Path of the Assassin Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
Path of the Assassin is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
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Picks Right Up
Picks right up where the first book left off and ties right in to it very well. Kind of felt like an extension of the first book rather than a separate chapter in the series. On to book #3!
By H bizzle
Brad Thor delivers as always. Can't wait to continue reading this series.
Aside from some cheesy names and sayings the book is awesome. Just stop saying bullet bob.
By Air Santini Air
Lions of Lucerne was not impressive as my 1st Harvath but I kept telling myself give it another go, read the 2nd book which is positioned as Part 2 to close out loose ends of book 1. Bad decision on my part. It didn't feel like I needed to finish Part 2 after I completed the book. Harvath is just not compelling enough as a character, try as I did to like him. His sense of humor, his dialogue style is just high school level. I don't demand vey high standards. I look for entertainment escape and make plenty of allowances for fiction books. But this book just annoyed me non stop. The plot was dumb. The big twist in the book was just like, ok whatever. I've been trying, maybe too hard, to find new series like The next Mitch Rapp, Will Robie, Pike Logan...Scot Harvath I now know for certain, ain't it. It's too bad. I tried...but by the end of it I couldn't wait to end the book and the 2 book experience of Harvath.
My New Favorite Author
Sense I couldn't put down the first novel I decided what the heck. Brad Thor is now my new favorite author. Keep it coming!
But the ending was a bit too abrupt. Except that, I loved this book.
Path of the Assasin
I was looking for something mindless when I purchased this book, and it fell below expectations. The hero, a genius and a noble master of espionage gleans essential truths from Fox News which he is forever "flipping on" in hotel rooms to catch up with what's happening in the world. The novel has all the wit and charm that one might find in a room full of cubicles populated by salaried writers wondering what they've done with their lives. If one were to use food as an analogy, this Glenbeckian tale would be a can of cheeze whiz propelled by harmless fluorocarbons.
This is the second book I have read by this author. I try to give authors at least three tries. I found this one to be exactly the same as the first in rhythm and strategy. While it is entertaining, it's equally predictable. That's not necessarily a bad thing, some readers like that. I do wish the author would slow the closing up a bit. He tends to wrap up the story in a rather quick fashion and in doing so leaves out a number of details. Additionally he neglects to develop characters that have real potential while over developing disposable ones. I see a good deal of potential in this author. Maybe for my third try I'll take a look at one of his more recent books. All in all a solid three star book. If you like international spy novels, I suggest giving Daniel Silva a try.
Path of the assasin
A good book for men who liked the "A-TEAM" on 70's television. If thats not you, then look elsewhere.
By Scott Stetson
From start to finish....action packed with twists and turns. Super book.