Last Call for the Living
Nov 19, 2012
Author: Peter Farris
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Forge Books; First Edition edition (May 22, 2012)
This book is violent, mean, dirty, wince inducing at times and has a little light torture. But at the same time odd bits of humanity and caring are intertwined in this mess of blood and gore. A strange assortment of people come together and form bonds.
Hinklin is bad, bad, bad. He was a huge man on campus in prison, no scruples, no feelings...but then he kidnaps Charlie in a bank heist, totally on a whim, and just can't kill him. Hinklin lets Charlie live, starts to talk to him, gets to know him. A bond begins to form. But past events start to come out and there may be a reason indeed for this unintended relationship between them.
Meanwhile a borderline (if not full on) alcoholic sheriff is hard on the hunt of Hinklin, determined to find what they assume will be the body of Charlie, and bring justice back to town. If he can stay sober long enough to do so. At the same time, Hinklin's prison buddies are also hot on his trail, apparently they feel they deserve a piece of the bank pie. They don't intend to let anyone get in their way.
There is an event in this book, that takes place in a deep woods snake-handling church - WOW! A completely surreal and intense scene. You have to wonder what kind of imagination comes up with this.
A very intense book that keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire ride.
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