MYSTERY

The Last Good Guy

Putnam. (Roland Ford, Bk. 3). Aug. 2019. 352p. ISBN 9780525537649. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780525537663. THRILLER
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When the young, beautiful, and perplexing Penelope Rideout hires private investigator Roland Ford to find her missing sister, Daley, Roland suspects Penelope has not told the entire story. As he searches for Daley, Roland is swept up in a web of lies and secrets. When he learns he cannot trust Penelope, he continues his investigation, which leads him to a secretive charter school, a young celebrity evangelist pastor, and a secret neo-Nazi compound in the Southern Calfornia desert. As Roland uncovers his client’s true story, their feelings for each other become complicated.
VERDICT Three-time Edgar Award winner and New York Times best-selling Parker delivers another exceptional noir with the third installment of the series (The Room of White Fire, Swift Vengeance). Readers of C.J. Box will enjoy the strong character development, fans of James Patterson will delight in the twists and turns, while T.C. Boyle fans will appreciate the atmospheric California setting. [See Prepub Alert, 2/11/19.]

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