The Last Good Man by A.J. Kazinski
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In Beijing, a monk collapses in his chamber , dead.

A fiery mark—a tattoo? a burn?—spreads across his back and down his spine. In Mumbai, a beloved economist dies suddenly. The same symbol appears. Similar deaths are reported around the world—the victims all humanitarians, all with the same death mark. In Venice, a rogue Italian policeman links the deaths, tracing the evidence. Who is killing good people around the world?

In Copenhagen, the Interpol alert lands on the desk of veteran detective Niels Bentzon: Find the “good people” of Denmark and warn them. But Bentzon is a man who is trained to see the worst in humanity, not the good.

Just as Bentzon is ready to give up, he meets Hannah Lund, a brilliant astrophysicist mourning the death of her son. With Hannah’s help, Bentzon begins to piece together the puzzle of these far-flung deaths. A pattern emerges—a perfectly executed plan of murder. There have been thirty-four deaths—two more to come if the legend is true. According to the pattern, Bentzon and Hannah can predict the time and place of the final two murders. The deaths will occur in Venice and Copenhagen. And the time is now.

About A.J. Kazinski

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A. J. KAZINSKI is the pseudonym of Anders Rønnow Klarlund and Jacob Weinreich. Klarlund is a self-taught director and screenwriter whose 1999 film The Possessed caught the attention of Weinreich, who approached Klarlund with an idea for collaboration. Weinreich, a graduate of the National Film School of Denmark, is a screenwriter and novelist. He has published three novels for adults and more than 20 books for young adults. Both men live in Copenhagen with their families. SIMON VANCE is a prolific and popular audiobook narrator and actor with several hundred audiobooks to his credit. An Audie® Award-winner, Vance was recently named "The Voice of Choice" by Booklist magazine.
Published March 6, 2012 by Scribner. 482 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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As dire as the situation is, this is a good-humored book with a cast of lively and likable characters—none more than Hannah, who goes from grieving her dead son and the death of her marriage to deriving excitement from working on the most gripping problem anyone has ever faced to dying and coming...

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The Jewish legend that the world is kept from destruction by 36 just people, who are unaware of their status, underpins this intriguing first novel from Kazinski, the pseudonym of filmmaker Anders Rønnow Klarlund and Jacob Weinreich.

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The characters are strong, and they help propel "The Last Good Man" to a truly compelling and worthwhile journey.

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