Discount: Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman

Janet Maslin of the New York Times called Brigid Quinn “…the most original new female character to anchor a crime series in years.” But even that stellar quote doesn't do Becky Masterman's one-of-a-kind heroine justice. Brigid is tougher than any sleuth you've read recently, male or female. Add to that a huge dose of biting wit, intense loyalty to her friends, and unmatched determination, and by the end of any of Masterman's books you'll be wishing Brigid was your real life compatriot.

The first ebook in the series, Rage Against the Dying, will be priced from $2.99 through the end of January. Becky and Brigid will get you energized for 2017. 

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Comments

  1. Carol Kubala

    I wrote this review of Rage Against the Dying back in APril of 2013. I’ve continued to be a fan of Becky Masterman’s Brigid Quinn ever since.

    We readers are a fickle lot. Just last week I read a book in which the author tried to evoke a strong female character. In doing so she put her in situations that seemed unbelievable, where she should have been killed or maimed beyond a doubt. It didn’t work for me. So why does Rage against the Dying, a debut featuring another kick-butt woman character who also has nine lives work so well for me? It’s all in the story! This one hits the ground running and is a beaut of a thriller.

    Ex-FBI Agent Brigid Quinn had hunted sexual predators and had dealt with all kinds of scum. Her retirement might have come a bit early as events led to her mutual agreement to leave the bureau. She’s gray haired, recently married to a former priest of all things, and still a heck of a woman to contend with. Loose ends and a cold case bring her back into action and I mean action.

    Did I mention the pugs? There’s two of these face licking canines and they just add to the whole. I’m not even a dog lover but wished one was sitting on my lap, comforting me. The husband, Carlo is almost as good. Brigid and Carlo’s relationship is one I’d love to see explored in a future story and I’m certain there will be another.

    Though it’s violent, I found myself along for the ride no matter what, eyes wide open and speeding to its finish. Smart dialogue, real flawed characters, with just a touch of humor, love and caring keeps it from being too depressing. Get yourself on the list. An excellent debut by an acquisitions editor for a press specializing in medical textbooks for forensic examiners and law enforcement. Becky Masterman did her homework and it shows.

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