Calling the Shots by Karen Dionne

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Jason just broke up with his pregnant girlfriend. Now he’s in the forest, cutting firewood alone, which he knows is a foolish and dangerous thing to do… A short story of 1,500 words. First appeared in the anthology FIRST THRILL: High-Octane Stories from the Hottest Thriller Authors edited by Lee Child.

From the author of FREEZING POINT and BOILING POINT.

Praise for Karen's novels:

"What a ripper of a story! I loved every page." — Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author.

“A heart-thumping, timely thriller.” — Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling thriller author

'Quick pacing and rapid-fire writing will satisfy any Michael Crichton fan.' — Sierra Club

'Highly recommended.' — James Rollins, New York Times bestselling thriller author

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About Karen Dionne

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Detroit native Karen Dionne is the internationally published author of Freezing Point, - nominated by RT Book Reviews as Best First Mystery of 2008. Her short story, Calling the Shots, appears in the anthology First Thrills edited by Lee Child. Karen is cofounder of the online writers community Backspace and a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and the International Thriller Writers. She blogs at The Huffington Post and also reviews for The New York Journal of Books.

Author Residence: Detroit
Published November 9, 2013 5 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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