I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Last Man Standing by David Baldacci
Narrator: Jason Culp
Published by Hachette Audio Genres: Mystery, Suspense
Length: 22 hours, 8 minutes
Audio | Goodreads
Web London roars into a dark alley one night with his FBI Hostage Rescue Team. Seconds later, the team is ambushed and every man is dead-except Web. As the FBI conducts their investigation, the suspicion surrounding Web deepens. Now, he needs help from an unlikely ally in his desperate search for the killer of his friends, and finds himself up against a force determined to finish the job that began in the alley-killing the seventh and sole surviving member of Charlie Team, Web London.
The intrigue starts at the opening page when Web London, a highly-trained sniper in the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team (HRT), proceeds with his team into an ill-fated operation. When the dust (and guns) settle, he’s the last man standing in the midst of some very strange circumstances. What follows next is Web’s struggle to not only understand what happened but to clear his name.
There are layers and layers of mystery and subterfuge, with a host of characters inside and outside of the Bureau along with some criminal elements and shady people. Understanding them, their connections and possible motivations made this an interesting and exciting experience. I looked forward to listening to this story daily and actually awakened in the middle of one night with the revelation of what happened to Web. And, I was right!
I also enjoyed the narrator who had the tough task of distinguishing so many characters. Jason Culp was excellent and enhanced my listening enjoyment. I’ll definitely look for more of his titles.
I enjoyed this story that’s classic Baldacci, even though the ending wasn’t quite what I needed. But, there was enough there for me to just use my imagination and finish it off.
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