Rage Against the Dying

A Thriller

Brigid Quinn Series (Volume 1)

Becky Masterman; Read by Judy Kaye

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You have never met an (ex) FBI agent like Brigid Quinn

“Keeping secrets, telling lies, they require the same skill. Both become a habit, almost an addiction, that’s hard to break even with the people closest to you, out of the business. For example, they say never trust a woman who tells you her age; if she can’t keep that secret, she can’t keep yours. I’m fifty-nine.”

Brigid Quinn's experiences in hunting sexual predators for the FBI have left her with memories she wishes she didn’t have and lethal skills she hopes never to need again. Having been pushed into early retirement by events she thinks she's put firmly behind her, Brigid keeps telling herself she is settling down nicely in Tucson with a wonderful new husband, Carlo, and their dogs.

But the past intervenes when a man named Floyd Lynch confesses to the worst unsolved case of Brigid’s career—the disappearance and presumed murder of her young protégée, Jessica. Floyd knows things about that terrible night that were never made public, and offers to lead the cops to Jessica's body in return for a plea bargain.

It should finally be the end of a dark chapter in Brigid’s life. Except…the new FBI agent on the case, Laura Coleman, thinks the confession is fake, and Brigid finds she cannot walk away from violence and retribution after all, no matter what the cost.

With a fiercely original and compelling voice, Becky Masterman's Rage Against the Dying marks the heart-stopping debut of a brilliant new thriller writer.

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Ten days earlier …
I’ve sometimes regretted the women I’ve been.
There have been so many: daughter, sister, cop, tough broad, several kinds of whore, jilted lover, ideal wife, heroine, killer. I’ll provide the truth of them all, inasmuch as I’m capable of telling the truth. Keeping secrets, telling lies, they require the same skill. Both become a habit, almost an addiction, that’s hard to break even with the people closest to you, out of the business. For example, they say never trust a woman who tells you her age; if she can’t

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Fiction Review: Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman. Minotaur, $24.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-312-62294-7
Resist any temptation to bail after the creepy prologue—a sexual predator’s-eye-view of the woman he’s about to attack—because then you’ll miss one of the most memorable FBI agents since Clarice Starl
- Publishers Weekly

‘Rage Against the Dying,’ by Becky Masterman - NYTimes.com
Rock hunting goes awry in this debut thriller from Becky Masterman about a 59-year-old former undercover F.B.I. agent.
- The New York Times

‘Rage Against the Dying,’ by Becky Masterman’ - The Washington Post
A fantastic debut thriller about a retired FBI agent determined to stop a serial killer and save her marriage.
- The Washington Post


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Becky Masterman; Read by Judy Kaye

BECKY MASTERMAN is the acquisitions editor for a press specializing in medical textbooks for forensic examiners and law enforcement. Rage Against the Dying is her first thriller. Masterman is nothing like her protagonist Brigid Quinn. For one thing, she is rather tall and not terribly fit. More significantly, she has never killed anyone. Becky Masterman lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband.

Becky Masterman
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Rage Against the Dying
A Thriller
Becky Masterman; Read by Judy Kaye

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Audie Award Finalist, Anthony Awards - Nominee, Edgar Allen Poe Award Nominee

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
March 2013
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427229632
ISBN10: 1427229635
Audio Run Time: 11:00
$19.99

Unabridged Compact Disc

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Macmillan Audio
March 2013
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427229724
ISBN10: 1427229724
Audio Run Time: 11:00
$39.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
March 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312622947
ISBN10: 0312622945
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$24.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
June 2014
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250038166
ISBN10: 1250038162
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$15.99

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Minotaur Books
March 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781250022523
ISBN10: 1250022525
320 pages
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