Originally published in THRILLER (2006),edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author James Patterson.
In this intense Thriller Short, New York Times bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz once again explores justice versus the law. Here his research for his deputy US marshal character, Tim Rackley from The Kill Clause and Troubleshooter, comes into full focus.
Laura Hillman runs a bar near a prison, and she is also quite lonely. When Brian Dyer arrives to have a drink, she’s enamored with his charm and sense of honor. An attempted robbery puts a bullet in Brian’s foot, but he’s able to force the thief to flee. But from all appearances, the thief is going to come back, and this time lives will be on the line.
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About the Author
Gregg Hurwitz is an author of a number of critically acclaimed thrillers and comic books as well as a screenwriter. A number of his books have been international bestsellers, and have been finalists for several awards, including the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and the ITW Best Novel of the Year awards. He lives in Los Angeles, California.