Last Shot

Last Shot

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Baker & Taylor
Assigned to track down a dishonored recon marine who escaped from an island penitentiary after causing the death of a murderous fellow inmate, Deputy U.S. Marshal Tim Rackley investigates the underworld of a large pharmaceutical company and finds himself questioning the circumstances under which his target was convicted. 15,000 first printing.

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A seemingly impossible prison escape. A powerful and corrupt company. And a little boy's life hanging in the balance. Three startling plot threads come together as deputy U.S. marshal Tim Rackley faces the most deadly adversary of his career—a man whose lethal skills, cunning, and single-minded determination make him a mirror image of Rackley himself.

Walker Jameson, dishonored Recon Marine, has pulled off an impossible break from California's Terminal Island Penitentiary. After starting a riot, he literally vanishes from his cell, leaving behind only a cup of mouthwash, a strand of dental floss tied to one cell bar, and the body of a sadistic killer.

Tim Rackley, elite man hunter, must solve the riddle and track Walker down. But uncertainty begins to color the mission as Rackley learns more about his quarry and the death of the escaped prisoner's sister, a suicide that looks increasingly like a murder. Walker, too, has begun a bloody investigation of his own, a mission that propels him through the dark underworld of a big pharmaceutical company and its cutting-edge therapeutic viruses. But the life of Walker's nephew, a young boy suffering from a fatal disorder, hangs in the balance, and if Rackley hopes to stop the bloodshed, he must put the pieces together, even if it means battling a lethal opponent every inch his equal.

A riveting thriller, a shocking look behind the scenes of one of America's most corrupt corporate sectors, and an exploration of the depths of a mother's love, Last Shot is a white-knuckled, complex drama, full of razor-sharp action and startling twists and turns, written by one of the finest suspense novelists working today.



Blackwell North Amer
Stationed in a small, Bohemian town somewhere between Prague and Dresden in the final days of the Second World War, Officer Franz Kern and Bertha Sommer long for escape. But the road to freedom is fraught with danger. If they are caught deserting their own side they will be executed; if they stay, their lives will be worth little in the hands of the Red Army soldiers that advance on them daily.
Decades later, a young American living in Germany sets out on a self-appointed mission. His task is to discover the location of the last shot fired in the war. As he delves deeper and deeper into the past, he finds himself being drawn into the story of Bertha and Franz's daring escape, and the surprising discoveries that follow.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060731465
006073146X
Branch Call Number: FICTION HURWITZ
Characteristics: 419 p.

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rahmmie
Jan 11, 2014

I am not a big fan of Hurwitz based on his previous books, which I found to be average at best. However, in this one, he got all his ducks in a row. Great read!

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Eil_1
Aug 19, 2012

An earlier publication by Hurwitz. Excellent plot, etc., and a suitable ending.

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