Joe Curtis is twenty-five, a Gulf War veteran with a survival instinct honed to a razor's edge. Headed for Seattle to rescue his troubled brother, Joe is burned-out and nearly broke when a chance encounter on a desolate road transforms him from an honest, hardworking man into a fugitive. ATF Agent Leanne Red Feather, a Native American woman in a department full of tough whJoe Curtis is twenty-five, a Gulf War veteran with a survival instinct honed to a razor's edge. Headed for Seattle to rescue his troubled brother, Joe is burned-out and nearly broke when a chance encounter on a desolate road transforms him from an honest, hardworking man into a fugitive. ATF Agent Leanne Red Feather, a Native American woman in a department full of tough white men, is running surveillance on an Idaho arms dealer when the man is killed in an apparent holdup. Leanne knows it's a hit, and with the instincts that have made her reputation and jeopardized her career, she pinpoints the prime suspect: Joe Curtis. She believes that Curtis will lead her to a cache of stolen arms, and to charismatic cult leader Father Amon, who is preparing his acolytes for Armageddon in their last sanctuary. To Leanne, a born hunter who was taught to respect her prey, Joe Curtis has become an obsession, an alter ego. With a gut feeling that they are destined to meet, she coolly tracks Joe, a loner and a survivor like herself, on a relentless cat-and-mouse chase from Boise to Seattle to the icy grandeur of Alaska. Here, on a silent, glacier-strewn landscape, the two come face-to-face in an explosive encounter that ultimately drives Leanne underground and undercover, into Father Amon's sanctuary. And here, in the shadow of the Aleutian Range, Joe Curtis's harrowing journey comes to a close - in a shocking climax that will bring his pursuers to their knees....
|Title||:||The Last Sanctuary|
|Number of Pages||:||370 Pages|
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The Last Sanctuary Reviews
It's like a B movie transcribed to text. Easy to read but it's pretty much just rubbish. The main carachter is a desert storm vet who takes off to bring his crack head brother back home from Cali. Along the way he meets up with a wacked out couple who trick him into pulling a robbery with them for the cash he needs to get to Cali. Ends up they wack an arms dealer in the process which gets some native american ATF agent's panties in a twist. Oh yeah there is also this old wronkled gun running pot smoking cult leader who has these people convinced he is god. It's not Ibsen but it's good on the can in the morning. You can easily put it back down and pick it up again so I would keep it handy for just that purpose. Toilet reading. The other cool thing is that it's so forgetable that 2 years later you can read it all over again and it will just seem like hmm...where have I heard this before?....oh well.
Difficult to get into. Very slow at the beginning, actually for 2/3 of the book. Persistence made me finish.
Having read an awful lot of 'noir' and B authors chug their way through novels that begin like this one did, it is with some dismay that I have to inform you that this novel is an attempt by a B author to break free from that mold. To write something bigger and better, more meaningful and larger in scope.Sigh. In a better authors hands, this story may have held together but as it stands, Holden isn't able to either seal together the disparate components of his story nor make them work together. In the end we have a nice little Cobenesque story that goes skittering off the rails into the realm of larger issues. Really, to have made this story credible, Holden would have needed to make the book 3 times as long. Now all that said, it doesn't mean that I won't pick up another Holden book. I like that he took he risk in going bigger. It shows moxie. That he failed is almost immaterial, the guy can write. He's no King, or Grisham, and can't hold a candle to Crais or Hunter but...there's potential here. But for Last Sanctuary, I found myself actually struggling to finish it, so disinterested did I become in the story, by the time it ended I just didn't give a shit anymore.
There were so many negative reviews of this book, but I don't understand why. It kept me coming back, wanting to know what was going to happen next. I didn't really get into any of the character's heads except for Joe, but that was okay. The fact that two average guys (Joe and Cal) were able to accomplish what they did was a little unbelievable, and maybe that's the reason for the low ratings?
I had to give this book 3 stars because of the writing. The story was great and I would have given it 5 starts if it weren't for the poor writing. It plucks my nerves when a novel has sentences with only 3 or 4 words in it and constantly reading, "said Joe", etc. I almost stop reading it shortly after I started but the story had me intrigued.
Wasn't a bad read. There are many story lines to keep track of while experiencing the tale and that became a bit burdensome before they all started to come together. This may be one of those books where the idea behind it was a bit better than how the book actually turned out.
With a frame job - good sense of place of the pacific northwest and some desolate wilderness area's of Alaska - this was a pretty good, suspenseful thriller.
According to this book description, it's an interracial book.