Behind the Book: Caving Realities Part 1

After spending so much of LAST WORDS demonstrating what one should not do in a cave, it seemed prudent to speak to an expert about the realities of caving. Anmar Mirza was a generous resource during my research, and his work should make anyone who goes underground...

Behind the Book: Hypnotized for the Cause

I love the field research process (it’s the reporter in me that refuses to die) and LAST WORDS led me to some stranger places than even I’d anticipated. The caves, I thought I was ready for. I had not anticipated undergoing hypnosis, however. But the more I read about...

The New York Times Loves Last Words

The New York Times already loves LAST WORDS! Check out Marilyn Stasio’s review online, where she describes Michael’s latest work, “There are authors who keep writing the same book, over and over. Michael Koryta is not one of those authors. An...

A Letter from Last Words’ Ridley Barnes

Read a letter from LAST WORDS’ Ridley Barnes, a suspect in a 10-year-old cold case, who is appealing to the detective agency that will bring Markus Novak into the game.  A Letter from Ridley Barnes