Approaching 40, Bill Travis is unmarried and has no serious attachments. His job is helping people move money—not money laundering, he’ll be quick to state, just putting where it needs to be. When Julie Simmons walks into his office and asks for his help, while at the same time telling him he should run as far away from her as he can because her middle name is Trouble, his curiosity gets the better of him.
Travis treks across North Texas with Julie, his friend Hank Sterling, a Vietnam vet with a penchant for explosives and a dangerous secret, to retrieve a missing child and two million dollars, all the while dodging the law and Archie Carpin, the last of a criminal dynasty, who is willing to kill to get the money back that Julie stole from him.
The Last Call by George Wier is a fast-paced thriller that combines the author’s knowledge of the underside of the Lone Star State with a perceptive understanding of the things that motivate people. Oh, and lest I forget, a fantastic way with the English language. Wier’s characters, including the setting itself, come alive on the page.
I look forward to reading future Travis adventures. This one gets five stars.