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The Last Lie (Alan Gregory)by Stephen White
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Stephen Whitea (TM)s most recent bestseller, The Siege, featured his series character Sam Purdy in a relentlessly paced stand-alone thriller that critics hailed as a oebrilliantly conceived and executeda (Publishers Weekly) and a oethe best and most interesting terrorism thriller Ia (TM)ve seen.a (The Washington Post) Now, in The Last Lie, White returns to his Alan Gregory series roots with the popular characters and Boulder setting that first launched him onto the bestseller lists and attracted legions of fiercely loyal fans.
Shortly after Alan and Lauren welcome their affluent new neighbors a a legal legend in womena (TM)s rights law and his beautiful wife a the couple hosts a dinner party that ends in quiet disaster. One of their guests, a young widow, elects to spend the night after indulging in too much wine, only to wake the next morning with no memory beyond getting ready for bed. Was she drugged? Raped? Lauren, a deputy district attorney, and detective Sam Purdy are both privy to facts they cana (TM)t share with Alan, but Alan soon discovers that he has a most unusual perspective into what truly happened after the dinner party. Before Alan can discover all the pieces to the puzzle, an important witness to the events is murdered. Alan fears that other witnesses a people he loves a will be next. Smart, topical, and deftly plotted, The Last Lie delivers the pulse-pounding return of one of contemporary fictiona (TM)s most enduring heroes.
White returns to his Alan Gregory series roots with the popular characters and Boulder setting that first launched him onto the bestseller lists and attracted legions of fiercely loyal fans.
Shortly after Alan and Lauren welcome their affluent new neighbors ? a legend in women's rights law and his beautiful wife ? the couple hosts a housewarming party that ends in quiet disaster. One guest, a young widow, elects to spend the night after indulging in too much wine, only to wake the next morning with no memory beyond getting ready for bed. Aware that something went terribly wrong, she goes to the police, starting a chain of events that will have devastating consequences for everyone involved. A national celebrity is soon accused of rape ? with eerie similarities to another notorious Colorado case. Lauren, a deputy DA, and detective Sam Purdy both learn facts they can?t share with Alan, but Alan discovers that he has a most unusual perspective into what truly happened after the housewarming. Before he can decipher the puzzle, a crucial witness is murdered. Alan fears that other witnesses ? people he loves ? could be next.
When Alan and Lauren Gregorya (TM)s new neighbors move in, Lauren is thrilled: the husband is a legal legend known for his advances in womena (TM)s rights law. Alan, however, is less than thrilled; the wife was briefly his patient years before. Shortly after moving in, the new neighbors hold a dinner party with their close friends, including a widow who became part of the group six years ago. After everyone drinks too much, the widow is invited to spend the night rather than drive home. When the widow wakes up in the morning naked and with no memory beyond getting ready for bed, she thinks she has been drugged and raped. Boulder Police detective Sam Purdy and his partner Lucy get the case and take the widowa (TM)s complaint seriously. When the DNA is a match for the lawyer, the accused hires Cozier Maitlin and Kristen Lord to defend him. No one but Alan knows that the alleged victim was his patient many years before. Alan knows that the widow is not the ideal victim the DA thinks hea (TM)s getting, and when the lawyera (TM)s wife dies suspiciously, things get even more complicated.
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