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The Last Act

Brad Parks

A desperate actor accepts the most dangerous role of his life, in the thrilling new page-turner from Brad Parks, perfect for fans of John Grisham, Harlan Coben and Linwood Barclay

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‘A superb, highly original thriller . . . I loved it.’ Peter James

‘Matches Grisham at his best.’ Sunday Times

Actor Tommy Jump isn’t getting the roles he once did. But as he prepares to give up the stage he gets a call from the FBI, with an offer too lucrative to refuse. For $300,000 all Tommy has to do is spend six months in prison, acting as a failed bank robber and befriend a fellow inmate who has information which could take down a Mexican drug cartel. But when the stakes are this high, does Tommy have what it takes to get away with this audacious last act?


Brad Parks is the only author to have one the Shamus, Nero, and Lefty Awards, three of crime fiction’s most prestigious prizes. A former reporter with The Washington Post and The Star-Ledger (Newark), his two most recent novels are the acclaimed standalone thrillers Say Nothing (2017) and Closer Than You Know (2018). He lives in Virginia with his wife and…

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