This biographical article is written like a résumé. (April 2018)
Thor signing books in 2013
|Born||Bradley George Thor Jr.|
August 21, 1969
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Residence||Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Genre||Spy novel, thriller, faction|
|Notable works||Scot Harvath Series|
Bradley George Thor Jr. (born August 21, 1969) is an American thriller novelist, and putative Republican presidential candidate challenging Donald Trump in the 2020 United States presidential election. He is the author of The Lions of Lucerne, The First Commandment, The Last Patriot, and other novels. His latest novel in the Harvath series, Spymaster, was released in June 2018. Thor's novels have been published in countries around the world. He also contributed a short story entitled "The Athens Solution" to the James Patterson-edited anthology, Thriller. Thor also makes frequent appearances on Fox News and The Blaze.
The Last Patriot was nominated for "Best Thriller of the Year" by the International Thriller Writers Association. His novel Blowback was voted by National Public Radio listeners as one of the "100 Best Ever" Killer Thrillers. Thor ranked #26 on Richtopia's list of 200 "Most Influential Authors in the World". The Lions of Lucerne was named one of the "10 of The Best Political Thrillers Ever" by Barnes and Noble.
Thor is a graduate of the Sacred Heart Schools, the Francis W. Parker School (Chicago), and the University of Southern California (cum laude), where he studied creative writing under author T.C. Boyle.
Prior to becoming a novelist, he was the award-winning creator, producer, writer, and host of the national public television series Traveling Lite.
Thor is a member of The Heritage Foundation and has spoken at their national headquarters on the need for robust missile defense. Thor is a Fellow of the Alexandrian Defense Group, and is a frequent television and cable news commentator.
His novels have been published in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam. On April 21, 2018, Brad Thor officially entered the 2020 Presidential race. Thor indicated that he has been in "unofficial discussions since last year", but has "no official backing." 
Reaction to The Last Patriot
Robert D. Crane, a Muslim convert and one-time aide to President Richard Nixon, called the novel '"Islamophobic", "a subliminal mimetic", and an "emotional demonization of Islam and Muslims." In response, Robert Spencer criticized Crane's article.
Thor is a regular contributor to the Glenn Beck television program and has appeared on other Fox News Channel shows, as well as on CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and PBS to discuss terrorism and parallels between his novels and real threats facing the world today.
In May 2016, he made speculative comments on the Glenn Beck radio show about Donald Trump that appeared to offer conditional support for violence against him if Trump were elected and did something that he felt endangered the country. Thor denied the comments were a call for assassination.
DHS Red Cell Program
In an interview with the Daily Caller, Thor revealed that he is a participant in a Department of Homeland Security program designed to identify targets for terrorism. Described by Thor as the "Analytical Red Cell Unit", the program uses creative thinkers from outside of Washington, D.C. to create possible terrorism scenarios for the government. The creative individuals work with members of the government, military, and intelligence community. Thor describes Red Cell as the "Las Vegas" of government programs, saying "what happens in Red Cell, stays in Red Cell."
2020 Presidential Campaign
On April 21, 2018, Thor announced his candidacy for President of the United States in the 2020 election. On July 5, 2018, Thor decided against running and left the Republican Party, becoming an Independent, citing frustration with the GOP-controlled Congress and President Donald Trump's divisiveness.
Scot Harvath Series
|1||The Lions of Lucerne||2002||0-7434-3673-3|
|2||Path of the Assassin||2003||0-7434-3675-X|
|3||State of the Union||2004||0-7434-3677-6|
|6||The First Commandment||2007||1-4165-4379-1|
|7||The Last Patriot||2008||1-4165-4383-X|
|13||Act of War||2014||1-4767-1712-5|
|14||Code of Conduct||2015||1-4767-1715-9|
|16||Use of Force||2017||1-5082-3276-6|
The Athena Project Series
|1||The Athena Project||2010||1-4391-9295-2|
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