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The Last Kind Word (Mac Mckenzie) by David Housewright
Review by Joseph B. Hoyos
Minotaur Books Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781250009609
Date: 04 June 2013 List Price $25.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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Millionaire PI Rushmore McKenzie infiltrates the Iron Range Bandits in order to learn who is selling stolen AK 47s that the ATF lost during Operation Fast and Furious.

Masquerading as the notorious fugitive Nick Dyson, McKenzie befriends a family of Northern Minnesota misfits who are down on their luck because of the economic downturn that has closed many factories. Calling themselves the Iron Range Bandits, the family robs local businesses. McKenzie convinces them to rob a remote vault where armored trucks convey and deposit the money they've collected on their routes. Meanwhile, having fallen in love with the family, he harbors second thoughts about betraying them to the ATF.

From official release/information:

Product Description: Rushmore McKenzie is both a millionaire and an unlicensed PI, which means he can afford to do the occasional favor and, as a former detective for the St. Paul (Minnesota) Police Department, he's got the necessary skills and connections to do them right. But this time, he's really stepped in it.

When the ATF gets a lead on a much sought-after cache of illegal guns near the Canadian border, they call McKenzie in to help them track down the elusive gunrunners. Their only lead is a guy who is part of a small-time gang of armed robbers working north of the Twin Cities. Their idea is for McKenzie to infiltrate the group and wait for them to lead him to the guns. Their plan is to fix McKenzie with a false identity as a serious bad guy and then fake an escape with the captured gang member. Which seemed like a bad idea to McKenzie at the time, but even he had no idea just how bad things were going to get.

(Source: Minotaur Books)

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