Rage Against the Dying

Rage Against the Dying

eBook - 2013
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"Keeping secrets, telling lies, they require the same skill. Both become a habit, almost an addiction, that's hard to break even with the people closest to you, out of the business. For example, they say never trust a woman who tells you her age; if she can't keep that secret, she can't keep yours. I'm fifty-nine." 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 is 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 protgee, 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, no matter what 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250022523
1250022525
Characteristics: 1 online resource (307 pages)
Call Number: eBook

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kozakd
Nov 10, 2017

I dove into it and finished in less than 24 hours. It was an interesting, fast paced crime novel and an easy and entertaining read. Great for the beach!

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Beverleigh
Mar 02, 2015

Read about halfway through and skimmed the rest. It just got boring.

Vincent T Lombardo Feb 03, 2015

Tedious and boring. The heroine is not likable at all. I gave up after 50 pages.

ILoveStorytime Feb 02, 2015

Brigid Quinn

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calvoer
Nov 29, 2013

Grisly, awful mass market waste of paper. Tough female senior citizen ex-FBI agent – Jack Reacher in drag - pitted against serial killer, noir-style. You don't usually run across female-authored graphic depictions of women's raped and mutilated bodies, so I guess that's some kind of distinction from the rest of the genre.

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Jordan63
Sep 27, 2013

Most memorable character in a long time. Retired FBI agent with a shady history becomes involved in an unsolved serial murder.

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Russ_A
Jun 30, 2013

First, three stars is "above average" in this system, so it's a positive review, not a negative one. The story held my interest the whole way and the author writes well. It did have its issues. As a retired FBI agent I can say the author didn't bother to do any research. Her portrayal of the heroine was silly. For example, FBI does not have jurisdiction over serial killers and does not have a homicide squad/division. Agents aren't martial arts experts and females can't disable large men. The copy editing was below average. The funniest blooper was when the heroine put on a pot of coffee and then "poured over" some files. Really? She poured coffee over the files? She meant pored. But I did enjoy it, which says something since I skip half the books I check out based on the first few chapters.

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josesuerte
Jun 14, 2013

This was a terrific read. I am amazed this is this woman's first book. I read about 20 mysteries a year. This was the best one so far for 2013. It is a great thriller and the main character is one for the ages. I hope she writes 20 more. I was sorry when i had to finish the book . I wanted the book to keep going.

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Daphne57
May 20, 2013

This first novel is violent and bloody, nevertheless it was difficult to put down. Very well researched and written.

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shanauer
May 16, 2013

I don't understand ANY negative comments about this book. It is one of the best thrillers I've EVER read (and I've read a lot) andone of the best books I've read in a long, long time. I found it riveting- 'specially the end. It may help that I'm a woman of a certain age? Hmmm....

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