By Greg Rucka
The acclaimed writer of taking pictures at nighttime has penned a mystery like no different ... the no-holds-barred tale of a bodyguard with the last word task: conserving a girl who additionally occurs to be the main hunted killer within the world...
Code-named Drama, she is a lightning-fast demise laptop -- a hitwoman sought by way of intelligence companies world wide. 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 enterprise. He's used to choosing his assignments and calling the photographs. yet all that adjustments whilst he's pressured to tackle Drama as a shopper -- the final individual he ever imagined would wish his safety.
This time, Drama is the one that 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 kin whom Atticus has sworn to guard. he'll do nearly whatever to get the lady again. yet what Drama wishes from him will ruin his acceptance -- and siding together with her capacity 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 basic 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 understand Drama as a "woman" instead of only a customer -- and it's a bond which could rate them either their lives.
For the lads searching Drama are in a position to unspeakable violence -- of sins that make Drama's personal appear like the acts of an novice. and they'll cease at not anything to work out her dead....
A masterful paintings via the most specified voices within the box, serious area combines high-voltage, high-tech motion with quick, terrifying brutality. the result's Greg Rucka's so much explosive mystery to this point -- a powerhouse of a unique destined to turn into a vintage of recent suspense
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The marines had the Sea Knight, a heli that looked like a baby Chinook. Its insides could be filled with a rubber fuel bladder to make it a mobile filling station. If they could make it to the coast, why not position a couple for the Seahawks and Cobra gunships to fill up at en route? It was a good idea. I wondered how long it would take Standish to claim it as his own. 8 The three-quarter moon would be up soon. Gary and Davy came to relieve us. We exchanged weapons; Sam and I now both had an AK and three spare mags.
Each time I squeezed the trigger, rounds disappeared into the left of the feed tray, empty cases tumbled out underneath and disintegrated link was spat out from the right. The whole lot rattled as it bounced off my Reeboks into the footwell. Soon I wasn’t the only one firing. Empty cases from Standish’s AK bounced off my back. Then there was a whole lot more from the compound. The pickups stopped in their tracks. Frankenstein and Davy were just visible above the perimeter wall. Fuck knows what they were standing on, but they were getting the rounds down and that was all that mattered.
Pierre Mulele, a rebel leader, was lured back on the promise of amnesty, but was tortured and killed by Mobutu’s boys. While he was still alive his eyes were gouged out, his bollocks were ripped off, and his limbs were amputated one by one. You could see where our machete-wielding mates got their ideas from. Mobutu had nationalized foreign-owned firms and forced European investors out of the country. His favourite trick was to hand the management over to relatives and close associates; theirs was to plunder the companies’ assets until the pips squeaked.
Critical Space (Atticus Kodiak, Book 5) by Greg Rucka