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The Lions of Lucerne

Brad Thor

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ISBN 10: 0743436733 / ISBN 13: 9780743436731
Published by Atria, 2002
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Collectible softcover Advance Reader's Copy. Pen mark on back page. Reading creases to the cover. Author Brad Thor's first book. Ships in a box. Fast shipping from NYC!. Bookseller Inventory # 111120098

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Title: The Lions of Lucerne

Publisher: Atria

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Not issued

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On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the unthinkable has just become a nightmarish reality: thirty Secret Service agents have been viciously executed and the vacationing president of the United States is kidnapped by one of the most lethal terrorist organizations in the Middle East - the dreaded Fatah Revolutionary Council.
But one man, surviving agent and ex-Navy SEAL Scot Harvath, doesn't believe the Fatah is responsible for the attack. Driven by his professional code of duty and honor - and a solemn vow to avenge his fallen comrades - Harvath creates his own rules to get some answers. But his search for the truth raises the blood pressure of his superiors...and casts his own life in mortal jeopardy. The deadly machinations have been set in motion by a shadowy coalition, comprising some of the highest-ranking officials in government and business - men who operate above the law, men who realize the threat Harvath poses to their hidden who will do anything to stop him.
Now framed for murder and on the run, Harvath goes for broke and takes his own brand of justice to the unlikeliest place of all - the towering mountains of Switzerland. It is there that he finds an improbable ally in the beautiful Claudia Mueller of the Swiss Federal Attorney's Office. Together they must brave the subzero temperatures and sheer heights of treacherous Mount Pilatus - and enter the den of the most notorious team of professional killers the world has ever known.


In this incredibly fast-paced thriller, a conspiracy hatched close to the Oval Office results in the kidnapping of the president and the slaughter of a company of Secret Service agents commanded by ex-Navy SEAL Scot Harvath. The story careers from the ski slopes of Utah to the top of Switzerland's Mount Pilatus and sets Scot on an impossible mission: recover the president, evade renegade Swiss spy Gerhard Miner and his cadre of trained agents, and elude the American conspirators who are hot on his trail. Framed for murder, his reputation in tatters, his former colleagues turned against him, Harvath finds an unlikely ally in a beautiful Swiss prosecutor who's been checkmated by Miner once too often. Together they play a high-stakes game of mixed "doubles" to save the president and uncover the conspiracy. Brad Thor's debut novel is a tightly wound spy tale that makes up in excitement what it lacks in subtlety and character development. Ludlum fans will love it. --Jane Adams

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