Here’s what Brad Thor says:
Packed with fascinating information, superb characters, and sublime plot twists, The First Assassin is one of the most exciting thrillers I have read in a long, long time. This is historical fiction at its best and John J. Miller is the hot new author everyone will be talking about.
When I first received this blurb by email, I almost said a prayer of thanks to the Norse god of thunder. Those are wonderful words from one of America’s most popular thriller writers.
My contact with Brad has revolved around the podcasts we’ve recorded for his last two books, The Apostle and The Last Patriot—here and here. Not every author knows how to give a good interview. Brad is a real standout. Our conversations have been a couple of the best we’ve done on NRO. More important than the podcasts are his entertaining books: If you like the National Treasure movies, you’ll enjoy The Last Patriot.
When I asked Brad if he would consider blurbing The First Assassin, he was just starting his book tour for The Apostle. He said it would take a few weeks. I sent the manuscript, crossed my fingers, and waited. He sent a short note saying that he enjoyed the first chapter. I was delighted to hear this because first chapters are so important. A little while later came this remarkable blurb.
The next time I’m feeling blue, I’ll have to remember to pick up a copy of The First Assassin and read the back cover, which is where Brad’s generous words soon will appear.