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ebook / ISBN-13: 9780748111428

Price: £12.99

ON SALE: 26th February 2009

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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‘Original, dark, and gritty, with enough humanity to keep you caring about its antiheroes and enough suspense to keep you turning the pages.’ – CodyMcFadyen, author of Shadow Man

To the outside world Nadia Stafford is a smart, good-looking, law-abiding citizen. Well, two out of three’s not bad…

An ex-cop with a legal code all her own, Nadia has a secret life as a world-class assassin. She works only for one New York crime family, who pay her handsomely to bump off traitors. But when a troubled teenager and her baby vanish in the woods near her home, Nadia’s old detective instincts – and the memory of a past loss – compel her to investigate.

With her enigmatic mentor Jack to support her, Nadia unearths sinister clues that point to an increasingly dark and deadly mystery. As her obsession over the case deepens, Nadia realises that the only way she can right the wrongs of the present is to face her own painful ghosts – or die trying. And so she sets off on the trail of a young woman no one else cares about – and a killer who is bound to strike again…

Book 2 in a gripping non-supernatural series from the author of Bitten and Industrial Magic

Books by Kelley Armstrong:

Women of the Otherworld series
Bitten
Stolen
Dime Store Magic
Industrial Magic
Haunted
Broken
No Humans Involved
Personal Demon
Living with the Dead
Frost Bitten
Walking the Witch
Spellbound
Thirteen

Nadia Stafford
Exit Strategy
Made to be Broken
Wild Justice

Rockton
City of the Lost
A Darkness Absolute
This Fallen Prey
Watcher in the Woods
Alone in the Wild

Darkest Powers
The Summoning
The Awakening
The Reckoning

Otherworld Tales
Men of the Otherworld
Tales of the Otherworld
Otherworld Nights
Otherworld Secrets
Otherworld Chills

Darkness Rising
The Gathering
The Calling
The Rising

Cainsville
Omens
Visions
Deceptions
Betrayals
Rituals

Reviews

The hugely talented Armstrong delves into a truly shadowy world where honor and morals are set to a different frequency. In Nadia Stafford, she's created an anti-heroine whose motivations are convoluted, yet utterly gripping. Take a walk on the dark side-where contract killers become both the bait and the hunter of a vicious serial killer.
ROMANTIC TIMES BOOK REVIEWS
A taut, sensual thriller that grips from the first page ... sublime
Karin Slaughter, THE NEW YORK TIMES