If you are not familiar with Brad Thor, you are probably not an avid reader of political-military thrillers. Thor has established himself as one of the most successful and prolific authors in his genre, captivating readers year after year with fiction that borders on reality. His latest release is New York Times bestseller Spymaster, yet another ripped from the headlines story where Russian intelligence assets reignite the Cold War by sowing dissent and destruction across Europe. Only Scot Harvath, the hero of all but one of Thor’s novels, stands in their way.
Thor’s specialty is realism and not only do his plots resonate with readers as being highly feasible, the weapons and tactics used by his characters are spot-on. Firearm enthusiasts are regularly disappointed by technical mistakes made in books, television, and movies, but they won’t find those errors in a Brad Thor novel. Thor also shows a decided preference for weapons and gear from the higher-end of the quality spectrum, and his books often feature aspirational products sure to put smiles on the faces of enthusiasts.
As Thor’s characters fight the good fight in Spymaster, they draw from an impressive array of small arms including handguns, submachine guns, assault rifles, and grenade launchers. Here is a closer look at a few of the weapons used in this, Thor’s eighteenth novel.