The Last Jew Standing: A Novel

The Last Jew Standing: A Novel

by Michael Simon


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Detective Dan Reles gets caught between his father and a gangster with a passion for other people?s pain

Lieutenant Dan Reles has a new house, a beautiful wife, a son, and a great career as head of Austin Homicide. But when his ex-con father?a Mafia leg-breaker?shows up after twenty years on the lam, Dan learns that the sins of the father are, true to form, visited upon the son.

Dan?s father has crossed Sam Z elig?the last of the Jewish crime bosses. Z elig is intent on extracting his pound of flesh. But when he can?t get what he wants the easy way, he takes the city itself hostage, forcing Dan to choose between the town he?s sworn to protect, his new family, and his father.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143114314
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/25/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Michael Simon, a former Texas corrections officer, actor, and playwright, has taught at Brooklyn College and New York University. His other books include Dirty Sally andBody Scissors.

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Last Jew Standing: A Novel 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why bother offering a sample read 2 pages Really !!! Didn't purchase that book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'The Last Jew Standing' by Michael Simon, is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. The action was non-stop, the characters were well-defined, and I couldn't stop reading until I turned the last page. Now I'll go back and read Michael's previous books and will highly recommend this book to friends, family and patrons I come into contact with at the Sunrise Mountain Branch of the Peoria, Arizona Library (where I volunteer).