The Last Goodbye While investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Jack Hammond, a disgraced and demoralized Atlanta attorney, suspects a ruthless pharmaceutical company of foul play.… The Last Goodbye While investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Jack Hammond, a disgraced and demoralized Atlanta attorney, suspects a ruthless pharmaceutical company of foul play.… 2004-02-17 Mystery and Thriller
Book Review

The Last Goodbye (2004)

EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Feb 17, 2004; Writer: Reed Arvin; Genre: Mystery and Thriller

While investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Jack Hammond, a disgraced and demoralized Atlanta attorney, suspects a ruthless pharmaceutical company of foul play. But his quest for justice is complicated when he falls for the wife of the firm's CEO, a beautiful opera singer with her share of skeletons. Arvin does his best to imitate the mood and style of Grishamesque Southern legal thrillers, combining an array of supporting characters who colorfully illustrate the racial and economic divide of the new Atlanta. But his hero will test your patience. For a lawyer, Hammond's none too bright: a romantic pushover who can never determine who to trust. By the end, you want to tap him on the shoulder and point him in the right direction.

Originally posted Feb 20, 2004 Published in issue #752 Feb 20, 2004 Order article reprints
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