When it comes to murder, nothing is as it seems
After being laid off from his job as a newspaper reporter in a coastal Florida town, Dexter Vega meets a wealthy retiree who hires him to find his daughter who is supposed to be attending the local college. When Vega visits his client to inform him that his daughter is in Mexico, he discovers the man has been murdered. And Vega’s prints are all over the murder weapon.
As the police build a case against him, Vega flies to Mexico City to locate his client’s daughter, hoping she will help him find the murderer and thus clear his name. But when he finds the woman, she tells him a very different storynothing is as it seems.
Beaten by thugs and ordered to leave Mexico, Vega returns home to find himself immersed in a web of blackmail, greed, and revenge. Still pursued by the copsand now a target of evil predators.
About the Author
Danny Lopez is a pen name. The author was raised in Mexico, Texas, and Florida. He worked numerous menial jobs before becoming a photojournalist, which allowed him to travel around the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean and meet many of the characters that populate his stories. When he finally decided to get serious about writing, he went back to college and got an MFA in creative writing. The Last Girl is his first Dexter Vega novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Dexter Vega is a newspaper reporter ... at least he was until he was laid off. Now he's slumming, mostly hitting a bar here and there. Meeting a wealthy man at one of these bars, the man offers him a job. He wants Vega to find his daughter. She's supposed to be in college, but he hasn't heard from her in months. The police won't help because she is an adult. Not being able to refuse the payment offered, Vega investigates and finds that she is somewhere in Mexico. Returning to her father, Vega learns that he has been murdered and Vega is the prime suspect. As the police build a case against him, Vega goes to Mexico to find the daughter. And once found, her story is totally different from the one her father told. Actually, he was not even her father. And to his surprise, there are other people who are looking for her ..... and they think Vega has her. Beaten by thugs and told to leave Mexico. he returns home. His house has been trashed, he's threatened with blackmail and chased by both cops and other predators. It's going to take more than a news article for Vega to come out of this without going to prison or being killed. I wasn't overly enthusiastic about this book. Characters were okay, but they came across as rather bland. The premise waS okay, but again, didn't manage to get my heart racing with excitement. It is a mystery, but little suspense. This one just didn't do it for me. My thanks to the author / Oceanview Publishing / Netgalley for the advance digital copy of THE LAST GIRL. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.