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The Last Resort by Michael Kaufman
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Jan 10, 2023 | ISBN 9781639102075

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Praise for The Last Resort:
“Top-notch. Kaufman remains a rising talent.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Kaufman has a gift for snappy dialogue . . . A quirky, fast-paced whodunit with a provocative take on the near future.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Well-crafted . . . with a couple of future-society quirks that add satisfaction to this unusual mystery.”
New York Journal of Books

“Imaginative . . . [With] the most beguiling twist.”
The Globe and Mail

“True crime junkies, political aficionados, and dystopian fiction fans alike can all enjoy.”
Fresh Fiction

“Kaufman’s near-future Washington DC is at once unimaginable, terrifying, and thoroughly recognizable.”
—Richard Reyes-Gavilan, Executive Director of Washington DC’s Public Library

Praise for The Last Exit:

“[An] outstanding series launch…Exceptional worldbuilding is complemented by sympathetic characters and suspenseful plot twists. Kaufman is a writer to watch.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Kaufman keeps the pot boiling…A strong, richly imagined brew.”
Kirkus Reviews

“A solid read, both as a police procedural and near-future science fiction.”
Amazing Stories

“Aptly timed and unsettlingly plausible.”
Fresh Fiction

“This is a compelling science fiction-detective story, just the thing for readers who want something different.”
—Mystery and Suspense Magazine

“Engagingly narrated.”
—Stop, You’re Killing Me

“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

“[A] 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

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