One man with the power to forever alter a town's destiny. But how far will he go to secure his own?Bell Elkins returns in Last Ragged Breath, the fourth electrifying thriller from acclaimed author Julia Keller. Perfect for fans of Linwood Barclay and Henning Mankell.'A gripping, beautifully crafted murder-mystery' - Scott TurowA high-end resort being built on the outskirts of Acker's Gap, West Virginia, a town desperate for jobs and prosperity, should have been welcome. But following the Buffalo Creek disaster of 1972, where a coal company's mistake tragically claimed the lives of many Raythune County's citizens, opinions and tensions are running high.When Ed Hackel, Mountain Magic's marketing manager, is found brutally murdered, suspicion quickly falls on Royce Dillard. An acknowledged loner orphaned by the disaster, Dillard had made his opposition clear by refusing to sell a parcel of his land deemed critical by the developers for access to the resort. With all evidence pointing to Dillard, Bell Elkins, the County's prosecuting attorney, feels she has no choice but to charge him. When a person dies his last ragged breath always tells the truth -- but is the truth always what it seems to be?What readers are saying about the Bell Elkins novels:'Well-written, interest-grabbing, ingenious mystery' 'Twists and turns galore!''Interesting plots and wonderful, rich character development. Bell Elkins is an unforgettable character'