The Last Con

The Last Con

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THE KNIGHTS OF MALTA WERE THERE WHEN JERUSALEM FELL, THEY WERE THERE WHEN THE TEMPLARS DISINTEGRATED, AND THEY'RE THERE NOW . . . WAITING IN DETROIT FOR A BORN-AGAIN CON MAN TRYING TO SAVE HIS FAMILY.

Former con man Fletcher Doyle is finally home after six years in the pen. He's working a menial job, regaining his bearings in the world, and trying to revive his relationships with his wife and twelve-year-old daughter. No easy feat.

But when Fletcher and his family go on a mission trip to Detroit-in the company of the condescending church leader who also happens to be his landlord-Fletcher finds his old life waiting for him. Within hours of arriving in the city, he's been blackmailed into doing a job for a mysterious criminal who calls himself The Alchemist.

A series of relics hidden by the Knights of Malta, as ancient as they are priceless, are in the sights of The Alchemist. What he needs is a gifted grifter with a background in ecclesiastical history . . . what he needs is Fletcher Doyle.

Between hiding his reawakened criminal life from his wife and trying to hide her from their relentless landlord, Fletcher is ready to give up. But when his family is drawn into the dangerous world he can't shake, Fletcher is forced to rely on his years in the game to save the only people who mean more to him than the biggest con in history.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 136 x 213 x 25mm | 344g
  • Rutledge Hill Press,U.S.
  • Nashville, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1401690564
  • 9781401690564
  • 2,272,775

Review quote

'The Last Con spans centuries of mystery surrounding the relics of the Knights of Malta. It is rich in legend, deceit and thievery, alongside a story of family, grace and forgiveness. The struggle between doing what is right and doing what you want resonates. The characters are both lovable and frustrating, and always highly relatable. And of course, Bartels throws in a twist at the end that will leave readers stunned.' - RT Book Reviews * Romantic Times Book Reviews *
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About Zachary Bartels

Zachary Bartels is the author of Playing Saint . An award-winning preacher and Bible teacher, he serves as pastor of Judson Baptist Church in Lansing, MI, where he lives with his wife Erin and their son. You can find him online at www.zacharybartels.com. Facebook: AuthorZacharyBartels Twitter: AuthorZBartels
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Rating details

105 ratings
4.05 out of 5 stars
5 36% (38)
4 36% (38)
3 24% (25)
2 4% (4)
1 0% (0)
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