The Last Kind Words

The Last Kind Words

A Novel

eBook - 2012
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From award-winning author Tom Piccirilli comes what Lee Child calls "perfect crime fiction," a wholly original novel introducing the Rands, a vipers' nest of crooks and cons, one generation stealing from the next. Upon the razor-thin edge between love and violence lives a pair of brothers, their bonds frayed by betrayals and guilt, their loyalty to each other their last salvation.Raised to pick a pocket before he could walk, Terry Rand cut free from his family after his older brother, Collie, went on a senseless killing spree that left eight dead. Five years later, only days before his scheduled execution, Collie contacts Terry and asks him to return home. Collie claims he wasn't responsible for one of the murders--and insists that the real killer is still on the loose.Dogged by his own demons, Terry is swept back into the schemes and scams of his family: His father, Pinsch, a retired cat burglar, brokenhearted because of his two sons. His...
Publisher: 2012
ISBN: 9780553906356
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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ChristchurchLib Nov 09, 2014

"Two Rand family traditions: naming children after dog breeds, and stealing without violence. Five years ago, however, Collie Rand killed eight people, including a nine-year-old girl. Now on death row, just days away from his final hour, Collie wants to tell his brother Terry something important. Terry (short for "terrier"), who moved out west to pursue an honest life, wants nothing to do with his dysfunctional family, but finds himself returning home anyway. As it turns out, Collie's not guilty of one of the murders he was sentenced for, and Terry's resolved to find out what really happened that day. Peopled with unforgettable criminals (the kind you can't help but like), The Last Kind Words is atmospheric and bleak." Thrillers and Suspense November 2014 newsletter

Apr 07, 2013

Wow! I could not put this book down. Great characters, riveting story. If you liked Lehane's The Given Day, you will like this book!


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