The Last Patriot

The Last Patriot

A Thriller

Large Print - 2008
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Brad Thor, master of suspense and New York Times bestselling author of The First Commandment, returns with his highest-voltage thriller to date. In a pulse-pounding, adrenaline-charged tour de force, Navy SEAL turned covert Homeland Security operative 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, who is 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 cafe, 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 as desperate as the American government is to have the information brought to light, there are powerful forces aligned against it - men who are just as determined that Mohammed's mysterious final revelation continue to remain hidden forever.What Jason Bourne was to the Cold War, Scot Harvath is to the War on Terror. Brad Thor has created the perfect all-American hero for the post September 11 world (Nelson DeMille) and will keep readers glued to the pages as he once again takes them across the globe on a heart-pounding chase where the stakes are higher than they have ever been before.
Publisher: Detroit : Thorndike Press, 2008.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781410408204
1410408205
Branch Call Number: LP AS Thor
Characteristics: 544 p. (large print) ; 23 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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