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But when Charlie has a flash of returning memory that tells him another terrorist strike is coming, what can he do? A million people will die unless he does something. Charlie has never felt so alone, and yet he knows he can't give in or give up---not with the final hour ticking away.
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2012
"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 comingsoon. A million people will die unless he does something. But what? He's stuck in a concrete cage with no way out and no one who can help. Charlie has never felt so aloneand yet he knows he can't give in or give up . . . not with the final hour ticking away.
"A thriller that reads like a teenage version of 24 . . . an adrenaline-pumping adventure." TheDailyBeast.com (review of The Last Thing I Remember)
Andrew Klavan is an award-winning writer, screenwriter, and media commentator. An internationally bestselling novelist and two-time Edgar Award-winner, Klavan is also a contributing editor to City Journal, the magazine of the Manhattan Institute, and the host of a popular political podcast on DailyWire.com. His essays and op-eds on politics, religion, movies, and literature have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the LA Times, and elsewhere. He lives in Southern California.
luv2readjenLisle, ILAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Go, Charlie, Go!July 8, 2011luv2readjenLisle, ILAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Charlie West is back! In the latest Homelander book, the karate-kicking high schooler realizes he knows where the terrorist group will strike next, but he has only a short amount of time to stop it. This series continues its great suspense-filled stories for teens by taking it to a new level, and providing great action, a good story, and an exciting premise.
What high schooler hasn't dreamed that they could be a secret agent, a spy or just someone who could right a wrong? In the Homelander series, Charlie West is just such a kid - in high school dealing with his crush and his friends one minute, strapped to a chair being tortured the next. The real events that happen to him between one and the other are both intriguing and fun for the reader to explore. One thing that Charlie never loses sight of is his faith and reliance on God.
This book is a pleasant alternative to many of the teen offerings from secular authors. It offers a positive message delivered in a way that is not condescending to the audience - Klavan writes without making an adult feel like they are reading a teen book; not an easy feat, in my opinion. That he also creates believable adolescent characters whose reactions feel real although in odd circumstances makes the books thoroughly enjoyable. One warning, I wouldn't try to read this book without reading the others - the story has too many surprises in it that are ruined if you try to go in the wrong order. That said, if you haven't read any of this series, grab your credit card, visit www.christianbook.com, and get them all. These books are what summer reading should be about - fun, likable characters living the adventures you wish you could.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255
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