Rage Against The Dying

Paperback | June 3, 2014

byBecky Masterman

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Brigid Quinn’s experiences 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 protege, 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.

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Brigid Quinn’s experiences 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 wond...

BECKY MASTERMAN, who was an acquisitions editor for a press specializing in medical textbooks for forensic examiners and law enforcement, received her M.A. in creative writing from Florida Atlantic University. Her debut thriller, Rage Against the Dying, was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, the CWA Gold Dagger Award ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.2 × 5.25 × 0.85 inPublished:June 3, 2014Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143182676

ISBN - 13:9780143182672

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"Blown away. What else can I tell you? Brigid Quinn is a heroine to cheer for, and Masterman writes like an angel who has seen far too many ungodly things." - Linwood Barclay, author of the New York Times bestseller No Time for Goodbye"Wow. An absolute pleasure. Chilling, smart, funny, and what a voice she has." - Gillian Flynn, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl"First time is the charm for Masterman's masterful debut, featuring 59-year-old retired FBI Agent Brigid Quinn, still tough, still determined, and still smarting to catch that one killer who got away. An author to watch. A thriller that must be read." - Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Catch Me and Love You More"Rage Against the Dying is the kind of thriller that will keep you up long past your bedtime, and Brigid Quinn is the kind of FBI agent you have never met before, but will want to meet again!" - Peter Robinson, New York Times bestselling author of In a Dry Season and Cold Is the Grave"Resist any temptation to bail after the creepy prologue—a sexual predator’s-eye-view of the woman he’s about to attack—because then you’ll miss one of the most memorable FBI agents since Clarice Starling as well as a killer debut thriller." - Publishers Weekly“pulse-quickening…scorching…invigorating…” - The New York Times“…This seriously messed-up heroine is a compelling, infuriating, irresistible character to spend a few hours with. Masterman's current day job is as acquisitions editor…but the odds seem high that a career as a crime novelist will soon take precedent. Rage Against the Dying manages to harvest something fresh out of the increasingly overused serial killer motif, and it does so with style, energy and imagination.” - Postmedia News“The twists are legion, the betrayals and surprises in plentiful supply, but Masterman keeps expert control of the plot as she puts character first. It’s not a question of hoping we’ll hear more from Masterman. It’s a given, and a demand.” - Maclean’s Magazine"The tension, like parallel kite strings in a steady wind, never slackens, as both stories — the search for the real killer and the marriage crisis – are smoothly manipulated by the masterly hand on the narrative reel… I predict serial success for this hot granny.” - National Post“…Smart and funny debut novel…Brigid Quinn is a name to watch.” - The Globe and Mail"...sensational thriller..." - Toronto Star