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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Farris’s nothing-to-lose bad guys have little appeal, and the critical relationship between Hicklin and Colquitt, who forge a strange bond, will disappoint readers looking for emotional resolution.Read Full Review of Last Call for the Living | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
LAST CALL FOR THE LIVING is an all-consuming work whose author just seems to be warming up... Do NOT miss this one.Read Full Review of Last Call for the Living
All this beautiful craft eventually leads to a hugely exciting climax followed by a denouement that’s one of the best I’ve read in a long, long time...Read Full Review of Last Call for the Living
Peter Farris certainly gets it, and if you read his amazingly nuanced Last Call for the Living you will too.Read Full Review of Last Call for the Living
Fans of gritty, realistic noir will want to read Peter Farris’s provocative Last Call for the Living.Read Full Review of Last Call for the Living
I’ve worked with violent offenders and addicts, and Farris crafted his characters well.Read Full Review of Last Call for the Living
It’s a raw and frantic race to an explosive finish in this gritty and fascinating southern noir gem.Read Full Review of Last Call for the Living
If you’re looking for a book that will shock you out of your current “book rut”, or a suspense novel that is just straight up made of awesome, look no further than Last Call For the Living!Read Full Review of Last Call for the Living
Predictability is its most serious weakness (reliance on coincidence is a close second).Read Full Review of Last Call for the Living
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