For bank teller Charlie Colquitt, it was just another Saturday. For Hobe Hicklin, an ex-con with nothing to lose, it was just another score. For Hobe's drug-addled, sex-crazed girlfriend, it was just more lust, violence, and drugs. But in this gripping narrative, nothing is as it seems.
Hicklin's first mistake was double-crossing his partners in the Aryan Brotherhood. His second mistake was taking a hostage. But he and Charlie can only hide out for so long in the mountains of north Georgia before the sins of Hicklin's past catch up to them.
Hot on Hicklin's trail are a pair of ruthless Brotherhood soldiers, ready to burn a path of murder and mayhem to get their revenge. GBI Special Agent Sallie Crews and Sheriff Tommy Lang catch the case, themselves no strangers to the evil men are capable of. Soon Crews is making some dangerous connections while for the hard-drinking, despondent Lang, rescuing Charlie Colquitt might be the key to personal salvation.
Prodigious talent Peter Farris has written a backwoods fairy tale of fate and flight that is also a dark, modern thriller. Like the bastard child of Stephen Hunter's Dirty White Boys and Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, Last Call for the Living is a smashing debut from a writer whose unique and disturbing vision of the world cannot be ignored.
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Those who savor violent action will welcome Farris s debut, a bleak crime thriller. Shortly after Hobe Hicklin, a member of the Aryan Brotherhood, gets out of prison, he robs a branch of the North Georgia Savings and Loan, where he kills one clerk and kidnaps another, Charlie Colquitt, before heading for a remote mountain hideaway. Hicklin s big mistake is jumping the score robbing the bank without his vicious ex-con partner, Leonard Lipscomb, and messing up a plan hatched by a prison network. With Lipscomb after him as well as special agent Sallie Crews of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and alcoholic sheriff Tommy Lang, Hicklin and his hostage hole up with Hicklin s drug-addled woman called Hummingbird. Farris s nothing-to-lose bad guys have little appeal, and the critical relationship between Hicklin and Colquitt, who forge a strange bond, will disappoint readers looking for emotional resolution.
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A brilliant new writer
When an artist emerges from the current swamp of literary amateurs, it is thrilling and a cause for jubilation. Mr. Farris rockets into the stratosphere of great storytellers.