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One Kick

A Kick Lannigan Novel

by Chelsea Cain

One Kick
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  • First Published:
    Aug 2014, 320 pages
    Paperback:
    May 2015, 384 pages

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Donna Chavez

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One Kick announces the arrival of Kick Lannigan. She is trained as a marksman, lock picker, escape artist and bomb maker. You'll fall in love with her.

Forget that girl with the tattoo. Kick (aka, Kit, aka, Kathleen) Lannigan is a girl with serious weaponry. "Kick pulled open her red purse and showed…the army fixed-blade survival knife, the recon tactical camo knife, a three-pack of throwing knives, the Leatherman, her lipstick pepper spray, a pouch of throwing stars, the handcuffs, and a pen with a steel tip that could be used as an emergency window breaker." And that's just for starters.

If you like complex protagonists you absolutely must meet Kick. But be forewarned, she is given to fits of out-of-the-blue behavior that can inflict cognitive whiplash. The young woman is very deep and very threatening – threatening to become my favorite fictional character, that is. She is as cool and hard as the cold, black finish on her Glock 37. She is Mensa smart and, at a mere 21, she is more world-savvy than most fifty-year-...

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