Rusty Nail by J. A. Konrath
(Jack Daniels Mysteries)

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Lee Child, David Morrell, and M.J. Rose all agree: Jack Daniels is the one to watch! Anthony Award finalist J.A. Konrath's latest novel featuring the feisty female police detective serves up another thriller

Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels of the Chicago Police Department is back, and once again she's up to her Armani in murder. Someone is sending Jack snuff videos. The victims are people she knows, and they share a common trait -- all were involved in one of Jack's previous cases. With her stalwart partner hospitalized and unable to help, Jack follows a trail of death throughout the Midwest, on a collision course with the smartest and deadliest adversary she's ever known.

During the chase, Jack jeopardizes her career, her love life, and her closest friends. She also comes to a startling realization -- serial killers have families, and blood runs thick.

Rusty Nail features more of the laugh-out-loud humor and crazy characters that saturated Whiskey Sour and Bloody Mary, without sacrificing the nail-biting thrills.

This is Jack Daniels third, and most exciting, adventure yet!


About J. A. Konrath

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J.A. Konrath has written for cable television, performed improv comedy, and designed award-winning websites. He lives in the suburbs of Chicago.
Published July 5, 2006 by Hyperion. 304 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Horror. Fiction

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Breck catches Jack to perfection, making her the kind of officer you want on your side, while Hill brings to life Jack's friends, colleagues—and a serial killer known as the Gingerbread Man who makes Hannibal Lector look like a churchwarden.

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Undaunted, Jack sets everything aside and focuses on catching a killer who seems to be a newer, even more violent version of her earlier nemesis, the Gingerbread Man.

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In the future, I hope Konrath continues to make his characters all too human, because that new touch to the story really worked.

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Jack gets trapped in a fire with virtually no way out, a fire started by whom else, the Kork's!

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Her mother is in a coma and has been since a vicious killer got into Jack's apartment in a previous book and attacked Jack's mother.

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