The Last Dawn

The Last Dawn

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It is time to die...

1989. It's been three years since Captain Ajax Montoya cleared the smoke and blood from his last case--and what a three years. The old world order is coming down along with the Berlin Wall, and the Soviet "Evil Empire" is being born to the ash heap of history by its once captive people.

But in a psychiatric hospital in Managua, a near catatonic Ajax missed all that. In 1986, Ajax freed his only remaining friend from a psychotic killer. But his 'methods' were such that he was imprisoned in a nut-house for his pains. And for three years his world stood still.

But ghosts don't know time nor read headlines. So when one of the many phantoms from Ajax's bloody past shows up, he is rescued from his personal nightmare only to be plunged from one hell into another.

El Salvador in 1989 is in a civil war so vicious, they say even the Grim Reaper needs an escort. But when the parents of Ajax's old love beg him to go there and save their son--as he did not save their daughter--Ajax is on the next plane.

And he's not alone. Gladys Darío--the lieutenant whose rescue cost Ajax his freedom and his mind--has been stewing in Miami for three years, and she is ready to back his play, even if it costs her own life.

Now all they have to do is parachute into the hottest war in the Americas and find that one needle of a missing person in a haystack of the disappeared.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, ©2016.
ISBN: 9781250048035
Characteristics: 278 pages ;,24 cm


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May 16, 2016

Ajax and Gladys enter war-torn El Salvador to find a missing young man. There is no lack of brutal violence throughout. The misery facing the Central American countries at that time
and the 'assistance' provided by the U.S. illustrates how the 'good guys' mess up. A thorough knowledge of the history of El Salvador by the reader could help muddle through the complexities of the politics and their despotic leaders. Gannon is working on his next novel which will no doubt be another mission for Alex and Gladys.

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