The fast-paced new thriller from international bestselling author John Hart.
Iron House is the remarkable story of two orphaned brothers separated by violence at a tender age. When a boy is savagely killed in their brutal orphanage, one brother runs and takes the blame with him, eventually finding his way to New York and into the heart of organized crime.
Two decades later - a seasoned killer - he returns to North Carolina with a sentence on his head, the mob in hot pursuit and his long-lost brother in trouble of a different kind. With vast sums in play, political fortunes at risk and bodies piling up, the brothers reunite to solve the mystery of their shared past in a tour de force narrative of loss, courage and the aftermath of violence.
A dark, atmospheric thriller with a plot that will keep you guessing until the last moment.
Praise for John Hart:
'The Last Child is a rare accomplishment - a compelling thriller written with a masterful, literary touch. You'll feel this story as much in your heart as in your gut' - Jeffery Deaver
Just once in a while a thriller comes along that makes you want to run out in the street and proclaim how good it is. John Hart's third novel is one of those. Written with power, precision and an iron grip on character it makes him out as one of the outstanding talents of his generation . . . it grips you by the throat and never lets go - Daily Mail
A really classy thriller . . . the solution had me blinking with surprise and admiration - Guardian
Compelling - Observer
Smart and swift-moving . . . Hart knows his way round the courtrooms and jailhouses . . . the way that Grisham and Turow do - Pat Conroy
If you want a real page-turner that will captivate you from start to finish, then Iron House is your book - Toowoomba Chronicle