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Reviewed in the United States on July 7, 2018
Brad Thor’s plots are always timely but “Spymaster” is eerily so. A subversive plan by Russia to pull the U.S. into a war in the Baltic region by attacking a small NATO ally, is well within the bounds of credibility. Scarily so. Scott Harvath is tasked with conducting counter measures to thwart the plan. He puts together a crack team using some long-time operators and a few new ones that appear to have the same fire in the belly drive that he does. Thor pulls no punches about his conservative political views and that’s okay by me as long as he doesn’t go off the deep end and get too preachy. I rather liked the more mature philosophical Harvath, who is questioning his own ambitions and expectations for the near and the more remote future. In this 18th book of Scott Harvath’s adventures, Thor has crafted a complex and gripping plot that we can only hope remains firmly in the fictional category because having it become a reality is just too scary to fathom.