The Final Hour (The Homelanders #4)
Charlie West has held on to that belief, but now he's starting to wonder. He went to bed one night an ordinary high-school kid. When he woke up, he was wanted for murder and hunted by a ruthless band of terrorists. He's been on the run ever since. Now he's stuck in prison, abandoned by his allies, trying desperately to stay a step ahe...more
As Charlie regains all of his memory about the past year, his murder trial, and everything that happened between then and now, he also realizes that the Homelanders, a Terrorist group, is going to be making a very deadly strike on the Americans- from the inside! They've worked hard on infiltrating the police and the government in order to bring it all down to shambles so that they can rule in it's place.
The problem he...more
"You're not alone. You're never alone."
Charlie West has held on to that belief, but now he's starting to wonder. He went to bed one night an ordinary high-school kid. When he woke up, he was wanted for murder and hunted by a ruthless band of terrorists. He's been on the run ever since. Now he's stuck in prison, abandoned by his allies, trying desperately to stay a step ahead of vicious prison gangs and brutal guards. And a flash of returning memory tells him another terrorist strike is comin
Being in prison is not a piece of cake. The reader gets to experience incarceration from Charlie's point of view. Fortunately, he isn't raped even though that would probably happen in real life. But he sure is beat up and abused in other ways.
Charlie has to think about what it means to 'always tell the truth' and to decide when it is okay to break the law. It is one thing to think about when you are safe at home in your own bed, but quite an...more
His cop contact Rose finally visits but delivers the bad news, that Washington wants to brush events under the rug, as the cont...more
He's lost so much of his life, and memory throughout this series. Just when he starts putting it all back together he ends up in prison and feels abandoned. He...more
But his memories are slowly coming back, and Charlie learns that a terrorist strike is coming soon. He has to do something, but what? No one will listen to a convict, all his allys are gone, and time is ticking away. But Charlie can’t give up. N...more
I find it extraordinary that a teenager has the me...more
That being said, this was a great book. There was tons of action going on. However, I did feel that the book had become somewhat predictable. After having read the first three, I could see where the author was going. So there weren’t enough twists and turns in the plot t...more
I think this is a great book for kids 11 and older, especially boys. Good values and the message that you are never alone are weaved in and out of these pages. God is a...more
In The Final Hour, Charlie is in the penitentiary and is having memory flashes of being undercover for the United States government to infilterate the Homelanders (a terrorist group). Charlie finds out that the group has broken up and in jail...more
For the first half of the book, Charlie West is once again in less-than-ideal circumstances. He is locked up in the state prison where the radical Islamists are trying to kill him while he is protected (?) by the racist Nazis in the prison. The United States government refuses to acknowledge his participation in bringing down the Homelander terrorist group, and the leader of the Homelanders may have escaped. During one of his memory...more
It kind of had two paces. At first it seemed slow. Then, the ending, felt way to fast. And the action kept getting interrupted by thoughts from the main character, Charlie. He would be fighting and then start talking about morals and right and wrong. It did kind of take away from the book. Most questions, if not all, were answered. But the ending was kind of predictable.
Charlie wasn't bad. He took to much time, and pages, maki...more
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The Final Hour by Andrew Klavan is a very fast-paced adventure cum thriller that will surely make your adrenaline pump faster than it usually does.
This book is probably aimed to younger adults… boys, particularly and I found that it is enjoyable despite of the confusing plot. At some point I feel as if I was Alice, wandering around in Wonderland without a clear purpose, but it is a good read nevertheless.
I suppose if you’re a...more
Charlie West was an ordinary high school kid who went to bed one night and woke up in the clutches of terrorists and wanted by the police for murder. He also woke up with no memory of the events of the last year. His memory is returning now and has brought the terrible realization that he knows when the terrorists are going to strike next. Whatever it takes, Charlie knows he can't give in or give up until they're stopped ....more
All along the way I have said that Charlie West is like a teenage James Bond. This book starts out like "Prison Break" (the TV series), then goes to "Top Gun" then ending with "Mission Impossible". Andrew Klavan does for Action/Suspense what Stephen King does for Horror.
This book was nothing short of Brilliant! I read it in just 2...more
His memory coming back, Charlie is now at the U.S. worst prison, barely clinging on to life. His life is a total 180, one night a normal highschooler and next, apparently murdered his friend and wanted by a group of terrorists. His friends and allies can't help him and his inmates and enemies are constantly trying to kill him. But now, he remembers another memory which leads to a new problem...more