The Janes (Hardcover)

An Alice Vega Novel

By Louisa Luna

Doubleday, 9780385545518, 368pp.

Publication Date: January 21, 2020

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Description

"Lead character Alice Vega is sensational--I want to see lots more of her."--Lee Child

The electric follow-up to Louisa Luna's acclaimed thriller Two Girls Down, featuring private investigators Alice Vega and Max Caplan.


On the outskirts of San Diego, the bodies of two young women are discovered. They have no names, no IDs, and no family looking for them. Fearing the possibility of a human trafficking ring, the police and FBI reach out to Alice Vega, a private investigator known for finding the missing, for help in finding out who the Janes were--and finding the others who are missing.
     Alice Vega is a powerful woman whose determination is matched only by her intellect, and, along with her partner Cap, she will stop at nothing to find the Janes before it is too late.
     Louisa Luna is writing new classics of crime fiction, and her partnership of Vega and Cap is rightfully joining the pantheon of the most memorable in crime fiction.


About the Author

Louisa Luna is the author of Two Girls Down (featuring Vega and Cap) as well as Brave New Girl and Crooked. She was born and raised in San Francisco and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughter.


Praise For The Janes: An Alice Vega Novel

Advance praise for Louisa Luna's The Janes 

“PI Alice Vega is nothing less than an utterly compelling protagonist in her second case (after Two Girls Down, 2018), which resumes her remarkable partnership with fellow PI Max Caplan. . . A somewhat Shakespearean ending satisfies with triumphant women standing strong on a stage littered with battered villains.” —Booklist, starred review 
 
The Janes has everything—a plot ripped from the headlines and darkly twisted, explosive action, original characters, a dash of humor, and memorable settings. The story grabs the reader like a steel band of cold tension tightening with each new development. Investigators Alice Vega and Max Caplan deserve a long career with many more cases ahead.” —Anne Hillerman, author of the New York Times best-selling Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito mysteries

The Janes is a timely, gripping thriller with an ending that will leave you utterly satisfied but wanting more of Alice Vega. Get to know her now, because she and her partner, Max Caplan, will be around for the long haul.”—Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of The Better Sister

“An intricately plotted, adrenaline-fueled conspiracy thriller. . .Luna's latest entertains while subverting gender stereotypes and confronting the politics of immigration.” —
Kirkus Reviews

“Packed with thrills and heartache, The Janes kept me up way past my bedtime to see what rule-bending, jaw-breaking, no-fools-suffering P.I. Alice Vega would do next in her relentless pursuit of justice for the victims of a border sex trafficking ring. An absolutely rip-roaring read from a fantastic talent.”—Amy Gentry, bestselling author of Good as Gone

“What starts as a straightforward, if extremely challenging, assignment—figuring out who killed two barely teenage Latina Jane Does and dumped them in the San Diego, Calif., area—quickly turns treacherous for PIs Alice Vega and Max Caplan in Luna’s gripping sequel to 2018’s Two Girls Down. . . Plunging the now-rogue team into a perilous sprint to stay one step ahead. . .as they race to unravel a plot as dark and twisted as one of the tunnels [used] for smuggling between Mexico and the U.S. . .This dynamic duo has a long run.”Publishers Weekly