Last Day by Richard LaPlante
This was one of those books I probably would have not read based on the write up. Undercover addict addicted to meth? Not my style. Or so I thought. I read some reviews and decided to give it a try. And I am so glad I did. It was gritty, it was real and at the heart of it, it was a story about a man making choices. I really enjoyed these characters. He has a family, a past, and all that makes him who he is.
The author brought me into a world I know nothing of, except for TV. He introduced me to characters that were real. The man at the heart of the story is a cop. But he is also a father and husband. And flawed, very flawed which is something I very much appreciate in a story because that is life and so much more relatable for me. The other characters are colorful, interesting people and getting to know them was an entertaining part of reading this book. His relationship with his wife and daughter was heartfelt and made his character even more likable to me.
This man is in a situation that he created and must make a decision. I cannot tell you much more than that without giving it away. The author brings you on his journey in such a unique and amazing way. I absolutely loved it. The twists and turns kept me on the edge of my seat and turning the pages. This is a book that really makes you think in a thoroughly entertaining way. You just don’t know what to expect next and just when you think you know, you don’t. The mind is a marvelous place indeed. This book reminds you of that and I think it’s a good reminder.
Decisions are made, choices are presented, and it all plays out in a remarkable story. So do yourself a favor and go check out this thought-provoking book.
by Richard LaPlante
Charlie Wolf is an undercover cop assigned to infiltrate the Sons of Fire motorcycle club, suspected of manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine up and down the East Coast. Charlie’s been undercover for a long time—long enough to have broken the two cardinal rules of his work. He’s forged a strong friendship with Ray Sasso, president of the Sons of Fire. And he’s become addicted to meth.
A near-fatal mistake during the attempted bust by the cops leaves a bullet lodged in the right temporal lobe of Charlie’s brain. Operating to remove it would likely kill Charlie. Living with it will change him forever.
Two men linked by a tangle of lies and twisted loyalties. Two men who could not be more different—or more the same. When they meet again, for one of them it will be the Last Day.
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About the Author
Richard LaPlante is the author of the popular Fogarty-Tanaka series of crime fiction novels as well as three memoirs. Last Day is his first paranormal thriller and explores his longtime interest in human consciousness and the Near Death Experience. A musician and lifelong student of martial arts, Richard lives with his two sons in the sunny mountains of Ojai, CA and is a founding director of an independent publishing company, Escargot Books, where he blogs regularly.
Currently, Richard is also working on Hog Fever, an Ear Movie — a movie without pictures — based upon his motorcycle memoir Hog Fever and starring Academy Award nominee Terence Stamp, produced by Grammy award winner Greg Penny and directed by British rock icon Kevin Godley.
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