By Christa Faust
(Hard Case Crime, Paperback, 9780857682857, 256pp.)
Publication Date: October 4, 2011
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INSIDE THE WORLD OF MIXED MARTIAL ARTS - AND MURDER...
Angel Dare went into Witness Protection to escape her past -- not as a porn star, but as a killer who took down the sex slavery ring that destroyed her life. But sometimes the past just won't stay buried.
When a former co-staris gunned down, it's up to Angel to get his son, a hotheaded MMA fighter, safely through the unforgiving Arizona desert, shady Mexican bordertowns, and the seductive neon mirage of Las Vegas...
Christa Faust is a successful horror and crime writer. Her most recent novelMoney Shot for Hard Case Crime won the Crimespree Award and was nominated for several others, including the prestigious Edgar Award.
She has written tie-ins to Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street and theTwilight Zone amongst others. She lives in Los Angeles, California, and loves vintage shoes and noir cinema.
“The sex industry, bodybuilding drugs, and basic revenge make for a potent cocktail in this eye-popping follow-up to Faust’s Edgar Award nominee. She’s Hard Case Crime’s only female author, and her tough heroine is a welcome addition to the gritty pulp tradition. Snap it up...” - Library Journal
"Faust’s explosive, bullet-dodging sequel to Money Shot... a far superior wrapup to the action, noir as bleak as you’ll find this year." - Publisher’s Weekly
"She’ll get you turning pages faster than a wrestler on ‘roids." - Bizarre Magazine
"A sexy and violent thriller..." - Suicide Girls
"Faust’s tough gal heroine and punchy way of delivering her violent plot quickly grabbed this reader." - Blog Critics
The First Lady [of Hard Case Crime] is certainly earning her stars and stripes in the crime fiction world. - We Love This Book
An astounding novel... funny, heartbreaking, violent and sexy, Choke Hold has everything you’d wish for in a thriller. - Guilty Conscience Review