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Allison Brennan

Forfatter af Speak No Evil

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Allison Brennan was born in 1969 in California. She is an American bestselling writer of romantic thriller novels. Her writing includes the Lucy Kincaid series, the F. B. I. Trilogy and the Predator Series. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, and International vis mere Thiller Writers. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Allison Brennan

Speak No Evil (2007) 537 eksemplarer
The Prey (2005) 515 eksemplarer
Killing Fear (2008) 432 eksemplarer
Fear No Evil (2007) 428 eksemplarer
See No Evil (2007) 415 eksemplarer
The Kill (2006) 391 eksemplarer
The Hunt (2006) 387 eksemplarer
Sudden Death (2009) 368 eksemplarer
Playing Dead (2008) 360 eksemplarer
Tempting Evil (2008) 349 eksemplarer
Notorious (2014) 321 eksemplarer
Original Sin (2010) 315 eksemplarer
Kiss Me, Kill Me (2011) 294 eksemplarer
Fatal Secrets (2009) 292 eksemplarer
Silenced (2012) 260 eksemplarer
Cutting Edge (2009) 248 eksemplarer
Stalked (2012) 232 eksemplarer
The Sorority Murder (2021) 208 eksemplarer
The Third to Die (2020) 205 eksemplarer
Cold Snap (Lucy Kincaid Novels) (2013) 184 eksemplarer
Carnal Sin (2010) 178 eksemplarer
Compulsion (2015) 173 eksemplarer
Stolen (2013) 168 eksemplarer
Dead Heat (2014) 137 eksemplarer
Shattered (2017) 131 eksemplarer
If I Should Die (Lucy Kincaid) (2011) 127 eksemplarer
No Good Deed (2015) 127 eksemplarer
Abandoned (2018) 127 eksemplarer
Best Laid Plans (2015) 124 eksemplarer
Don't Open the Door (2023) 112 eksemplarer
Reckless (novella) (2013) 111 eksemplarer
Poisonous (2016) 109 eksemplarer
What You Can't See (3-in-1 Anthology) (2007) — Bidragyder — 107 eksemplarer
The Lost Girls (2016) 106 eksemplarer
North of Nowhere (2023) 93 eksemplarer
Seven Girls Gone (2023) 87 eksemplarer
Make Them Pay (2017) 87 eksemplarer
Too Far Gone (2018) 76 eksemplarer
Nothing to Hide (2019) 74 eksemplarer
Breaking Point (2018) 73 eksemplarer
Crash and Burn (2013) 56 eksemplarer
Maximum Exposure (2014) 51 eksemplarer
The Missing Witness (2024) 44 eksemplarer
Murder in the River City (novella) (2012) 32 eksemplarer
Hit and Run (2014) 24 eksemplarer
Sweet Dreams Boxed Set (2015) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
Two to Die For: Spiral / Retired (2017) 22 eksemplarer
Missing: A 3-In-1 Collection (2022) 19 eksemplarer
Killing Justice (3-in-1) (2012) — Forfatter — 15 eksemplarer
36 Hours (2013) 15 eksemplarer
Frosted [novella] (2015) 14 eksemplarer
Lost and Found (2016) 14 eksemplarer
Mortal Sin (2014) 13 eksemplarer
Storm Warning (novella) (2019) 13 eksemplarer
No Way Out (novella) (2020) 12 eksemplarer
Ghostly Justice (novella) (2011) 11 eksemplarer
Deliver Us From Evil (novella) (2017) 10 eksemplarer
Too Far Gone 2 eksemplarer
Compulsion 2 eksemplarer
Mirror Mirror (2021) 2 eksemplarer
Ingen titel 1 eksemplar
No Plotters Allowed 1 eksemplar
Nothing to Hide 1 eksemplar
The Missing Witness 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Blood Lite II: Overbite (2010) — Bidragyder — 218 eksemplarer
Love Is Murder (2012) — Bidragyder — 181 eksemplarer
Killer Year: A Criminal Anthology (2008) — Bidragyder — 175 eksemplarer
Two of the Deadliest (2009) — Bidragyder — 157 eksemplarer
Entangled (Anthology 10-in-1) (2011) — Bidragyder — 69 eksemplarer
Odd Partners: An Anthology (2019) — Bidragyder — 56 eksemplarer
Premiere: A Romance Writers of America® Collection (2015) — Bidragyder — 50 eksemplarer
Guns and Roses (10-in-1 Anthology) (2012) — Bidragyder — 42 eksemplarer
Sleuthing Women II: 10 Mystery Novellas (2017) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer

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Fødselsdato
1969-09-29
Køn
female
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Elk Grove, California, USA
Bopæl
San Carlos, California, USA
Chatsworth, California, USA
Sacramento, California, USA
Elk Grove, California, USA
Uddannelse
University of Santa Cruz
Erhverv
political campaigns
bartender
country club hostess
administrative assistant
legislative consultant
mother (vis alle 8)
writer
public policy career with California State Legislature
Organisationer
Romance Writers of America
International Thriller Writers
Mystery Writers of America
Novelists, Inc.
Horror Writers Association
Agent
Kimberly Whalen (Trident Media Group)
Dan Conaway (Writer's House)
Kort biografi
Allison Brennan (born September 29, 1969) is an American best-selling writer of romantic thriller novels. Her first book was published in 2005.

Brennan was born in San Carlos, California. In 1987, she graduated from Menlo School in Atherton, California, and attended college at UC Santa Cruz from 1987 to 1989, working as a legislative consultant in the California State Legislature from 1992 to 2005. In 1993, she married Dan Brennan, and they had five children. She currently resides in Elk Grove, California.

As of 2012, Brennan has published numerous novels, five of which are found in over 1000 libraries and have been translated into Japanese, Norwegian, German, Spanish, French and Italian. Most of her books have been New York Times best-sellers.

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Undercover detective from the LAPD Kara Quinn is visiting her grandmother in a suburb of Spokane when she comes across the body of a nurse on her morning jog. She gets involved in the investigation because she's a friend of the local detective and has more experience.

Meanwhile, FBI Special Agent in Charge Matt Costa has been tasked to form the Mobile Response Team which is the FBI's answer to getting more specialized law enforcement to areas that are underserved. He's just forming his team when he's sent to that small Spokane suburb because the killing is likely the same serial killer who has killed six other people. Each time the killer kills three people starting on March 3 and ending six days later. Then he disappears and doesn't reappear until three years later.

Quinn, Costa, and Costa's team have six days to find the killer.

The story was packed with action and suspense. The characters were complex and compelling. The criminal organized, methodical, and insane.

This is the first of a series.
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kmartin802 | 13 andre anmeldelser | May 25, 2024 |
In the 5th novel in the series, Quinn and Costa have become more than partners fighting crime. They are involved with each other. Kara Quinn's life is in danger, as she is set to testify in court against a human trafficker. But, the trafficker is shot and a witness disappears. Kara is also fighting internal police politics and those who want her out.
Meanwhile, she is still not over the death of her former partner, Colton. But she will be more surprised when she reconnects with Will who is involved in fighting for the homeless and working towards better conditions for them. But, they are fought on this. Kara and Matt Costa uncover deep levels of corruption in their investigation.
I missed reading a few of the earlier books - and now have to go back and read them!
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rmarcin | 5 andre anmeldelser | May 19, 2024 |
I will read almost any book written by Allison Brennan. She tends to write books as part of series and I’ve read most of them. I’m enjoying the concept of the FBI Mobile Team. The characters are great and the building relationship between Matt and Kara is interesting. Kara is kind of a flawed character, but that informs her strategy for solving crime.
 
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lrobe190 | 9 andre anmeldelser | Apr 4, 2024 |
I have always wanted to read one of Allison Brennan's novels so I jumped into the fifth book in her Quinn & Costa series, The Missing Witness. While it can be difficult to join an established series without having read the previous books, I was able to catch up, though it did take awhile to place all the characters relationships.

The book begins with LAPD Detective Kara Quinn returning to Los Angeles to testify against a dangerous human trafficker she went undercover to catch. Kara Quinn has been on loan to the FBI in Washington DC where she works closely with Agent Matt Costa, and with whom she has a more than collegial relationship.

Kara is eager to testify, and threats against her life by the trafficker's people have given her LAPD and FBI colleagues concerns about her safety. When the trafficker is shot and killed on his way into the courthouse, there is one witness to the killing- Amy, a civilian IT consultant who has been working undercover to get information on white collar financial crimes that may implicate people high up in the city government as well as the trafficker.

Amy disappears following the killing, and there are questions as to whether she is a witness or the killer. Quinn and Costa and Quinn's former unit in the LAPD have to work together to find Amy and unravel the white crime syndicate that has now turned to murder to protect their secrets.

Brennan does a good job explaining the complicated scheme that involves nonprofit organizations that have contracts with the city to build housing for unhoused people, and the web of deceit that has created millionaires out of people high up in the government and their family members.

There are some truly tense scenes in this fast-paced novel, including a few shoot-outs, a rooftop chase, and Kara racing away on a motorcycle from killers on her trail. I was biting my nails on these scenes.

I found it interesting how Brennan built her story around a real world problem, the homeless issue, and dealt with it from the perspective of people living in the middle of it. She clearly did her research on it. (Here is a link to an essay Allison Brennan wrote about this.)

For people who have read the previous Quinn & Costa novels, they will no doubt enjoy seeing what their favorite characters have been up to in the interim, and there are a few surprises for them. After reading The Missing Witness, I will be looking the first four books in the series- Kara Quinn is a badass.
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bookchickdi | 5 andre anmeldelser | Mar 11, 2024 |

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