How to Read Brad Thor’s Books

Brad Thor (1969-) is a famous thriller novelist from the United States. His novels have been published in plenty of countries around the world and he has been nominated for some important awards, such as the “Best Thriller of the Year”, by the International Thriller Writers Association with his novel The Last Patriot (2008). His main series and notable works are the Scot Harvath Series, a big series of novels in which the ex-Navy SEAL Scot Harvath has to deal with some serious problems, such as finding the President of the United States, who has been kidnapped in the first book.

Many people are curious about this author whose novels have been #1 in the New York Times multiple times. However, there are more than 20 books, so it is common that it gets a bit confused at first. But don’t worry, I’m going to show you how to read Brad Thor’s books in order!

The Lions of Lucerne 

The first book in the series is The Lions of Lucerne (2002), a bestselling book that was #1 in the New York Times. This book will introduce you to the main character, Scot Harvath, and to the problems in that fictional world, such as terrorism and violence. This is also the book where the President of The United States gets kidnapped. The second book is Path of the Assassin (2003), followed by State of the Union (2004), Blowback (2005), Takedown (2006), The First Commandment (2007), The Last Patriot, The Apostle (2009), Foreign Influence (2010), Full Black (2011), Black List (2012), Hidden Order (2013), Act of War (2014), Code of Conduct (2015), Foreign Agent (2016), Use of Force (2017), Spymaster (2018), Backlash (2019), Near Dark (2020), Black Ice (2021), and a soon to be released book called Rising Tiger.

This author also wrote a single book called The Athena Project: A Thriller (2011), in which he writes about four deadly and fearsome female operatives, part of the Delta Force. This book was also a selling success and it is surely an interesting reading.

Of course, you don’t need to read all the books in the releasing order. Brad has said that every book of his is standalone, so you can just read the ones that you are the most interested in. However, you will understand more about the background of Scot Harvath if you read all the books. Whatever it be, it is your chance to make. All these books will keep you busy for a while, that is for sure.

One fun fact about Brad Thor is that he had announced his candidacy for President of the United States in the 2020 election some years ago. However, during 2018 he withdraws it and left the Republican Party saying that he was frustrated with Congress’s influence in the Party and with the actions of President Donald Trump. Then, he became independent. Also, he is a member of The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank from the United States. If you enjoyed the Brad Thor books, be sure to check out The Wheel of Time Book Series as well.