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Last Chance to Die by Noah Boyd

Last Chance to Die

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The gripping new action thriller from New York Times bestselling author and former FBI agent Noah Boyd. Steve Vail has brains, brawn and balls and is back for his latest mission. This is an author whose thrillers stand out from the crowd for their originality of plot and non-stop action.

If you like Noah Boyd you might also like to read books by Vince Flynn, Lee Child and Matt Hilton.

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Last Chance to Die by Noah Boyd

Steve Vail visits Kate Bannon, Assistant Director of the FBI, for a well-earned and romantic New Years Eve in Washington, DC, but he suddenly finds himself knee-deep in a very complicated and unusual case. A man known simply as Calculus, an intelligence officer at the Russian embassy, approaches the FBI claiming he knows of several Americans who are supplying confidential government information to the Russian secret service. In exchange for this list, he asks for $250,000 for each traitor the FBI arrests. But when Calculus is suddenly recalled to Moscow, the Bureau suspects the worst. The Russians have probably captured Calculus, and might have access to his list -- which means they'll soon track down the informants and murder them. That is, unless the FBI can find them first, but without knowing exactly who is on the list, they must keep the operation quiet. Once again, Vail is their man. He's the ideal candidate for this kind of stealth recon mission. It soon becomes clear that finding Calculus and his list of traitors isn't going to be quick or quiet. In fact, it's going to be downright deadly!


'Noah Boyd brings his FBI experience to this dazzling thriller. The pace is frenetic, the action is unique, and the drama intense. We have a new American hero in Steve Vail'
Patricia Cornwell

'The Bricklayer has terrific pace, surprises galore, and snappy dialogue in the appropriate places. Even better, it has a real hero. Move over Jack Reacher, here comes The Bricklayer'
James Patterson

'Non-stop action and non-stop authenticity make this a real winner'
Lee Child

'The Bricklayer is lots of fun, plenty smart, and great escapist reading. And Steve Vail is a magical agent. If I had my way, I'd read stuff like this every minute I'm not on deadline.'
Seymour Hersh

About the Author

Noah Boyd

Noah Boyd is a former FBI agent who spent more than twenty years working some of the bureau's toughest investigations, including the Green River Killer case and the Highland Park Strangler case (which he's credited with solving). He currently works on cold cases when he's not writing. He lives in New England.

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Book Info

Publication date

12th May 2011


Noah Boyd

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Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


448 pages


Action Adventure / Spy
Thriller / Suspense
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