Friday, June 8, 2012

Book review: Final Crossing by Carter Wilson

Final Crossing review

Author: Carter Wilson
5 out of 5 stars

Book Info: Genre: Suspense Reading Level: Adult

Disclosure: I received a free ebook eGalley from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis: He wasn’t always called Rudiger; once he was a normal, quiet boy. But when the sadistic Preacherman stole the last bit of Rudiger's childhood soul, Rudiger lost himself forever. As an adult, Rudiger has committed atrocities even he cannot explain and he yearns for the End of Days. God has told him he must crucify The One to bring about the Final Judgment, but Rudiger is left to his own to figure out who The One is. Thus sets off Rudiger's horrifying journey across continents in hopes bringing an end to the world, one crucifixion after another.

One man remembers what Rudiger is capable of.  Jonas Osborne, a Senatorial Chief of Staff, saw first-hand what Rudiger is capable of during a terrifying battle in Somalia fifteen years earlier. Now Jonas himself could be a target on Rudiger's quest, and he enlists the help of beautiful psychic criminologist to understand where Rudiger will erect his next cross, and stop him before another innocent person is nailed to it.  And only on the biggest national stage—a conference on Middle Eastern peace talk—will Jonas and Rudiger meet again for one last confrontation.

My Thoughts: Wow, this is quite a story. Very powerful, it goes back and forth between Jonas and Rudiger – whose story is told in present tense. Characters are given depth and clarity, and the plot moves smoothly and swiftly, action and exposition carefully balanced to provide a terrific reading experience. It is very intense – not an easy read, in any way, but if you enjoy suspense/thrillers and the like, you should enjoy this book. There are graphic scenes, but mostly we see the build-up and aftermath – it’s all handled very carefully.

I can definitely recommend this book. Check it out.


  1. Thanks for the great review - glad you enjoyed it!

    1. You're welcome! When will it be available? It was supposed to be up on the 1st but Amazon still doesn't have it.


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