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A Review of The Last Second: A Novella by Robin Burcell

The Last SecondThe Last Second: A Novella (Kindle Edition)

by Robin Burcell

This is a fun little read. Good time for less than a buck. Kind of like a snack, instead of a meal.

Always good to read a story about Sydney and Zach. They get to do a little more than they planned on during their trip to Arizona. Guns, dynamite, dirty cops and a dog pining after his master, perfect ingredients for a short tale.

I give this novella 4 Stars out of 5. Buy it if you need something to read this afternoon, and would like a preview of Robin Burcell’s upcoming novel, The Kill Order.

I received this Digital Review Copy for free from

Book Description

Release date: November 19, 2013 | Series: Sydney Fitzpatrick

Covert agent Zachary Griffin and FBI Special Agent Sydney Fitzpatrick are sidetracked from an ongoing investigation to follow up on a potential lead. In a small Arizona border town, gunrunning and drug trafficking into Mexico are a part of the landscape—but not when they’re orchestrated by an officer in uniform. At least that’s the story told to agents Griffin and Fitzpatrick.

But the dirty cop is now missing, and his sister says he’s innocent, a victim of a corrupt police department. She is convinced they set him up to take the fall, then killed him, and she can prove it—with help from a highly unusual witness. Suddenly an open-and-shut case seems anything but, and the clock is ticking as Griffin and Fitzpatrick take on an entire police department in a deadly match that could go up in smoke at the last second.

Product Details

File Size: 494 KB

Print Length: 53 pages

Publisher: Witness Impulse (November 19, 2013)

Sold By: HarperCollins Publishers

Language: English


Text-to-Speech: Enabled

X-Ray: Not Enabled

Lending: Not Enabled

About the Author

Robin Burcell is an FBI-trained forensic artist who has worked in law enforcement for over two decades as a police officer, detective, and hostage negotiator. A two-time Anthony Award winner, she is the author of four Sydney Fitzpatrick novels—The Black List, The Dark Hour, The Bone Chamber, and Face of a Killer—as well as four novels featuring SFPD homicide detective Kate Gillespie: Every Move She Makes, Fatal Truth, Deadly Legacy, and Cold Case.

The book description is from Amazon. The Last Second: A Novella (Kindle Edition)