The Last Man: A Novel

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Macmillan, May 22, 2012 - Fiction - 354 pages
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A woman goes missing, sending a young nuclear engineer on a quest deep into the Judean desert to the legendary fortress of Masada, where secrets are concealed

When a young Israeli woman suddenly goes missing, her boyfriend, an American nuclear engineer, suspects her disappearance is connected to her tantalizing theory about the haunting fortress of Masada. He decides to travel to Herod's 2000 year old mountain fortress to see if her theory was right. There, he makes a discovery so astonishing that forces from the dark side of Israeli intelligence begin to converge on him to deflect his pursuit of the truth by any means necessary. With the aid of a beautiful Israeli archaeologist, he struggles to bring to light the treasures he believes are concealed in the mountain, unaware that there is a dangerous contemporary secret at stake.

P.T. Deutermann's fifteenth novel, The Last Man, brings all the excitement and pulse-thumping action his fans have come to expect.


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User Review  - DavidLErickson - LibraryThing

A former nuclear engineer, David Hall, believes that Masada, an ancient historical site in Israel, hides a treasure of immense historical value and he’s determined to find it. What he doesn’t know is ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Deutermann's latest (Nightwalkers, 2009, etc.) is a strong thriller that mixes archaeology, history and geopolitics.In A.D. 73, a few desperate Jews in a mountaintop holdout are about to be overrun by ... Read full review

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P.T. DEUTERMANN spent twenty-six years in military and government service before retiring to begin his writing career. He is the author of thirteen novels and lives with his wife in North Carolina.

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