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The Last Goodbye

by Reed Arvin

The Last Goodbye by Reed Arvin X
The Last Goodbye by Reed Arvin
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    Feb 2004, 352 pages

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    Jun 2005, 400 pages

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Reed Arvin was brought up on a cattle ranch in Kansas.  One day his parents brought home a beat up, polka-dot piano they'd bought for $50.  It changed his life - from that moment on he pursued music, 'first as a passion, and later, as a career'.

He traveled world wide as a professional musician before finally settling in Nashville as a record producer.  He says that contrary to rumor the life of a working musician is a great one and he was very content. However, he had often noticed similarities between writing and music - both  had pitch and pulse, melody and line, so he decided to try his hand at writing!

Coming Soon: Blood of Angels will publish on June 28th.  As Booklist says, 'This nail-biter is Arvin's third thriller, and each has been better than the last. He matches sinister plots with flawed protagonists to create melancholy, suspenseful, epiphany-filled, and pain-drenched noir novels'.

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