Brad Thor is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Full Black, The Athena Project, Foreign Influence (one of Suspense Magazine’s best political thrillers of 2010), The Apostle, The Last Patriot (nominated best thriller of the year by the International Thriller Writers Association and banned in Saudi Arabia), The First Commandment, Takedown, Blowback (recognized as one of the “Top 100 Killer Thrillers of All Time” by NPR), State of the Union, Path of the Assassin, and The Lions of Lucerne.
Brad has been called “the master of thrillers,” “as current as tomorrow’s headlines,” and “quite possibly the next coming of Robert Ludlum.” His novels have been published around the world and he appears regularly on the FOX News Channel, CNN Headline News, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and PBS to discuss terrorism, as well as how closely his novels of international intrigue parallel the real threats facing the world today.
In 2008, Brad shadowed a Black Ops team in Afghanistan to research his thriller, The Apostle. In 2010, Brad was featured by the Speed Channel in the “Executive Protection” episode of their “Dangerous Drives” series.
Brad has served as a member of the Department of Homeland Security’s Analytic Red Cell Unit, is a fellow of the Alexandrian Defense Group, lectures to law enforcement organizations on over-the-horizon threats, has been the keynote speaker for the National Tactical Officers Association annual conference, is a producer and on-camera contributor to GBTV, and sits on The International Free Press Society’s Board of Advisors.
A native Chicagoan, Brad graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California where he studied creative writing, film, and television production. Prior to becoming a novelist, Brad was the award-winning creator, producer, writer and host of the critically acclaimed national public television series, Traveling Lite.
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