SHOT.

Siler, Jenny.

ISBN 10: 0805072039 / ISBN 13: 9780805072037
Published by New York: Henry Holt, (2002.) dj, 2002
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. The author's third novel, a thriller. "Trying to find out the truth about her husband's death, headstrong Lucy Greene stumbles onto dangerous secrets about a government sponsored biological warfare progam that has maimed her past and threatens her future." SIGNED on the title page. 242 pp. Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.). Bookseller Inventory # 60902

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Title: SHOT.

Publisher: New York: Henry Holt, (2002.) dj

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Trying to find out the truth about her husband's death, headstrong Lucy Greene stumbles on dangerous secrets about a government-sponsored biological warfare program that has maimed her past and threatens her future

The story is that Lucy Greene's husband, Carl, died in a car accident. But why did Carl contact Lucy's high-school sweetheart Kevin, a recently discredited TV journalist, just a few days before he died with promises of a big story? Why does an intruder break into Carl's home office after the funeral? And what does any of this have to do with a rash of prison TB, their baby's encephalocele, or Lucy's brother's post-Gulf War illness?

Lucy wants some answers, and before she knows it she's careening across the western landscape with a hired killer on her trail, warned that she's messing with some very big players. She's not alone-in helping her, Kevin wants to resuscitate his career and ex-con Darcy wants to protect her junkie sister who's still on the inside. But with her loved ones dead and a Glock for a new best friend, Lucy is the one who will do whatever it takes to uncover the real story behind her husband's death.

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Right after he contacts an investigative journalist, hinting at a big story, biotech executive Carl Greene dies in an accident on a lonely Northwest road. A series of troubling events follow his funeral: two burglaries, the removal of Carl's files by his former colleagues, an attempt on his widow Lucy's life, and the murder of her brother Chick, a Gulf War veteran suffering from a mysterious illness. What's the connection between the break-ins, the murder, Chick's illness, an epidemic of TB in a nearby prison, the neural tube defect that killed Carl and Lucy's infant, and an ex-con named Darcy who's being blackmailed by the warden of the women's prison where her sister is an inmate? This incisive thriller lays out an all-too-believable conspiracy scenario involving biological weapons and government cover-ups; Siler's hard-edged prose, tough but believable female characters, and fast-paced narrative make her third mystery (after Easy Money and Iced) a standout. --Jane Adams

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