The Final Hour

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
“It might kill him. It might destroy his brain. Put him in a vegetative state for the rest of his life.” 
I drew a deep breath. "A million people" I thought.

Book: The Final Hour (The Homelanders Book 4) by Andrew Klavan, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2011

Genre: Adventure/Thriller
Target Audience: Boys 16+
Subjects: Patriotism, Terrorism, Character/Identity, Sacrifice
Summary: It’s not over. Well, as far as the government is concerned it is. They’re done with this particular battle. But Charlie and the others with him know full well that the master of the terrorist ring is still out there. And Charlie remembers that right before he was caught, this master was detailing plans for what he called “The Great Death”, a way to take out a million people all at once. And only the information still hidden deep within Charlie’s memory can prevent it. But to access that information he would need to once again risk his life. And there’s no guarantee he can access it. And even if he did have the information, the government doesn’t want to risk involvement any more so it’s just the few of them against the leader of a very powerful organization with many followers and powerful weapons.  
Notes: This is the last book in the Homelanders Series. This one deals with much the same issue as the last one – how far will you go to save your country? It seems that there are at least three more sacrifices required of Charlie before he can be done. And each one of them is life threatening. This series focused more on trust in “truth” in general and patriotism and democracy, but at the crisis point of this one, the author brings in the issue of trusting God. Still not a lot of Biblical focus, but an acknowledgement.
Recommendation Scale: 3/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

John 15:13 – Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.


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