It took 10 seconds for Web London to lose everything: his friends, his team, his reputation. Point man of the FBI's super-elite Hostage Rescue Team, Web roared into a blind alley toward a drug-dealer's lair only to meet a high-tech, custom-designed ambush that killed everyone around him.
Now coping with the blame-filled words of anguished widows and the suspicions of colleagues, Web tries to put his life back together with the help of his psychiatrist, Dr. Claire Daniels. To do so he must discover why he was the one man who lived through the ambush - and find the only other person who came out of that alley alive...a 10-year-old boy who has since disappeared.
Web's search leads him from inner-city Washington, DC, to the rolling hills of Virginia horse country - while people connected to him are violently silenced. Acting on his instincts, Web believes he knows where the killer will strike next. Only this time, he may not survive the attack.
Last Man Standing is an explosive psychological thriller about a man desperate to find answers - from the secret terrors he has kept from himself to his unbearable guilt. His fight to save himself and those he cares for will come at a high cost...and threaten everything he has grown to believe in.
©2001 Columbus Rose, Ltd., All Rights Reserved; (P)2001 Time Warner AudioBooks
"Impressive...immensely interesting...Baldacci's most accomplished thriller." (Publishers Weekly)
"Has the essential elements of a terrific novel: a tough but tender-hearted hero, dirty dealings in the nation's bureaucracy, and a roller-coaster plot." (Amazon.com)
This may be a better book to read rather than listen to. The story is compelling but I found the narration very dull and I actually had to turn it off while driving because it made me sleepy.
No. Weak prose; predictable, I kept waiting for this book to get interesting. It never did.
Something by Koontz
No one. It's a book that's not worth the listen, no matter who reads it.
The reader had little with which to work.
Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.
Good mystery with all the right elements. Maybe a bit too far fetched. Good pacing that kept my interest all the way through.
The absurdity of the Shrink relationships makes the entire story even more unbelievable than all of the other superficial relationships combined. Not a realistic relationship in the whole book. I expect more from Baldacci
Several books could have been produced from this long story. Nevertheless, as the end came near I was compelled to lose some sleep to hear the conclusion.
I've read a few Baldacci books, and most of them I like--especially the Maxwell-King stories, but this one-for the most part--was a disappointment. I don't like predictable stories--and this one was predictable. There was even a little stereotyping of the bad guys, even though some of the characteristics of some of the bad guys turned out to be okay, for the most part they were disappointing too.
But in my opinion it was too easy to tell where the story was going, and who was bad and who was not, and I like my stories to have a few more surprises than this one had.
However, this one story being predictable, will not stop me from reading another one of Mr. Baldaccci stories.
The premise of the story was quite good, but given the clichéd dialogue and the one dimensional characters it was a struggle getting thru this story. I think the author tried to make the main character a conflicted warrior, but I found him a bit weak and whiny. Yes, there were some twists at the end, but not really believable. Bottom line, glad I bought this in a book sale and didn't waste a credit on it.
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