Friday, July 1, 2011

The Final Hour by Andrew Klavan

The Homelanders are attacking—and it's Charlie's last chance to stop them.

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 . . . even when the final hour is ticking away.

My review:
I have really enjoyed this series, and have been eagerly anticipating this fourth and final book in the series. I was not disappointed.

This book picks up right where the last one left off, with Charlie in jail. More of his memory is returning and he remembers there is going to be an attack, but cannot remember where.

This book has the same pulse pounding excitement, drama and suspense that the other three had, but was even better because everything was finally tied up. I devoured this book the same day it came in the mail, and loved every minute of reading it. This series was geared for young adult, but an adult can and will enjoy it as I did.

Klavan created a very likable and believable character in Charlie, and it was satisfying to see everything finally play out and work out for him.

I highly recommend this book - and the whole series, but they should definitely be read in order.

About the author:

Andrew Klavan has been nominated for the Mystery Writer of America's Edgar award five times and won twice. He is the author of several bestselling novels, including Don't Say A Word, filmed starring Michael Douglas, True Crime, filmed by Clint Eastwood, and Empire of Lies. He is currently writing a series of thrillers for young adults called The Homelanders. The first two novels in the series are The Last Thing I Remember and The Long Way Home. Klavan is a contributing editor to City Journal and his essays have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, among other places. His satiric video commentaries can be seen on

The Final Hour and the other three books in the Homelanders series is available from Thomas Nelson Publishing.

Thanks to Thomas Nelson for the review copy.

The author talking about his series below: