Now I loved Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb, absolutely eating it up as soon as I go my hands on a copy late last year. So, like many of my fellow bloggers, as soon as I found out there was a Lori Anderson short out there, I was all over Amazon. Here is what the book is all about.
The Official Book Blurb
Done with a life of exploitation and violence, Lori Anderson is training to be a bounty hunter. Holed up in the Georgia Mountains with her reclusive mentor, JT, Lori is determined to put her new skills into practice. Behind JT’s back, she breaks his rules and grabs the chance she’s looking for. Will her gamble pay off, or will she have to learn the hard way?
The Last Resort is the first in the Rookie Bounty Hunter series of short stories, marking the nail-biting start to a high-octane series of thrillers featuring one of the most unforgettable and fearless female protagonists in crime fiction.
Includes a FREE extract of Steph Broadribb’s critically acclaimed thriller, Deep Down Dead, book one in the Lori Anderson Series.
If you ever wondered what happened in the months between Lori leaving her Husband and taking up with JT, and the fateful night which changed their relationship for good, then you absolutely need to read this book. (If you want to know what happened on the fateful night that changed their relationship for good, then I’m afraid you’ll have to go and buy Deep Down Dead as I ain’t gonna tell ya.)
Short and sweet, we catch up with Lori and JT when she is in the thick of her training. Battered and bruised and still being bested by her mentor, Lori is determined to prove that she is ready to be a fully fledged Bounty Hunter. She is certain; JT is less convinced. When a call comes in for JT when he is out on another job, Lori accepts, thinking this will be the case in which she proves JT wrong. Tracking the fugitive is not a problem for someone with the street smarts Lori has, but capturing him … That’s a whole other ball game.
Even in this short story you get a great sense of Lori’s character, with her truly unique and distinct voice leading the narrative. JT is as constrained as ever but still manages to enthral, even though barely in the story – he’s one of those characters. Thoroughly adept at getting Lori flat on her back, even when in a purely platonic, beating seven shades of s*** out of her way, the chemistry between the pair is palpable. They are a near perfect pairing and a formidable, yet ultimately likely one at that.
I love the sense of tension and the fast paced excitement that Steph Broadribb manages to pull into even these few short pages, and I can’t wait to read more of these little episodes as they are released. I also love Lori Anderson, one of the best protagonists I’ve read this year. Authentic, dynamic, feisty as hell and seriously handy with a taser, she’s one hell of gal.
You can purchase a copy of The Last Resort at the following links, with the added bonus that it also gives you a lead in to Deep Down Dead. So why are you still here?