Extreme adventure tour guide Mike Brody has a second, unpaid
profession. He has a reputation for tracking people and
getting results when no one else can. He has a strange
ability of sensing energy left behind that helps him "see"
the missing person and know details that he shouldn't be
able to know. But Mike isn't at a Montana dude ranch to
track anyone. He's merely here on vacation with his ex-wife
and eight-year-old son. Mike doesn't plan on arriving just
after an asthmatic teenage boy goes missing.
When Detective Lisbeth McCarthy finds out that one of the
ranch's incoming guests is Mike, she asks for his
assistance. Mike quickly realizes that Sean Jackson isn't
just missing; he's on the run after witnessing a murder.
Unsure why the local police aren't sharing all they know, he
reluctantly agrees to pair up with an antagonistic police
officer to track Sean. Mike's decision reminds his ex-wife,
reporter Jessica Barrett, of just why they divorced in the
first place. As Mike ventures out into the wilderness,
Jessica tries to salvage the vacation for their son, Andy.
At the same time, her reporter instincts tell her there's
more to this case than a missing boy and a disappearing
Will Mike and Officer Dagget find Sean before his asthma
inhaler is empty? Who is the mysterious "Partner" who seems
determined to hinder Mike's search and mislead the
authorities? Will Jessica's search for answers endanger her
or Andy? Just what is going on this section of Montana
wilderness? As more obstacles are thrown Mike's way, will he
be able to overcome them?
Readers need to be sharp to follow the hints slyly given
throughout THE LAST TRACK. Helpful in this endeavor are the
multiple points of view, giving readers a glimpse of all the
main characters in this story. As time passes, readers are
sure to wonder if Mike will find Sean before it's too late.
Fans of the thriller genre, give Mr. Hilliard's debut novel
Imagine if being late meant a child disappeared forever.
That is the fear that drives Mike Brody--the man you want,
when the one you love is missing. Mike is more than just a
master tracker. An ex-Special Forces operative, smoke
jumper, and now extreme adventure tour guide, he also
possesses a unique ability to tap into the memory and
emotional state of those he pursues. In The Last Track, a
police detective recruits Mike to help find an asthmatic boy
lost in the dense woods surrounding a dude ranch in Montana.
An unwitting murder witness, the boy burrows ever deeper
into the rugged terrain, fearful of being found. As Mike and
a local officer search for the boy, the killer follows them.
While the investigation expands, Mike's ex-wife, a
well-connected journalist, uses her contacts to unravel the
truth behind the murder. Her discoveries threaten to snare
them all in a treacherous conspiracy . . .