Wild Justice (Nadia Stafford Series #3)

Wild Justice (Nadia Stafford Series #3)

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by Kelley Armstrong
     
 

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The long-awaited final installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling author’s Nadia Stafford series

Since Kelley Armstrong wrapped up book two of the Nadia Stafford series, fans have been eager to know what happens to the tough-as-nails contract killer. At last, Wild Justice brings Nadia back for the series’ thrilling conclusion—an

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The long-awaited final installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling author’s Nadia Stafford series

Since Kelley Armstrong wrapped up book two of the Nadia Stafford series, fans have been eager to know what happens to the tough-as-nails contract killer. At last, Wild Justice brings Nadia back for the series’ thrilling conclusion—an action-packed tale that will dazzle fans of the series as well as those who are only familiar with Armstrong’s bestselling paranormal books.

In Wild Justice, Nadia is confronted with her most difficult task to date: going after the man who killed her cousin Amy twenty years prior. But when it turns out that someone else has gotten to him first, she is drawn into a complex situation where everything she knows and loves is thrown into the path of danger. Nadia is forced to take matters into her own hands, ultimately requiring her to confront her darkest secrets—and her deepest desires—in a way that she never thought possible.

Armstrong's beloved Otherworld series is coming to the Syfy Channel in January 2014. Fans of that series are sure to enjoy the no holds barred action of Wild Justice.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
10/21/2013
Readers are in for a satisfying wild ride with bestseller Armstrong’s well-plotted third and final thriller featuring contract killer Nadia “Dee” Stafford (after 2008’s Made to Be Broken). Dee’s commitment to justice stems in large part from an incident that occurred when she was in her teens: she and her cousin Amy were assaulted by a serial rapist and killer—and only Dee survived. When a Michigan hit goes wrong for Dee, her mentor and romantic interest, Jack, offers not just understanding but a distraction: he has located the man who murdered Amy, living as a cop in Ohio. Dee and Jack target the killer, but things take an unexpected turn that causes Nina to dig into the ugly truth about her past. Her romantic and personal lives are further complicated by the presence of U.S. marshal and sometime vigilante Quinn, with whom Nina shared a satisfactory but not continuing relationship. Sly, dark humor, steamy romantic encounters, and genuine emotional growth enhance the suspense. Agent: Helen Heller, Helen Heller Agency (Canada). (Dec.)
From the Publisher
Praise for the Nadia Stafford series

“The hugely talented Armstrong delves into a truly shadowy world where honor and morals are set to a different frequency. In Nadia Stafford, she’s created an anti-heroine whose motivations are convoluted, yet utterly gripping. Take a walk on the dark side—where contract killers become both the bait and the hunter of a vicious serial killer.”
Romantic Times Book Reviews

“This one is a real hoot, and I hope Nadia returns soon.”
—Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail

“Original, dark, and gritty, with enough humanity to keep you caring about its anti-heroes and enough suspense to keep you turning the pages.”
—Cody McFadyen, author of Shadow Man

“Armstrong’s expert plotting never falters, and she’s able to keep ramping up the intensity throughout.... Top-notch entertainment sure to seduce fans of tough heroines.”
Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452298811
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/26/2013
Series:
Nadia Stafford Series, #3
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
242,156
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
Praise for the Nadia Stafford series

“The hugely talented Armstrong delves into a truly shadowy world where honor and morals are set to a different frequency. In Nadia Stafford, she’s created an anti-heroine whose motivations are convoluted, yet utterly gripping. Take a walk on the dark side—where contract killers become both the bait and the hunter of a vicious serial killer.”
Romantic Times Book Reviews

“This one is a real hoot, and I hope Nadia returns soon.”
—Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail

“Original, dark, and gritty, with enough humanity to keep you caring about its anti-heroes and enough suspense to keep you turning the pages.”
—Cody McFadyen, author of Shadow Man

“Armstrong’s expert plotting never falters, and she’s able to keep ramping up the intensity throughout.... Top-notch entertainment sure to seduce fans of tough heroines.”
Publishers Weekly

Meet the Author

Kelley Armstrong lives in rural Ontario with her family.

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Wild Justice 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
LITERALADDICTION_MLO More than 1 year ago
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle: Wild Justice was an incredible conclusion to a wonderful crime drama series, and worth the wait (even though it sucked to have to...). :) Our heroine, Nadia Stafford, is a former police officer turned assassin. She also owns and runs a wilderness lodge in Canada. She is i ndependent, tough as nails, and a little quirky. Her moral code is a little different than most assassins, wherein... she has one. She generally only takes jobs that border on vigilantism, righting a wrong where justice wasn't served as it should have been. Her past built her that way, and instead of turning inward, she uses her dark sides to 'help others, while using her double life to live the way she's always wanted.  Wild Justice starts out with a bang. There is a job that goes awry, and it messes with Nadia's head a bit. After this, Kelley fully immerses us in a whirlwind of revelation, mystery, character growth, action, drama, emotion and heat. We learn that things we suspected in previous books about Nadia's past are correct (and even worse than we had imagined), we learn more about the mysterious Jack, the clandestine society that has been courting Nadia is revealed and its true colors are shown, the persons responsible for Nadia's tragic past are heavily involved in the storyline and make for some gripping page time, Jack and Nadia finally stop dancing around the inevitable, and it's all tied up nicely with a bunch of action, drama, and intrigue. I was very pleased with the conclusion of the series. It felt 'real' to me, and was true to the characters - nothing seemed forced or hurried. Kudos to Kelley for giving us NADIA STAFFORD fans what we had been waiting and hoping for. Still (and probably forever) a Kelley Armstrong fangirl!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!!! I read the series one after the other and thought all 3 were great. Would love to see the series continue.
Barb-TRC More than 1 year ago
Wild Justice is the 3rd and final book in Kelley Armstrong’s Nadia Stafford series. I am a big fan of Kelley, as I loved her Woman of the Otherworld series. Nadia Stafford is atotally different genre, but I have loved this series also, and have waited patiently for this final piece. Kelley does not disappoint, as Wild Justice was perfectly done. Nadia Stafford is our heroine, a former cop, who has two jobs. As Nadia, she is a lodge owner; and on occasion in secrecy, she is a Dee, a hitwoman. From the start, we had learned that Nadia performs these hits on assignments to kill very bad people, such as mob hits, abusers, murderers (who may have gotten away with it). She uses this well paid income to build up her lodge. We know from previous books, the three main characters that Nadia will work with, also hit people. Jack, Quinn and Evelyn are major characters in this series. Wild Justice starts off as Nadia misses an opportunity to eliminate a wife abuser, since she did not want to endanger the other people around. When she finds out the husband killed the wife a short time later, Nadia becomes distraught and blames herself. It is Jack, who comes to her aid, and gets her to focus on what he has found for her from her dark past. Nadia, as a 13 year old child, saw her cousin raped and murdered, but the person who did this was acquitted, and disappeared. Jack has found the man of Nadia’s constant nightmares, but by the time they get to him, he is dead. The bases of the story begins here, with Nadia, Jack, Evelyn and eventually Quinn who will work together to find out who killed Drew Aldrich and why are they trying to kill Nadia. This becomes a very exciting suspense story, with some surprises and twists. Nadia’s nightmares bring forth more memories of that awful night years before. In between, Nadia tries to justify her ending her romance with Quinn; and at the same time act on what has been hidden between her and Jack. Who will Nadia choose? Will Nadia learn the secrets of her past? Who is trying to kill Nadia, and why? Wild Justice is a fabulous story that ends it all. This is different type of story, in the world of hit people, who justify what they do to remove miscarriages of justice, and the evil people who get away with commiting awful crimes. In Wild Justice, Kelley Armstrong saved her best for last. Thank you, Kelley Armstrong for giving us Nadia Stafford, who was a wonderful smart, savvy, and tough heroine. Wild Justice was a great series that I will miss.
purrfectmatch More than 1 year ago
This is the third, and sadly, the final Nadia Stafford novel. The first is Exit Strategy. I would recommend reading the books in order, but you don't have to.      I love Nadia Stafford. Ex-cop turned hit woman who only kills those who deserve to die. The final novel is Nadia;s past coming full circle. The twists in this story were good. Things one never expected to find out. The story moves smoothly, and has a good balance of action and personal. Worth the read and was worth the wait for it to be published. 
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JKW24 More than 1 year ago
The characters lead a double life. The story is mostly about the wild and dangerous part of living that double life.  The obsession, seriousness, and the strict discipline that goes with being a contract killer is clearly shown. The humanness of these characters, got your back no matter what mentality, toward each other comes across very clearly.  It is a believability throughout that is true to the story. Nadia/Dee juggles those dangers with her everyday lifestyle.  There is the romantic interest/conflict of two men (Jack & Quint) in her life who are also contract killers. Ms. Armstrong has reached inside the souls of these people and tells a fascinating, intricate and sometimes romantic tale. It is unlike anything I’ve ever known about or read.
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Worth the wait.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the series and wish it could continue forever. I loved how the story ended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this novel. Nadia finally gets an opportunity to confront her past. We also learn a lot more about Jack (I love his character!). I'm extemely happy with the conclusion but.....I really hope Kelly gets an idea for another story. These characters are hard to say goodbye to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. I have been waiting for this book since a few days after Made to be Broken. Kelley Armtrong is a master story teller.