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The Last Patriot by Brad Thor
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Oct 14, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: action-thriller, hardboiled, mystery, new-york-times-best-seller, read-in-2009, reviewed, thriller, series
Recommended to Michael by: Enjoy the author
Recommended for: Action fans, Lee Child fans, Eisler fans
Read 2 times. Last read October 14, 2009.

This novel is packed with action and suspense. Fans who enjoyed Jason Bourne on the screen and in Robert Ludlum's books will enjoy this novel.
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 earmarked for death in a car bomb. Anthony Nichols was working on the discovered document. Finding the missing piece involves obtaining a rare manuscript before the militant Islimists can get their hands on it and destroy it.

I found the plot both interesting and informative. It did give an increased understanding of the Muslim philosophy where one Muslim is not supposed to harm another Muslim.
Scot is the heroic character I enjoy reading about. He does his best to eliminate the terrorists intent on harming the United States or its citizens.
Some of the antagonists were rather cardboard figures and the action of Sheik Mahmood Omar and Abdul Waleed seemed overly naive. Mathew Dodd was also a perplexing character. The dichotomy of being a CIA agent, then converting to Islim and then becomming an assassin because of a tragedy to his family, didn't seem logical.
Overall the story was a fun read and entertaining.
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October 14, 2009 – Shelved
October 14, 2009 – Shelved as: action-thriller
October 14, 2009 – Shelved as: hardboiled
October 14, 2009 – Shelved as: mystery
October 14, 2009 – Shelved as: new-york-times-best-seller
October 14, 2009 – Shelved as: read-in-2009
October 14, 2009 – Shelved as: reviewed
October 14, 2009 – Shelved as: thriller
October 14, 2009 – Shelved as: series
October 14, 2009 – Finished Reading

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