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Summary

Includes a special bonus conversation between Brad Thor and his longtime narrator Armand Schultz!

“[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.

Number-one New York Times and number-one Wall Street Journal best-selling 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.

©2021 Brad Thor. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • Wayne
  • 21-07-21

Black Ice is traffic and so is the narration!

Brad Thor continues his great run with his Scot Harvath espionage series with Black Ice. This one is set in Norway where Harvath is spending the summer with his girlfriend Solvi who is Norway's spy chief. Much of the novel takes place in parts of Russia above the artic circle;. Arnand Schultz as usual for this series and he does so superbly.

If you like excellent spy thrillers this series and this novel are among the best.

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  • murphey g. pound
  • 22-07-21

Thriller no-no

Poor , cliche writing with a dull protagonist and talky, plodding plot. Stale as stale can be.

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  • Anonymous Person
  • 22-07-21

Not his best work

Honestly, it feels like a cut scene mixed with fixed dialogue tree conversation out of a video game. The overly one sided conversations providing the details for everything about to happen is over used and ruins the story. To me it just comes off as rushed lazy writing. Which is too bad, I have always loved this series. I look forward to each new book.

I sure hope this year’s Mitch Rapp is better than this half baked book with its predictable story line and super human characters. Not even sure why Scott “needed his team.” They’re in the story for like a minute.

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  • Gary Swain
  • 22-07-21

Talk talk talk

No meat! Way too much story about the past. Boring boring boring boring. Don’t buy. Thanks I have all his others and liked.

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  • cadet
  • 21-07-21

Romance Novel

What happened to Scott Horvath - sheesh a boring romance novel. Don’t waste a credit.

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  • Kimberly S
  • 22-07-21

Brad Thor never disappoints!

In the last year I’ve listened to all the Brad Thor thrillers and this one is right on pair with the rest of them. Can’t wait for the next one!

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  • M Smith
  • 22-07-21

EXCELLENT THRILLER & GREAT NARRATOR!!

THIS BOOK WAS AN EXCELLENT THRILLER IN THE SCOTT HORVATH SERIES. I ENJOYED THIS JUST AS MUCH AS ALL THE OTHERS!! I NEVER GET TIRED OF BRAD THOR'S BOOKS. CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK IN THE SERIES

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  • David Romine
  • 22-07-21

Nonstop action from page one

absolutely enjoyed this book. From action to adventure this one has it all. I highly recommend this fast pace ride

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  • All Nettie
  • 21-07-21

Interesting

I like the series very much but as series books go, they need to end sometime. I thought Scott getting married was a mistake & now I wonder why he got engaged so quickly. My big problem was the explanation of how Reed Carlton got his call name...way too long...yawn.
I guess Scott is getting old so his jobs are not as exciting.
Brad, Your books, up until the last two, were very exciting & I always pre-ordered in anticipation... It may be time to look for another American Hero.

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  • Randall Mayer
  • 29-07-21

Not for me

It was just ok. I finished it because I bought it. The action at the end picked it up but overall slow and sappy for my taste. No more Horvath for me, sorry.

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