Praise and Reviews
If you like thrillers set in the great outdoors, Sam Hilliard’s The
Last Track (Buddhapuss Ink, $15.95 PB, Kindle $2.99) might light your
campfire. Mike Brody’s tracking skills are so expert that many of his
clients think he’s psychic, therefore when a boy goes missing from a
Montana resort, he’s brought in to find the teenager. Unfortunately,
Brody isn’t the only person looking for him. The boy has witnessed a
murder and some very bad people are after him, including a professional
killer, a rogue Homeland Security agent, and a mysterious person known
only as the Partner. Everyone becomes a suspect, right down to the cop
in charge of the search, and Brody’s journalist ex-wife, who is the
mother of his son. The best parts of this book come when Brody’s search
takes us deep into the Montana woods, which the author describes in
such beautiful detail that we can almost smell the pines. Hints about
Brody’s own tragic background rachet up the tension, which spikes
further when his own son is threatened by the Partner. At that point,
Brody’s search for the missing teen becomes personal . . . Brody is such a riveting character that
he could easily anchor an entire series.
~ Mystery Scene Magazine, Summer #115 2010
The ability to find people is a powerful one, but not without its
pitfalls. "The Last Track" tells the
story of Mike Brody, master tracker and former special forces
operative. Charged with hunting
for lost young man through the wilderness of Montana, Mike is faced
with his toughest challenge
yet, as a killer is on the loose as well, and everything lies on Mike's
talents. "The Last Track" is
an exciting adventure and mystery, highly recommended.
~ Midwest Book Review
“A good mix of mystery and adventure, The Last Track will appeal to any
thriller reader. A good yarn, not to be missed . . . highly
entertaining and extremely difficult to put down.”
~John A. Dunay, Police Lieutenant (Ret. ‘06)
~Police Advisor to Department of Justice, Dinwanyah and Kurdistan, Iraq ‘08
Last Track, by Sam Hilliard, is full of mystery and suspense. The story captures the thrill of the chase and the
fear of the unknown. What kept my interest was the struggle for that we
desire most in the form of love, success, money, and complete control.
This book will keep your reading lamp on in the wee hours of the
night!” ~Spc Amanda Daigle, Jan-Dec 09, Kirkuk, Iraq.
~Purple Heart, Feb 09
Last Track is one of the best thrillers our book club has ever read.
Chock full of unexpected twists and turns, this well-crafted mystery
kept us guessing up until the very last page. A natural storyteller,
Hilliard knows how to build suspense and create compelling characters.
We can’t wait to go on another adventure with Mike Brody!” ~Revolution