson, Megan Rhodes, and Alex Cooper are tasked with hunting down the Venetian arms dealer responsible for providing the explosives. But there is more to the story than anyone knows. 

In the jungles of South America, a young U.S. intelligence officer has made a grisly discovery. Surrounded by monoliths covered with Runic symbols, one of America's greatest fears appears to have come true. Simultaneously in Colorado, a foreign spy is close to penetrating the mysterious secret the U.S. government has hidden beneath Denver International Airport. 

As Casey, Ericsson, Rhodes, and Cooper close in on their target, they will soon learn that another attack-one of unimaginable proportions-has already been set in motion, and the greatest threat they face may be the secrets kept by their own government.

About the Author

Brad Thor lives in Park City, Utah. A world traveler at thirty-one, Thor spent extensive time traveling and living abroad.

Editorial Reviews

"Think 007 in stilettos and you''ve got the women of The Athena Project. The thriller genre just got shaken and stirred." - Sandra Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tough Customer
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