Shaken (Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Series)

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Chicago cop Jacqueline ?Jack? Daniels has chased and caught dozens of dangerous criminals over the course of her career. But she?s about to meet her match. When Jack wakes up in a storage locker, bound and gagged, she knows with chilling certainty who her abductor is. He?s called ?Mr. K,? and more than two hundred homicides have been attributed to him. His victims have died in the most horrible ways imaginable: he is the essence of evil. Some think he?s just an urban legend, but he?s very, very real. Jack has tangled with him twice in the past, and both times he managed to slip away. Now Jack will finally have the chance to confront the maniac she?s been hunting for over twenty-five years. Unfortunately, it won?t be on her terms. In less than two hours, Mr. K is going to do to Jack what he?s done to countless others. And Jack is going to learn that sometimes the good guys don?t win...

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Book Description: Since her debut in Whiskey Sour, Lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels has dealt with her fair share of criminals. But she may have finally met her match in “Mr. K,” the brutal serial killer who has eluded Jack not once, but twice, over the years. Mr. K is the essence of evil, credited with more than two hundred horrific homicides. Now, on a hot August night, Jack finally gets the chance to face the maniac—unfortunately, she must do so while bound and gagged in a storage locker, primed to be his next victim. As she awaits her fate, Jack looks back on her career, from her first homicide case to her recent retirement. The twenty-five years in between saw Jack’s attitude toward justice, the law, her job, and her personal life shift drastically. She is a different woman now...but is she good enough to stop a madman? Novelist J. A. Konrath’s trademark blend of suspense and wry humor are on full display in this tense thriller, a gripping tale that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Amazon Exclusive: Tess Gerritsen Reviews Shaken

Tess Gerritsen is a physician and an internationally bestselling author. She gained nationwide acclaim for her first novel of medical suspense, the New York Times bestseller Harvest. She is also the author of the bestsellers Ice Cold, The Keepsake, The Bone Garden, The Mephisto Club, and more. Read her exclusive guest review of J.A. Konrath's Shaken:

J.A. Konrath achieves the stupendous feat of blending both a prequel and a sequel in this timeline-hopping thriller, expertly making the pieces click together like an intricate Swiss watch.

Over the course of her decades-long career, Detective Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels has pursued her own great white whale: a sickeningly twisted serial killer named Mr. K. Years ago, Jack came heartbreakingly close to catching him, but he managed to slip away. Now Mr. K is back from her nightmares, and she's his captive, in a secret place where she's beyond rescue. Bound and gagged, the clock ticking down till zero, Jack faces a death more excruciating than anyone's worst imaginings. She has seen Mr. K.'s other victims, so she knows how terrible her end will be.

In flashback, we see just how Jack ended up at this moment in her life. From her first exposure as a rookie to Mr. K's handiwork, through her career-long pursuit of her nemesis, we watch Jack grow as a cop, as a woman, and as a friend to her two eccentric colleagues, Harry and Herb. That journey is both terrifying and wildly hilarious, a wacky combination that only a writer as good as Konrath can pull off. Throw in a deeply moving denouement, and you have a story that hits every single mark.

The pace is frantic, the horrors truly horrifying, and the dialogue will have you laughing out loud even as you're gripping the pages in terror. Konrath is so good, he makes other novelists jealous--and count me as one of them.

Five very enthusiastic stars out of five. --Tess Gerritsen

From the Author:

Shaken is Book #7 in the Jack Daniels series.

If you are a more sensitive (or adventurous) reader, this handy scale rates specific categories from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest) to give you some idea if this is your kind of book. 

SHAKEN by JA Konrath Bad Language - 4 Scary - 8Violent - 8Funny - 7Sexy - 4

I often get asked by readers what order the Jack Daniels books should be read in. 

I purposely write each book so it can be read without any prior knowledge of any of the others. If you want to start on the last book and work backwards, or start in the middle, you can still enjoy the series without missing anything.

That said, some readers do want a chronological list of events in Jack's life. So here it is.

Besides the ten Jack Daniels novels, Jack and her cohorts have appeared as supporting characters in several other books and stories. Here's the order, from her years as a rookie cop, to the future.

SHOT OF TEQUILA by JA KonrathSERIAL KILLERS UNCUT by JA Konrath and Blake Crouch WHISKEY SOUR by JA KonrathBLOODY MARY by JA KonrathRUSTY NAIL by JA KonrathDIRTY MARTINI by JA KonrathJACK DANIELS STORIES by JA KonrathLADY 52 by JA Konrath and Jude HardinFUZZY NAVEL by JA KonrathCHERRY BOMB by JA Konrath SHAKEN by JA KonrathSTIRRED by JA Konrath and Blake CrouchRUM RUNNER by JA KonrathLAST CALL by JA Konrath
The Jack Daniels books also crossover with several books by me and my frequent collaborators Blake Crouch and Ann Voss Peterson. These include:

THE LIST by JA KonrathORIGIN by JA KonrathWEBCAM by JA KonrathAFRAID by JA KonrathTRAPPED by JA KonrathENDURANCE by JA KonrathHAUNTED HOUSE by JA KonrathDESERT PLACES by Blake CrouchLOCKED DOORS by Blake CrouchPUSHED TOO FAR by Ann Voss PetersonBURNED TOO HOT by Ann Voss PetersonDEAD TOO SOON by Ann Voss PetersonWATCHED TOO LONG by JA Konrath and Ann Voss PetersonFLEE by JA Konrath and Ann Voss PetersonSPREE by JA Konrath and Ann Voss PetersonTHREE by JA Konrath and Ann Voss PetersonEXPOSED by JA Konrath and Ann Voss PetersonHIT by JA Konrath and Ann Voss PetersonNAUGHTY by JA Konrath and Ann Voss PetersonFIX by JA Konrath, Ann Voss Peterson, and F. Paul WilsonRESCUE by JA Konrath and Ann Voss PetersonTIMECASTER by JA KonrathTIMECASTER SUPERSYMMETRY by JA KonrathTIMECASTER STEAMPUNK by JA Konrath

Plus there are a whole lot of short stories I've written with other authors that take place in the Jack Daniels universe. If you're looking for a complete bibliography, just search Amazon for "JA Konrath Reading Order" to get a handy list of everything I've ever written. 

Thanks for reading!

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