Book Review: More Russian Plots For Scot Harvath To Foil

Spymaster is a Scot Harvath thriller by Brad Thor. Harvath is one of several fictional antiterrorist operatives that any patriot would want on their side. Harvath is working in Northern Europe tracking down a rogue Russian group setting off bombs as a means of assassinating diplomats in Turkey and Italy. Harvath has spies to capture and interrgations to conduct to keep the United States out of war.

This novel was first published in 2018.

This is the second Thor novel I have read, and it was fine. There are some long gaps between action scenes. Harvath is dangerously competent, but he seems to lack a certain intensity found in other characters in this genre. I enjoyed reading of the various locales that Harvath travels throughout the story.

This doesn’t end up being a bad book, but it just failed to intrigue me all that much. Thor is a competent writer, but I am not finding his prose style to be that distinctive. Harvath seems to have interesting missions, but I don’t find him all that engaging as a character.

There is not a whole lot to say about this one, so the next literary indulgence is going to be Michael Connelly’s The Law of Innocence.

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