The Last Act

The Last Act Review

Award-winning author Brad Parks delivers a deliciously tense novel of thrills, twists, and deceit that will keep readers riveted.

Struggling stage actor Tommy Jump knows he has to stop chasing applause and start chasing greenbacks. But then he's offered the role of a lifetime: $150,000 for a six-month acting gig. With a newly pregnant fiancee depending on him, it's an opportunity he can't refuse, even though the offer comes from the strangest employer imaginable: the FBI.

The feds won a small victory when they arrested Mitchell Dupree, a banker who has spent the past four years laundering money for New Colima, one of the deadliest cartels in Mexico and a major supplier of crystal meth in the US. But Dupree has documents that could lead to arrests of high-ranking members of New Colima, including their fearsome leader, El Vio . . . if only he'd tell the FBI where they are.

Using a false name and backstory, Tommy will enter Dupree's low-security prison as a felon and get close to the banker in the hopes that he'll reveal the documents' whereabouts. But when Tommy arrives, he quickly realizes that he's underestimated the enormity of his task and the terrifying reach of the cartel. Because the FBI isn't the only one looking for the documents, and if Tommy doesn't play his role to perfection, it just may be his last act.

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  • Brad Parks

    There's just something so self-affirming about giving yourself a five-star review.(That said: I really did like this book. I don't know if the characters were real to you, but they were sure real in m...

  • Dennis

    The Last Act is an emotionally driven thriller, seeking out to show you the deception and power of some of the most corrupt criminal organizations in the world.Drug lords and cartels have more power...

  • Annie

    As soon as I read the blurb, I knew this book and I would instantly become best friends. How awesome does the plot sound? I would buy tickets for a movie based on this plot right now. As you can see, ...

  • Renee (itsbooktalk.com)

    4.5 stars rounded up When I saw the blurb for this book I knew I had to read it. I can't seem to resist book descriptions with buzzwords like FBI, undercover, prison, the cartels, money laundering etc...

  • Amy

    Over the past few years I’ve become a huge fan of Brad Parks because he always delivers, each book seems to top his previous ones and they are all already of a very high caliber. He never fails to c...

  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)

    OH Brad Parks, how you slay me. GUYS and GALS - if you haven't read anything by Brad Parks yet I implore you to remedy that situation IMMEDIATELY! This is my third book by Parks and I am having a hard...

  • Aristotle

    HBO's 'Oz' this isn'tToo vanilla. An actor goes undercover in prison to learn where a jailed banker has stashed the documents that could bring down a drug cartel. Didn't i see that in a Sylvester Stal...

  • Melody McNamara

    Rounded up to 3.5 stars. I've been a big fan of Brad Parks for many years, especially his Carter Ross series. The Last Act didn't work for me as well. I liked the premise and most of the characters, a...

  • LiteraryMarie

    The Last Act is the first book in the series of same name by Brad Parks.But first...there is a prequel titled The Whistleblower that helps set the stage for a suspenseful thriller. Mitch Dupree landed...

  • Donna Davis

    3.5 rounded up. Tommy Jump needs money. His acting gig is about to end and his girlfriend Amanda is pregnant. Then an old childhood friend contacts him about an unusual acting role—that of criminal....