The Last Man

  • by P. T. Deutermann
  • Narrated by Christopher Lane
  • 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In a desert wasteland, framed by the shimmering fastness of the Judean Hills, lie the ruins of the fortress called Masada. Overlooking the Dead Sea and the salt mines that were once Sodom and Gomorrah, the stone palaces of Herod brood a thousand feet above the desolate countryside, where the Jewish revolt against Rome of AD 70 ended in the self-immolation of 960 people. According to legend, the defenders of Masada, rather than be taken prisoner by the Roman Tenth Legion, killed themselves, their wives, and their children the night before the Romans took the fortress.
David Hall, an American nuclear engineer, arrives in Israel on a mission of truth. Believing that the defenders killed themselves to protect a great secret, Hall plans to explore the heavily guarded site and, he hopes, discover the real reasons behind the dramatic end of the Roman siege. Hall is shadowed by an Israeli archaeologist, Judith Ressner, an attractive but reserved professor with an agenda of her own. There is more than history hidden within the mountain, and Hall soon finds himself the target of ferocious Israeli security forces bent on defeating his quest, who will stop at nothing to protect Masada from intruders.
Combining dynamic history with a highly charged contemporary story of adventure and espionage, The Last Man is a thought-provoking thriller of the Middle East, past and present.


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I'm a fan of P.T. Deutermann, but this book was a disappointment. I couldn't tell if he was trying to write a modern "Taming of the Shrew" or write a adventure novel -- neither worked. The narrator did OK on some voices but he made the Israeli "Shrew" sound like an Indian male. I found it very distracting and irritating.

I'd pass on this book
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- M. R. Peterson

Where is Dick Hill???!!

If you could sum up The Last Man in three words, what would they be?

Unbelievable, Action, Riveting

What aspect of Christopher Lane’s performance would you have changed?

I am sure Christopher is a nice man but he isn't Dick Hill. I should have paid more attention to the narrator's name before I purchased the book. Dick Hill's reading makes the book for me.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


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- Cynthia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-22-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio