Black Ice

Black Ice Summary


“[A]nother instant classic.” —The Real Book Spy
“The undisputed master of blending geopolitics with spycraft…a thriller aficionado’s dream.” —The Providence Journal

The new Cold War is about to go hot.

#1 New York Timesand #1 Wall Street Journalbestselling author Brad Thor is back with his most intense thriller yet.

Scot Harvath is having his best summer ever. With a cottage on the fjord, a boat, and his beautiful girlfriend Sølvi, he’s got everything he could possibly want. But out of vacation days and long overdue back home, America’s top spy has a decision to make—return, or submit his resignation.

When his deadly past comes calling, though, he’ll be left with no choice at all.

Leaving his favorite Oslo café, Harvath watches as a ghost climbs out of a taxi—a man he killed years ago, halfway around the world. How is he still alive? And what is he doing in Norway?

In a race against time that will take him high above the Arctic Circle, Harvath is tested in ways he has never imagined and pushed to a limit few human beings could ever endure.

If he succeeds, he’ll walk away with everything. If he fails, the United States and its allies will be at the mercy of one of the world’s most dangerous actors.

Book Reviews


Black Ice4 star

Not as riveting as some of Brads other books45


Ok, not great3 star

Love the Harvath character, but the stories are getting more predictable. Not a lot of depth to this book.35


Ok4 star

It could have been a bit more action in it. I also thought that the book was a very quick read. As I was reading it before I knew it I was at the end and to look to see if I missed any pages. Overall I like his character.45


Loved it!5 star

The colorful details in this novel transported me to Norway and beyond. The plot was great and full of suspense. I cannot wait for more Scot Havarth thrillers.55


Black Ice2 star

Like all Brad Thor books you can’t put them down & you’ll lose sleep reading about the adventures & assignments of the Carlton Group & Scot Harvath’s life. Ready for the next book!25


Blah!3 star

Not up to the standards set in prior Brad Thor books.35


Awesome Arctic setting5 star

Great story as usual, but what made this one fun is the inside view of the gritty, challenging Arctic area of far northern Norway. I loved the helo pilots — very minor characters but I felt like I knew them personally; the scene where they play Sweet Emotion while taking off into an insane storm was just cinematic and perfect. Those pilots were exactly like most real Russian pilots I’ve ever met. Bold, funny, and fearless. Black Ice is just a great book. There was plenty of character tension, a nice side-plot with Scott and his girlfriend, and brutally exciting action (hint: polar bears aren’t cuddly!) Also revealing the inner workings of how dangerous China is geopolitically was both timely and frighteningly true.55


Great Insight4 star

For telling us to prepare for the future … thank you.45


Just Ok3 star

The last two books have felt … rushed. The Solvi story happening so soon after the trauma Scot suffered is just too far-fetched, and again, rushed. The countless pages spent on the Mercer/Carlton history was a preamble to nothing. It was actually boring. I’m not sure where the Scot Harvath series is going next, but I am beginning to lose interest.35


Best Brad Thor book yet!5 star

Best novel yet. Brad’s writing style is getting more complex and plots intertwine very well. The topics are very relevant and he brings in real life occurrences into the books to set the story that is very believable.55

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