By Greg Rucka
The acclaimed writer of capturing in the dark has penned a mystery like no different ... the no-holds-barred tale of a bodyguard with the last word task: preserving a lady who additionally occurs to be the main hunted killer within the world...
Code-named Drama, she is a lightning-fast loss of life laptop -- a hitwoman sought by means of intelligence enterprises worldwide. Drama kills as simply as she breathes ... and the final time she and Atticus Kodiak met, they slightly escaped one another alive.
Atticus Kodiak has a name as one of many hardest bodyguards within the company. He's used to choosing his assignments and calling the photographs. yet all that adjustments whilst he's compelled to tackle Drama as a shopper -- the final individual he ever imagined would want his safety.
This time, Drama is the person who is operating from a killer. She wishes Atticus's aid, and she or he won't take no for a solution. To end up it, she abducts a high-profile member of the royal relations whom Atticus has sworn to guard. he'll do nearly whatever to get the lady again. yet what Drama wishes from him will wreck his acceptance -- and siding along with her ability he can by no means flip again.
From New York's Russian enclaves to the Swiss Alps and the Caribbean, Atticus turns into Drama's protector, and her in simple terms desire for survival as she attempts to survive and outrun her bloody earlier. yet as soon as immersed in Drama's high-stakes, covert global, Atticus breaks a cardinal rule: He will get to grasp Drama as a "woman" instead of only a shopper -- and it's a bond which could fee them either their lives.
For the boys searching Drama are able to unspeakable violence -- of sins that make Drama's personal appear like the acts of an novice. and they're going to cease at not anything to determine her dead....
A masterful paintings via probably the most particular voices within the box, serious house combines high-voltage, high-tech motion with quick, terrifying brutality. the result's Greg Rucka's so much explosive mystery thus far -- a powerhouse of a singular destined to develop into a vintage of recent suspense
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Allen asked. He stood at the gas barbecue on the rental house’s back porch. Moths ﬂuttered around the porch light. Over his navy blue ﬁsherman’s sweater and khakis Allen wore a Hail to the Chef apron they found hanging on a hook in the pantry. He was a tall, ruggedly handsome thirty-eight-year-old. Susan had fallen in love with his thick, wavy salt-and-pepper hair and pale green eyes. He had a scar on his left cheek that looked like a dimple, so it appeared as if Allen were smiling even when he wasn’t.
Say good-bye, Mattie,” she repeated. ” he called, waving at the stranger with his free hand. The man stood up, but didn’t leave the table. “Hey, listen, I’m sorry. I was just . ” Susan kept walking, pulling Mattie along. But she realized they couldn’t make a clean getaway. They had a long drive ahead, and Mattie would need to use the restroom. She bypassed the glass door exit and headed toward the alcove where there was a wooden highchair along with several orange plastic booster seats in a stack.
In so many ways, it was. She felt lucky to work at home with the part-time consulting-nurse job. Walt was a great dad, very doting. He was an engineer for Boeing, and every afternoon, when he returned home from work, he’d look after Michael so she could have a run, go to the store, or just steal some alone time. Susan remembered many an afternoon, handing the screaming baby to Walt before he even made it through the front door. Walt. If someone had ever told her she’d end up marrying a man who was follicularly challenged, she would have told them they were crazy.
Critical Space (Atticus Kodiak, Book 5) by Greg Rucka