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Takedown: A Thriller

by Brad Thor

Simon & Schuster | May 30, 2006 | Hardcover

Takedown: A Thriller is rated 3.25 out of 5 by 4.
After years without a terrorist attack on American soil, one group has picked the 4th of July weekend to pull out all the stops. In a perfectly executed attack, all of the bridges and tunnels leading into and out of Manhattan are destroyed just as thousands of commuters begin their holiday exodus. With domestic efforts focused on search and rescue, a deadly team of highly trained foreign soldiers methodically makes its way through the city with the singular objective of locating one of their own -- a man so powerful that America will do anything to keep him hidden.

Scot Harvath is now the country's only hope. Fighting his way through the burning streets of Manhattan, he must mount his own operation to locate a man the United States government refuses to admit even exists.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 416 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.3 in

Published: May 30, 2006

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0743271181

ISBN - 13: 9780743271189

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Over the top action I am not the greatest fan of Thor's. In Takedown, I think Thor has gone way over the top with the action in that he has included so many incidents in his story line that he cannot handle them all in his plot. This results in numerous incidents all over New York that are left hanging. The ending is terrible. What happens to the Troll and Hastings. How about M&M. To many things left hanging. Seems like a serial book is going to follow but we have no idea which one. The only good thing about this story is that it is a fast read so you can get on to something, somebody more serious.
Date published: 2011-05-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good plot, but too many variables This book has a good plot, about terrorist attacks on New York city tunnels and bridges, however I found the number of perspectives difficult to follow. Some chapters are through Oz, others are through Harvath, etc. I would prefer it if it was just through Harvath's eyes.
Date published: 2010-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! I just finished reading this for the 2nd time. Brad Thor 's characters are gritty and real. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2008-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Brad Thor !!! Enough said" How can I do justice to the books by Brad Thor? They are simply awesome. Maybe far fetched at times, but what the h@ll, that's why we read in the first place!!! Just read this author. It might be best to read his books in order since the main character appears in all of them. Believe me you won't regret it. I wish I could rediscover this author all over again!!!
Date published: 2006-05-30

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Takedown: A Thriller

Takedown: A Thriller

by Brad Thor

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 416 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.3 in

Published: May 30, 2006

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0743271181

ISBN - 13: 9780743271189

About the Book

As the United States' primary counter-terrorism operative, Scot Harvath is called to New York, unaware of the deadly trap that has been laid for him. He must endure the burning streets of Manhattan where he can administer his own form of justice and finally exact his bitter revenge.

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Chapter OneDjemma el-Fna MarketMarrakech, MoroccoMay 11The problem with being in the wrong place at the wrong time is that you never know it until it's too late. That's how it was for Steven Cooke, and the bitter irony was that right up to the very last moment of his life, he thought he had stumbled upon an intelligence jackpot.The blond-haired, blue-eyed twenty-six-year-old had happened across the meeting completely by accident. In fact, Cooke wasn't even supposed to be in that part of town except that his sister had asked him to bring her a special caftan when he flew home for a long-overdue visit at the end of the week.Although he had way too much work to do before leaving, Steven had always found it hard to say no to Allison. The two were more than brother and sister. They had been best friends since childhood. In fact, Allison was the only person who really knew what he did for a living. Even their parents had no idea that their son was a CIA field officer.Steven had been in Morocco just under a year and had gotten to know Marrakech fairly well. The souk at the heart of the small city was a labyrinth of passages and narrow alleyways. Donkey carts laden with merchandise lumbered up and down the hot, dusty thoroughfares, while the ever-present haze hung so thick that neither the city's mud-brick walls nor the high Atlas Mountains off in the distance could be seen from the main square. The heat was absolutely insufferable and as he combed the various covered markets for th
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After years without a terrorist attack on American soil, one group has picked the 4th of July weekend to pull out all the stops. In a perfectly executed attack, all of the bridges and tunnels leading into and out of Manhattan are destroyed just as thousands of commuters begin their holiday exodus. With domestic efforts focused on search and rescue, a deadly team of highly trained foreign soldiers methodically makes its way through the city with the singular objective of locating one of their own -- a man so powerful that America will do anything to keep him hidden.

Scot Harvath is now the country's only hope. Fighting his way through the burning streets of Manhattan, he must mount his own operation to locate a man the United States government refuses to admit even exists.

About the Author

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