In His 21st Scot Harvath Adventure, ‘Rising Tiger,’ Brad Thor Proves That He Is Just Warming Up [REVIEW]

Scot Harvath faces down the country’s most powerful enemy in Rising Tiger. (Photo courtesy Canva)

The enemy isn’t new. It’s just that no one has wanted to face off with this entity before now. Yet when forced into a showdown that simply can’t be ignored, there’s only one person the nation can rely on to set things right: America’s top spy, Scot Harvath. Will he be able to save democracy and restore justice? Find out in Brad Thor’s Rising Tiger.

Atria Books

In this harrowing, adrenaline-pumping thriller, the world teeters on the brink of catastrophe. World leaders must come together, share intel and strategize if they are to bring down their mutual unseen enemy.

With peace hanging in the balance, Harvath finds himself working closely with both Asha Patel, a RAW Intelligence Service officer in India, and Vijay Chabra, an ex-Indian Police Service officer currently working for the US Embassy. Together, they must stop those who want to prevent an Asian NATO from being formed. Simultaneously, Harvath is also determined to hunt down the person who assassinated his friend and colleague, Eli Ritter.

Although this is Thor’s 21st Harvath adventure, he continues to peel back the layers on his iconic character. This time out, we even get to see some of Harvath’s humor, particularly as we watch the camaraderie play out between Scot and Vijay as they listen to R&B while riding in his green Jaguar. Seeing this side of Harvath’s personality offers us a glimpse into his soul, one which is refreshing and much needed consider his day job.

Mostly, however, Rising Tiger is a book filled with more tension, thrills, and plot twists than any of Thor’s previous bestsellers. From the first page to the last, the author is obviously determined to up the ante, delight his fans, and deliver a novel that is fresh, surprising, and guaranteed to keep readers white knuckling each suspense-packed page until the last one is turned. Rising Tiger is Brad Thor at his best!

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About the author

Brad Thor is the number one New York Times bestselling author of 22 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).

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By Brad Thor
336 pp. Atria Books. $28.99

Purchase Rising Tiger direct from Jathan & Heather Books or from one of these other fine online retailers: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million | Half Price Books | Hudson Booksellers | IndieBound | Powell’s | Target | Walmart.

Brad Thor
Brad Thor
(Photo by Jeremy Cowart)

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

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