Portland Prey

Portland Prey

by Valerie Brooks

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Portland Prey by Valerie Brooks


Former criminal lawyer Angeline Porter has lost her sister to suicide and killed the man she thinks is responsible. When her husband Hank ends up a paraplegic, Angeline needs 50K for an expensive operation so he can walk again. She resorts to blackmailing men she meets on Ashley Madison for sex.

After Hank dies, a stranger comes to her house with the answer she's sought all along--why her sister committed suicide. The truth puts her life at stake unless she murders again. And who is stalking her? As the past closes in, she plans her escape. But can she murder again? Does she have a choice? And who is stalking her? Escape seems her only option either way.

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"PORTLAND PREY is a swift, seductive, menacing tale of extortion and murder that assuredly carries forward REVENGE IN PARIS, Valerie Brooks's scintillating debut installment in her Noir Travel Story Series. Like the great James M. Cain, Brooks strips her story down to the bare essentials, effortlessly blending classic noir (an urban setting, unexpected narrative detours, a suspicious money trail) with uniquely modern components, including a professional computer hacker, Snapchat, and the Ashley Madison dating site. With its breakneck pace, intriguing cast of characters, and unabashed eroticism, PORTLAND PREY is a wild, wicked, and utterly delightful ride."
--Tim Applegate, Fever Tree

"PORTLAND PREY in twist after twist keeps our senses reeling as Angeline, an ex-attorney who believes in ultimate justice, comes closer and closer to the truth of why her sister committed suicide. A tense noir mystery set in Portland, Oregon, you'll follow Angeline to the edge. Does she ever find what she seeks? Is she willing to go for the ultimate revenge, one that might tear her own life apart or even take her life? Find out in the second story of Noir Travel Stories Series."
--Patsy Hand, Lost Dogs of Rome

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158596032
Publisher: Black Leather Jacket Publishing
Publication date: 10/22/2017
Series: Noir Travel Stories Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 850 KB

About the Author

VALERIE J. BROOKS, an award-winning author and recipient of an Elizabeth George grant, has published in SCENT OF CEDARS: THIRTY-TWO PROMISING WRITERS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST and FRANCE, A LOVE STORY: WOMEN WRITE ABOUT THE FRENCH EXPERIENCE. Growing up, she lived on Nancy Drew and Daphne du Maurier stories and later, as an adult, graduated to and studied film noir. The movie BODY HEAT is one of her favorites. While writing literary novels, she reads many of the international crime writers.

She is at work on a memoir VIDA FLATS about her early tumultuous years as an East Coast transplant and single mom after being abandoned by her troubled Vietnam vet husband in the wild west of 1970s rural Oregon.

Valerie enjoys life on the McKenzie River in Oregon with husband Daniel Connors and their spirited Havanese pooch Stevie Nicks.

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