The Last Kind Words (Terrier Rand, Book 1) by Tom Piccirilli

By Tom Piccirilli

From award-winning writer Tom Piccirilli comes what Lee baby calls "perfect crime fiction," a unconditionally unique novel introducing the Rands, a vipers' nest of crooks and cons, one iteration stealing from the subsequent. Upon the razor-thin aspect among love and violence lives a couple of brothers, their bonds frayed by means of betrayals and guilt, their loyalty to one another their final salvation.

Raised to choose a pocket sooner than he may possibly stroll, Terry Rand reduce unfastened from his kinfolk after his older brother, Collie, went on a mindless killing spree that left 8 lifeless. 5 years later, in simple terms days earlier than his scheduled execution, Collie contacts Terry and asks him to come domestic. Collie claims he wasn't accountable for one of many murders--and insists that the genuine killer continues to be at the loose.

Dogged through his personal demons, Terry is swept again into the schemes and scams of his relatives: His father, Pinsch, a retired cat burglar, brokenhearted as a result of his sons. His card-sharp uncles, Mal and gray, who've incurred the anger of the neighborhood mob. His grandfather, Shep, whose brain is failing yet whose hands can nonetheless slip out a pockets from around the room. His teenage sister, Dale, who's flirting dangerously with the trap of the relatives company. And Kimmie, the girl Terry deserted, who's now elevating a baby with Terry's former ally.

Terry items jointly the day his brother became rabid, delving right into a blood historical past that unearths the Rand genealogy is rotten to the roots, and the secrets and techniques his ancestors buried are actually coming livid and vengeful to the surface.

A meditation on how love can confine anyone simply as simply because it can unfastened him, juxtaposing stunning violence and sly humor, The final type Words is the brilliantly creative relations saga that just a singular expertise like Tom Piccirilli may well conjure.

Includes a preview of Tom Piccirilli's subsequent publication, The final Whisper within the Dark.

Praise for The final sort Words

"A crime noir secret as hard-boiled as any in fresh reminiscence, recalling the paintings of Chandler, Pelecanos and Connelly . . . Readers actually may be pinned to their seats until eventually the final web page is turned."--Bookreporter

"At as soon as a depressing and brooding page-turner and a heartfelt story in regards to the ties that bind."--Lisa Unger, New York instances bestselling writer of Heartbroken

"[A] caustic mystery . . . The characters have robust voices and bristle with humorous quirks."--The ny occasions e-book Review

"[Piccirilli] merits a breakout novel, and this simply could be it."--Booklist (starred evaluation)

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By Tom Piccirilli

From award-winning writer Tom Piccirilli comes what Lee baby calls "perfect crime fiction," a unconditionally unique novel introducing the Rands, a vipers' nest of crooks and cons, one iteration stealing from the subsequent. Upon the razor-thin aspect among love and violence lives a couple of brothers, their bonds frayed by means of betrayals and guilt, their loyalty to one another their final salvation.

Raised to choose a pocket sooner than he may possibly stroll, Terry Rand reduce unfastened from his kinfolk after his older brother, Collie, went on a mindless killing spree that left 8 lifeless. 5 years later, in simple terms days earlier than his scheduled execution, Collie contacts Terry and asks him to come domestic. Collie claims he wasn't accountable for one of many murders--and insists that the genuine killer continues to be at the loose.

Dogged through his personal demons, Terry is swept again into the schemes and scams of his relatives: His father, Pinsch, a retired cat burglar, brokenhearted as a result of his sons. His card-sharp uncles, Mal and gray, who've incurred the anger of the neighborhood mob. His grandfather, Shep, whose brain is failing yet whose hands can nonetheless slip out a pockets from around the room. His teenage sister, Dale, who's flirting dangerously with the trap of the relatives company. And Kimmie, the girl Terry deserted, who's now elevating a baby with Terry's former ally.

Terry items jointly the day his brother became rabid, delving right into a blood historical past that unearths the Rand genealogy is rotten to the roots, and the secrets and techniques his ancestors buried are actually coming livid and vengeful to the surface.

A meditation on how love can confine anyone simply as simply because it can unfastened him, juxtaposing stunning violence and sly humor, The final type Words is the brilliantly creative relations saga that just a singular expertise like Tom Piccirilli may well conjure.

Includes a preview of Tom Piccirilli's subsequent publication, The final Whisper within the Dark.

Praise for The final sort Words

"A crime noir secret as hard-boiled as any in fresh reminiscence, recalling the paintings of Chandler, Pelecanos and Connelly . . . Readers actually may be pinned to their seats until eventually the final web page is turned."--Bookreporter

"At as soon as a depressing and brooding page-turner and a heartfelt story in regards to the ties that bind."--Lisa Unger, New York instances bestselling writer of Heartbroken

"[A] caustic mystery . . . The characters have robust voices and bristle with humorous quirks."--The ny occasions e-book Review

"[Piccirilli] merits a breakout novel, and this simply could be it."--Booklist (starred evaluation)

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A makeshift stone table had lost one leg and leaned awkwardly in one corner. A metal chair, old and rusted, rested on its side against a wood-reinforced dirt and rock wall. Two tunnels branched off the room—one narrow like the tunnel she’d come from; the other a bit wider with a metal track laid on the ground, disappearing into the dark beyond the scope of her light. An old mining cart with metal wheels sat at the end of the line. She couldn’t go farther into the mine without putting herself at great risk, as well as worry Sean while he was injured topside.

Lucy—” A deep, male voice said, “Sean, I have equipment in my truck to get both of you back up. ” It was useless to argue. How else was he going to get out of this pit? He just didn’t want Lucy to see him like this. But of course Lucy could handle it. She could handle anything life handed her. Even him in this condition. He just … hell, he didn’t know what he was thinking. The pain was making him stupid. He closed his eyes again. He thought he heard Lucy talking, but it was far away. “Sean? Hang tight.

I just can’t figure out why. I wasn’t raised in Spruce Lake. ” “He left five years ago, when he went to college. ” Five years was nothing for someone dead set on revenge. “We need to talk to him,” Lucy said. Tim turned off the road onto a two-lane highway. Two miles north was the main road into the town of Spruce Lake, but Tim turned south. ” When Tim turned onto the logging road, he slowed down as the truck bounced over rocks, branches, and potholes. Lucy spotted an ATV partly hidden in the trees, about twenty feet down from the logging entrance.

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