Thursday, August 22, 2013

Hidden Order: A Thriller – Brad Thor (Atria/Emily Bestler Books)

Hidden Order: A Thriller – Brad Thor (Atria/Emily Bestler Books)

I have held a secret, not guilty wish that somewhere out there in the world there exists a super-secret entity, to borrow a term from author Brad Thor, full black; that in which resides and works folks like Thor’s Scot Harvath or the late Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp. Tough character’s who burn with a patriotic fire and a take no prisoners attitude fighting on behalf of the United States against fundamentalist whack jobs who want to do us harm.

That being said, for this installment of the Harvath series, Hidden Order, Thor casts his hero in a new role of domestic police officer on the hunt for kidnappers/murders, bent on destruction of the U.S. economic system by systematically killing off potential heads of the Federal Reserve in a story that is interlaced with historical elements of the founding of this country.

I certainly didn’t envision Nicholas Cage playing the role of Scot Harvath, but there is an undeniable similarity between Hidden Order and Cage’s National Treasure movie series. Thor traces the roots of the formation of the Federal Reserve at a super-secret meeting of banking power brokers that took place the exclusive Jekyll Island off the coast of Georgia and the tale told in G. Edward Griffin’s book The Creature From Jekyll Island.

The historical romp continues through pins on the map of the founding of the United States in and around Boston. The general feedback from Thor fans will likely include a loud and clear BUT; something to the effect of, “it wasn’t what I was expecting, but it wasn’t bad.” We’ve come to expect that Harvath with lead the charge taking out the next series of bad guy’s hell bent on causing us harm. As the world continues to turn, new chapters of bad guys will spring up and I have no doubt be taking down by Thor/Harvath.


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