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Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman

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I really enjoyed the protagonist. However some of the plot elements were just a bit too far fetched for me. I hope this becomes a series. ( )
  zoomball | Mar 30, 2014 |
I thought was an excellent debut novel. It had a good plot, a great storyline, and excellent, compelling characters. The main character, Brigid, was so wonderfully written that she pulled you into the story and kept you interested until the end. I will definitely read any more of her books that are published.
  Swade0710 | Mar 20, 2014 |
I hated this book. It felt like a pastiche of a crime novel. Nothing in it felt original, every page, idea and twist seemed to come from others in the genre. Yes, I know this is a crowded genre, but other writers make their novels stand out. This only stood out as a result of its banal drivel. ( )
  chive | Mar 2, 2014 |
Very fast read, super suspense, but the main character doesn't really ring true, so I was arguing with the whole premise of the book the entire time I was reading it. Still, it was fun. ( )
  auntmarge64 | Jan 28, 2014 |
This author blew me away. I thought I would have no interest in the storyline of a grey haired, middle aged retired FBI agent. But within minutes I felt connected to the novel that made me sad every time I had to put it down for real life. The style of writing was simple and straight-forward, making it feel real and personable.

The plot was well constructed as the lead character has a lot of background that is instrumental to understanding how damaged she really is and where her pain comes from. I will read more from this series and this author. ( )
  blockbuster1994 | Oct 11, 2013 |
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Ms. Masterman is oddly but well qualified to write such a story. She’s an editor of medical textbooks for forensic examiners and law enforcement, but that expertise does not make “Rage Against the Dying” ghoulish. Or not too ghoulish, and not pornographic about death. It’s just that bodies abandoned in desert heat tend to mummify. And the creep Brigid winds up pursuing has a necrophiliac yen for women who are dry, leathery and long dead.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312622945, Hardcover)

You have never met an (ex) FBI agent like Brigid Quinn

“Keeping secrets, telling lies, they require the same skill. Both become a habit, almost an addiction, that’s hard to break even with the people closest to you, out of the business. For example, they say never trust a woman who tells you her age; if she can’t keep that secret, she can’t keep yours. I’m fifty-nine.”

Brigid Quinn's experiences in 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 protégée, 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.

With a fiercely original and compelling voice, Becky Masterman's Rage Against the Dying marks the heart-stopping debut of a brilliant new thriller writer.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:41:27 -0400)

"Keeping secrets, telling lies, they require the same skill. Both become a habit, almost an addiction, that's hard to break even with the people closest to you, out of the business. For example, they say never trust a woman who tells you her age; if she can't keep that secret, she can't keep yours. I'm fifty-nine." Brigid Quinn's experiences in 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 tothe worst unsolved case of Brigid's career--the disappearance and presumed murder of her young protgee, 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. With a fiercely original and compelling voice, Becky Masterman's Rage Against the Dying marks the heart-stopping debut of a brilliant new thriller writer"--… (more)

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