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Shortlisted for the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger 2013.
Ex FBI agent Brigid Quinn not only worked serial killer cases but, because of her looks and size, also often acted as bait to catch them. Tiring of this and having trained up her successor, she only ended up seeing her protege killed and has now retreated into private life. Until a knock on her door and she is dragged back into the investigative life against a familiar and chilling foe. Fast-paced, visceral and a complex puzzle of a narrative, another thriller that will draw you in and never allow its grip to loosen. The novel is also on the shortlist for the Gold Dagger.
CWA judges' comment: “Lethally skilled in the art of self-defence, ex-FBI agent Brigid Quinn is a heroine-in-peril forced back into the horrors of her old life. Characterisation and pace ensure a criminally engrossing and assured edge-of-the-seat debut thriller exploring the well-furrowed path of the FBI behavioural science unit pitted against the serial killer, but with a freshness of plot that makes the reader sit-up to attention.”
March 2013 Debut of the Month.
An emotionally powerful debut mystery thriller with a radically different central character in the shape of Brigid Quinn, ex FBI, 59 years old, haunted by past violence and trying to be retired. Drawn into a very personal cold case she is soon on the end of mortal danger she thought she had left behind. Fast-paced, suspenseful, laced with dark humour and more than a splash of blood and guts - crime fans will love it.
In her hey-day, ex FBI agent, Brigid Quinn, not only worked serial killer cases but became their prize. Small and blond, from a distance she looked vulnerable and slight...the perfect bait to catch a killer. But as Quinn got older, she realised she needed to find a protege, a younger field agent to take her place. So Quinn trains a twenty-two year old and lets her loose in the field. The plan works. Until the Route 66 killer not only takes the bait, but kills the bait. Years on, Quinn is trying to move past the fact that she has a young woman's death on her conscience. She's now the perfect Stepford Wife - until she gets a knock on her door. The girl's body has finally been discovered. Quinn is pulled back into the case and the more she learns about the killer the more she comes to believe, despite the overwhelming forensic evidence to hand, that they have the wrong man.
'Blown away. What else can I tell you? Brigid Quinn is a heroine to cheer for, and Masterman writes like an angel who has seen far too many ungodly things.' -- Linwood Barclay
'Wow. An absolute pleasure. Chilling, smart, funny, and what a voice she has.' -- Gillian Flynn, Author Of The Number One New York Times Bestseller Gone Girl
'RAGE AGAINST THE DYING is the kind of thriller that will keep you up long past your bedtime, and Brigid Quinn is the kind of FBI agent you have never met before, but will want to meet again!' -- Peter Robinson
Publication date: 28/02/2013
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||28th February 2013|
|Publisher:||Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
Becky Masterman spends her days working in a forensic science publishing house and her nights writing stylish, exhilarating thrillers. Rage Against the Dying is her debut novel. Becky lives and works in Tucson, Arizona.More About Becky Masterman