"If Jack Reacher were a woman, he'd be Charlie Fox."—Lee Child
He thought she was an easy target. He was wrong.
Charlie Fox was no good at being the nice girl her parents wanted, so she joined the British Army and acquired a new set of skills. Now she puts them to use teaching self-defence to battered women in a local refuge—passing on the finer points of a fist to the groin, running like hell, and breaking bones when necessary. Her skills come in even handier when she takes a job working security at the New Adelphi, a hot nightclub with a charismatic owner. And they come in handiest of all when a vicious rapist appears to be targeting the women at the refuge, and someone with a very nasty line in knifework starts taking an interest far closer to home.
Winner of the 2015 Love Is Murder Award for Best Series
Praise for Zoë Sharp and Charlie Fox
"Charlie looks like a made-for-TV model, with her red hair and motorcycle leathers, but Sharp means business. The bloody bar fights are bloody brilliant, and Charlie’s skills are both formidable and for real."—Marilyn Stasio, New York Times
"Combines blood-and-guts action with a strongly feminist slant…a must for crime-fiction fans who like it rough."—Booklist
"One of the best crime-fiction debuts in years."—Janice Young, Yorkshire Post
"Sharp deserves a genre all her own—if you are just discovering Zoë Sharp then you are in for a real treat."—Jon Jordan, Crimespree Magazine
"Charlotte (Charlie) Fox is one of the most vivid and engaging heroines ever to swagger onto the pages of a book. Where Charlie goes, thrills follow."—Tess Gerritsen
"Ill-tempered, aggressive and borderline psychotic, Fox is also compassionate, introspective and highly principled: arguably one of the most enigmatic—and coolest—heroines in contemporary genre fiction."—Paul Goat Allen, Chicago Tribune