Reviews of Last Man Standing (2002)
Review by michael a draper (2010-07-07)
Web London's FBI Hostage Rescue Team is lured into a trap, caught in a crossfire and slaughtered. He's the only survivor.
One witness to the team's massacre is a ten year old boy named Kevin Westbrook. He disappears after the shooting. He's also the brother of drug dealer, Big F.
Knowing that he's going to need help dealing with his team's loss, London seeks psychiatric help from Claire Daniesl. As he tells her about his past, we learn of the anguish and guilt that he feels that he's alive and didn't do whatever he could to save his team.
Percy Bates meets with the undercover agent who told the officials whay they could expect to gain in the raid. The agent, Randall Cove suggests that one group is controlling the Oxycontin flow from rural areas ot the major cities in the East Coast. Cove believes that the drugs could be coming from small pockets in Appalicia.
I enjoyed this book and thought London was one of Baldacci's better protagonists. He's easy to sympathise with, compassionate and dedicated. The interaction between London and Calire Daniels was also well done and had me hoping for more.
The author's theme is that a person should never feel badly if they have given their best effort.
(This review refers to the 2002 version titled “Last Man Standing”)