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Last Whisper in the Dark
by Tom Piccirilli
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Bantam, 2013 (2013)
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* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

The Rand family has quite a reputation as readers of Tom Piccirilli's fiction already know. There's never a dull moment in this clan of professional criminals and in this follow up to The Last Kind Words, Terry Rand, an accomplished thief, attempts to do a good deed for the woman he once loved and then lost.

Kimmy's husband and Terry's old buddy, Chub, has gone missing after he was involved in a heist that went bad. As he tries to discover Chub's whereabouts, Terry learns that his old girlfriend's hubby was involved with a gang of very serious heavy hitters and he may have gotten in way over his head.

While trying to find out what happened to his friend, Terry encounters some interesting diversions. There's the sexy divorcee who takes him for a walk on the wild side, an offer to get involved in a horror movie production, and an uncle who enlists Terry to rip off his partner.

All Terry really wants to do is find Chub and reunite him with his wife and child, but family and friends will make this task far more complicated and dangerous than it need be.

If you don't mind that all the key characters in this novel operate on the wrong side of the law, you'll probably find this an enticing story. Tom Piccirilli has a unique approach to crime fiction that has garnered him a couple of International Thriller Writers' Awards and a slew of nominations for awards like the Edgar and Macavity.

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