Saturday, June 16, 2012

7 Hours: The Last Night of Alton Webber by Robin Parrish

In each installment of 7 Hours, a character is visited by the enigmatic Thomas Constant, who makes a heart-stopping statement: “You are about to die. But you may choose from one of three options: Live seven more hours, travel back in time and relive seven hours, or accept the inevitable and die now.” 
The clock is ticking. 

What will you do with the time you have left?

Robin Parrish plays by different rules. As the final installment of the 7 Hours saga, this book reads completely different than the previous stories. Alton Webber is a criminal genius. Since grade school, he has had the brains to think three steps ahead of the competition. Now that he nears his death, he has gathered his "group of seven" - men who were part of his cadre.

With the seven waiting near Alton's bedside, Thomas Constant arrives. Instead of presenting Alton the typical seven-hour choice, the group turns their criminal attention to holding Constant.

Parrish's touch of secret societies and his love of TV's Lost comes through this story as we flash back to the past with each chapter. These flashes help flesh out the plot taking place in the present. The ultimate question is, of course, why are the seven doing this and what is Alton's final master plan?

Parrish excels and creates yet another page turner.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Tyndale House Publishing.

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