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Signature Wounds
     

Signature Wounds

by Kirk Russell
 

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While in Las Vegas on his way to a family Fourth of July celebration, FBI bomb expert Paul Grale hears a deep blast and sees the smoke rising. In an unfolding nightmare, Grale discovers his sister, brother-in-law, and many friends were caught up in the explosion. Grief stricken, he is pulled from the main bomb investigation to sift orphan leads. Quietly he begins a

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While in Las Vegas on his way to a family Fourth of July celebration, FBI bomb expert Paul Grale hears a deep blast and sees the smoke rising. In an unfolding nightmare, Grale discovers his sister, brother-in-law, and many friends were caught up in the explosion. Grief stricken, he is pulled from the main bomb investigation to sift orphan leads. Quietly he begins a relentless search for the bomb maker.

When the FBI suspects his friend and disgruntled former drone pilot for the blast, Grale thinks they’re getting it all wrong. Propelled by deep personal loss and an intense need to do the right thing, he picks his way through the smallest of leads and into a maze of twists, turns, and sudden dead ends. When he uncovers another threat, time is already quickly running out. With the lives of so many at stake, Grale won’t let himself fail—and he won’t rest until there’s justice for his family.

Adrenalized, gripping, and all too timely, Signature Wounds brings terror to Vegas and introduces FBI special agent and bomb tech Paul Grale, a man whose specialized skill and fierce determination are a lethal combination.

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Publishers Weekly
01/16/2017
FBI special agent Paul Grale is the hero of this gripping series launch from Russell (One Through the Heart). As Grale is driving to the Las Vegas, Nev., bar where his sister, Melissa, and her husband, Capt. Jim Kern—a drone pilot at Creech Air Force Base—are hosting a Fourth of July party, a bomb explodes inside the bar. Among the dead are about a dozen drone pilots stationed at Creech, Jim, Melissa, and their teenage son, Nate. Their daughter Julia, one of the few survivors, is seriously wounded. Grale, first on the scene, is unable to prevent a subsequent explosion that kills seven law enforcement officers. Because of his bomb tech expertise, he is tasked with tracking the bomb maker. Grale’s friend Jeremy Beatty, a former drone pilot who suffers from PTSD, quickly becomes other investigators’ primary suspect, but Grale is convinced he’s clean. Russell smoothly melds tech info, sophisticated investigative techniques, and old-fashioned macho action as Grale races to prevent another, more devastating attack. Agent: Philip Spitzer, Philip G. Spitzer Literary Agency. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781503942714
Publisher:
Amazon Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2017
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
635,351
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Kirk Russell is the author of numerous thrillers and crime novels, including Shell Games, Redback, and One Through the Heart. His book Dead Game was named one of the top ten crime novels of 2005 by the American Library Association. In a starred review, Library Journal referred to his Counterfeit Road as “an addictive police procedural on speed.” Russell lives in Berkeley, California.

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