In this hard-hitting, colorful new novel, award-winning author Liza Cody launches a new series and introduces a marvelous new heroine: Eva Wylie, a female wrestler who, when she's not working the sleazy wrestling circuit, is a security guard who cuts a sizzling swath through London low-life, unecumbered by scruples.
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I remember thinking what a waste of effort it was kicking it open, when it was
going to fall over anyway. I swear I didn't black out, but when I opened my eyes,
both me and the door were in the middle of the road yards away from the kitchen
and I couldn't remember how we got there. The funny thing was that I did not hear
a thing. I just saw the wall come apart. And the door fell on me. That's all. It was
like a dream. It was so weird I actually thought I was dreaming. Really dreaming.
It was like having water in it, only worse. 'There was an explosion!' she said,
amazed. 'Gas main,' I said. 'I can't quite remember but it must've been a gas main.
' She sat there waiting for me to go on, but I didn't know how. After a bit she said, '
You left here at about midnight. You said you were going to find a battery. You
came home at seven in the morning looking like leukaemia on two legs. What
happened in between? Seven hours, Eva. You must remember somet/1ing.' 'I
don't know,' ...
And I remember him fighting me and yelling at his wife to call the police. Well, the
polizei came. But not before I'd given Mr Redman a very hard time. Because,
even then, I knew a bit about fighting. I remember he had a bloody nose and
mouth, and all the little china whatsits in the hall and living-room had got broken. I
don't remember actually breaking them, but there was glass and china all over
the floor. And Mrs Redman had a nasty gash on one of her knees. And her face
was all ...
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BUCKET NUTUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A sizzling debut for the author's unlikely new heroine- -Junoesque, foulmouthed Eva Wylie, daughter of an alcoholic prostitute. Eva ekes out an uncertain living as a junkyard night- guard, augmented ... Read full review
Bucket nutUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Lively British author Cody introduces rough-and-tumble Eva Wylie, a "professional'' wrestler and security guard who gets caught in a London protection war. Read full review