The Lions of Lucerne - Brad Thor

The Lions of Lucerne

By Brad Thor

  • Release Date: 2003-04-25
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 726 Ratings


In a daring and chilling debut, Brad Thor draws us into a sinister labyrinth of political intrigue and international terrorism, serving up an explosive cocktail of unrelenting action -- and a shattering climax -- as one man is pushed to the edge.
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.
But one man, surviving agent and ex­Navy 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 -- Scot 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 Scot poses to their hidden who will do anything to stop him.
Now framed for murder and on the run, Scot 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.


  • Lions of Lucerne

    By Skfhc
    Not particularly well written. The dialogue does not fit the emotion that is trying to be conveyed portrays unprofessional behavior of the agents. Fiction is fiction but this could not hold my attention.
  • Awesome read!!

    By Christian 1234567
    If u wonder which Scot Harvath book to read first, take this one!
  • Lived Up To Expectations

    By ScottBoufford
    A fast-paced, action thriller that's quite enjoyable. There was clearly a lot of effort put in to research for the details of the story. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.
  • Great read!

    By DetlyleMCPD
    Great plot and character development. I am really looking forward to reading all of the novels in this series.
  • Lions

    By Merks28
    My first Brad Thor book. Started out slow but kept building until I could not put it down. Very satisfactory ending!
  • Stupid

    By Bill1369
    If u like dumb James Bond thrillers you'll enjoy. Otherwise just a stupid blah, blah super Seal story.
  • Great plot but dialogue is sophomoric at best.

    By Dhayes149
    Overall, I enjoyed this book which is the first Brad Thor novel I've read. As tough as the character Scott Horvath is portrayed to be, the dialogue between him and the antagonists sounds like stuff I heard on the playground in Jr. high school. Kinda geeky.
  • Fun Fun Fun!

    By Ramo40675
    One of the most entertaining and FUN read I had in a long time! I had a hard time putting this novel down. Keep up the good work Brad!
  • Uhhhgggg

    By Longhorn5555
    Juvenile plotting, silly decisions, and even sillier dialogue... Difficult to continue reading... I'll assume his writing matures so I will skip a few novels ahead... My advice is to skip this one...
  • Good read

    By allbean32
    Enjoyed it from beginning to end.