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In a heartbeat, a crowded auditorium or a city street can become a kill zone, where life and death are separated by a split second. For Atticus Kodiak, professional bodyguard, the object is to keep people alive, and there is no margin for error. Now Kodiak faces his toughest challenge: to protect a woman and her daughter from a killer with a fanatical agenda of his own...

Tense, taut, and as brutally real as this morning's headlines, Keeper marks the debut of a talented young writer of tough, unflinching prose — and the beginning of an electrifying new series.

Review:

"Rucka's prose is clean and visual, his characterizations and dialogue are economical and his storytelling scoots along at a fast clip." Publishers Weekly

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"An impressive debut....Keeper is one to hang on to." People

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"Rucka's novel is hardly great literature, but it is an engrossing read..." Booklist

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"Crisper, tighter and tougher....A keeper as a novel!" San Francisco Chronicle

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"Riveting....Keeper is full of surprises." Houston Chronicle

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"There's too much feeling here for a purely commercial effort, and too many concessions to suspense for a thoughtful statement about abortion. Powerful, but uneven." Kirkus Reviews

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"First novelist Rucka delivers a story as timely as today's headlines....This is a tense and exciting novel filled with some odd characters." Library Journal

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"Keeper pulls at the heart-strings and brings tears to the eyes....A remarkable first novel." The Orlando Sentinel

Review:

"Keeper is no ordinary thriller....Remarkable." The Denver Post

About the Author

Greg Rucka has worked at a variety of jobs, from theatrical fight choreographer to emergency medical technician. The author of A Gentleman's Game — his first novel based on Queen & Country — as well as Critical Space, Keeper, and four previous thrillers, he resides with his wife and two sons in Portland, Oregon. He is at work on his next Queen & Country novel, which Bantam will publish in 2005.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553574289
Author:
Rucka, Greg
Publisher:
Bantam
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Bodyguards
Subject:
Abortion services
Subject:
Kodiak, atticus (fictitious character)
Subject:
Bodyguards -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Abortion services - New York (State) -
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Atticus Kodiak
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
May 1997
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
6.78x4.08x.94 in. .40 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553574289 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Rucka's prose is clean and visual, his characterizations and dialogue are economical and his storytelling scoots along at a fast clip."
"Review" by , "An impressive debut....Keeper is one to hang on to."
"Review" by , "Rucka's novel is hardly great literature, but it is an engrossing read..."
"Review" by , "Crisper, tighter and tougher....A keeper as a novel!"
"Review" by , "Riveting....Keeper is full of surprises."
"Review" by , "There's too much feeling here for a purely commercial effort, and too many concessions to suspense for a thoughtful statement about abortion. Powerful, but uneven."
"Review" by , "First novelist Rucka delivers a story as timely as today's headlines....This is a tense and exciting novel filled with some odd characters."
"Review" by , "Keeper pulls at the heart-strings and brings tears to the eyes....A remarkable first novel."
"Review" by , "Keeper is no ordinary thriller....Remarkable."
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