Last Call for the Living

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Macmillan, May 22, 2012 - Fiction - 301 pages
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For bank teller Charlie Colquitt, it was just another Saturday. For Hobe Hicklin, an ex-con with nothing to lose, it was just another score. For Hobe's drug-addled, sex-crazed girlfriend, it was just more lust, violence, and drugs. But in this gripping narrative, nothing is as it seems.

Hicklin's first mistake was double-crossing his partners in the Aryan Brotherhood. His second mistake was taking a hostage. But he and Charlie can only hide out for so long in the mountains of north Georgia before the sins of Hicklin's past catch up to them.

Hot on Hicklin's trail are a pair of ruthless Brotherhood soldiers, ready to burn a path of murder and mayhem to get their revenge. GBI Special Agent Sallie Crews and Sheriff Tommy Lang catch the case, themselves no strangers to the evil men are capable of. Soon Crews is making some dangerous connections while for the hard-drinking, despondent Lang, rescuing Charlie Colquitt might be the key to personal salvation.

Prodigious talent Peter Farris has written a backwoods fairy tale of fate and flight that is also a dark, modern thriller. Like the bastard child of Stephen Hunter's Dirty White Boys and Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, Last Call for the Living is a smashing debut from a writer whose unique and disturbing vision of the world cannot be ignored.

 

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User Review  - zmagic69 - LibraryThing

in the same vain as The Donnybrook and The Devil All the Time, paunch you in the face story of violent men coming to violent ends. a great debut! Read full review

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User Review  - readersentertainment - LibraryThing

It’s considered a thriller, but it’s more than that. It’s human drama, gritty and as hard to look at as it is to look away. It is a complex-character-driven story about an ex-con with nothing to lose ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
11
Section 3
27
Section 4
35
Section 5
55
Section 6
69
Section 7
87
Section 8
109
Section 9
143
Section 10
179
Section 11
201
Section 12
215
Section 13
239
Section 14
269
Section 15
295
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About the author (2012)

PETER FARRIS is a graduate of Yale University. He lives in Cobb County, Georgia. Last Call for the Living is his first published novel.

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