Inside the Writing Process: The First Commandment

Inside the Writing Process: The First Commandment

October 1, 2014

People often ask me where I get my ideas and I tell them, “In the shower.” And when I say that, I’m not kidding. My ideas come to me when I am completely relaxed. More often than not, it is in the evening when the children have been put to bed, my wife and I have eaten dinner, and we...

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Book Club Questions: Takedown

Book Club Questions: Takedown

September 1, 2014

1. President Rutledge suggests early in the book that “Civilized rules of engagement and jurisprudence mean nothing to a vicious enemy willing to do anything to succeed…In this case we have to suspend the rule of law in part, in order to save it.” The theme of success at any cost recurs throughout the story. When in your life have...

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A Letter From Brad Thor

A Letter From Brad Thor

July 10, 2014

Dear Fans, I am so glad to have the opportunity to speak to you directly. Thank you for all your support and for all the great word of mouth you have given my books over the years. In 2008, I had the honor of meeting United States Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell and listening to him speak in support of his novel, Lone Survivor. The topic...

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Book Club Questions: Blowback

Book Club Questions: Blowback

June 1, 2014

1. Brad offers 3 definitions of BLOWBACK before the story begins. Can you identify examples of all 3 definitions in the book? 2. President Rutledge could have been the first President to authorize a thermonuclear attack on his own people. When/How would that be justifiable? 3. Jillian is a scientist, a “world of constants… rules and processes.” Why would she...

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Book Club Questions: State of the Union

Book Club Questions: State of the Union

May 1, 2014

1. Why do you think Brad opened the novel with this Latin phrase: Cunctando Regitur Mundis Waiting, one rules the world? 2. What do you think of the Russian’s strategy in STATE OF THE UNION? Is it a feasible scenario? Could something like this be happening today? 3. Where do political tension similar to those in the Cold War era...

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