Brad Thor, best-selling author of the Scot Harvath series of thrillers, recently sat down to talk about his latest action-packed novel, Backlash. "You can go into Backlash never having read a Brad Thor book," the author told Fred Burton, Stratfor's Chief Security Officer and host of the Pen and Sword podcast. "In my book, you've got Scot Harvath, who is American's number one operative. [In Backlash] a hostile nation decides 'this guy gets in our way far too often. So what we're gonna do is we're gonna grab him and wring him dry. We're gonna get all the intel we can get out of him and then we're gonna kill him.'" Needless to say, Harvath isn't amused by this approach. The action starts on page one and continues until the very end.
Join Fred and Brad for a wide-reaching conversation — about the plot of Backlash, the state of contemporary publishing, how to get a project sold in Hollywood, and their preferred firearms.
- Backlash by Brad Thor
- Brad Thor's official website
- Beirut Rules by Fred Burton and Samuel Katz
- Fred Burton's essential reading list
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