Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Review and Giveaway: The Last Track: A Mike Brody Novel by Sam Hilliard

Book summary:

Imagine if being late meant a child disappeared forever. That is the fear that drives Mike Brody--the man you want, when the one you love is missing. Mike is more than just a master tracker. An ex-Special Forces operative, smoke jumper, and now extreme adventure tour guide, he also possesses a unique ability to tap into the memory and emotional state of those he pursues.

In The Last Track, a police detective recruits Mike to help find an asthmatic boy lost in the dense woods surrounding a dude ranch in Montana. An unwitting murder witness, the boy burrows ever deeper into the rugged terrain, fearful of being found. As Mike and a local officer search for the boy, the killer follows them. While the investigation expands, Mike's ex-wife, a well-connected journalist, uses her contacts to unravel the truth behind the murder. Her discoveries threaten to snare them all in a treacherous conspiracy . . .


My Review:

This one was different and interesting! I normally don't give my own summary of a book in my reviews, but I feel like I just want to explain this one a little.

Basically, Mike Brody (an ex super guy) goes on vacation and gets snared into a search for a missing boy. What Mike doesn't know is that he just stepped into a huge pile of trouble by agreeing to help.

Now, I liked Mike, although flawed like everyone else, he has a good heart and wants to help others. He was a really likable character in my opinion.

The story itself was also very good. I'll admit that it took me a little bit to understand the full depth of the situation and how things were connected, but once I got into it, things started to fall together for me. The story picked up a quick, almost urgent pace as you waited to find out what would happen. The plot was great, and the scheming and conniving characters kept the story going in unexpected directions.

I was kept guessing throughout this whole novel on who was really the good/bad guy. Appearances are deceiving! The end of this one came together nicely. I was satisfied that this story was closed out, while leaving room for future books. (which I must say i would like to read)

I think this one can appeal to a wide audience including, suspense, thriller, and mystery fans alike.

If you'd like to check out the trailer for this one you can go to the publisher's site @


Now thanks to Buddhapuss and Sam Hilliard I have an autographed copy of this one to giveaway!

-If you'd like to enter leave a comment along with your email in case you win

-open to US and Canada only

-Giveaway ends April 2nd

*This review book was provided courtesy od Buddhapuss Ink. All opinions are my own.


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