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The Last Kind Words - A Novel

Tom Piccirilli

From award-winning author Tom Piccirilli comes what Lee Child calls "perfect crime fiction," a wholly original novel introducing the Rands, a vipers' nest of crooks and cons, one generation stealing from the next. Upon the razor-thin edge between love and violence lives a pair of brothers, their bonds frayed by betrayals and guilt, their loyalty to each other their last salvation. Raised to pick a pocket before he could walk, Terry Rand cut free from his family after his older brother, Collie, went on a senseless killing spree that left eight dead. Five years later, only days before his scheduled execution, Collie contacts Terry and asks him to return home. Collie claims he wasn't responsible for one of the murders-and insists that the real killer is still on the loose. Dogged by his own demons, Terry is swept back into the schemes and scams of his family: His father, Pinsch, a retired cat burglar, brokenhearted because of his two sons. His card-sharp uncles, Mal and Grey, who've incurred the anger of the local mob. His grandfather, Shep, whose mind is failing but whose fingers can still slip out a wallet from across the room. His teenage sister, Dale, who's flirting dangerously with the lure of the family business. And Kimmie, the woman Terry abandoned, who's now raising a child with Terry's former best friend. Terry pieces together the day his brother turned rabid, delving into a blood history that reveals the Rand family tree is rotten to the roots, and the secrets his ancestors buried are now coming furious and vengeful to the surface. A meditation on how love can confine a person just as easily as it can free him, juxtaposing shocking violence and sly humor, The Last Kind Words is the brilliantly inventive family saga that only a singular talent like Tom Piccirilli could conjure. Praise for The Last Kind Words "A crime noir mystery as hard-boiled as any in recent memory, recalling the work of Chandler, Pelecanos and Connelly . . . Readers literally will be pinned to their seats until the last page is

From award-winning author Tom Piccirilli comes what Lee Child calls "perfect crime fiction," a wholly original novel introducing the Rands, a vipers' nest of crooks and cons, one generation stealing from the next. Upon the razor-thin edge between love and violence lives a pair of brothers, their bonds frayed by betrayals and guilt, their loyalty to each other their last salvation. Raised to pick a pocket before he could walk, Terry Rand cut free from his family after his older brother, Collie, went on a senseless killing spree that left eight dead. Five years later, only days before his scheduled execution, Collie contacts Terry and asks him to return home. Collie claims he wasn't responsible for one of the murders-and insists that the real killer is still on the loose. Dogged by his own demons, Terry is swept back into the schemes and scams of his family: His father, Pinsch, a retired cat burglar, brokenhearted because of his two sons. His card-sharp uncles, Mal and Grey, who've incurred the anger of the local mob. His grandfather, Shep, whose mind is failing but whose fingers can still slip out a wallet from across the room. His teenage sister, Dale, who's flirting dangerously with the lure of the family business. And Kimmie, the woman Terry abandoned, who's now raising a child with Terry's former best friend. Terry pieces together the day his brother turned rabid, delving into a blood history that reveals the Rand family tree is rotten to the roots, and the secrets his ancestors buried are now coming furious and vengeful to the surface. A meditation on how love can confine a person just as easily as it can free him, juxtaposing shocking violence and sly humor, The Last Kind Words is the brilliantly inventive family saga that only a singular talent like Tom Piccirilli could conjure. Praise for The Last Kind Words "A crime noir mystery as hard-boiled as any in recent memory, recalling the work of Chandler, Pelecanos and Connelly . . . Readers literally will be pinned to their seats until the last page is
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From award-winning author Tom Piccirilli comes what Lee Child calls "perfect crime fiction," a wholly original novel introducing the Rands, a vipers' nest of crooks and cons, one generation stealing from the next. Upon the razor-thin edge between love and violence lives a pair of brothers, their bonds frayed by betrayals and guilt, their loyalty to each other their last salvation. Raised to pick a pocket before he could walk, Terry Rand cut free from his family after his older brother, Collie, went on a senseless killing spree that left eight dead. Five years later, only days before his scheduled execution, Collie contacts Terry and asks him to return home. Collie claims he wasn't responsible for one of the murders-and insists that the real killer is still on the loose. Dogged by his own demons, Terry is swept back into the schemes and scams of his family: His father, Pinsch, a retired cat burglar, brokenhearted because of his two sons. His card-sharp uncles, Mal and Grey, who've incurred the anger of the local mob. His grandfather, Shep, whose mind is failing but whose fingers can still slip out a wallet from across the room. His teenage sister, Dale, who's flirting dangerously with the lure of the family business. And Kimmie, the woman Terry abandoned, who's now raising a child with Terry's former best friend. Terry pieces together the day his brother turned rabid, delving into a blood history that reveals the Rand family tree is rotten to the roots, and the secrets his ancestors buried are now coming furious and vengeful to the surface. A meditation on how love can confine a person just as easily as it can free him, juxtaposing shocking violence and sly humor, The Last Kind Words is the brilliantly inventive family saga that only a singular talent like Tom Piccirilli could conjure. Praise for The Last Kind Words "A crime noir mystery as hard-boiled as any in recent memory, recalling the work of Chandler, Pelecanos and Connelly . . . Readers literally will be pinned to their seats until the last page is

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mike Chamberlain

Length:

11h 28m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:51


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:50


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:21


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:56


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:26


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:12


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:12


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:29


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:46


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:21


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:27


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:21


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:49


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:16


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:49


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:38


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:17


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:42


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:46


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:49


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:36


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:44


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:47


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:05


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:34


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:22


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:11


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:35


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:15


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:45


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:55


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:04


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:52


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:19


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:18


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:55


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:49


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:10


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:15


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:56


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:04


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:45


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:05


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:13


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:56


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:40


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:00


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:21


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:53


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:23


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:32


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:24


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:24


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

02:50


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:40


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:37


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:54


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:52


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:13


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:40


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:01


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:19


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:07


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:46


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:39


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:47


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:24


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:57


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:23


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:34


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:17


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:11


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:37


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:40


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:46


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:58


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:09


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:11


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:00


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

00:30