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MADE TO BE BROKEN
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Suspense
The line between right and wrong is pretty smudged as far as hit woman Nadia Stafford is concerned. But some injustices cry out for retribution. Readers are again invited for a bird's-eye perspective of Nadia's dark and deliberately compartmentalized world. With Armstrong's intricate plotting and her character's quest for justice, she pulls off a riveting and somewhat melancholy thriller starring a true antiheroine.
Although Nadia has taken great pains to keep her assassin career separate from her life running a Canadian wilderness lodge, two fellow assassins end up staying there. Jack, her friend and mentor, is there because of a broken foot, but Quinn shows up after following a clue to her real identity.
When her teenage employee Sammi, and Sammi's infant daughter Destiny, suddenly "leave town," Nadia suspects it wasn't voluntarily and fears that the baby was the real target. Obsessed with getting vengeance and finding Destiny, Nadia agrees to accept help from both Jack and Quinn in this heart-rending case. (BANTAM SPECTRA, Mar., 416 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith
Publisher: BANTAM SPECTRA
Published: March 2009