The Breaks is the first in a series of thrillers featuring vigilante investigator Angela McGlynn, vengeful for justice against perpetrators who are above the law, and is set in the urban backdrop of present day San Francisco.
Angela McGlynn is concealing dark secrets: engaging in vigilante activism in an attempt to dismiss self-destructive thoughts. When she employs recently discharged veteran John Knox to aid her in the search for a missing girl, she soon comes to realise that war has left him broken. As they both become embroiled ever deeper into a vortex of danger and half-truths rapidly spinning out of control, his need to rescue the girl and her insistence on exacting justice compel each of them to pursue a course of action with no regard for the potential psychological fallout.
I wanted to write the type of book I like to read. A fast paced thriller, with some sassy dialogue, a badass chick (I love strong female protagonists) and plenty of action shot through with sexual tension. I love the way that crime thrillers give us an access-all-areas pass into an underbelly of society that is usually obscured, allowing the exploration of dark themes.
What do you do when you’re in law enforcement and your criminal past rears up to bite you on the ass? Continue committing crimes to dig yourself out of the hole that’s what. With three-letter intelligence agencies, hacking, wise-cracking, and one badass, bad-tempered vigilante investigator, will the government GET9?
Everything in Angela McGlynn’s life as she knows it is about to change. When you’re in the law enforcement business, it’s not ideal when your criminal past begins to resurface.
Running background checks on the personnel of a local tech company in her native San Francisco, Angela McGlynn finds herself caught up in an impossible situation when the federal government becomes involved. Immersed in a rapidly changing scenario in which allies and allegiances are switching fast, secrets from her dark past begin to surface which threaten to destroy her and those closest to her.