North of Montana
By April Smith
(Vintage, Paperback, 9780307390653, 304pp.)
Publication Date: February 10, 2009
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FBI Special Agent Ana Grey debuts in this electrifying thriller marked by psychological acuity and unfaltering suspense. After Ana Grey pulls off “the most amazing arrest of the year,” the squad supervisor—who doesn't like irreverent, tough-minded young women—gives her a reprimand instead of the promotion she deserves. As a test, she is assigned a high-profile case involving a beloved Hollywood movie star and an illegal supply of prescription drugs. It doesn't take Ana and her partner, Mike Donnato, long to realize "this is not a case” but “a political situation waiting to explode”—and they're holding the bomb. As the boundary between her private and professional lives begins to blur, Ana's own world collides with her investigation, and she is forced to confront the searing truth about the nature of power and identity, and the mystery of her past.
April Smith is the author of North of Montana, Be the One, and Good Morning, Killer. She is also a television screenwriter and producer. She lives in Santa Monica with her husband and children.
“A breathless read from the very first sentence. . . . This baby zips along with all the jolt of a double espresso.”
"Finely written. . . . Full of surprises. . . . North of Montana [is] a pleasure to read."
—The Wall Street Journal
“Absorbing. . . . Ana is an engaging heroine. . . . Smith writes in the forceful style of a true literary maverick.”
—The New York Times Book Review
—The Washington Post Book World