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The Last Family

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  188 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Martin Fletcher wants revenge...and knows how to take it. Once an elite, drug strike force agent, Fletcher was framed by colleagues who knew he was feeding information to the drug cartels--framed and sent to prison. Vowing revenge, he escaped and began to kill, one by one, the families of those he blamed. And the man he blames most is Paul Masterson.

Once Paul Masterson was
Paperback, 480 pages
Published July 1st 1997 by Bantam (first published June 1st 1996)
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Dec 21, 2009 rated it liked it
Some real nice twist & turns, in this story of revenge.
Carolyn (in SC) C234D
I read this a long time ago, and don't remember details now. But I do recall that I liked it a lot. The author used to be active on the old AOL message boards, and there were some great discussions back in those days.
Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was ok
Has nothing really new to offer to the thriller genre: the standard guilt-ridden hero, the vile psychopath out for revenge, and an explosive finale. Having said that, it is a book which would keep you engaged at the airport. Could have been better, had the author not tried too hard for the dramatic touch with extended descriptions of his characters' feelings over and over again. Also, flashbacks interjected at the wrong moments sometimes take away from the momentum of the story. A couple of prom ...more
Sep 18, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ex DEA head badly wounded in a failed drug bust is called back from years of living tucked away by himself in the mountains. estranged from his wife and chidren and his face badly disfigured, he had no desire to get back into society. Only when he learns that the mastermind of the filed bust and a renegade ex agent has been systematically killing the families of the agents who were involved in that failed bust and his family is the only one left. What follows is a war of nerves and plot, counter ...more
Mar 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: those interested in suspense at a high level
An interesting page turner. An extremely violent tale of a psychotic former secret service operative and his vendetta against the families of those former colleagues who framed him. Some interesting plot twists and a good read if one can get beyond the sometimes excessive level of violence.
Leigh Farris
Jun 19, 2007 rated it liked it
Not an exceptional book, but a fun crime read. Written by a guy from Greenville, MS.
Nov 27, 2011 rated it it was ok
Book #39 read in 2005

This was an okay read. It took a little while to get into it, but it was worth finishing.

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Mark Giordano
Oct 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Easily one of the most sinister, ruthless villains I've encountered in a book. He'll stop at nothing to get revenge.
Feb 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, suspense
A DEA agent goes on a rampage feeling he has been wronged by other agents and begins attacking their families.
Christie Claus
Mar 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
well, its good.
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Anne A
Jun 12, 2011 rated it it was ok
I found it ok, interesting at times,the plot line good and was caught off guard when they finally figured out how the bad guy managed to get out and about without being noticed.
Joe O'Connor
Sep 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Outstanding; Retired Drug Enforcement agent comes back to try to capture former colleague who is eliminating each of the families of DEA members.
Sep 22, 2008 rated it it was ok
pretty wordy and a little too much detail and monologue that was repetative
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Enjoyed the book once I found some time to read!!
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