Brad Thor’s Spymaster: Books Harvath and the team were reading

If you’re a fan of Brad Thor’s novels you’re likely already familiar with hearing the main characters reading various books during their travels and down time between missions. Here are the books that Scot Harvath and the team were reading during Brad’s Spymaster novel.


Beirut Rules

Fred Burton

Beirut Rules was being read by Tyler Staelin, Combat Applications Group (CAG), formerly known as Delta Force, still referred to as the Unit. Asked if it was any good, Tyler replies: “I’m only a few chapters in, but so far it’s excellent.

In these pages, Fred Burton and Samuel Katz ably describe the selfless service and ultimate sacrifice of CIA’s William F. Buckley, murdered brutally while held as a hostage in Lebanon. Beirut Rules can’t bring this quiet hero back to life. But it will show a new generation the value of a life well lived in service of country.” — President George H. W. Bush


Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy

Nicholas Reynolds

This book was being read by Scot Harvath, the main character in Spymaster. Harvath is a former Navy SEAL (Team Two, known as the Polar SEALs), and Secret Service Agent. When asked what it is about Harvath replies: “It’s about how Ernest Hemingway was a spy for both U.S. and Soviet Intelligence.

Renowned American novelist Ernest Hemingway led a shocking secret life as a Soviet spy, according to claims in a new book. The startling revelations are detailed in Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy by former CIA officer Nicholas Reynolds.” — Daily Mail, UK


The Terminal List

Jack Carr

This book was being read by Jack Cage - Fifth Special Forces Group. When asked if it was any good, Jack replies: “Considering the author is a former SEAL and can even string his sentences together, it’s amazing.

Double the trouble, twice the action, and quadruple the enjoyment. Careful while reading this one, it could leave a mark.” — Steve Berry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Order