My Brother's Gun by Ray Loriga

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When the oldest son of an attractive family kills a security guard and takes flight, the mother and brother he leaves behind are turned into media darlings, but after he kills again, members of his family becomes full-fledged stars. 15,000 first printing."

About Ray Loriga

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Published August 15, 1997 by St. Martin's Press. 119 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A slight but very amusing fiction, and the basis of a forthcoming film, about a handsome young sociopath who kills a security guard, steals a car, and kidnaps a sexually precocious teenager--told (and also imagined) by the murderer's envious younger brother.

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Tersely mocking the media's fascination with aberrant violence and sexual identity, this slight, disturbing account of a handsome young man's spontaneous murder spree and its consequences--as told by his younger brother--could not be timelier.

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("It's cool that someone dies after sleeping with you," the Girl observes.) Pic eventually ends up --- and slows down --- in a bizarre house on the coast where weirdo couple Juanito (Viggo Mortensen) and Alicia (Christina Rosenvinge, Loriga's real-life partner) are living their own empty lives.

Dec 06 1997 | Read Full Review of My Brother's Gun

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