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Publisher's Summary

The Last Deep Breath follows Grey, a drifter on the search for his foster sister, who showed up for the first time in 10 years with a knife in her side, then vanished without a trace.

Grey winds up in Los Angeles, dealing with manipulative actresses and scummy agents, hoping to find some clue as to what happened to her after she dropped out of a porn career he didn't know about.

©2011 Tom Piccirilli (P)2012 David N. Wilson

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"By now I'm convinced that Tom Piccirilli is genetically incapable of delivering a tale that's anything less than immaculately conceived and beautifully rendered. The Last Deep Breath is the latest evidence, a tough yet tender noir that cuts to the heart of what sibling bonds are all about. It ricochets around like a bullet in a cinderblock room - you can never be sure where it's going to go, but you know it's probably going to hurt before it's done." (Brian Hodge, author of Wild Horses, Mad Dogs)
" The Last Deep Breath is an absolute gem of a crime novel, with prose so dead-on and moving, you'll be laughing and gasping, often in the same sentence. Tom Piccirilli is already one of the big guns in crime fiction, and proves here that he may be the heir to Elmore Leonard." (Jason Starr, author of Panic Attack, The Chill)

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Excellent short crime drama A brother feels guilty he allowed his sister to get lost in the seedy side of Hollywood Well narrated and highly recommended I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

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A story of drugs, love and sad stories. To deal with the wrong side of the law!

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  • 11-11-20

Cracking noir

Another strident, urgent piece of dark fiction from the late Tom Piccirilli. Three foster kids, tight but abused. A backlash, consequences, three lives shattered, three different directions, the passage of time, a fleeting reconnection, and no happy ending. My kind of book, plenty of heart, plenty of heartbreak, disappointment, failure, regrets, poor choices, poor outcomes and some memorable characters set against a fascinating backdrop of the adult movie business. The more I read from Tom Piccirilli, the more I like, the more I regret the untimely death of someone who passed too soon. I guess I can enjoy the body of work he left us. 4.5 from 5 Tom Piccirilli's work has been enjoyed a lot over the last couple of months..... The Dead Past, Sorrow's Crown and The Nobody Read - (listened to) October, 2020 Published - 2010 Page count - 124 (1 hr 53 mins) Source - Audible purchase Format - Audible