By Greg Rucka
Greg Rucka has earned the type of acceptance that every one mystery writers envy: his crime fiction grabs readers by means of the throat and compels them to learn as though their very own lives have been at stake. Now, in an electrifying departure, Rucka creates a brand new type of hero: a broken younger lady in unfastened fall who’s not just in danger—but dangerous.
A Fistful of Rain
Mim Bracca is using the short lane instantly off the top of the realm. Now she’s coming domestic with out a task, with no destiny, and with no prayer—and just one final likelihood to get her toes less than her, or pass down perpetually. yet domestic has its personal terrors, together with a prior Mim has performed every thing attainable to depart behind.
Now that earlier is coming again with the surprising pace and lethal motive of a sniper’s bullet, aimed to wreck her as soon as and for all. while Mim suffers her first blackout, waking up dazed and bloodied, she’s yes she’s hit rock bottom.
She’s incorrect. She’s simply simply all started to fall.
The images are invasive, obscene, and all around the web for an individual to determine. How they received there, the place and after they have been shot, and by means of whom, Mim has no inspiration. And earlier than the research into the problem even starts off, a brutal homicide makes it transparent that no matter what Mim thinks her lifestyles has been during the past, she’s approximately to benefit it’s all a lie.
The form of lie that might kill.
Written with beautiful originality, A Fistful of Rain crosses the road keeping apart the accountable from the blameless because it takes us on a breakneck experience of deceit and double go and—quite possibly—the final twenty-four hours in Mim Bracca’s stormy lifestyles.
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Jenseits der Wegkreuzung führte die Straße zurück ins Dorf. Katja konnte die roten und braunen Ziegel der Dächer zwischen den Kronen der Bäume sehen und die Enge förmlich spüren, die das Denken der Menschen dort beherrschte. Sie spiegelte sich in den sauberen kleinen Äckern und gekehrten Gassen wider, dem Geläut der Glocken von der nahen Abtei und den Blicken der Mutter, die nicht wagte, zu fragen. « Und diese vier Worte wie einen Vorwurf klingen ließ. Sie konnten nicht miteinander reden. Nicht über Afghanistan.
Darunter ein in Leder gebundenes Notizbuch. Auf der Innenseite des Einbandes fand er zu seiner Überraschung ein Foto von Katja. Mayer betrachtete es nachdenklich. Das kurze blonde Haar fiel ihr in eigenwilligen Locken ins Gesicht, ihr Blick aus den leuchtend blauen Augen strahlte ungebrochene Energie aus, so ganz anders als bei ihrer letzten Begegnung vor wenigen Stunden. Aber nun verstand er auch, warum. Nachdem er das KSK verlassen hatte, war in den vergangenen Jahren also mehr aus der Freundschaft geworden, die Chris und Katja verband.
Nachdem sie aus dem Feldlazarett entlassen worden war und Chris im Krankenhaus besucht hatte, war alles in ihr verstummt. Sie wanderte wie paralysiert durch ihr eigenes Leben und war zu einer Beobachterin ihrer selbst geworden. Mehr als alles andere fürchtete sie den Moment, in dem sich diese Distanz auflösen würde. *** Hamburg, Deutschland Eric Mayer betrachtete nachdenklich die kühne Konstruktion aus Glas und Stahl, die sich vor ihm in den Himmel reckte. �Die Larenz-Werke haben sich den Neubau ihrer Zentrale einiges kosten lassen«, bemerkte Oliver Schaar, der leitende Staatsanwalt, der mit Mayer im selben Wagen gefahren war.