Rage Against the Dying
By Becky Masterman
(Minotaur Books, Paperback, 9781250038166, 307pp.)
Publication Date: June 3, 2014
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FINALIST FOR THE EDGAR, MACAVITY, BARRY, ANTHONY, AND CWA DAGGER AWARDS
Brigid Quinn's experiences in hunting sexual predators for the FBI have left her with memories she wishes she didn't have and lethal skills she hopes never to need again. Having been pushed into early retirement by events she thinks she's put firmly behind her, Brigid keeps telling herself she's settling down nicely in Tucson with a wonderful new husband, Carlo, and their dogs.
But the past intervenes when a man named Floyd Lynch confesses to the worst unsolved case of Brigid's career--the disappearance and presumed murder of her young protegee, Jessica. Floyd knows things about that terrible night that were never made public, and offers to lead the cops to Jessica's body in return for a plea bargain. It should finally be the end of a dark chapter in Brigid's life. Except the new FBI agent on the case, Laura Coleman, thinks the confession is fake, and Brigid finds she cannot walk away from violence and retribution after all, whatever the cost.
With a fiercely original and compelling voice, Becky Masterman's "Rage Against the Dying" marks the heart-stopping debut of a brilliant new thriller writer.