Last Dance

  • Author Jeffrey Fleishman
  • Narrator Richard Ferrone
  • Publisher Blackstone Publishing
  • Run Time 10 hours and 8 minutes
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Crime and mystery fiction.

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What to expect

A famous Russian ballerina lies dead in a downtown loft. No marks, no bruises. The suspects are many: spies, hit men, a gunrunner, and one of Hollywood’s most powerful and mysterious film producers. Detective Sam Carver becomes entangled in a perilous reignited Cold War between Moscow and Washington. He chases leads from Europe to Africa.

But Carver faces other demons, too. He is haunted by Dylan Cross, a killer who got away a year earlier. She knows his secrets, whispers to him in his dreams. His obsession with Dylan threatens his new case and his relationship with Lily Hernandez, a uniform cop who wants to work as his partner.

Last Dance explores dangers within and without, and how we reconcile the damage, love, and things lost, in a Los Angeles that is as tempting and alluring as it is cruel and sinister.

Critics Review

  • Last Dance pulled me in and wouldn’t let go. The writing shines like broken glass. The story is fresh, sharp, and haunting.”

    Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award–winning author of The Dark Corners of the Night
  • “The gruff and gravelly voice of Richard Ferrone matches the hard-boiled and unflinching homicide detective Sam Carver perfectly…Ferrone’s performance of Carver growls with the ferocity of a lion on the prow…[a] bravura presentation…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

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  • “In this page-turning follow-up to My Detective, Jeffrey Fleishman again brings us his acute journalist’s eye, lyrical turn of phrase, and talent for creating vivid and believable characters. From the international world of ballet to the grit and gorgeousness of Los Angeles, the plot twists keep surprising to the very end.”

    Lindsay Marcott, author of The Producer's Daughter and Mrs. Rochester's Ghost
  • “From the first page My Detective moves as smooth as a bullet train through the shadowy world of night. Its hypnotic prose and scintillating characters guarantee that once you’re on board you’ll be riding this one to the end.”

    Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dark Sacred Night, on My Detective
  • “A lyrical crime debut that offers a haunting tête-à-tête between killer and cop … and a chilling reminder that cruelty never dies.”

    Brian Freeman, bestselling author of Alter Ego, on My Detective
  • Last Dance is a perfect mystery novel—you don’t know who is good and who is bad and maybe you never find out, just like in real life—and Fleishman’s Los Angeles is dark, brutal, and somehow still filled with moments of profound beauty: a song, a ballerina’s perfect line, a memory of better days. You’ll be taken away. And If something bad happens to me, I want Sam Carver on the case.”

    Tod Goldberg, New York Times bestselling author of Gangster Nation and Living Dead Girl

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