The Last Goodbye by Reed Arvin

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When a down-on-his-luck attorney gets mixed up with a gorgeous singer with a secret past, it results in a volatile tale of love, betrayal and murder in the tradition of Richard North Paterson and other bestselling authors.

Jack Hammond is a man haunted by the sins of his past. Once a member of a white-shoe law firm, he lost his once-promising career because of a transgression with a beautiful female client. Now he works out of a seedy office in downtown Atlanta. The only income he can count on is as the court-appointed attorney to the dregs of the court system. When his friend-a former addict and computer whiz who'd turned his life around-is found dead in his apartment with a syringe stuck in his arm, Jack knows there's something very wrong. In his attempt to get to the bottom of Doug's murder, Jack is drawn into the spellbinding world of a gorgeous black opera singer with whom Doug had been secretly in love.

As the story deepens, Hammond gets pulled into the worlds of high-tech, biological research, big business, and high society. Arvin pulls all these threads together in riveting fashion.

Reed Arvin's new novel introduces an unforgettable hero whose flawed humanity and wry humour will keep readers rooting for him, and a fast-paced story with enough twists and turns to keep readers turning the pages.


About Reed Arvin

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Reed Arvin is well-known in Christian music circles as a producer, lecturer and author, as well as an award-winning composer. The Will is his first mainstream novel.
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 400 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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Following this unlikely trail, Jack soon links raffish Doug to both members of the glittering couple—only to find that the mounting evidence of Horizn skullduggery (eight victims, all killed in a fiendishly untraceable way) has left no legal evidence at all, and that if Jack and his unlikely alli...

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With the help of a local hacker, Nightmare, Jack unlocks Doug's computer and stumbles into a quagmire involving the deaths of eight hepatitis C patients who were all enrolled in an experimental drug trial gone horribly wrong.

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One of Hammond's is a computer hacker named Nightmare, an enigmatic, amoral character who assists Hammond in hacking into Townsend's computer, which contains information that puts Hammond onto the discovery of an experimental drug trial gone horribly wrong.

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While investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Jack Hammond, a disgraced and demoralized Atlanta attorney, suspects a ruthless pharmaceutical company of foul play.

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