Publisher description for The first commandment : a thriller / by Brad Thor.

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A master assassin. A vendetta years in the making. And a counterterrorism

operative who will risk everything - even treason - to keep the people he loves


Brad Thor, the New York Times bestselling author of Takedown,

delivers an explosive international thriller featuring Navy SEAL turned Homeland

Security operative Scot Harvath, who somewhere, somehow, has left the wrong

person alive.

"Thou shalt not negotiate with terrorists..."

Six months ago: In the dead of the night, five of the most dangerous detainees

in the war on terror are pulled from their isolation cells in Guantanamo Bay,

held at gunpoint, and told to strip off their orange jumpsuits. Issued a

civilian clothes and driven to the base airfield, they are loaded aboard a

Boeing 727 and set free.

Present day: Covert counterterrorism agent Scot Harvath awakens to discover

that his world has changed violently - and forever. A sadistic assassin with a

personal vendetta in wreaking havoc of biblical proportions. Unleashing

nightmarish horrors on those closest to Harvath, the attacker thrusts everything

Harvath holds dear - including his life - into absolute peril.

Ordered by the president to stay out of the investigation, Harvath is forced to

mount his own operation to uncover the conspiracy and to exact revenge. When he

discovers a connection between the attacks and a group of prisoners secretly

released from Guantanamo, Harvath must ask himself previously unthinkable

questions about the organizations and the nation he has spent his life serving.

A renegade from his own government, Harvath will place his life on the line as

his search for the truth draws him into a showdown with one of the most

dangerous men on the face of the earth.

Brad Thor roars through this nonstop adventure full of international intrigue,

twisted betrayals, and ultimate revenge.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Intelligence officers -- Fiction.
Terrorism -- Fiction.