What happens when two down on their luck small-time crooks get in way over their head? The Last Getaway by Clay Savage explores that possibility.
Calvin Russell and Richie Glass were hired to be getaway drivers for two bank robbery crews. Little do both groups know they are hitting the same bank at the same time. During the chaos somehow Calvin and Richie get away with a bag full of rare coins.
Almost immediately, the two find someone is hunting them for the coins. On the run, they have to figure out how to sell the coins and keep alive.
Author Clay Savage writes a fun, quick read. Both Calvin and Richie are likable antiheroes. Both are losers who agree to be getaway drivers in hopes of turning their luck around. Yet they have redeeming qualities.
These are not actual die-hard criminals. They are guys whose life just nudged into a wrong spot.
As the story goes, there are a few good twists. Points, where all hope is lost yet dumb luck, allow an escape. Other twists involve people changing their allegiances, no spoilers not saying who and at what point.
Overall I liked this book a lot. A few points of police procedure seemed lazy. But to move the plot forward, it was reasonable to have the officers act as they did.
Anyone looking for a fun adventure to escape into should pick up The Last Getaway.
A few review copy was provided via NetGalley for this unbiased review.