I am a follower of Brad Thor's books and have found his work to be well written and of great interest to me. Dare I say that this was not the case with this novel. It seemed to have been written about problems with the Muslim World, because it was a topic of the day. To me he seemed to feel that such a book would sell and and anything convoluted on the topic, would be adequate for the reader. First time I felt this way about one of his novels. Swap for my book and see what your opinion of it is?
The Last Patriot starts off with ex-CIA agent Scot Harvath and his girlfriend Tracy drinking coffee in a Parisian café when they notice something amiss. This leads them to saving a man that they do not know from a bombing becoming the prime suspects by the French police. This leads to a complicated plot dealing with the Koran, Mohammed, Thomas Jefferson, puzzles, espionage, murder, and documents that are found but maybe should remain lost. The person that holds these documents could change the history of the world and Islam beliefs. Are they real?
The Last Patriot was my first book by Brad Thor and I was so glad that my father gave it to me to read on the plane. I love when authors use actual history to create a fiction story because I am not good about just reading history but reading books like this make me want to learn more about the actual history situation that occurs. I say this because the author does take liberties with some of the history that he includes in this book but he acknowledges this at the end of the book.
I am giving this book a four star rating because I found some of the character development a little bit lacking. I was a little confused by the assassin changing his tune halfway through the book but understood on some level that people get worn down. I would highly recommend this book and cannot wait to read more of Thors books.
Fast paced and exciting - a good thriller. This was my first Thor novel and I enjoyed it. I wasn't sure if I picked the story up in the middle, but enjoyed the characters and will look for others.