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Pedal to the Metalby Jesse J. Thoma
Synopses & Reviews
Max Winters is comfortable in her behind-the-scenes wunderkind role on Holt Lashers crime fighting team. Eventually, shed like more responsibility in the field, but that only happens after Holt says youre ready. When Holts team is asked to help bust an organized car theft ring and Whitney Dubs” Williams is released from prison with the sole purpose of helping Holt in that pursuit, Holt turns to Max to be Dubs minder. As in, handcuffed together, 24/7 minder of an unreformed, young, hot, cocky thief. The lines blur between legal and illegal, real and façade, the longer the two women spend together. But Max isnt willing to risk her heart for the entertainment of a criminal. In order to prove herself, Dubs has to make sure her feelings cant be misinterpreted. But will she survive her grand gesture?
"Sassy and sexy meet adventurous and slightly nerdy in Thoma's much-anticipated sequel to The Chase. Max Winters is the self-proclaimed computer guru for Holt Lasher's bond enforcement crew in Providence, R.I. She's been wanting to do more fieldwork, helping to apprehend people who jump bail, but she's as surprised as anyone when Holt graduates her to primary agent on a tricky case — and lead babysitter for Whitney 'Dubs' Williams, an unrepentant, irreverent, gorgeous car thief who's going to help Holt's crew break an auto larceny ring. Dubs has done part of the time for her crime and leaps at this opportunity to wear a white hat, hoping to at least briefly escape the boredom and monotony of prison life. She doesn't count on being shot at, chased, or handcuffed to Max, the one woman she finds utterly irresistible. Tongue-in-cheek wit keeps the fast-moving action from going off the rails, all balanced by richly nuanced interpersonal relationships and sweet, realistic romance." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Jesse Thoma splits her professional time between graduate school and work. She is a project manager in a clinical research lab and spends a good amount of time in methadone clinics and prisons collecting data and talking to people.
Jesse grew up in Northern California but headed east for college. She never looked back, although her baseball allegiance is still loyally with the San Francisco Giants. She has lived in New England for ten years and has finally learned to leave extra time in the morning to scrape snow off the car. Jesse is blissfully married and is happiest when she is out for a walk with her wife and their dog, pretending she still has the soccer skills she had as an eighteen-year-old, eating anything her wife bakes, or sitting at the computer to write a few lines.
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