The Last Refuge by Chris Knopf

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Available in Canada for the first time – a compelling debut from a fresh new voice in crime fiction.

Sam Acquillo’s at the end of the line. A middle-aged corporate dropout living in his dead parents’ ramshackle cottage in the Hamptons, Sam has abandoned his friends, family and a big-time career to sit on his porch, drink vodka and stare at the Little Peconic Bay. But when the old lady next door ends up floating dead in her bathtub it seems like Sam is the only one who wonders why. Burned-out, busted up and cynical, the ex-engineer, ex-professional boxer, ex-loving father and husband finds himself uncovering secrets no one could have imagined, least of all Sam himself. Meanwhile, a procession of quirky characters intrudes on Sam’s misanthropic ways. A beautiful banker, pot-smoking lawyer, bug-eyed fisherman and gay billionaire join a full complement of cops, thugs and local luminaries in this tale of money and murder.
 

About Chris Knopf

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Chris Knopf is a principal of Mintz & Hoke, a marketing communications agency. A native of Philadelphia, educated in the U.S. and London, Knopf lives with his wife and their two wheaten terriers in Avon, Connecticut, and Southampton Village, Long Island. The Last Refuge is his first novel. Two Time will be published by Random House Canada in August 2006. "From the Trade Paperback edition.
 
Published June 30, 2005 by Permanent Press. 279 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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A simmering midlife dropout's attempt to live below the radar in the Hamptons is torpedoed when the old lady next door dies.

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Sam Acquillo, the hero of Knopf's arresting debut (a Book Sense notable selection for May), is the very epitome of the dropout. An ex-corporation man, divorced from his wife and estranged from

Apr 25 2005 | Read Full Review of The Last Refuge

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Sam Acquillo, the hero of Knopf's arresting debut (a Book Sense notable selection for May), is the very epitome of the dropout.

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