The Lions of Lucerne

By Brad Thor

At the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the President of the USA has been abducted and his mystery carrier aspect massacred. just one agent has survived—ex-Navy SEAL Scot Harvath. He doesn’t purchase the reliable line that center japanese terrorists are at the back of the assault and starts off his personal crusade to discover the reality and unique revenge. yet now, framed for homicide via a sinister cabal, Harvath takes his struggle to the towering mountains of Switzerland—and joins forces with appealing Claudia Mueller of the Swiss Federal Attorney’s place of work. jointly they need to courageous the subzero temperatures and sheer heights of treacherous Mount Pilatus—where their simply probability for survival lies contained in the den of the main deadly staff killers the realm has ever identified…

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He shifted his weight onto his left arm and together with his correct, reached out and threw again the covers. respiring a bit more durable than simply getting up and doing warranted, he inhaled deeply and in a single movement swung his ft out from lower than the blankets, pivoting his physique in order that he now sat at the fringe of the mattress. With the load off his fingers, he used to be now capable of stretch. His variety of movement was once critically restricted. He had taken a few beatings earlier than, yet this one was once certainly Academy Award fabric. not anything, even though, lengthy, sizzling bathe couldn’t aid. Harvath eased his toes to the ground and slowly stood up from the mattress. His legs have been vulnerable, yet with a concerted attempt he propelled himself ahead to the lavatory. Taking the robe off was once the demanding half. With the straps tied in the back of him and his fingers so stiff, he couldn’t achieve round to untie them. He walked towards the lavatory, lifted the ground half the robe like a skirt, and commenced to alleviate himself. Then, ever so slowly, Scot inched the robe over his head till it got here the entire means off. He reached contained in the bathe and became the regulate the entire approach to scorching. As he did, he stuck a glimpse of his again within the reflect. He wouldn’t win any attractiveness pageants, that used to be evidently, however it might heal. God bless the president for having neighbors which may have the funds for homes like this, Scot concept as he sat at the marble bench within the ornate bathe and enable the recent water beat down on him. After what he figured were a very good fifteen mins, he flipped the lever that activated the steam bathe and closed his eyes. As he breathed within the searing moisture, he replayed the occasions of the previous twenty-four hours in his brain. The avalanche didn’t make any experience. There were loads of snow falling, yet either the Utah Avalanche Forecast middle and Deer Valley’s avalanche-control staff had guaranteed him that the dangers have been minimum. Scot himself had even made the journey as much as Squaw top to check the stipulations that very morning. may perhaps extra snow have fallen than he inspiration? even supposing the UAFC had rated the hazards minimum, there nonetheless have been hazards. the load of accountability rested seriously upon Scot’s battered shoulders. He sat within the bathe in a trance and replayed every thing again and again in his brain. Then, with a jolt, he sat upright. He had thoroughly forgotten approximately Hollenbeck’s dialog with Hermes correct earlier than his exhaustion overtook him, brokers down . . . unnatural motives. Scot threw the lever again to bathe and twisted the knob all of the option to chilly. He had realized this trick in a therapeutic massage membership in Hong Kong. A scorching bathtub by means of a chilly plunge used to be higher than 4 cups of espresso any day. The surprise to his approach had the specified impression, and Scot climbed out of the bathe feeling alive, his senses willing, no matter if his physique was once nonetheless in ache. He promised himself no sedatives or soreness medicine, it doesn't matter what Hollenbeck or Dr. Trawick stated. He hated how these issues may cloud his brain, and his brain was once his most vital weapon. Gumming up the works used to be simply inquiring for hassle.

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