By Greg Rucka
Greg Rucka has earned the type of acceptance that each one mystery writers envy: his crime fiction grabs readers by means of the throat and compels them to learn as though their very own lives have been at stake. Now, in an electrifying departure, Rucka creates a brand new form of hero: a broken younger girl in unfastened fall who’s not just in danger—but dangerous.
A Fistful of Rain
Mim Bracca is using the short lane directly off the top of the realm. Now she’s coming domestic with no task, with out a destiny, and and not using a prayer—and just one final likelihood to get her ft below her, or cross down perpetually. yet domestic has its personal terrors, together with a prior Mim has performed every little thing attainable to depart behind.
Now that previous is coming again with the stunning pace and lethal motive of a sniper’s bullet, aimed to ruin her as soon as and for all. while Mim suffers her first blackout, waking up dazed and bloodied, she’s yes she’s hit rock bottom.
She’s improper. She’s merely simply all started to fall.
The pictures are invasive, obscene, and all around the net for somebody to determine. How they bought there, the place and after they have been shot, and via whom, Mim has no proposal. And prior to the research into the problem even starts off, a brutal homicide makes it transparent that no matter what Mim thinks her existence has been in past times, she’s approximately to profit it’s all a lie.
The form of lie that might kill.
Written with lovely originality, A Fistful of Rain crosses the road keeping apart the in charge from the blameless because it takes us on a breakneck trip of deceit and double go and—quite possibly—the final twenty-four hours in Mim Bracca’s stormy lifestyles.
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A Fistful of Rain by Greg Rucka