K.A.R.M.A.

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“K.A.R.M.A. is one fine piece of work” - Andrew Vachss, New York Times bestselling author

In Seattle, an aging mutual-funds salesman falls prey to the lure of a young boy's flesh;

In New York, a 10-year-old plunges an ice pick into the heart of a street hustler to prove his love for a girl he met on the Internet;

In Chicago, a young girl waits in the rain outside a seedy downtown bar for a man she's never met to stagger home;

In Vancouver, a teenager waits patiently on a deserted rooftop for a signal that one of North America's most notorious murderers is about to walk free.

Tom Hackett, a Seattle-based freelance photojournalist, is always looking for the perfect front-page splash, but when he stumbles into the bloody path of the mysterious group known as K.A.R.M.A., he quickly discovers that its thirst for revenge is unquenchable -- and it won't let anyone get in its way.

From internationally acclaimed thriller writer Grant McKenzie comes a story that will shock and grip you from the first page until the very last.
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Grant McKenzie is the internationally-published author of four edge-of-your-seat thrillers, plus an ongoing mystery series set in San Francisco. His debut novel, Switch, was published by Bantam UK, Heyne Germany and Penguin Canada before launching in the U.S. and Taiwan. His other novels include: No Cry For Help, K.A.R.M.A. and Port of Sorrow. Switch and K.A.R.M.A. will be reissued by Polis Books, and his fifth edge-of-your-seat thriller, The Fear In Her Eyes, will be launched in 2014 from Polis Books.

Under the pen name, M.C. Grant, he writes the Dixie Flynn series that began with Angel With A Bullet, continued in September with Devil With A Gun, and will return in 2014 with Baby With A Bomb. His short story "Underbelly" appeared in the First Thrills anthology edited by Lee Child from Tor/Forge.

As a journalist, Grant has worked in virtually every area of the newspaper business from the late-night “Dead Body Beat” at a feisty daily tabloid to senior copy/design editor at two of Canada’s largest broadsheets, and Editor-in-Chief of Monday magazine. He currently resides in Victoria.
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Publisher
Polis Books
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Published on
Feb 11, 2014
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9781940610115
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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