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Reviewed by Caleb S.

Nathan Melton is an ex-football player turned internet start-up manager. He’s moved to the Big Apple to start an internet-based company and has no personal social network to speak of. One night Nathan stops by an ATM to refill his dwindling cash supply when he’s mugged at knife point. Two cops who had been on a stakeout nearby, hoping this mugger would show up, ‘rescue’ Nathan after a little mix-up.

After sending the perp to booking, the policemen bring Nathan to ‘Jimmies’ for a drink and to show that there are no hard feelings. This is where his New York social circle comes into existence. Nathan and Jimmie become friends and we follow both as they perpetually get into ‘situations’ and back out again. Ultimately, Jimmie leaves a trust fund to take care of his daughter who is severely mentally handicapped, and his wife who is in the latter stages of MS, and the funds somehow disappear. Jimmie’s friends find out about the missing money and more hi jinks ensue as they attempt to discover the thief and return the loot.

This was an excellent book and I fully enjoyed it from beginning to end. Last Call was classified as a mystery, but since the ‘mystery’ that needed solving was revealed in the opening chapter to the reader, the only mystery was ‘when do we get there?’ Some things are telegraphed fairly blatantly to keep you wondering not ‘if’ but ‘when’ it’s going to happen. The book is funny and entertaining and the reader will always wonder about what’s coming next.

Caleb is a software engineer and amateur woodworker living in southern Minnesota.  He has more hobbies than he has time or money for, and enjoys his quiet time reading.