As a bodyguard, Atticus Kodiak knows danger is part of the job. But he still can’t shake his guilt over his best friend’s death in their last assignment. As a bouncer at a hard-core club on the Lower West Side, Atticus is responsible for nothing more than keeping the scene under control. Until he sees Erika Wyatt, the teenage daughter of an Army colonel Atticus once guarded. Stalked by a cold-eyed commando fondling a wicked knife, Erika draws Atticus back into the protection business. In a case built on lies, vengeance, and sins of the past, Atticus is pulled into a vortex of treachery and violence, and learns that a promise can be the most dangerous weapon of all….
Greg Rucka resides with his wife and two children in Portland, Oregon, where he is at work on his next thriller, which Bantam will publish in 2010. He is the author of nine previous novels as well as numerous graphic… More about Greg Rucka
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Published by Bantam Sep 01, 1998| 352 Pages| 4-3/16 x 6-7/8| ISBN 9780553574296
"A top-notch thriller…a powerhouse of a story that will leave readers gasping."—Booklist
"A memorable novel, dark as a moonless night."—Mostly Murder
"As grit-gray and compelling as life. A-plus."—Philadelphia Inquirer
"Rucka blends Spillane’s ‘tough-guy’ private eye with Chandler’s noir insights and Hemingway’s spartan expression….Once you’ve picked up this book, chances are you’ll just keep going. And want more."—Statesman Journal, Salem, Oregon