The Last Call

The Last Call

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by George Wier
     
 

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The Last Call starts with a protagonist on the edge of an impending midlife crisis. Add a blond and an old friend with a fetish for high explosives, and you have the kickoff of a first- rate crime novel. George Wier writes with wit, verve, and a gut‑bucket knowledge of Texas and those who people its quirky underside. This book does not

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The Last Call starts with a protagonist on the edge of an impending midlife crisis. Add a blond and an old friend with a fetish for high explosives, and you have the kickoff of a first- rate crime novel. George Wier writes with wit, verve, and a gut‑bucket knowledge of Texas and those who people its quirky underside. This book does not disappoint.

—Milton T. Burton, author of Nights of the Red Moon and The Rogue’s Game.

George Wier's The Last Call has it all: a great setting, characters you care about, a little Texas history, and a twisty plot that's built Texas tough. Get it before last call!

—Bill Crider, author of Murder In the Air.

Bill Travis believes that he may not live the most exciting of lives, yet when Julie Simmons steals two million dollars from North Texas quarter horse racer and illegal liquor baron Archie Carpin, the last of a dynasty of criminals from the 1920's, thus ensues a chase across the Lone Star State to recover the money. Carpin's cohorts may seem simple-minded, yet their penchant for sniper rifles and high-explosives makes for a reckless and deadly quarry. Yet, through all this action the compelling tale of another mystery—the 80-year unclosed missing-persons file of a U.S. Marshall—begins to unravel.

George Wier has been writing for over twenty-five years. His most recent publishing credits include a contribution to Lone Star Noir (Akashic Books 2010). He lives in Austin, Texas with his lovely wife, Sallie.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011245602
Publisher:
George Wier
Publication date:
03/07/2011
Series:
Bill Travis Mysteries , #1
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Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
91,670
File size:
292 KB

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George Wier is a crime novelist living in Austin, Texas.

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The Last Call 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 142 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for a rainy night!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is ok at the begining but then it gets kinda boring and then it picks up again and is an excellant book through the end. It is the perfect action romance novel. You will love this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had my attention, not from the start, but it had my attention
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
George Wier really knows how spin a yarn. I've got work piled up, but I just have to read "one more page."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I tried to like the book, but could only make it through half of it before I had to quit. The author fails miserably in trying to use the dialog to "explain" parts of the story. Bits of dialog come inout of the blue for no apparent reason and just don't fit in with the rest of the conversation. Real people don't talk like that so it makes it tough to ignore. With a good book you find yourself wondering whats going to happen next, not so with this book. I just hoped that it wasn't going to get worst, but it did. Do yourself a favor and sklp this one. KMS
BettyD More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book all the way through. I would definately read other books by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
George Wier's "The Last Call" is the first book in a great new series. Bill Travis is an investment counselor; the go to guy when you have a little extra money that you need to invest but invest in a way that is legal but hidden from Uncle Sam's extended hands. On a Monday morning he meets his newest client Julie. She needs his help to retrieve some money from a very bad man. Bill agrees to help this damsel in distress and by agreeing, he finds himself on one thrilling but deadly ride of the week. Who would have thought managing money could be so exciting? This is the beginning of a thrilling and exciting new series. If you want one of those books that keep you up late at night turning pages than this is the series for you. Pick up your copy today and you won't be disappointed...you just might miss a little sleep though.
MrsRedbone More than 1 year ago
A little slow at times but a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Super excited to read the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
FAst paced page turner with a bit of romance. Unexpected twists and turns. A good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It wasnt the most entertaining read I have ever enjoyed but the story kept me coming back for more. As a native Texan I enjoyed reading about places I new. A few errors kept me from giving this four stars but, seeing as how it was free, its hard to complain too much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I look forward to reading more of this author's work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book! Kept my attention, good plot,characters, and ending. Great bonus, it was free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A few historical facts mixed with fiction about Texas. You find out what you want to know after the facts. Enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Laid good groundwork for the next book. Texas based. Some humor. Good detail in some of the scenes. Could almost believe you were right there during the action scenes.
chicogg More than 1 year ago
Finally foound time to read this book. I really enjoyed it. Good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Starts out slow. Does get better. Has a few really good action scenes.
RachieJ More than 1 year ago
It was god enough, nice, quick, read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This guy deserves ro be famous.
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boring!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very very good 170 page book with humor and the mystery to peoples' motives of interaction with other people. The man runs into and calls on some characters of different abilities. A financial advisor?, okay.