Black List (Scot Harvath, Book 11) by Brad Thor

By Brad Thor

A beautiful mystery that anticipated the nationwide safety business enterprise scandal. "Brad Thor is as present as tomorrow's headlines." —Dan Brown

#1 New York Times bestselling writer Brad Thor returns along with his so much explosive mystery ever. someplace deep contained in the usa govt is a heavily guarded record. individuals of Congress by no means get to work out it—only the President and a mystery group of advisers. as soon as your identify is at the record, it doesn't come off . . . until eventually you're useless.

Someone has simply additional counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath's identify.

Somehow Harvath needs to avert the groups dispatched to kill him lengthy adequate to untangle who has specific him and why they need him out of ways.

Somewhere, a person, someway can placed all the things jointly. the one query is, will Harvath get to that individual earlier than the USA suffers the main withering terrorist assault ever conceived?

An extreme, page-turning novel that's action-packed and frighteningly genuine, Black List blurs the road among fiction and fact and once more reaffirms why Brad Thor "is arguably the easiest mystery author of our time" (Suspense journal) and "America's favourite author" (KTTX).

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Yet it remains the subject of discussion. Any student of management who looks carefully at the conglomerate American Intelligence Community would certainly conclude that it ought to be realigned. There are nine major agencies plus a host of minor units, a chief executive with no control over most of these units, and a budget process that can only be called byzantine. Likely, this system could be "right-sized" and duplication cut back. But this is very difficult in Washington, where turf and money are so critical.

We learned about Soviet military strategy from the writings of their generals, and we could tell what was going on in the Kremlin just from the way the Soviet leaders arranged themselves on the top of Lenin's Tomb for parades. We could interpret Cuban policy by careful "content analysis" of 8 Fixing the Spy Machine Fidel Castro's endless speeches, and we could interpret China's activities from statements by the New China News Agency. Open source intelligence is hardly the stuff of spy movies. Yet some intelligence veterans in Washington have been pushing the system to place even more reliance on open sources.

Of course, in the nineteenth century the signals were made by soldiers using hand-held flags. Today spies might use fiber-optic cables to send their signals, using high-tech encryption devices. Interestingly, as more and more countries develop the ability to intercept signals and communication, they are also developing the ability to protect their transmissions from their adversaries. Intelligence services are continually trying to stay one step ahead. Governments do not usually protest electronic and communications intercepts.

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