Book 7, The Jess Kimball Thrillers Series - A Jess Kimball Thriller
Diane Capri & Nigel Blackwell
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Investigative Reporter Jess Kimball’s impossible mission to protect crime victims continues in this new novel from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Diane Capri and Nigel Blackwell.
In Fatal Game, a heart surgeon is in jail. His wife kidnapped. Her driver murdered. The police files are thick. Video footage and telephone calls. Statements and witnesses. The evidence is obvious, but the doctor claims it’s not true. Out of options, he begs Jess Kimball to nail the ruthless killer whose crimes are the ultimate game.
But Jess isn’t playing. Not now. Not ever. Because justice is never a game.
For fans of Lee Child, Jack Reacher, John Grisham, and James Patterson’s Women's Murder Club
“Full of thrills and tension – but smart and human too.” — Lee Child, #1 World Wide Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers
“Expertise shines on every page.” -- Margaret Maron, Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award Winning MWA Past President
"Relentlessly determined to bring justice to an unjust world, Jess Kimball is like a female Jack Reacher, only nicer!" -- Martha Powers, award winning author of Conspiracy of Silence and Death Angel
US and UK Author Diane Capri and Investigative Reporter Jess Kimball:
New York Times Bestseller
USA Today Bestseller
#1 Hard-boiled Mystery
#1 Police Procedural
#1 Vigilante Justice
#1 Conspiracy Thriller
#1 Women Sleuth's Mystery
#1 Legal Thriller
Readers Love Jess Kimball and Clamor for More!
“Smart, fast-paced, personal and, dare I say, thrilling. It's the kind of "this could happen to me" thrill that really chills me to the bone if I think about it too much. I could not put this book down until I found out if everything was going to turn out okay. Does it? Well you'll have to read it and see!”
“Highly recommend-- kept me on the edge of my seat and I had a hard time putting it down-- Great characters and storyline-- can only hope Diane Capri will make a series out of Jess and Helen-- I do want more!”
“This thought-provoking novel is populated with strong women and likeable men. Ms. Capri fully develops these characters while maintaining a tension-filled pace that will keep you turning pages well into the wee hours of the morning.”
Gripping Thriller From Start To Finish
This one had me on the edge of my seat and guessing right up to the end. It begins with Cora and Hades, fresh from a funeral and some kind of "job" the rich, taut language makes clear is not and IT start-up, or anything on the good side of the law. I really was captivated by the beautifully written language and the immediate clash of damned fine writing with the damaged and criminal characters. Tension, right out of the gate. It didn't let up once as the story unfolded and this reader slowly learned what footprints these two would lead as Jess Kimball enters the story and starts digging. She digs deep, twisting the story through her life as a reporter for the high-end tabloid, Taboo, the high-class world of world class, wealthy physicians, and through the mysterious existance of reclusive woman living in desert seclusion.
Cyber-crimes are something new for me and always a bit confusing. Nothing was confusing about cyber-shenanigans in this book. I found the unfolding of the plot, the specifics of how things are done with computers to rip off others for millions, and the way it can be done by criminals of all social orders a fascinating read. Wasn't left wondering what the heck had been done. The action, however, was often over the top and always startling.
Jess Kimball, the reporter who unravels this case, grew on me. I am a fan of Diane Capri and have read quite a few of her other books, but this was my first time with Jess Kimball. She is believable, fragile but ferocious, and a character I intend to meet again.
Capri wants us to believe that a female reporter for a supermarket tabloid is welcome and accepted by the police in investigating and solving major crimes. Sure. This was my first and last Jess novel. Just too far out there.
- Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
- Published: May 20, 2017
- Publisher: AugustBooks
- Seller: AugustBooks
- Print Length: 302 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 7, The Jess Kimball Thrillers Series