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The Last Resort

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  3 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Patrick Curran works the nightshift at Havenwood, a State facility for the intellectually challenged on the outskirts of Seattle in the newly incorporated City of Bitter Bay. He feels sheltered under the cover of darkness until the morning one of his residents discovers a skeleton in the crawlspace of an abandoned cottage slated for demolition. State Senator Mason Manning ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published May 1st 2014 by Createspace
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Dec 27, 2014 Michelle rated it liked it
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"The Last Resort" is a debut novel of investigative intrigue authored by Mark Allan Johnson. The novel opens at Havenwood; a Washington State RHC (residential habilitation center) for the intellectually disabled, in the town of Bitter Bay, located North of Seattle. There were serious concerns/questions raised when the skeletal remains of Jimmy Davis were found under a former dormitory "Ash Hall" scheduled for demolition. Davis 1970 disappearance had been nearly forgotten, the only record ...more
Mark Johnson
Jul 28, 2014 Mark Johnson rated it it was amazing
Review by David Artz

"Fantastic fast paced mystery set inside the Washington State mental health profession and highlighting the complexity and profound beauty of the Olympic peninsula and Puget Sound. Tremendous venue flavor, detail and history plus substantial on-target political wise cracks and some laugh out loud humor. Full disclosure: the author is the cousin of my wife; nevertheless. as a 45 year fan of hard-boiled fiction I award five stars with no reservation."

Ed Carter
Jun 04, 2016 Ed Carter rated it it was amazing
What a fun read! I've always enjoyed the Developmentally delayed community, it's good to see them portrayed so well in this action packed mystery In a beautifully described area, one of my favorite areas- looking forward to a sequel!!!
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