Black Swan Rising

Black Swan Rising

By:  Brackmann, Lisa

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5.3 X 8.0 in
432 pg

FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths

"At the intersection of current issues and events, Black Swan Rising is a gripping story that rockets forward with action and suspense, but leaves a wake of things to think about. Lisa Brackmann makes us care in fiction in such a riveting way that it spurs us to also care right out here in the open in our daily lives. This is the sort of rare convergence that makes for a big hit."—Jamie Mason, author of Three Graves Full, Monday's Lie

"Lisa Brackmann’s Black Swan Rising is a savvy, riveting thriller that’s also deeply human, with characters who are as authentic as they are compelling."—Lou Berney, Edgar Award-winning author of The Long and Faraway Gone

"Black Swan Rising is a must-read for everyone who cares about what’s happening in our country."—Libby Fischer Hellmann, author of Set The Night on Fire

"Lisa Brackmann pulls no punches. Black Swan Rising is full throttle from the very first sentence. A mass-shooting, cyber-stalking, racism, misogyny, and political deceit: It all comes together in an urgent story that vibrates with suspense. Pulse-pounding and thought-provoking, Black Swan Rising is a smart thriller that captures the heat of our country's moral and civic battles."—Kim Fay, author of The Map of Lost Memories, an Edgar Award Finalist for Best First Novel

"In Black Swan Rising Lisa Brackmann has written an important book that looks at where our currently divided political climate could take us, and where it already has. Add in a new 'revolution' among disaffected white men, and you've got all the elements of a ripping thriller. A must read."—Catherine McKenzie, bestselling author of Fractured and The Good Liar

"Black Swan is as devious as it is elegant. A raw and masterful mystery thriller that explores the real darkness of the human soul. Brava!"—Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of V-Wars and Glimpse

Sarah Price wants a career in politics. But she has a secret past that won't stay past, threatening her job on a San Diego congressman's reelection campaign.

Casey Cheng wants a story. An ambitious local television reporter, Casey needs to get her career back on track after being seriously injured in a mass shooting. When she investigates the man who nearly killed her, she finds a connection to a group of online harassers called #TrueMen--and realizes her shooter may not be the only killer they have inspired.

Casey's investigation and Sarah's secret put them both in the crosshairs of a hate group that targets anyone they've deemed to be against their cause, including Sarah's boss, the congressman. Now Sarah and Casey have a choice to make--do they hide? Or do they fight back?

Lisa Brackmann has worked as an executive at a major motion picture studio, an issues researcher in a presidential campaign, and was the singer/songwriter/bassist in an LA rock band. Her debut novel, Rock Paper Tiger, set on the fringes of the Chinese art world, made several "Best of 2010" lists, including Amazon's Top 100 Novels and Top 10 Mystery/Thrillers, and was nominated for the Strand Magazine Critics Award for Best First Novel. Her second novel, Getaway, won the Los Angeles Book Festival Grand Prize and was nominated for the T. Jefferson Parker SCIBA award. Hour of the Rat, #2 in the Ellie McEnroe series, was short-listed for Left Coast's World Mystery award, as was Ellie #3, Dragon Day (and was a Seattle Times Top 10 Mystery Pic). Lisa lives in San Diego with a couple of cats, far too many books, and a bass ukulele.

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