In James Grippando’s Last Call, defense lawyer Jack Swyteck’s best friend, Theo, has a problem: One of his boys from the old hood has escaped from prison and is demanding cash. In return, he might reveal who brutally murdered Theo’s mom almost 20 years ago.
A hooker is found on the street with her throat slit.
The seventh Swyteck book is a nail-biter that draws a harrowing picture of the paranoia of both prison and the ghetto. B+