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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR
Brad Thor is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty thrillers, including: NEAR DARK, BACKLASH (One of Suspense Magazine‘s Best Books of the Year), SPYMASTER (“One of the all-time best thriller novels” – The Washington Times), THE LAST PATRIOT (nominated Best Thriller of the Year by the International Thriller Writers Association), BLOWBACK (One of the “Top 100 Killer Thrillers of All Time” – NPR), and THE LIONS OF LUCERNE (“One of the best political thrillers ever” – Barnes & Noble).
Brad has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, FOX News Channel, FOX Business Channel, CNN, CNN Headline News, The Blaze, and MSNBC (among others) to discuss terrorism, as well as how closely his novels of international intrigue parallel the real threats facing the world today.
Brad has served as a member of the Department of Homeland Security’s Analytic Red Cell Unit. He has also lectured to law enforcement organizations on over-the-horizon/future threats, and has been a keynote speaker for the National Tactical Officers Association annual conference.
In 2008, Brad shadowed a Black Ops team in Afghanistan to research his thriller, The Apostle.
Brad graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California where he studied creative writing, film, and television production. Prior to becoming a novelist, Brad was the award-winning creator, producer, writer and host of the critically acclaimed national public television series, Traveling Lite.