National Press Club

Meet #1 New York Times bestselling thriller author Brad Thor at July 9 book talk

July 2, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Thriller author Brad Thor

Thriller author Brad Thor

Photo/Image: Courtesy of Brad Thor

#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor will discuss his new book "Act of War" at a 12 p.m. book rap on July 9 in the Conference Rooms.

Tickets are $5 for NPC members and $10 for members of the public.

To attend, please register here.

This event is a fundraiser for the NPC Journalism Institute. Books must be purchased through the NPC. No outside books or memorabilia permitted. All sales are final.

After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem — no one knows if she can be trusted. But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion.

With the United States facing an imminent and devastating attack, America’s new president must turn to covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath to help carry out two of the most dangerous operations in the country’s history. Code-named "Gold Dust" and "Blackbird," they are shrouded in absolute secrecy as either of them, if discovered, will constitute an act of war.

Brad Thor is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of "Hidden Order," "Black List," "Full Black" (one of Suspense Magazine's best political thrillers of 2011), "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), "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."