STEPHEN KING ON CHRISTOPHER SMITH: "Put me down as an enthusiastic Christopher Smith fan. Smith is a cultural genius."
From the #1 International Best-selling author of "Fifth Avenue" comes Smith's best thriller yet! 91,000 words or about 310 printed pages!
Description: Sixteen years ago, Camille Miller left behind her life as an assassin in order to raise her daughter Emma. But now, when her billionaire father is found brutally murdered, she must tap into old instincts to learn who killed her father and why.
The suspects? Her six siblings, each so desperate for their father's money that they'd kill for it.
What Camille doesn't see coming is Emma's plan to solve the mystery first. Or P.I. Marty Spellman's assignment, which is to find Camille or risk the deaths of those dearest to him. Over the course of one day, all three players, plus Spellman's teenaged daughter Beth, find themselves in a race to the finish. Nobody's goals are what they appear to be. Twists abound. And not one single person, for one single moment, is safe.
Here is what Kirkus has said about A RUSH TO VIOLENCE:
"This crime thriller is a fast-paced and engaging read. ... The narrative kept me on the edge of my seat and I really couldn't predict what was going to happen next. ... The pace never flagged. ... The central characters of Camille, Sam, Emma, Marty and Jennifer are nuanced and very true-to-life. Although theirs is an unusual life lived at a hectic pace, I found myself developing real empathy for their plight and always felt that they were--despite their unusual life choices or circumstances--genuine, well-meaning and real people. The Miller clan and their acquaintances were exceptionally well drawn, alternating between petty pragmatism, shameless snobbery, greed and a perverse noblesse oblige. I particularly enjoyed the humorous and biting portrayals of Camille's siblings...top-notch dialogue and quirky characterizations."
PRAISE FOR CHRISTOPHER SMITH:
***JIM ASHLEY ON FIFTH AVENUE AND RUNNING OF THE BULLS***
Smith is this generation's Master storyteller. If you're a fan of suspense thrillers and unbelievable twists and turns, you will quickly become a fan of Christopher Smith! He entices you to fall in love with his characters only to be caught totally off guard when their fate goes in a direction you never saw coming. He takes the styles of James Patterson and Steven King to a totally kicking level. I can honestly say that I spent way too many late night hours reading chapters because I could not put it down and couldn't wait to see what he would do next. Starting with Fifth Avenue, he builds such entertaining and deep characters that you know this cannot be the end but just the start to future stories interweaving these strong individuals. With Running of the Bulls, you're so caught in the action - that you're honestly rooting for the characters that would historically be the bad guys in other tales. Christopher seems to set the bar higher and higher for himself, and I can't wait for his upcoming releases in 2012. A definite must read for mystery, suspense, and thriller lovers!