Whenever I need a reality check I reach for a Brad Thor novel.
His latest, THE APOSTLE, arrives just in time to set an upside-down
world right again.
The Apostle, as Thor hastens to inform us in the opening pages,
is the new breed of operator in the war on terror in the United
States. While the term “war on terror” has fallen into
disfavor in some circles, as a practical, real-world matter it
still applies and is still being waged. So it is that at the
beginning of the book, in a world identical to ours, covert
counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath finds himself out of a job
due to a change in presidential administrations. President Robert