Book Reviews of Last Man Standing

Last Man Standing
Last Man Standing
Author: David Baldacci
ISBN-13: 9780446525800
ISBN-10: 0446525804
Publication Date: 11/6/2001
Pages: 464
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 117 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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This is my second Baldacci book. The first was split second which I had some reservations about the author cheating by withholding information the main character discovered. Since the critics didn't think that was Baldacci's best work, I decided to give the author another chance.

Right up to page 488, I was glad I did. Last Man Standing is psychologically riveting with lots of good action and strong characters and keeps you guessing about who the real villains are and what their motives might be. I didn't even mind too much that the author used a couple of cheap "unknown to her" tricks to up the tension. I didn't mind to terribly much when the villains and their motives are played out in a scene that's only one step removed from them babbling to each other about the whys and wherefores.

SPOILER ALERT * What I can't cope with is when the 10 year old boy who was kidnapped early on suddenly becomes a master lock pick and escape artist as soon as the hero's psychiatrist joins him in captivity, thereby rescuing himself and her at the most convenient moment for the plot.

I'm sure other readers will overlook these things, accepting Baldacci's ability to build tension and keep readers wondering as an adequate trade off for these things that I find disappointing in such a promising author, but I just don't see myself reading anything more from him.
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David Baldacci is one of my favorite authors, and this book is one of his best! 5 STARS!!
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Outstanding book! This was my second Baldacci read (Absolute Power was 1st), and I am hooked. His action sequences are definately Clancy-like in their depth and excitment, while the story line takes you through some very rich characters and twists. If you enjoy a good police drama, you will love it.
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This was my first Baldacci book ever. I loved it. He gives enough background from the characters' past histories so I didn't feel lost on 'past fictional events' either. In fact, reading one addicted me and I can't wait to read, or hear via audio books, all the others! Enjoy.
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David Balducci fans ....here's another one!
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A special teams member trying to right wrongs...can he do it?
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a thriller- couldn't put it down
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Lots of twists and turns. Typical Baldacci.
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The First man in...Web trained to pentrate Hostile ground.The first man down...Web is trying to put his life back together.He'll need the help of psychiatrist Clair Daniels and the other human being who lived through the attack-a ten-year-old boy.
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Web London was trained to penetrate hostile ground and come out alive. Then ten seconds in a dark alley cost him everything: his friends, his fellow agents, his reputation. Among his super-elite FBI Hostage Rescue Team, Web was the sole survivor of a high-tech, devastating ambush.
Now Web is trying to put his life back together and understand what really hapened. To get answers, he'll need the help of psychiatrist Claire Daniels and the one other human being who lived through the attack - a ten-year-old boy. But when his search leads him back to that bloodstained alley, Web suddenly realizes he is about to face his assassin again. And this time, one of then will become the ...
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The first man in....Web London was trained to penetrate hostile ground and come out alive. Then ten seconds in a dark alley cost him everything: his friends, his fellow agents, his reputation. Among his super-elite FBI Hostage Rescue Team, Web was the sole survivor of a high-tech, devastating ambush.
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Web London was trained to penetrate hostile ground and come out alive. Then ten seconds in a dark alley cost him everything: his friends, his fellow agents, his reputation. Among his super-elite FBI Hostage Rescue Team, Web was the sole survivor of a high-tech, devastating ambush.

Now Web is trying to put his life back together and understand what really happened. To get answers, he'll need the help of psychiatrist Claire Daniels and the one other human being who lived through the attack - a ten-year-old boy. But when his search leads him back to that bloodstained alley. Web suddenly realize he is about to face his assassin again. And this time, one of them will become the LAST MAN STANDING.
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Excellent Thriller
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David Baldacci is a superb author. This is a suspensful/thriller page by page right up to the end of the book.
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This was a great book.
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FBI agent Web London and hit hostage rescue team are ambushed by a New York drug cartel. With the entire team murdered, questions begin to arise about why he is the sole survivor.
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Web London was trained to penetrate hostile ground and come out alive. Then ten seconds in a dark alley cost him everything: his friends,his fellow agents, his reputation. Among his super-elite FBI Hostage Rescue Team. Web was the sole survivor of a high-tech, devastating ambush.

Now Web is trying to put his life back together and understand what really happened. To get answers, he'll need the help of psychiatrist Claire Daniels and the one other human being who lived through the attack - a ten-year-old boy. But when his search leads him back to that bloodstained alley, Web suddenly realizes he is about to face his assassin again. And this time, one of them will become the...Last Man Standing.
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I am definitely a fan of David Baldacci. He writes it I read it. Web London is trying to put his life back together and understand what really happened after 10 seconds in a dark alley cost him his reputation, his friends, his fellow agents.
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Excellent book. I couldn't put it down and read the last few chapters in one sitting.
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"This book finds the author i his familiar bestselling territory; the seamy underbelly of the antion's bureaucracy."
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Baldacci is a fantastic thriller writer! I've read most of his books. From the cover: "A killer thriller...a heartracer"
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Really liked this one. First one of Baldacci's that I can remember reading. Long enough and with enough plot twists to make a great book for commuting. Made me look forward to Boston traffic so as to have more time to listen.
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would recommend this book.
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Fast-paced, intricate plot kept my interest from start to finish.
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Definately grab this book on UNABRIDGED cassette, when you're going for a looong drive becuase you can't turn it off! Thrilling and compelling! 22 hours!
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Unabridged - 15 cassettes - 22 1/2 hours.
Read by Jason Culp
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GREAT story. Starts a little slow, but soon you are hooked and can't wait to see what happens to Web and his team. Great listening.
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Great Book! I like all his books
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9 hours of a riveting mystery. Wonderful story; I enjoyed every minute. Ended up really caring about the characters in the story. Highly recommended!
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I love David Baldacci's books!! This one is no exception. Web London is a member of the FBI's HRT [Hostage Rescue Team] and has proven his bravery time and again. Then the unthinkable happens...during a rescue mission, Web freezes up and is unable to advance with the rest of his team. As a result he watches helplessly as they are all gunned down in an ambush, 6 brave men, all his friends die before his eyes. When he is able to move he takes out the gun emplacements single-handedly. But it's too late to save the others, and he questions himself, why did he freeze? What happened to him? Not only does he question himself, but the FBI wants answers, too. The plot thickens as Web finds links to that mission with another one involving a white supremist group in which a 10-year-old hostage was killed. Lots of twists and turns, drug dealers, revenge, it's got it all!! Not a quick read, but definitely one I recommend.
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Great book
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Excellent story!
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A great read by Baldacci - you feel sympathy and frustration with the main character. You feel as if you have been drawn into the countryside and plot line. A book that makes you feel as if you're there is a great book in my mind!
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Web London was trained to penetrate hostile ground and come out alive. Then ten seconds in a dark alley cost him everything - his friends, his fellow agents, his reputation. Among his super-elite FBI Hostage Rescue Team, Web was the sole survivor of a high-tech, devastating ambush. Now Web is trying to put his life back together and understand what really happened. To get answers, he'll need the help of psychiatrist Claire Daniels and the one other human being who lived through the attack - a ten year old boy. But when his search leads him back to that bloodstained alley, Web suddenly realizes he is about to face his assassin again. And this time, one of them will become the ... Last Man Standing.
This is one of my favorite Baldacci books - and I've read most of them.
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Action-packed thriller that goes fast. I feel like I know something about being an FBI agent after reading the book.
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great story!!
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Excellent book, fast paced action with a twist.
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David Baldacci is a remarkable novelist! If you haven't read "The Winner" run out RIGHT NOW and buy it!
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As usual, another great story.
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great story. worth the read.
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I have read a few of Baldacci's books and this one is the best one.. it will be very hard to top.
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If you like suspense you will love any of the Baldacci books....This is about a man that is on the Hostage Rescue Team for the FBI. It is full of suspense and will keep you on edge of your seat.
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excellent read - highly recommended
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This is a psychological thriller about a man desperate to find answers from the secret terrors he has kept from himself to his unbearable guilt. He was a point man of the Hostage Rescue Team and met a high-tech, custom designed ambush that killed everyone around him.
A fast paced novel that leaves you guessing what the outcome will be. I love reading his novels.
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One of Baldacci's greatest books. Entralling
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Web London goes from being the big star to being under suspicion. Different. Good.
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I've read a number of Baldacci's books and this one is my favorite so far. There is a certain fierceness about some of the darker scenes that utterly captivated me.
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Wow, Just finished this, couldn\'t lay it down. Twists, turns, suspense and plenty of shooting! Will keep you reading!
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Baldacci is great. What can I say?
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kinda slow at begining
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This is NOT the Bruce Willis movie!! It is REALLY good - you won't know what is going on until the end. LOVED it.
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Engrossing.
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the first man in the first man down and the last man standing
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Baldacci's books are page-turners and this one is no exception. The gets some introspect into Web London. The twists in the plot keep you pushing to the end.
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David Baldacci is my current favorite suspense writer and this book is one of his better books. It's fast-paced and keeps you riveted all throughout the book with all of the plots' twists and turns.
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Action, adventure and twists right to the very end. A very exciting book.
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The cast is engagingly fierce and Baldacci's brain teasing plot leaves you wanting more.
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This book is classic Baldacci: fast-paced, unexpected turns, and enough truly scary stuff to keep your mind off the rest of your life.
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A killer Thriller!
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If you saw the movie "Absolute Power" starring Clint Eastwood, you'll surely like Last Man Standing. He has written several books, and his newest is The Christmas Train, which I read also. You will surely like Last Man Standing, I guarantee it.
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I LOVED this one! Actually, I love the way Baldacci writes...PERIOD!
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a killer thriller!
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"This book finds the author in his familiar best selling territory, the steamy underbelly of the nation's beaurocracy." -- Entertainment Weekly

I found the book tough to put down. Paul C.
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Another excellent novel by David Baldacci. Lots of action!! This story doesn't calm down for a minute. Baldacci is such a good storyteller. If you are a fan, this book will satisfy you for sure.
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5 stars - Excellent
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Baldacci Rules!!!!!
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"It took ten seconds for Web London to lose everything: his friends, his team, his reputation. Point man of the FBI's super-elite Hostage Rescue Team, Web roared into a blind alley toward a drug dealer's lair, only to meet a high-tech, custom-designed ambush that killed everyone around him." Now coping with the blame-filled words of anguished widows and the suspicions of colleagues, Web tries to put his life back together with the help of his psychiatrist, Dr. Claire Daniels. To do so, he must discover why he was the one man who lived through the ambush - and find the only other person who came out of that alley alive...a ten-year-old boy who has since disappeared.
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A Web London mystery, third in a series.
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David Baldacci is the author of 14 consecutive New York Times and international bestsellers. With his books published in over 40 languages in more than 80 countries, and with over 50 million copies in print worldwide, David Baldacci is one of the world's favorite storytellers. He's also the co-founder of the Wish You Well Foundation.
The action is non-stop in this book and expertly drawn! (Publisher's Weekly) Starred review.
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Excellent read, will keep you guessing and interested throughout. One of Baldacci's best stories.
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David Baldacci is such a wonderful author -- he has mastered the art of the twisting plot. I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next.
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Another fine book by David Baldacci
It took ten seconds for Web London to lose everything: his friends, his team, his reputation. Point man of the FBI's super-elite Hostage Rescue Team, Web roared into a blind alley toward a drug dealer's lair, only to meet a high-tech custom-designed ambush that killed everyone around him. Now coping with the blame-filled words of anguished widows and the suspicions of colleagues, Web tries to put his life back together with the help of his psychiatrist, Dr. Claire Daniels. To do so, he must discover why he was the one man who lived through the ambush--and find the only other person who came out of that alley alive...a 10 year boy who has since disappeared. An explosive psychological thriller about a man desperate to find answers. David Baldacci has written other international bestsellers: ABSOLUTE POWER, TOTAL CONTROL, THE WINNER, THE SIMPLE TRUTH, SAVING FAITH, and, WISH YOU WELL. He lives in his native state of Virginia.
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Fast paced, intricate plot line, interesting well developed characters. Keeps you guessing all the way to the end. Would definitely recommend this book in abridged edition.
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It took ten seconds for Web London to lose everything: his friends, his team, his reputation. Point man of the FBI's super-elite Hostage Rescue Team, Web roared into a blind alley toward a drug dealer's lair, only to meet a high-tech, custom-designed ambush that killed everyone around him.
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