For the first time in print, from internationally-acclaimed thriller writer Grant McKenzie comes a novel that hits perilously close to home, and will keep you guessing until the last page.
What if everything you believed about the worst event in your life was a lie?
Ian Quinn’s day begins with an anonymous death threat, but that’s not entirely unusual in his line of work as a court-ordered child protection officer. The frustrated parents of his clients often need someone to lash out at and Ian makes sure that he is the easiest target.
But the threat is nothing compared to the envelope stuffed into his hand by a foul-smelling vagrant who mutters the cryptic message, “He says he’s sorry” before scurrying away.
The envelope with his name scrawled across the front contains a lone visitor’s pass to the Oregon State Penitentiary, and the accompanying message fills Ian’s heart with both terror and revulsion.
The author of the note destroyed Ian’s life. In the blink of an eye, this drunk-driving scum took the most precious thing in Ian’s life.
Worst of all, Ian had watched it happen.
And now the man wants to see him.
The message is short. Only seven words.
I was paid to kill your daughter.
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About the Author
Grant McKenzie is the internationally published author of four edge-of-your-seat thrillers, plus an ongoing mystery series set in San Francisco. Under the pen name M. C. Grant he writes the Dixie Flynn series that began with Angel With a Bullet, continued with Devil With a Gun, and returns with Baby With a Bomb. His short story "Underbelly" appeared in the First Thrills anthology edited by Lee Child from Tor/Forge. As a journalist, Grant has worked in virtually every area of the newspaper business, from the late-night “dead body beat” at a feisty daily tabloid to senior copy/design editor at two of Canada’s largest broadsheets and editor in chief of Monday magazine. He lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I liked the story line. It kept me interested throughout. The main character was likeable at first. Then he just seemed to beat everybody up, which got a little old and made him less likeable. If you're not an avid reader and just looking to take something with you on vacation, find a better book. If you read a lot and need some more material, this is a decent read.
Awesome read amazing author
My first McKenzie book and wasn't disappointed. Ian Quinn is a sympathetic and realistic character, and some of the twists genuinely surprised me. I'll definitely check out his other books.
May be Grant's best novel yet - and that's saying something!
I always enjoy his books. He knows how to keep the story moving. ~*~LEB~*~