The Last Jew Standing

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Penguin, 2007 - Fiction - 289 pages
Will detective Dan Reles arrest his own father . . . or will the mob find him first?

Lieutenant Dan Reles has a new house, a wife, and a son, and a great career as head of Austin Homicide, but it’s funny how your past catches up with you. When Dan’s deadbeat father Ben Reles, a Mafia legbreaker who’s spent the last twenty years on the run, shows up on Dan’s doorstep with an escaped prostitute in tow, trouble is sure to follow.

That trouble is Sam Zelig, a sociopathic godfather with limitless resources and boundless rage. In several diabolical strokes, he now holds Austin hostage, forcing Dan to choose between the town he’s sworn to protect, his new family, and his father. In the process he faces trial by fire, bullet, bridge embankment, and one very angry woodchipper. Sure to satisfy Simon’s core devotees as well as fans of Dennis Lehane and James Ellroy, Last Jew Standingis fastpaced and suspenseful from start to finish.

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
19
Section 3
27
Section 4
42
Section 5
47
Section 6
59
Section 7
61
Section 8
71
Section 20
179
Section 21
184
Section 22
204
Section 23
210
Section 24
215
Section 25
219
Section 26
224
Section 27
234

Section 9
80
Section 10
92
Section 11
99
Section 12
117
Section 13
122
Section 14
132
Section 15
139
Section 16
153
Section 17
165
Section 18
171
Section 19
176
Section 28
240
Section 29
244
Section 30
249
Section 31
251
Section 32
256
Section 33
265
Section 34
267
Section 35
279
Section 36
281
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About the author (2007)

Michael Simon, former actor, playwright, and Texas probation officer, is the author of the Dan Reles thrillers Dirty Sally, Body Scissors, and Little Faith. He has taught at Brooklyn College and New York University.

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