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The Last Call Audiobook

The Last Call: The Bill Travis Mysteries, Book 1

Bill Travis, an unmarried, unattached investment counselor rapidly approaching his fortieth birthday, conceives that he may not live the most exciting of lives, yet Julie Simmons, his first appointment that Monday, is deeply in trouble. She has taken a North Texas quarter horse racer and liquor baron named Archie Carpin - the last of a dynasty of criminals from the 1920's - for a ride and cleaned him out of a neat two million bucks. And thus begins the adventure of Bill's life.
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Bill Travis, an unmarried, unattached investment counselor rapidly approaching his fortieth birthday, conceives that he may not live the most exciting of lives, yet Julie Simmons, his first appointment that Monday, is deeply in trouble. She has taken a North Texas quarter horse racer and liquor baron named Archie Carpin - the last of a dynasty of criminals from the 1920's - for a ride and cleaned him out of a neat two million bucks. And thus begins the adventure of Bill's life.

Ensues a chase north across Texas to recover the money and shake the pursuit of a couple of rednecks with a penchant for rifles and rigged explosives. Yet, through all this action the compelling tale of yet another mystery-an 80-year old missing person's case-begins to unravel.

About the Author: This action/adventure mystery novel is the first of six completed novels in The Bill Travis Mysteries. With a total of twenty-one books planned for the series, including three prequels, Bill Travis, Austin, Texas' newest hero, is here to stay. George Wier has been writing for over twenty years. His most recent publishing credits include a contribution to Lone Star Noir (Akashic Books 2010). He lives in Austin, Texas with his lovely wife, Sallie.

©2011 George Wier (P)2013 George Wier

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    James 10-09-15
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    "good. worth the read"

    narrator was perfect for the setting. quiet Texas charm.
    story was good. kept you wanting to dig deeper.

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    L. Keevy Utah, USA 07-27-15
    L. Keevy Utah, USA 07-27-15 Member Since 2015

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    Just wasn't that convincing for me. Some parts were too slow and then others moved too quickly.

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    NinaS 07-10-15
    NinaS 07-10-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Narrator was the best part"

    This was an enjoyable thriller about a flawed hero, a beautiful but ultra-flawed woman, and an unbelievable story about Texas criminals that spans decades. George Wier was the perfect voice for this novel. It's a nice diversion from reality.

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    Christine Talent 06-24-15
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    "slow start"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    this is ok but was hard to get into at first


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    not sure


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    monatone needs more inflection in his voice


    Do you think The Last Call needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    listened to it knowing it was the first of ten we plan on listening to the whole series


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    got better as the book went on

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    Kindle Customer Granite Bay, CA, US 05-23-15
    Kindle Customer Granite Bay, CA, US 05-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    We listened to this in the car when returning from SoCal today
    The storyline got a little confusing and some of the pieces didn't fit together

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    L.L. Hall 01-29-15
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    "Ok for a fairly quick read."

    Even with all the crap that DOES go on in the world today, I found the storyline to be a bit far fetched for me. I liked the Bill Travis character, hated the Julie character. Living in the Austin area, I did enjoy the Austin, TX setting.

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