The Last Hand

The Last Hand

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Before he retires, Staff Inspector Charlie Salter must solve the brutal murder of a well-known lawyer, an investigation that leads him to a large poker game organized by the city's top lawyers, which spells big trouble for Charlie.

McMillan Palgrave
Charlie Salter, Staff Inspector with the Toronto police, is Eric Wright's best-known and most loved character. Over the years, Salter has made a name for himself with his cunning detective skills and his determination to get the job done.

However, Salter's days with the force appear to be numbered. He has recently turned sixty and is starting to realize that he isn't as young as he used to be. Tasks that used to be easy are now more difficult and he is convinced that his family is watching his every move. On top of that, there's Salter's career to consider. He hasn't handled a case in months and realizes that he has slowly become an office clerk. He may be down, but he's definitely not out.

A recent murder that has the police stumped is the perfect opportunity for Salter to prove that he is still up to the job. When a well-known and respected lawyer is stabbed to death in his home and the prime suspect, a hooker last seen near the apartment, disappears, the heat is on the police. They aren't having any luck and things get more tense when the victim's sister, a Member of Provisional Parliament and a potential candidate for Attorney General, becomes involved. That is when Lieutenant Marinelli of Homicide is only too happy to throw the case to Salter.

Knowing that the tenderloin district has already been thoroughly searched, Salter believes the hooker will be found much closer to the lawyer's home. The trail takes him into a large poker game organized by the city's top lawyers. Is this a smart move for someone on the verge of retirement? Will he find what he is looking for or only damage his legacy with the force?

The Last Hand combines suspense with the wry humor that marks Wright's stories and is an outstanding culmination to the series.


Blackwell North Amer
Charlie Salter, staff inspector with the Toronto police, is Eric Wright's best-known and most loved character. Over the years, Salter has made a name for himself as a detective with his cunning, skill, and determination to get the job done.
However, Salter's days with the force appear to be numbered. He has recently turned sixty and is starting to realize that he isn't as young as he used to be. Tasks that used to be easy are now more difficult, and he is convinced that his family is watching his every move. On top of that, there's Salter's career to consider. He hasn't handled a case in months and realizes that he has slowly become an office clerk. He may be down, but he's definitely not out.
A recent murder that has the police stumped is the perfect opportunity for Salter to prove that he is still up to the job. When a well-known and respected lawyer is stabbed to death in his home and the prime suspect, a hooker last seen near the victim's apartment, disappears, the heat is on the police. They aren't having any luck, and things get more tense when the victim's sister, a member of Provincial Parliament and a potential candidate for attorney general, becomes involved. That's when Lieutenant Marinelli of Homicide is only too happy to throw the case to Salter.
Knowing that the tenderloin district has already been thoroughly searched, Salter believes the hooker will be found much closer to the lawyer's home. The trail takes him into a large poker game organized by the city's top lawyers. Is this a smart move for someone on the verge of retirement? Will he find what he is looking for or only damage his legacy with the force?

Baker
& Taylor

Before he retires, Staff Inspector Charlie Salter must solve the brutal murder of a well-known lawyer, an investigation that leads him to a large poker game organized by the city's top lawyers.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, c2002
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312283308
031228330X
Branch Call Number: F WRI
Characteristics: 231 p. ; 22 cm

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