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Book Club Questions: The Athena Project

Book Club Questions: The Athena Project

February 1, 2015

1. Many atrocities were committed under the Nazis. There were also many scientific advancements. How do you feel about the United States scrubbing the backgrounds of Nazi scientists in order to help give America a scientific edge? 2. How much of a threat do you think EMP’s are to our country? Discuss what the aftermath of an EMP might look like – what would it...

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The Athena Project

The Athena Project

February 1, 2015

GEAR “Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit.” ― Brooks Atkinson Speed Boats The ATHENA team is greeted by a 1965 Riva Super Aquarama suspended from the ceiling of Nino Bianchi’s boat garage in Venice. Riva produced the last of their flagship Super Aquaramas in 1996, but their motor boats, or “moving sculpture[s] in wood,” remain iconic designs and...

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Q & A with Brad Thor: Foreign Influence

Q & A with Brad Thor: Foreign Influence

January 1, 2015

Q: What inspired the plot for your latest thriller, Foreign Influence? A: About ten years ago a terrifying white paper was published by a foreign military hostile to the United States. It was entitled, “Unrestricted Warfare,” and contained a blueprint for destroying America through a host of unusual channels that the United States would be ill-prepared to defend against. One...

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Foreign Influence

Foreign Influence

January 1, 2015

GEAR “Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports…all the others are games.” – Ernest Hemingway Cars When Scot Harvath pulled up to the Hotel du Eden Roc in a rented Porsche Panamera Turbo in FOREIGN INFLUENCE, his was the least expensive car in the lot. Lined up in front of the hotel were some of the...

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Book Club Questions: Foreign Influence

Book Club Questions: Foreign Influence

January 1, 2015

1. Does a story like this make you change how you see a suitcase without an owner, a bag left under a table, a person walking by dressed inappropriately for the weather, a street with too many taxis parked along it? 2. How does this plot parallel current threats to our country? 3. What does the Troll character bring to...

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