The Last Patriot (Scot Harvath #7)
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 wi ...more
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In fact Jefferson, Adams, JQ Adams, and Benjamin Franklin were all were deeply concerned about the dangers that Islam represented to the new nation. Our ongoing experiences with the 21st century version of the Barbary pirates off the coast of Somalia, most recently today when an American freighter captain was freed from pirate captivity by the US Navy, illustrates a great deal about our prior relations with the "religion of peace" and how our previous leaders reacted.(less)
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The Last Patriot was a lot better than the other Brad Thor book I got for my birthday. The tying of Thomas Jefferson, Barbary pir ...more
The reason I give The Last Patriot 5 stars isn't just for the story, although improbable it is fast paced and edgy and keeps the reader totally engaged, I give also award 5 stars for shining a bright light into the reality of Islam in America and the danger of being politically correct. It is rather like Nero mythically fiddling while Rome burned after he had the fires set. Thor holds up a light in a dark room of denial. There are domestic terrorists in the United States just like there are in L ...more
The plot revolves around Harvath saving the U.S. from evil Muslims by finding a missing Sura written by Mohammed just before he was poisoned in which Muslims are told that instead of killing all infidels and conquering the world they should get along with other religions. This do ...more
The plot was decent ...more
Let me be clear about a couple of things. First, I would be dishonest if I said this book did not keep me turning the pages. I fini ...more
I've read a couple of recent-ish spy novels lately and it's been very interesting to me. I used to read this genre a lot more but that was 15 years ago. As a Canadian who has experienced this gap in spy/thriller novels, I have recognized a
new, really strong pat ...more
September, 1789. US 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 cafe, Scot Harvath is thrust back into ...more
I don't know if "The Last Patriot" is my favorite Harvath tale, but I definitely enjoyed it and was glad ...more
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 Th ...more
As other reviewers have noted, it combines the character of prior Brad Thor thrillers with the puzzle solving of "The Da Vinci Code."
The plot centers on the discovery of the final revellation given to Muhammed. It contains a strong rejection of Islimists who embrace violence to meet their objectives.
Scot Horvath, the counterterrorism operative, saves a man ...more
A really interesting novel; kind of a cross between Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp series and Dan Brown's DaVinci code. Scott Harvath has tried to get out of the spy business and live life on his own terms; he's in Paris with his girl friend when he sees a bombing about to happen. He saves the intended victim, who is, of all things, a Jefferson scholar, and is soon drawn into a web of international terrorism.
Lest this sound contrived, at the heart of this is the historical truth ...more
Story with an interesting premise; a little of the conspiracy theory thrown in. Kept me intrigued.
Learned about Jefferson's retreat home, Poplar Forest, something we missed when we visited Monticello several years ago. Also increased my knowledge of Jefferson's wide-ranging research interests and areas of expertise if what the book implies is correct.
The story dragged on occasion; got bogged down in the mundane or philosophical musings. The story begins with a major coincidence and keeps rol...more
I enjoyed this book for a variety of reasons. The author has experience in the field which he wrote about so the plot felt authentic. It did leave me a little flat in the end though. I'm not sure but there may be a continuing story in there.
This was my first foray into Brad Thor’s books, and it was well worth it. Some of the plots have been said to be over the top, but are they really? ...more
There is a good deal of action and this is a fun read. ...more
Former Agent Harvath is on the hunt for an ancient text that will bring forth world-chang ...more
Thor does a nice job in bringing the historical information into the story. I really felt I learned a little about Jefferson from reading the stor ...more
The characters continue to capture the reader's attention and once you start you're going to find it diffi ...more
That being said, it took me a long time to warm up to this series (that happened around book 3) and I felt like this was a step back towards the writing i liked less in books 1 and 2. It seemed as though there was a lot of time spent on descriptive narration that was not essential to the plot, but was rather about the author showing off the research he had put into writing the book.
Additionally, the ending was truly bizarre and also include ...more
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They believe this is why Islam has always relied so heavily on the threat of death. Question Islam, malign Islam, or leave Islam and you will be killed. It is a totalitarian modus operandi that silences all dissent and examination, thereby protecting the faith from ever having to defend itself.”