The Bottom Line: There are few series more reliable than Brad Thor’s Scott Harvath series, and this is no exception. Brilliantly read by Armand Schultz, Use of Force is one of the year’s best military thriller audiobooks so far.
Identified as a high value terrorism suspect (who had disappeared three years prior), his name sends panic through the Central Intelligence Agency.
Where was he headed? What was he planning? And could he be connected to the “spectacular attack” they have been fearing all summer?
In a race against time, the CIA taps an unorthodox source to get answers: Navy SEAL turned covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath. Hired on a black contract, Harvath will provide the deniability the United States needs while he breaks every rule along the way.
Use of Force is an incredibly layered thriller, including the controversial issue of refugees as well as a gut-wrenching battle with Alzheimers. The depth of character here distinguishes this series entry from most anything else in the genre. Highly recommended.