I spent some time recently reading four well-written books of fiction. “The Homelanders” series by Andrew Klavan is classified as ‘juvenile fiction’ but I found them to be very entertaining and gripping – certainly suitable for adolescents and adults, too. This is definitely PG material. No language or sexual situations but quite a bit of violence.
The main character, 19 year old Charlie West, is part McGyver, part Jason Bourne, and part Jack Ryan as he continually frees himself from capture by both good guys and bad guys and from impending death time and again. I read all four books in the series – “The Last Thing I Remember,” “The Long Way Home,” “The Truth of the Matter'” and “The Final Hour” in about one week. So for me the story was one continuous and very intense adventure rather than four parts of a series.
Through a series of surprising plot twists and more than his fair share of bad things happening to good people, Charlie West almost single handedly thwarts a terrorist attack on American soil that would dwarf 9-11. The difference this time around is that these are mostly home-grown terrorists who have been turned against their own country. “The Final Hour” has it all – a prison break, car chases, plane chases, even subway chases! It’s one of those fun summer vacation books that is sure to satisfy when looking for a well-developed story line with rich characters and page-turning action. Pack one or more of these books along for that next plane trip or afternoon at the cabin. Each book is about 330 pages in length and can easily be read in just a few hours.
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