In T. Jefferson Parker’s new Roland Ford thriller, The Last Good Guy, the search for a missing girl leads the private eye to a mysterious date farm with military-grade security, a security firm owned by a racist billionaire, a decommissioned nuclear plant, and a charismatic evangelist who may or may not be a pedophile.
Along the way, Ford begins to suspect that the girl’s disappearance may have a connection to a looming terrorist plot.
Although all of this may seem wildly unlikely, Parker does a fine job of pulling the threads together and maintaining the tension. Best of all, Parker tells the tale in tight, vivid prose that at times borders on the lyrical.
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