Now here's something you don't see everyday. A six foot, one female private eye with jet black hair (albeit frequently featuring multi-coloured streaks), a nose-ring, and a severe jones for hard candy, preferably Life Savers, who tools around the Big Apple in a forest green Porsche 911.
Anyone familiar with BRIDGETT LOGAN from her appearances as the on-again, off-again "what's her problem?" girlfriend of Greg Rucka's professional bodyguard Atticus Kodiak in three previous books is going to be blown away by her first solo (well, mostly) adventure, 1999's Shooting at Midnight, which collects the bits and pieces hinted at throughout that series, and reassembles them into an audacious, kickass hardboiled tale that announces that young author Rucka is more than ready to play in the big leagues. To say more right now is to give it away, but get this book now, and then decide just how far you'd go to save a friend.
This Rucka guy knows what he's doing, and displays a sure hand and little fear when he sets down to write. Besides crime fiction, Greg's written quite a few crime-oriented comics, including his acclaimed mini-series, Whiteout, a murder mystery with a female protagonist set in sub-zero Antarctica, and Stumptown (2009), a Portland-set series featuring another of his strong female characters, P.I. Dex Parios. He's also has been known to pen a tale or two featuring a certain moody crimefighter from Gotham City who likes to dress like a giant flying rodent. In fact, he even helmed the flagship Batman book, Detective Comics, for a while.
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