The Best Bad Things

A Novel
CD - unabridged
Audio (11 discs)
Product Number: DD40553
Released: Nov 06, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781250298034
Narrator/s: Saskia Maarleveld
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Description

"A brazen, brawny, sexy standout of a historical thrill ride, The Best Bad Things is full of unforgettable characters and insatiable appetites. I was riveted. Painstakingly researched and pulsing with adrenaline, Carrasco's debut will leave you thirsty for more." -Lyndsay Faye, author of The Gods of Gotham A vivid, sexy barn burner of a historical crime audiobook, The Best Bad Things introduces listeners to the fiery Alma Rosales-detective, smuggler, spy It is 1887, and Alma Rosales is on the hunt for stolen opium. Trained in espionage by the Pinkerton Detective Agency-but dismissed for bad behavior and a penchant for going undercover as a man-Alma now works for Delphine Beaumond, the seductive mastermind of a West Coast smuggling ring. When product goes missing at their Washington Territory outpost, Alma is tasked with tracking the thief and recovering the drugs. In disguise as the scrappy dockworker Jack Camp, this should be easy-once she muscles her way into the local organization, wins the trust of the magnetic local boss and his boys, discovers the turncoat, and keeps them all from uncovering her secrets. All this, while sending coded dispatches to the circling Pinkerton agents to keep them from closing in. Alma's enjoying her dangerous game of shifting identities and double crosses as she fights for a promotion and an invitation back into Delphine's bed. But it's getting harder and harder to keep her cover stories straight and to know whom to trust. One wrong move and she could be unmasked: as a woman, as a traitor, or as a spy. A propulsive, sensual tour de force, The Best Bad Things introduces Katrina Carrasco, a bold new voice in crime fiction.

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Author(s): Katrina Carrasco
Narrator(s): Saskia Maarleveld
Product Number Z100138713
Released: Nov 06, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781250298027
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Author(s): Katrina Carrasco
Product Number EB00718884
Released: Nov 06, 2018
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780374717650

Professional reviews

"Narrator Saskia Maarleveld works hard to make the story flow in this Western thriller. It's 1887, and cross-dressing ex-Pinkerton agent Alma Rosales, a.k.a. Jack Camp, works for Delphine Beaumond, a sexy but ruthless crime boss and madam on the West Coast. Maarleveld uses her most sultry voice for Alma's sporadic female appearances and gravelly tones for her alter ego, Jack. Out to foil a heroin smuggling ring in Washington Territory, Alma as Jack brawls on the docks, hassles the local drug lord, and seeks a drug thief while reporting back to Beaumond and the Pinkertons. Bisexual, flirtatious in both personas, with a somewhat violent streak, Jack is out to get the thief and the women who cross her path. Shifting timelines and loyalties require listeners' undivided attention. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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