LAST CALL by Matthew Nunes.
This book is the first of a series of mystery novels featuring former Naval Officer Paul Costa, a man who thought he was seeking a quieter life for himself and his daughter in civilian life, only to find the biggest threats still lie ahead.
Trouble has a way of stalking Paul Costa. But when the latest trouble comes in the form of a very dead Congressman with a knife in his ear, the same knife Paul was just using, the same Congressman Paul just neatly ejected from his bar, he knows trouble’s not just passing through, it’s come home to roost.
Paul had tried to retreat from life, and from pain, raising his young daughter, Marisol, alone after the death of his beloved wife. The former JAG attorney and Naval Officer needed roots, and time to heal, and his daughter needed a father who would be there for her, always, just as he promised he would be.
But being the prime suspect in a high-profile murder threatens to tear him from her. And that was something Paul Costa was not going to allow to happen, even if it means hunting down a killer who’s already got Costa in his sights, and who knows the way to reach him is through Marisol.
Below is our interview with the author
What was your inspiration? Okay, Once I decided that my protagonist was going to be a bartender, as I once was, there were a lot of incidents and people to work with. Clearly, I extend from the real world. “That was kind of interesting, but what if…?” I wish I knew exactly where the good ideas come from, because I’d never leave.
Where were you born? I was born in Brookline, in Massachusetts, and grew up in Plymouth.
Who are some of your favorite authors? Seriously? Okay, in my Genre, Walter Mosely might be the best craftsman working, today. I like Michael Connelly and Patricia Cornwall as well. Other types of books? The list is endless. The classics are classics for a reason, so Twain, Shakespeare, Faulkner, Hemingway, Fitzgerald.
What are some of your other talents? Talents sort of implies that I am a talented writer, and I really appreciate your kindness in that. I honestly can’t think of any.