"Savage’s thriller is a rare case of high-concept storytelling with heart. A supernatural tale that mixes big ideas with plenty of action and wit."
For Flynn Barnes, dying is just the beginning of his problems.
After waking up in his Happy Place--as all "graduates" do--he is guided by his Post-Mortem Facilitator to figure out his next move. With a lifetime of criminal behavior, an estranged family, and a vengeful English gangster to deal with, he's still got a lot of work to do.
And as Flynn will discover--even in the afterlife, free will can lead to all sorts of trouble.
IBPA Ben Franklin Silver Award Winner for Best Mystery/Thriller
IBPA Ben Franklin Silver Award Winner for Best New Voice
"A crackerjack read!" -- Kirkus Reviews
"Far beyond the usual heist thriller...The Last Getaway's gritty, ironic, and involving story will delight thriller readers looking for something different." --Midwest Book Review
Calvin Russel and Richie Glass don't know each other, but they have the same job: wait outside American Federal Bank...with the engine running. The problem is they've been recruited by two different crews intent on robbing the same bank, on the same day, at the same time.
When the bank heist goes sideways, the two young men--one a smart-ass gambling addict from Beverly Hills, the other a car-thief from Inglewood with a wife and five-year-old son--must come together to figure out what the hell happened, all as they try to make the score of a lifetime. It won't be easy with FBI Agents, LAPD Homicide Detectives, pissed-off street thugs, racist bikers, and a mysterious gangster all gunning for them.
The Last Getaway runs a twisty gauntlet of action, humor, and heart.
Clay was born in Santa Monica, where he now lives with his wife and three kids. Yes, he's come far in life.
After graduating from college, he wasted his degree acting in theater and performing improv and sketch comedy while building a successful voice-over career. His voice has been heard on hundreds of television shows and movies (see below in Stuff You Might Like). Though he enjoys standing at a microphone, his true passion is writing.
Writing across genres, but always with an emphasis on character, he has developed screenplays with some of the top production companies in Hollywood and has now turned full force to his novels.
Some Stuff You Might Like
When I'm not writing, I provide voices for television and movies. It's difficult to explain to people exactly what I do, so here is a short video with a small sampling of the crazy way I make a living in Hollywood. A couple of notes: The E.T. clip is from the 25th Anniversary re-release (I'm not SO old to have worked on the original) and don't be confused if sometimes my voice comes out of someone else's mouth. Anyway, there's no glory in the gig, as it usually goes by anonymously, but at least I don't have to wear a suit...
Me in front of Ernest Hemingway's house in Havana, Cuba
Bad copy of Hemingway's handwritten manuscript
The boat on which Hemingway wrote, The Old Man and The Sea
Paula Hickman watches the man with whom she shares a dark history move in across the street. Will he unpack their secrets as well?
Stunned to see that the man's new wife is perfectly identical to her, Paula struggles to maintain her sanity, unable to rely on her own perception of events. When a murder rocks their seaside city of Santa Monica, nobody is certain, not even Paula, if she is the killer.
As media attention amplifies and detectives close in, Paula is forced to face both her past and present demons—no easy task when you can no longer trust your own thoughts.
"A deft portrayal of a descent into delusion. A compelling psychological tale." -- Kirkus Reviews