STEPHEN KING ON CHRISTOPHER SMITH: "Put me down as an enthusiastic Christopher Smith fan. Smith is a cultural genius."
From in the #1 International Best-selling author of "Fifth Avenue," "Running of the Bulls," "The Bullied Series," "From Manhattan with Love" and "From Manhattan with Revenge," comes Smith's best thriller yet!
Description: Sixteen years ago, Camille Miller left behind her life as an assassin in order to raise her daughter, Emma. But now, when her billionaire father is found brutally murdered, she must tap into old instincts to learn who killed her father and why.
The suspects? Her six siblings, each so desperate for their father's money that they'd kill for it.
What Camille doesn't see coming is Emma's plan to solve the mystery first. Or P.I. Marty Spellman's assignment, which is to find Camille or risk the deaths of those dearest to him.
Over the course of one day, all three players, plus Spellman's teenaged daughter Beth, find themselves in a race to the finish. Nobody's goals are what they appear to be.
Twists abound. And not one single person, for one single moment, is safe.
Praise for "A Rush to Violence":
Kirkus: "This crime thriller is a fast-paced and engaging read. ... The narrative kept me on the edge of my seat and I really couldn't predict what was going to happen next. ... The pace never flagged. ... The central characters of Camille, Sam, Emma, Marty, and Jennifer are nuanced and very true-to-life. Although theirs is an unusual life lived at a hectic pace, I found myself developing real empathy for their plight and always felt that they were--despite their unusual life choices or circumstances--genuine, well-meaning and real people. The Miller clan and their acquaintances were exceptionally well drawn, alternating between petty pragmatism, shameless snobbery, greed, and a perverse noblesse oblige. I particularly enjoyed the humorous and biting portrayals of Camille'ssiblings...top-notch dialogue and quirky characterizations." --Kirkus
"Another smash by Christopher Smith! He is definitely becoming the next "Can't Wait For the Next One!" storyteller. Starting from the first page, he takes you on a thrill ride you can't wait to get on but are anxious about what's around the next page. You never know what you're going to get hit with next. You just know you're always in for a wild time. As with his other stories, you just don't know what's up ahead. Time after time, you get hit with a shocker that makes you say, "NO, that did not just happen." You will not be disappointed. A great read! The title definitely foreshadows that you're in for a RUSH of adrenaline to the end. After you hit that final page, your mind will be reeling and you'll be begging for the next book by Smith. --Jim Ashley
|Publisher:||5th Avenue Productions|
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About the Author
Prior to writing novels, for fourteen years, Smith was the film critic for a major newspaper in the Northeast. For eight years, he appeared weekly on NBC affiliates, and two years nationally on the E! network. He has written over 4,000 reviews and he has been named Best Critic for 2010 by the MPA. He has published two previous books in his Netflix "Queued" series, which are compilations of hundreds of his film reviews. He lives in Maine.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Christopher Smiths Fith Ave series, Rush to Violence, and Bullies series are a must read they are very well written and when you start them you don't want to put them down.
This is Christopher Smith's first "thriller" and wow does it deliver. I could not stop reading until late in the evening because I had to finish and know what type of ending it was going to have. I loved every minute of this book and am eagerly anticipating a follow up book in August 2012. If you have not read any of Christopher's books I'd suggest start with this one and then tackle the Fifth Avenue series- a completely different style of book (also great reads). Check him out on that *other* electronic reader place-many of the ebooks are free and you can't go wrong with free anything!