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Rage Against the Dying

A Thriller

Brigid Quinn Series (Volume 1)

Becky Masterman; Read by Judy Kaye

Macmillan Audio

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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“Judy Kaye delivers Brigid’s wisecracks in a matter-of-fact but easy-to-listen manner. She does an admirable job of portraying the villains as well as Brigid’s husband, who is a professor…Kaye’s pitch-perfect reading is smooth and consistent. As Brigid struggles to solve the killings and save herself, Kaye’s quickening pace and intensity keep listeners totally involved.” – AudioFile Magazine

 

“Narrated by the always-superb Judy Kaye... I don’t want to spoil this ingeniously plotted story, so I’m not going to give you any more details; you’re just going to have to listen. I got so hooked that I didn’t want to take the earphones off until the very end.” – BookPage

 

“Adding greatly…is Kay’s narration which is as flawless and effective here as it is on all of the Sue Grafton books.” – Mystery Scene

In the Press

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
- 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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • 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.
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    Rage Against the Dying

    A Thriller

    Brigid Quinn Series

    Becky Masterman; Read by Judy Kaye

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