'Armstrong's expert plotting never falters, and she's able to keep ramping up the intensity throughout more than 500 pages-no easy feat-making this a top-notch entertainment sure to seduce fans of tough heroines.' - Publishers Weekly
'A taut, sensual thriller that grips from the first page ... sublime' - Karin Slaughter
A brand new series - non-supernatural - involving a female assassin.
Nadia Stafford is an ex-cop - fired after she shot a child killer. She now works for one small mafia family: the way she sees it, no one innocent is getting hurt.
But then a serial killer starts murdering innocent people in the style of a hitman. The police investigation threatens to unmask several professional hitmen, including Nadia. So she bands together with five other hitmen, including her mentor, the mysterious Jack. Together they decide to hunt down the killer - but perhaps that's just what he wants. Are they walking into a devious and brilliantly planned trap?
A brand new series from the author of the bestselling Women of the Otherworld series.
Books by Kelley Armstrong:
Women of the Otherworld series
Dime Store Magic
No Humans Involved
Living with the Dead
Walking the Witch
Made to be Broken
City of the Lost
A Darkness Absolute
This Fallen Prey
Watcher in the Woods
Alone in the Wild
Men of the Otherworld
Tales of the Otherworld
Armstrong deviates from her popular Women of the Otherworld series to introduce a new protagonist, Nadia Stafford, a cop-turned-hit-woman, saddled in her first adventure with a killer vs. killer mission. After being retired from a Canadian police force for shooting a suspect dead, Nadia becomes a hit woman temporarily, that is, while she waits for her lakeside lodge to take off targeting smalltime career criminals for clients who are often their direct competitors. Now, she's teaming up with her mentor, Jack, to apprehend a hit man turned serial killer known as the Helter Skelter killer. As Nadia pursues the case deeper into the dangerous world of assassins and spies, she finds reason to suspect just about everybody in Armstrong's fine cast of shifty, complex characters. The sexual tension between Jack and Nadia is entirely believable, adding a compelling, organic layer to the suspense. Armstrong's expert plotting never falters, and she's able to keep ramping up the intensity throughout more than 500 pages no easy feat making this a top-notch entertainment sure to seduce fans of tough heroines.
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