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Mystery Writers of America Presents Vengeance
by Lee Child

Overview - When a different kind of justice is needed---swift, effective, and personal---a new type of avenger must take action. VENGEANCE features new stories by bestselling crime writers including Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, and Karin Slaughter, as well as some of today's brightest rising talents.  Read more...

 
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Overview
When a different kind of justice is needed---swift, effective, and personal---a new type of avenger must take action. VENGEANCE features new stories by bestselling crime writers including Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, and Karin Slaughter, as well as some of today's brightest rising talents.
The heroes in these stories include a cop who's seen too much, a woman who has been pushed too far, or just an ordinary person doing what the law will not. Some call them vigilantes, others claim they are just another brand of criminal.
Edited and with an introduction by Lee Child, these stories reveal the shocking consequences when men and women take the law into their own hands.
Full list of contributors:
Alafair Burke
Lee Child
Michael Connelly
Mike Cooper
Brendan DuBois
Jim Fusilli
Michelle Gagnon
Darrell James
C.E. Lawrence
Dennis Lehane
Steve Liskow
Rick McMahan
Adam Meyer
Dreda Say Mitchell
Michael Niemann
Twist Phelan
Zoe Sharp
Karin Slaughter
Orest Stelmach
Anne Swardson
Janice Law Trecker"

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780316176347
  • ISBN-10: 0316176346
  • Publisher: Mulholland Books
  • Publish Date: April 2012
  • Page Count: 400


Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Anthologies (multiple authors)
Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - General
Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Collections & Anthologies

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-03-05
  • Reviewer: Staff

Revenge propels each of the 21 all-original stories in this high-quality anthology mixing headliners such as Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly with lower-profile talent such as C.E. Lawrence and Adam Meyer. Given this common motive, readers will have little trouble anticipating the final resolution as a rule, but the writing is top-notch, especially in Lehane’s “The Consumers,” in which the abused wife of a white-collar criminal turns to a professional to eliminate her spouse. Brendan DuBois’s especially satisfying “The Final Ballot” features an unsophisticated woman’s quest for justice when a powerful politician with national ambitions victimizes her daughter. Lawrence’s “Silent Justice” presents a Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest with a moral dilemma after a young man confesses committing a murder to him. But Meyer delivers the biggest jaw-dropper in “Blood and Sunshine,” about an evil five-year-old boy who torments everyone around him. As with other such theme anthologies, readers will best enjoy these stories a few at a time. (Apr.)

 
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