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When Gwendolyn Bloom’s father vanishes, she sets off on a journey she never bargained for. Traveling under a new identity in a world of assassins, spies, and criminal masterminds, she uncovers a disturbing truth. To bring her father back alive, she must become every bit as cruel as the men holding him captive.
Taken meets The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Bourne Identity in The Cruelty, Scott Bergstrom's action-packed debut thriller (optioned for film by Jerry Bruckheimer).
This program includes a bonus interview with the author.
The boys are waiting for the beheading. They sit raptly, like impatient jackals, waiting for the blade to fall. But if they’d bothered to read the book, they’d know...
The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom
"Not for the weak of heart."―Publishers Weekly "[T]his debut novel is relentlessly paced, full of global sets, slick action...with a grim, ass-kicking antihero."-- BooklistShare This