You just know it’s going to be a bad day when you’re stuck at a red light and Death pulls up behind you in a station wagon.
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 24, 2012
Take a hitwoman who’s never pulled off a hit, add a cop, a mentor (on murder) and a talking lizard, and you have a fantastic new novel from JB Lynn.
“You just know it’s going to be a bad day when you’re stuck at a red light and Death pulls up behind you in a station wagon.”
~ from Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman
Wielding a deadly combo of acerbic humor and decidedly offbeat wit, author JB Lynn takes center stage with her Avon Impulse debut, CONFESSIONS OF A SLIGHTLY NEUROTIC HITWOMAN (e-ISBN 9780062134622; digital-first edition on-sale 1/24/11; $3.99). Heroine Maggie Lee isn’t your typical hitwoman. Imagine, if you will, Stephanie Plum…had she fallen into the (contract killing) biz instead of bounty hunting. And she might just possibly be suffering from an acute case of delirium. Then you are in the right mental place to embrace Maggie Lee.
Maggie can barely take care of herself…and yet, after a freak car accident takes out most of her family, she becomes guardian to her injured and orphaned niece, Katie. Maggie’s already not thinking straight, having been somewhat concussed in the collision that killed her sister and brother-in-law. (Perhaps that’s why God, a.k.a. Godzilla the pet lizard, is talking to her?) The one thing she does know is that while Katie hasn’t emerged from the coma she’s been in since the accident, medical bills are piling up. And the best medical care possible costs money. A lot of money. A lot of money that Maggie doesn’t have.
When Fate, who evidently walks hand-in-hand with death, serendipitously throws Maggie (who evidently has the innate ability to wield an I.V. stand with menace) in the path of a man trying to kill a young boy in the hospital room next to her niece’s, she gains the attention of a high-ranking mob boss. Desperate to help her niece, Maggie accepts the mobster’s lucrative job offer: major cash to kill his monstrous son-in-law.
Paired with Patrick Mulligan, a charming murder mentor (who happens to moonlight as a police detective), Maggie stumbles down her new career path, contending with self-doubt, three meddling aunts, a semi-psychic friend predicting her doom, and a day job she hates. Oh, and let’s not forget about Paul Kowalski, the sexy beat cop who could throw her ass in jail if he finds out what she’s up to.
Training has never been this complicated! And, this time, Maggie has to get the job done. Because if she doesn’t, she’s the mob’s next target.
About the author: A lifelong resident of New Jersey (something she hopes you won’t hold against her) JB Lynn doesn’t care if the cup is half full or empty; all she cares about is whether it’s regular or decaf! She writes with a parrot on her shoulder, two dogs at her feet and a patient husband in the next room. To learn more about JB and her books, please visit http://www.jblynn.com.
CONFESSIONS OF A SLIGHTLY NEUROTIC HITWOMAN by JB Lynn is available 1/24/12, wherever e-books are sold. (Avon Impulse; e-ISBN 9780062134622; $3.99 digital edition)