Has Anyone Read Brad Thor's Books? An Off Duty Activity.

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Jetguy's Comment
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If you've read one, which ones? A bunch of these are on the New York Times #1 bestseller list. From a google search, two books are being scripted for movies, and other books are going to be made into a series like the "Bourne" movie series. I have not yet read any. Brad may become a billionaire, like JK Rowling, author of Harry Potter books.

1 The Lions of Lucerne 2002

2 Path of the Assassin 2003

3 State of the Union 2004

4 Blowback 2005

5 Takedown 2006

6 The First Commandment 2007

7 The Last Patriot 2008

8 The Apostle 2009

9 Foreign Influence 2010

10 Full Black 2011

11 Black List 2012

12 Hidden Order 2013

13 Act of War 2014

14 Code of Conduct 2015

15 Foreign Agent 2016 may not be released

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Errol V.'s Comment
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Shouldn't this be on a literary or book forum?

Jetguy's Comment
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Shouldn't this be on a literary or book forum?

I think you're saying a forum other than TT.

So any off duty activity should not be on TT? The precedent has already been set- many times.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Don't pay attention to Errol, he's just being a meanie head.

As far as reading books is concerned, I don't read daily but right now I'm slowly making my way through "Where I Am" by Billy Graham. Unfortunately I only have the mental capacity for one book at a time.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I read quite a unique assortment of books and I've been thinking lately that I want something riveting and engrossing but I'm not even sure what. I read a lot of adventure and travel books - mountain climbing, sailing, global exploration - things of that nature. But years ago I read a ton of Dean Koontz and my God his stuff was amazing. Talk about riveting! You couldn't breathe through most of it.

I'd like to find something like that again. I don't know anything about the author you mentioned but I'm going to look into it.

Anyone read anything from Tom Clancy? Is he as good as he is famous?

Magoo's Comment
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If you haven't read any of Tom Clancy I'd recommend to start with "Red Storm Rising". Most of his writing has centered around a cast of characters that flow thru the years, this one is not that way. "Red Storm Rising" is about a third world war.

If you like it you could then start the whole series involving Jack Ryan and friends. All in all I say he is worth the read.

As to the OP's suggestion, Brad Thor is a good read as well. At least the first 2 books listed are smile.gif

Steve L.'s Comment
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I've read The First Commandment and I believe two others. You might also like Marc Cameron's Day Zero and Time of Attack. I've also read the late Vince Flynn books and they're good.

Brett, Clancy books are good. However, after his first two he got very detailed on weaponry and materiel capabilities. While those later books are good, they can get boring if you're not into that stuff. Ironically that detail of ships and other stuff was one of the reasons he was so popular with military people. The Admirals and Generals didn't like him "outing" all that information, but it was all public at the time, just not widely known.

Seems to be a trend in these types of books. They build around a main character and keep writing more books based around that character (like Bourne or Jack Reacher by Lee Child).

Enjoy!

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Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

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