Choke Hold

Choke Hold

By Christa Faust

Hard Case Crime, Paperback, 9780857682857, 250pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 2011



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... 

About the Author
Born in New York City in 1969, Christa Faust sold her first story in 1994 and her first novel in 1998. She has a fondness for vintage high heels and Mexican wrestling. Her previous novels include Control Freak, Triads (with Poppy Z Brite) and Hoodtown. Christa Faust is a regular and highly talented contributor towards Black Flame with books such as A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dreamspawn, The Twilight Zone: Burned/One Night at Mercy and the Final Destination 3 movie novelization. Cult movie director - Quentin Tarantino - is also a huge fan of Faust's pulp fiction.

Praise For Choke Hold

“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