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By Greg Rucka

Greg Rucka has earned the type of recognition that every one mystery writers envy: his crime fiction grabs readers through the throat and compels them to learn as though their very own lives have been at stake. Now, in an electrifying departure, Rucka creates a brand new form of hero: a broken younger girl in loose fall who’s not just in danger—but dangerous.

A Fistful of Rain

Mim Bracca is using the short lane immediately off the tip of the area. Now she’s coming domestic with out a activity, with out a destiny, and with out a prayer—and just one final likelihood to get her ft below her, or pass down without end. yet domestic has its personal terrors, together with a previous Mim has performed every thing attainable to go away behind.

Now that previous is coming again with the surprising pace and lethal reason of a sniper’s bullet, aimed to ruin her as soon as and for all. whilst Mim suffers her first blackout, waking up dazed and bloodied, she’s sure she’s hit rock bottom.

She’s improper. She’s merely simply began to fall.

The photographs are invasive, obscene, and everywhere in the net for a person to determine. How they acquired there, the place and once they have been shot, and by way of whom, Mim has no notion. And earlier than the research into the problem even starts off, a brutal homicide makes it transparent that no matter what Mim thinks her existence has been in the past, she’s approximately to profit it’s all a lie.

The type of lie that might kill.

Written with wonderful originality, A Fistful of Rain crosses the road keeping apart the accountable from the blameless because it takes us on a breakneck journey of deceit and double go and—quite possibly—the final twenty-four hours in Mim Bracca’s stormy existence.

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Relies the way you get there, Vanessa. there has been this factor, I heard it at the information this morning, approximately how the albums have shot up the charts. ” “You imagine it’s somebody just about her? ” Van requested. “Someone who placed the cameras in her condominium and killed Mikel? ” “She doesn’t are looking to imagine that her brother may have performed something like that. ” “Would you? ” I’d heard good enough, retreated, again to the lounge. Their voices pale, leaving me with my very own. We’d been with the Larkins for just below weeks while an identical Gresham detective, Wagner, got here to speak to us back. He got here within the afternoon, after tuition, and he obtained fortunate, simply because Mikel was once really on the condominium, in addition to me. Mrs. Larkin invited him in and provided him a soda, then went to fetch us. Mikel and that i were sitting jointly, within the room he shared with the eldest Larkin boy. I’d been attempting to do homework, taking convenience in having him shut. while Mrs. Larkin caught her head in to inform us that Detective Wagner was once right here, Mikel positioned his journal down and informed her we’d be correct there. “What does he wish? ” I requested him once she was once long past. “He desires to comprehend what we observed. ” He stated all of it flat, attempting to be bored via the horror of all of it. “Dad’s going to be on trial and stuff, and he desires to ensure that he particularly killed mother. ” “But he already requested. We already advised him. ” “He desires to fee it. ” “I didn’t quite see,” I acknowledged, after a second. “I was once going again to the porch. ” “You observed adequate. ” “But I didn’t quite see it, Mikel. ” “I did. ” “He simply ran her over? ” He nodded, slowly, as though leery of the reminiscence, then bought away from bed. “We may still move down. ” I reluctantly, trailing after him down the steps. The detective scared me, the idea of speaking to him back, remembering back, disconcerting. i used to be nonetheless having nightmares, and having to hear questions that will strength me to determine issues I hadn’t, make me keep in mind issues i used to be attempting so challenging to fail to remember, stuffed my toes with lead. yet Mikel, he was once more durable, and if he was once scared, it didn’t convey, and that made it more uncomplicated while I him into the kitchen. Wagner used to be on the eating desk, with a grin this time, and Mrs. Larkin guided us to him, positioned us in chairs. “I simply are looking to money a few issues, alright? ” he instructed us. “Sure,” Mikel acknowledged. He began by means of asking the place we have been whilst it occurred, what we have been doing. desired to know the way lengthy mother and that i have been engaged on the pumpkin within the driveway, desired to know the way she’d been appearing. If she used to be dissatisfied with me, might be, or even simply disillusioned approximately whatever else fullyyt. My solutions have been sullen, one-word, a string of nos. “He picked me up at the corner,” Mikel informed Wagner. “Where have been you going? ” “Meet a few buddies. ” “And your father observed you? ” “He stopped the truck. He used to be mad. He doesn’t like my neighbors. instructed me I needed to come domestic. ” Wagner requested a few questions about Mikel’s pals, and my brother proven that they typically acquired into difficulty. occasionally they broke issues, occasionally they took issues, however it wasn’t love it was once ever whatever somebody may pass over, it wasn’t ever whatever very important, Mikel stated.

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