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The Last Exit by Michael Kaufman

The Last Exit

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The Last Exit by Michael Kaufman
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Jan 12, 2021 | ISBN 9781643855677

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Praise for The Last Exit:
“Kaufman keeps the pot boiling…A strong, richly imagined brew.”
Kirkus Reviews

“An engrossing thriller set in a fascinatingly plausible near future, The Last Exit centres on a human-AI partnership that’s as believable as it’s moving.”   
—Emma Donoghue, New York Times bestselling author of Room

“The familiar setting of Washington DC does little to comfort readers in this terrifying fictionalization of a near-future nation’s capital. Global warming, deadly epidemics, and frightening advances in artificial intelligence combine to add unbearable tension to this fast-paced and, somehow, even funny mystery.”
—Richard Reyes-Gavilan, executive director, DC Public Library

“Detective Lu has troubles aplenty coming at her in this fast-paced thriller: a baffling mystery to solve when too many people start dying too fast, personal moral quandaries to wrestle with, and a cruel and inequitable society on the brink of chaos to navigate.”
—Con Lehane, author of the 42nd Street Library mysteries
“I love a book that makes me think, shows me a different world, and makes me savor the world I have, and be more grateful for it.”
—Anne Perry, international bestselling author of the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mysteries
“Cobalt Blue is a highly accomplished debut that does not miss a beat. Characters, plot and style: it’s got it all. Fully recommended for all crime fiction aficionados.” 
—Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, bestselling author of Last Rituals
“I LOVED it!  Michael Kaufman’s compelling thriller The Last Exit is engagingly narrated by his Washington, DC, detective Jen B. Lu and her experimental synthetic implant Chandler, an odd couple partnership for the ages.”
—Lucinda Surber, Stop, You’re Killing Me! and Left Coast Crime

“Clever, unconventional, compelling—and one hell of a good read.”
—Ian Hamilton, author of the Ava Lee series

The Last Exit hits hard. Fast action—a melding of the mental and physical—keeps this smart futuristic thriller racing, and its contemporary implications keep the reader thinking.” 
—Thomas Perry, bestselling author of A Small Town

Praise for previous works:
“A riveting story. I read it straight through in one sitting.”
—Jane Fonda
“Critically important for our time and required reading for us all. I had a hard time putting it down.”
—Rosanna Arquette
“An inspiring book loaded with wisdom.”
—Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of Malala Yousafzai

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