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Title: The Lions of Lucerne
Series: Scot Harvath
Author: Brad Thor
Rating: of 5 Battle Axes
Synopsis: Spoilers Ahoy!
The President of the United States is kidnapped and the lone surviving Secret Service Agent, Scot Harvath, must rescue him all by himself to clear his name.
Hindering investigations left and right, going with his gut and ignoring all the SEAL Team Two training he has ever received, Scot globetrots based on a chocolate bar and a wine bottle.
I kid you not.
I really enjoyed this and it was closer to a 3 1/2 than just a 3, but Scot’s lone wolf attitude just doesn’t jive with everything we’re told about him.
A SEAL wouldn’t hide evidence because he thinks he knows better. A SEAL wouldn’t randomly fire into store windows just to destroy them without knowing if there are civilians behind said windows. A SEAL wouldn’t fire a gun into a civilian crowd just to keep his enemies heads down.
While SEALS are trained to be one man killing machines, they are trained to function as part of a group. Nothing about Scot in any way said “Team”.
You get past that though and this was just a fun thriller. A ton of action, just the right amount of romance [a smidge, nothing more] and lots of room for tons of books to follow. It was a little long for the plot it was carrying, but as this was Thor’s first book, it’s not surprising. Hopefully the later books will be a bit tighter and leaner.