|Publish Date:||May 2009|
|Number of Pages:||480|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.68|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||3.92 x 1.07 x 7.85|
Brad Thor studied creative writing at the University of Southern California under renowned author T.C. Boyle. He created and hosted an MTV-style travel series called Travelling Lite. His Emmy Award-winning company, Thor Entertainment, won a Platinum Best of Show Aurora Award and a Communicator Broadcast Award of Distinction. He is the author of the Scot Harvath series and The Athena Project.
Verdict: Scot Harvath (The First Commandment) faces his greatest challenge in Thor's breakthrough thriller. The one minor flaw is the rushed ending, which does more to allude to the next book than resolve the present story line. Nonetheless, Thor has written what will surely be a best seller. He claims to have received death threats because of the touchy subject matter (he portrays the Qu'ran as intentionally flawed and depicts the assassination of the Prophet Mohammed). Expect this to make headlines upon its release.
[See Prepub Alert, LJ 3/15/08.] - Background: Trying to escape the life of a cover operative for Homeland Security, Scott Harvath and girlfriend Tracy are enjoying the quiet life when an explosion occurs near a cafE in Paris. They rescue the intended victim, who reveals a bizarre and shocking secret regarding Islam with ties to Thomas Jefferson's presidency and the potential to devastate several current world governments. Harvath must choose between going back to the life he despises and saving the world or hiding the secret for the sake of millions of lives.--Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L.
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Brad Thor, master of suspense and #1 New York Times bestselling author is back with his highest-voltage thriller to date in which 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 caf, 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 a perilous race to uncover a secret so powerful that militant Islam could be defeated once and for all. But as desperate as the American government is to have the information brought to light, there are powerful forces 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. In The Last Patriot, readers will be engrossed as Harvath once again takes them on a whirlwind tour through international cities and nail-biting suspense where the stakes are higher than they have ever been before.
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