#1 New York Times best-selling author Brad Thor has been called "the master of thrillers," (Bookreporter.com), "as current as tomorrow's headlines," (Dan Brown), and "quite possibly the next coming of Robert Ludlum," (Chicago Tribune). His novels have been recognized as "one of the best entries into the thriller genre since the early works of Tom Clancy," (Tacoma Reporter) and as "changing the scope of the espionage novel in today's world," (Tampa Tribune). According to former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, Brad "remind[s] you that our enemies can be more clever, more patient, and more vicious than any think tank's rational projection of the future."
Brad's novels include The Lions of Lucerne, Path of the Assassin, State of the Union, Blowback, Takedown, The First Commandment, The Last Patriot, and The Apostle.
Brad has served as a member of the Department of Homeland Security's Analytic Red Cell Unit and has appeared on FOX News Channel, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS to discuss terrorism, as well as how closely his novels of international intrigue parallel the real threats facing the world today.
Prior to becoming a novelist, Brad was the award-winning Creator, Producer, Writer, and Host of the critically acclaimed international television travel series, Traveling Lite which the Chicago Tribune hailed as "Brilliant."
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Brad attended grade school at Hardey Preparatory School for Boys, high school at Francis W. Parker, and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern California.
A worldwide traveler, Brad has spent extensive time traveling and living abroad. Countries where Brad has lived include France (where he attended the Sorbonne), Austria, and the Greek Islands. He speaks French and has an exceptional aptitude for foreign languages.
Brad is an avid snow skier, water skier, hiker, and mountain biker. He continues to travel and loves deep-sea fishing, fly-fishing, hunting and shooting in exotic locations around the world.