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Author: Reed Arvin Narrator: Dylan Baker Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2005 ISBN: 9780060823917
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From the hot new suspense writer critics predict will have Grisham fans "switching their allegiance midstream" comes a thrilling tale of love, betrayal and murder set on the mean streets and in the sleek society haunts of Atlanta. . . .

Sleeping with a client's gorgeous girlfriend may have been the gutsiest move in Jack Hammond's formerly booming law career, but it wasn't the smartest. Booted from his elite law firm, Jack now scrapes by as a court-appointed attorney, his client list a revolving door of small-time drug offenders and petty thieves.

When his friend -- a computer whiz and former addict who'd brought his life back from the brink -- is found dead in his apartment, Jack knows something is very wrong. Where the cops see just another overdose, Jack sees a murder. Investigating the case, he learns that his friend was obsessed with a beautiful singer -- who also happens to be half of the most popular power couple in Atlanta.

Talented and privileged, the spellbinding Michelle Sonnier is plagued by secrets. Against his better judgment -- and in a disturbing echo of his past -- Jack is pulled further and further into her world, where he discovers more suspicious deaths, all pointing toward a mysterious cover-up.

The Last Goodbye is a riveting thriller with a thunderously beating heart, a masterful page-turner that probes the meaning of love and the burdens of the past.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Those readers who value intelligence, fine writing and action will find it all in this outstanding novel.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Love, sex, money, power, and violence in an irresistibly melancholy noir package in which redemption is the motive but hell beckons at every turn.” 

    Booklist (starred review)

  • The Last Goodbye is the best thing a thriller can be: suspenseful, intelligent and well-written. Reed Arvin is the real deal.”

    Harlan Corban, author of No second Chance

  • “I was moved by this gritty, romantic thriller. It's a heartbreaking love song to modern Atlanta its tragedies, its promises, its failure, its dreams. The Last Goodbye is magnolias and humidity, yet it's also crime and redemption. I've never met Reed Arvin, but I'd be proud to claim him as kin.”

    Margaret Maron, author of Last Lessons of Summer

  • “A rare achievement Reed Arvin has crafted a first-rate thriller that works both as an airplane read and as a serious novel. The Last Goodbye has depth, original characters and plot twists that truly surprise.”

    Phillip Margolin, author of The Ties That Bind

  • A 2005 Shamus Award Nominee for Best First Novel

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/21/2009

    " Decent book, nothing to write home about though "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harry | 3/14/2009

    " Clever noir tale, easy to digest "

About the Author

 Reed Arvin grew up on a cattle ranch in rural Kansas. After a successful career as a music producer in Nashville, Arvin began writing full-time. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

About the Narrator

Dylan Baker is an American stage, screen, and television actor. He attended Georgetown Prep and William and Mary College before earning his BFA at Southern Methodist University, where his passion for acting was ignited with numerous stage roles. Later refining his talents at Yale’s School of Drama, Baker turned professional with big screen roles in movies like Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Delirious, and Love Potion No. 9. His audiobook narration has won him eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards.