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My Laugh Comes Last

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Farrell Brannigan, President of the National Californian Bank, is an extremely successful man. So when he builds another bank in an up-and-coming town on the Pacific coast, he is given worldwide publicity, and this new bank is hailed as 'the safest bank in the world'. But Brannigan's success came at a price and he made many enemies on his way up the ladder. It seems that o ...more
Paperback, 194 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by House of Stratus (first published 1976)
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Ushlah Aluthge
Nov 09, 2012 Ushlah Aluthge rated it it was amazing
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This was a great thriller novel that I have read more than 3-4 times in my life .

The author had given soo much life to this book....that i did enjoyed alot....

The story is bout a guy - Larry Lucas who is a small time worker, he approached by a millionaire -Farell Brannigan & assist him and start a new bank in town, which should be the safest in the world.

Thrilled by the offer,Larry jumps for it, starts minting money and enters high class circles, only to come across a series of problems on t
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Varun Vasudevan
Aug 12, 2013 Varun Vasudevan rated it it was amazing
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Rating - 5/5

If ever there is a 'best of James Hadley Chase' released, this one should make the cut and feature on the cover!

Larry Lucas tells his story in a gripping first person narrative and by the time you are voyeur-ing neck-deep in his troubles, you know that Chase has built Larry in such a way that even as the underdog, he can take the fight to Klaus and his band of hoodlums. And you lick your lips in anticipation...

As the book sweeps into Larry's persistently brilliant/desperate schemes t
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Karthik Pasupathy
Jul 31, 2014 Karthik Pasupathy rated it really liked it
Brilliant thriller!
Yash Shah
Oct 31, 2015 Yash Shah rated it liked it
The first 100 pages deserve a 5/5.
The build-up to this book is one of the best I've read and given the fact that JHC manages to hook readers within 200 pages is simply put, brilliant.
The climax for me is a tad bit stretched and too good to be true.
Overall, I'd recommend it to people just for the way the story leads you on to a climax that could've been better.
For me, Lay Her Among the Lillies is still a favourite.
Athul Raj
May 10, 2013 Athul Raj rated it really liked it
Every Chase thriller has greed, women, blackmail, deceit and murder. Yet, they all are different. This too is a typical Chase thriller. Good for a quick-read.
Agnes
Aug 10, 2015 Agnes rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Rapine e ricatti non sono il mio forte e inoltre molte cose le avevo capite! Comunque carino.... Autore da riprovare :)
Rajesh
Sep 01, 2012 Rajesh rated it it was amazing
One of the greatest JHC Books !
Vasanth
Oct 23, 2008 Vasanth rated it really liked it
Ok .. One time read
Mayank Saboo
Aug 28, 2013 Mayank Saboo rated it really liked it
Top notch!
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Recommends it for: everyone
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René Lodge Brabazon Raymond was born on 24th December 1906 in London, England, the son of Colonel Francis Raymond of the colonial Indian Army, a veterinary surgeon. His father intended his son to have a scientific career, was initially educated at King's School, Rochester, Kent. He left home at the age of 18 and became at different times a children's encyclopedia salesman, a salesman in a bookshop ...more
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