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The Last Act: A Novel


Brad Parks

FROM THE BOOK JACKET: Tommy Jump is an out-of-work stage actor approached by the FBI with the role of a lifetime: Go undercover at a federal prison, impersonate a convicted felon, and befriend a fellow inmate, a disgraced banker named Mitchell Dupree who knows the location of documents that can be used to bring down a ruthless drug cartel. . . if only hed tell the FBI where they are.

The women in Tommys life, his fiancée and mother, tell him hes crazy to even consider taking the part. The cartel has quickly risen to become the largest supplier of crystal meth in America. And it hasnt done it by playing nice. Still, Tommys acting career has stalled, and the FBI is offering a minimum of $150,000 for a six-month gig—whether he gets the documents or not.

Using a false name and backstory, Tommy enters the low-security prison and begins the process of befriending Dupree. But Tommy soon realizes hes underestimated the enormity of his task and the terrifying reach of the cartel. The FBI isnt the only one looking for the documents, and if Tommy doesnt play his role to perfection, it just may be his last act.

Image result for brad parksAUTHOR INFO: International bestselling author Brad Parks is the only writer to have won the Shamus, Nero, and Lefty Awards, three of crime fictions most prestigious prizes. A former reporter with The Washington Post and The Star-Ledger (Newark), he lives in Virginia with his wife and two children.


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