Backlash - Brad Thor


By Brad Thor

  • Release Date: 2019-06-25
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 3,326 Ratings


“Raw emotion, nonstop action, and relentless pacing makes Backlash another one-night read from Brad Thor, who delivers the book to beat in 2019.” —The Real Book Spy

#1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and #1 Publishers Weekly bestselling author Brad Thor is back with his most gripping thriller yet!

In ancient texts, there are stories about men who struck from the shadows, seemingly beyond the reach of death itself. These men were considered part angel, part demon. Their loyalty was to their families, their friends, and their kings. You crossed these men at your peril. And once crossed, there was no crossing back.

They were fearless; men of honor who have been known throughout history by different names: Spartan, Viking, Samurai.

Today, men like these still strike from the shadows. They are highly prized intelligence agents, military operatives, and assassins.

One man is all three.

Two days ago, that man was crossed—badly.

Now, far from home and surrounded by his enemy, Scot Harvath must battle his way out.

With no support, no cavalry coming, and no one even aware of where he is, it will take everything he has ever learned to survive.

But survival isn’t enough. Harvath wants revenge.

In the most explosive novel Brad Thor has ever written, page after captivating page of action, intrigue, loyalty, and betrayal will keep you hooked until the very last sentence.


  • You have new fan Brad!

    By dan_HillsFan
    A great read!
  • Captivating

    By DaveH IL
    I can’t get enough of this series, the characters and storyline take me away to their world. You can’t put the book down.
  • No plot

    By tbfgrwsjotv
    This book has no plot. It is just a series of the “hero” trying to escape from Russia and chapter after chapter of him doing exhaustive efforts that stretch him to physical limits page after page. The author forgot to insert a story. I usually like his books, but thought this was boring and totally unbelievable.
  • Outstanding book

    By SS in VA
    This book has a great plot with continuous action and suspense. Clearly one of Brad’s best. Sad opening, but great after that
  • Meh.

    By steezin3s
    Not his best. A little derivative and predictable.
  • Expected

    By dougpilcher
    Methodical, predictable, yawn...
  • Outstanding!

    By Kidney disease
    I’ve read them all and this is one of the best. Enjoy!!!
  • One of his best. Different.

    By Spyfinder
    In this, Brad Thor picks up from the unmitigated tragedy at the end of his last book. It is different from others as Harvath spends nearly the whole narrative as very disadvantaged prey. He must deal with the psychological impact of the immediate horrific losses he witnessed to must master himself to survive and respond. Exciting throughout.
  • Bravo 👏🏻

    By steventhisisme
    Backlash is Brad Thor’s best Scot Harvath novel to date. Fast-paced, action-packed, and hard to put down. Mr. Thor struck a perfect balance throughout the story between frustrating conflict and satisfying resolution. If you’re a Scot Harvath fan, I think you’re really gonna like this 👊🏻
  • Harvath Asian pivot

    By stephen13981
    I always enjoy reading the latest Harvath adventure but it would be nice to see his adventure take place somewhere outside of Europe. Asia seems like an obvious location for espionage giving the rise of China.