Thor, Brad. The Lions of Lucerne. Pocket Books. Jan 2002. c464p. ISBN 0-7434-3673-3. $25.00. Fiction.

Secret Service agent and former Navy SEAL Scot Harvath heads the advance team protecting the President and his daughter on a ski trip in Utah. When the President is kidnapped following a terrorist-rigged avalanche, Scot is the only agent to survive. Determined to find out what happened, he returns to Washington, D.C., where he learns that two senators may have helped facilitate the plot. After revealing what he knows to the head of the Secret Service, he is betrayed and set up for murder. Clues lead him next to Switzerland, where he hooks up with Claudia Mueller of the Federal Attorney’s Office in Bern. Together, in an attempt to save the President, they try to avoid hired killers while tracking down the men behind the kidnapping. An assured debut for Thor, creator and host of the public television series Traveling Lite, this international thriller will delight readers with its nonstop action, relentless suspense, strong protagonist, and wintry settings in Utah, D.C., and Switzerland. Well researched, high-voltage entertainment reminiscent of Robert Ludlum and David Morrell; highly recommended for all public libraries.

LJ, vol. 126, no. 20 (December 2001), 176-177.

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