Brad Thor on the Inspiration Behind his 20th Thriller, Black Ice

It’s hard to imagine a different path for Brad Thor. However, being a writer (and a New York Times bestselling one, at that) was not an easy leap. With a vast fan base (a large majority being in the security and protection business) he shares an important lesson that we can all learn from: “That which we’re most destined to do in life, we’re more afraid of. True success is surmounting that fear.”

Brad continues to swim against the current and stands out once again in his latest novel, Black Ice. In this episode, Brad returns as a podcast guest to give listeners a sneak peak into his 20th thriller. Fred and Brad discuss the research that went into the threat landscape in the Arctic states where the plot takes place. He depicts the often overlooked details of surveillance, team camaraderie, and graveyard humor better than anyone.

Brad Thor is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 20 thrillers. He has appeared on every major news channel (including ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, FOX, CNN, and MSNBC) to share the parallels between his novels around terrorism and international espionage, and the real threats facing the world today. Brad is well respected in the security and intelligence space and has served as a member of the Department of Homeland Security’s Analytic Red Cell Unit. He has also lectured to law enforcement organizations on over-the-horizon/future threats, and has been a keynote speaker for the National Tactical Officers Association annual conference.

Check out Black Ice and purchase a copy here.