The Last Kind Word by David Housewright
(Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie Novels)

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Tension builds as the action accelerates. Quirkily sympathetic characters make this more than a clever caper novel; Virgil Flowers and Lucas Davenport no longer have northern Minnesota all to themselves.
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Rushmore McKenzie agrees to go undercover to help the ATF track a cache of stolen guns—after all, what could possible go wrong?

Rushmore McKenzie is both a millionaire and an unlicensed PI, which means he can afford to do the occasional favor and, as a former detective for the St. Paul (Minnesota) Police Department, he's got the necessary skills and connections to do them right. But this time, he's really stepped in it.

When the ATF gets a lead on a much sought-after cache of illegal guns near the Canadian border, they call McKenzie in to help them track down the elusive gunrunners. Their only lead is a guy who is part of a small-time gang of armed robbers working north of the Twin Cities. Their idea is for McKenzie to infiltrate the group and wait for them to lead him to the guns. Their plan is to fix McKenzie with a false identity as a serious bad guy and then fake an escape with the captured gang member. Which seemed like a bad idea to McKenzie at the time, but even he had no idea just how bad things were going to get.
Last Kind Word is a Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie novel from David Housewright.

 

About David Housewright

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DAVID HOUSEWRIGHT has won both the Edgar Award and the Minnesota Book Award (twice) for his crime fiction.  He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
 
Published June 4, 2013 by Minotaur Books. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Apr 29 2013

Tension builds as the action accelerates. Quirkily sympathetic characters make this more than a clever caper novel; Virgil Flowers and Lucas Davenport no longer have northern Minnesota all to themselves.

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Excellent
Reviewed by David Marshall on Nov 05 2013

So, appropriately enough, my last kind word is that The Last Kind Word is clearly one of the best thrillers of the year. David Housewright has won the Edgar Award before. He deserves to be in the running again with this book.

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