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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: 1969 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Thor was born and raised in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Brad Thor is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of thrillers. He graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California where he studied creative writing, film, and television production. Prior to becoming a novelist, Thor was the award-winning creator, producer, writer and host of the critically acclaimed national public television series, ''Traveling Lite''.

He currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- """Backlash"""

-- *Best Books of the Year, Suspense Magazine


-- """Blowback"""

-- *Top 100 Killer Thrillers of All Time, NPR


-- """Foreign Influence"""

-- *Best Political Thrillers, Suspense Magazine, 2010


-- """Full Black"""

-- *Best Political Thrillers List, Suspense Magazine, 2011


-- """Hidden Order"""

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2014


-- """Spymaster"""

-- *One of the all-time best thriller novels, Washington Times


-- """The Lions of Lucerne"""

-- *One of the best political thrillers ever, Barnes & Noble