by Rick Mofina
Twenty-six year-old Jessie Scout had endured a life steeped in pain. She feared no one. Her heart had travelled to regions few could conjure in dreams. It was reflected in her photo ID card clipped to her chest. Her pretty face was a mystery. A glint of arrogance in her eyes that squinted slightly to offer a smile; a manifestation of righteous contempt for every injustice that had befallen her. It held a vengeful calm. Because she had purchased secrets. Paid in full with her tears. Her blood. She had come to Las Vegas, a city of risk, not to gamble. But to collect.
MICHAEL CONNELLY selected "Lightning Rider" for inclusion in DEATH IN VEGAS: New Crime Tales of Gambling and Desperation, the #1 Bestselling anthology on Kindle that he edited.
Lighting Rider by Rick Mofina received Canada's top literary prize for crime fiction, the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story presented by the Crime Writers of Canada. It is one of four gripping tales in his crime anthology, DANGEROUS WOMEN & DESPERATE MEN.
The International Thriller Writers, The Private Eye Writers of America and The Crime Writers of Canada have listed Rick Mofina's titles as being among the best in the world.
Rick Mofina's books have been published in some 20 countries and have been praised by James Patterson, Dean Koontz, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Tess Gerritsen, Jeffery Deaver, Sandra Brown, James Rollins, Brad Thor, Nick Stone, David Morrell, Allison Brennan, Heather Graham, Linwood Barclay, Peter Robinson, Håkan Nesser and Kay Hooper.
- Rick Mofina, May 2011
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