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The Last Act

In a book inspired by outrageous real-life events, Brad Parks constructs a tension-filled, highly entertaining scenario in which FBI agents recruit aging child star Tommy Jump to portray a felon at a minimum security federal prison and befriend one of the prisoners. As a banking…
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The Last Act

Written by Brad Parks — a strong sense of purpose infuses Brad Parks’s new crime thriller The Last Act and propels the story forward with relentless energy. In an author’s note, Parks reveals the book was motivated by a real-life episode. Between 2004 and 2007,…
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The curtain drops

On the Radar — How do you like the sound of Brad Parks’ latest, in which an actor is drafted in to go undercover in a prison to eke information out of an inmate? It sounds like a pretty good set-up, but it’s not the…
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Stone cold killers in Iceland

On the Radar — We’ve probably said it before, but Iceland seems disproportionately blessed with fine crime fiction authors despite the country’s lack of actual murders. And the nation of Floki is disproportionately represented this week as both the established master Arnaldur Indridason and young…
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Say Nothing

Written by Brad Parks — Read the opening lines of this contemporary stand-alone thriller by American author Brad Parks and you pretty much have to keep going: “Their first move against us was so small, such an infinitesimal blip against the blaring background noise of…
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Short wait til The Long Drop

On the Radar — Anyone who read our most wanted books of 2017 feature late last year will know that we’ve been anticipating The Long Drop by Denise Mina for a while. We know that fans of her Glasgow-based Alex Morrow series will also be…
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