The Last Patriot

The Last Patriot

A Thriller

Book - 2008
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In Brad Thor's highest-voltage thriller to date, Scot Harvath must race to locate an ancient secret that has the power to stop militant Islam dead in its tracks.

June 632 A.D. : Deep within the Uranah Valley of Mount Arafat in Mecca, the prophet Mohammed shares with his closest companions a final and startling revelation. Within days, he is assassinated.

September 1789 : U.S. minister to France Thomas Jefferson, charged with forging a truce with the violent Muslim pirates of the Barbary Coast, makes a shocking discovery - one that could forever impact the world's relationship with Islam.

Present day : When a car bomb explodes outside a Parisian cafZ, Navy Seal turned covert Homeland Security Operative Scot Harvath is thrust back into the life he has tried so desperately to leave behind.

Saving the intended victim of the attack, Harvath becomes party to an amazing and perilous race to uncover a secret so powerful that militant Islam could be defeated once and for all without firing another shot, dropping another bomb, or launching another covert action. But there are powerful men who are determined that Mohammed's mysterious final revelation continue to remain hidden forever.

Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as "quite possibly the next coming of Robert Ludlum," Brad Thor takes listeners across the globe on a heart-pounding chase where the stakes are higher than they have ever been before.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, c2008.
ISBN: 9781416543831
141654383X
Branch Call Number: THOR B
Characteristics: 342 pages ; 25 cm.

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dallas101
Nov 30, 2014

Brad Thor has weaved another great thriller. His stories always seem to be a year or two ahead of international headlines.

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jjeeaannee
Apr 28, 2014

Brad Thor writes FIRST rate thrillers that are very timely in their politics. Details are authentic, and the writing is superb.

allenalien Sep 20, 2013

Brad Thor is a second (third?) rate Robert Ludlum/Dan Brown clone. Formulaic thrillers with fetishistic detailed descriptions of weapons and ammunition, two-dimensional, impossibly superhuman characters and convenient plot twists. Perhaps his worst faults are his strident focus on white Protestant American militaristic values, tiresome repetition of the infallibility of the USA, unquestioning belief that the US is the most altruistic nation on earth with the sole goal of protecting the world from evil, and that evil is defined as anything he considers un-American. In this book, that means anything 'Muslim' or 'Islam'. To give you an indication of Thor's ideology, he gushingly acknowledges Glenn Beck as a hero. No more need be said. Give this a pass if you want an intelligent thriller with real-world political insight.

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tedrich2921
Oct 22, 2012

I'm surprised the other reviewers rated this Thor novel so highly. Even though I've read many of his other books and rated them highly, I thought this one was disappointing. Mostly, my disappointment came from a very unsatisfying ending to the book. I would skip this one and read one of Thor's other Scot Havath novels. I do have admit that his thanks to Glen Beck at the end of the book didn't help any, but even before that, I thought the ending was lame.

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