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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Guest Post- Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman

In her hey-day, ex FBI agent Brigid Quinn not only worked serial killer cases but became their prize. Small and blond, from a distance she looked vulnerable and slight. . . the perfect bait to catch a killer. But as Quinn got older, she realised she needed to find a protegee, a younger field agent to take her place. So Quinn trains a twenty-two year old and lets her loose in the field. The plan works. Until the Route 66 killer not only takes the bait, but kills the bait too.
Years on, Quinn is trying to move past the fact that she has a young woman's death on her conscience. She's now the perfect Stepford Wife - until she gets a knock on her door. The girl's body has finally been discovered. Quinn is pulled back into the case and the more she learns about the killer the more she comes to believe, despite the overwhelming forensic evidence to hand, that they have the wrong man

Retired FBI agent Brigid Quinn spent many years hunting some of the worst killers in the U.S.  After being forced out fo the Bureau after circumstances surrounding her shooting a suspect.  She has set up a home with her new husband in Tucson, AZ, the same area where her last unsolved case was. It was this case, the Route 66 killer, who killed a young FBI agent that she had been training. The case haunts her. So she is shocked when she receives a call and is told that someone has confessed to being the Route 66 killer. He knows things only the killer could know. Yet, something about him is not right and Brigid attempts to find out if he is the killer and if someone or something else is going on.

I really enjoyed this book. Brigid is a fascinating character. She makes mistakes and struggles throughout the book. Her relationship with her husband was fascinating and the book kept me guessing. The setting is good and the author never lets you forget that you are in the Arizona desert, with all the complications that entails. I found the plot gripping and there were plenty of interesting twists that kept me guessing. In the end I have to say that as much as I enjoyed the edge-of-you-seat plot, I found myself more concerned about her relationship with her husband. That is what I really enjoyed about this book. Brigid was a very well fleshed out and fascinating person.

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