Friday, August 17, 2012

Won - Try the Morgue by Eva Maria Staal

Title: Try the Morgue
Author: Eva Maria Staal
Publisher: Liveright
Release Date: October 15, 2012
Pages: 224 (Hardcover)
Date Won: August 17, 2012
Received: Giveaway on Goodreads

Ten years ago, Eva Maria Staal kept a gun in her purse. It was a present from her boss, Jimmy Liu, the international arms dealer extraordinaire with a taste for high-class male escorts. Together, Jimmy and his devoted assistant traveled the world's most dangerous hotspots, closing deals with ruthless warlords and corrupt generals, and trading Stinger missiles in Karachi, AK-47s in Chechnya, and hollow-point bullets in Islamabad. But burdened by her conscience, Eva Maria finally got out, married an optometrist, and had a baby. Now, assailed with memories of her secret life, she must reconcile her suburban present with a repressed but ineradicable past, one that blasts a hole so deep she doesn't know how to love her own daughter. Writing with a knowing intelligence only an insider could provide, this pseudonymous author has created a debut with remarkable intensity that examines the razor-thin line separating those who are drowned from those who are saved.

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