High in the towering Andes, a man is on the run, being chased as much by his own raging demons as by encircling army patrols. He is Ramon Cordes, the man many consider the greatest, and perhaps last, romantic revolutionary of our time. Cordes has been betrayed. But by whom? Was it Marguerite, the only woman he has ever loved? Was it Rojos, the Party leader who shares power with no one? Or was it Ramon himself—betrayed by his doubts, by his own mocking intelligence? With the same overwhelming force and savage eloquence that characterized his great Spanish Civil War novel, Hermanos!, William Herrick involves us in the relentless hunt for Ramon Cordes. The Last to Die is a uniquely contemporary and unforgettable story of the hunted and the hunters—and the violent destiny that awaits the man who chooses to live according to his own morality.
The Permanent Press; May 2015
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- Title: The Last to Die
- Author: William Herrick
Imprint: The Permanent Press
In The Press
“This fictional journal of ‘Ramon Cordes’ is, presumptively, that of Che Guevara in the jungle, on the run and at bay. Philosophy becomes poetry as Herrick’s character relives the exaltation of combat for a cause, as well as failed campaigns, jealousies, and betrayals, the world-wars of ‘the movement’ on all continents, warped or perfected by local or ‘alien’ leaders who are the last to die.” —Publishers Weekly
About The Author
William Herrick is the author of eight novels among which are included The Itinerant and Hermanos!, both recently reissued by Second Chance Press. Mr. Herrick lives with his wife, Jeannette, in Columbia County, New York.