Sunday, July 12, 2009


So far I have read every book written by the New York Times #1 best selling author, Brad Thor, and his latest is clearly his best work to date. I highly recommend you read THE APOSTLE, which was just released.

If you are familiar with his work you will know that Thor is a master at spinning an action/adventure yarn, and with THE APOSTLE setting in Afghanistan this is a real barn burner from start to finish. As a salute to men like his hero Scot Harvath the author has dedicated this book to the individuals who protect our freedom with their unique contribution. As noted, George Orwell said it beautifully “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”

As the United States winds down its involvement in Iraq, we are increasing our commitment of armed forces in Afghanistan and the future is still very much in question. With the long history of tribal disputes and foreign influences impacting the daily struggle for a peaceful life, I fear we are in for a long, deadly struggle.

Thor’s work only reminds us all that we must support our brave troops and the special people who step forward to accept the necessary challenges confronting our country’s future. Once you start reading THE APOSTLE you will not be able to put the book down until you journey to its conclusion.


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