Barbed Wire Heart

Barbed Wire Heart

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Grand Central Pub
This powerful debut thriller from "a major new talent" (Kirkus) set in a poor, rural community where loyalty is everything, "packs an emotional punch" (Lisa Gardner) as the daughter of a meth kingpin is forced to choose between family, or freedom.

Never cut the drugs--leave them pure.
Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded.
Family is everything--betray them and die.


Harley McKenna is the only child of North County's biggest criminal. Duke McKenna's run more guns, cooked more meth, and killed more men than anyone around. Harley's been working for him since she was sixteen, dreading the day he'd deem her ready to rule the rural drug empire he's built.

Her time's run out. The Springfields, her family's biggest rivals, are moving in. And they're coming for Duke's only weak spot: his daughter.

Duke's raised her to be deadly -- he never counted on her being disloyal. But if Harley wants to survive and protect the people she loves, she's got to take out both Duke's operation and the Springfields. Blowing up meth labs is dangerous business, and getting caught will be the end of her, but Harley has one advantage: She is her father's daughter. And McKennas always win.

PRAISE FOR BARBED WIRE HEART

"Harley is one of the most complex, fascinating, dangerous characters I've encountered in years." --Lisa Gardner
"Terrific. " --David Baldacci
"Pulls off something rare." --Chicago Tribune
"Possibly the most powerful, original female character we've had in decades." --New York Journal of Books
"A ballad of survival sung by a voice you'll never forget." --David Joy
"Highly satisfying." --Publishers Weekly (STARRED REVIEW)
"Sharpe is definitely a name to watch." --Booklist (STARRED REVIEW)

Baker & Taylor
In upstate New York near the Canadian border, Harley McKenna has had to work for her North Country-criminal father since she was sixteen, and as she is trying to decide whether to stay in the family business or get out, her family's biggest rivals, the Springfields, come gunning for her.

Baker
& Taylor

"Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die. Harley McKenna is the only child of North County's biggest criminal. Duke McKenna's run more guns, cooked more meth, and killed more men than anyone around. Harley's been working for him since she was sixteen--collecting debts, sweet-talking her way out of trouble, and dreading the day he'd deem her ready to rule the rural drug empire he's built. Her time's run out. The Springfields, her family's biggest rivals, are moving in. Years ago, they were responsible for her mother's death, and now they're coming for Duke's only weak spot: his daughter. With a bloody turf war threatening to consume North County, Harley is forced to confront the truth: that her father's violent world will destroy her. Duke's raised her to be deadly--he never counted on her being disloyal. But if Harley wants to survive and protect the people she loves, she's got to take out Duke's operation and the Springfields. Blowing up meth labs is dangerous business, and getting caught will be the end of her, but Harley has one advantage: She is her father's daughter. And McKennas always win. From a powerful new voice in suspense fiction comes the unforgettable story of a young woman facing the most difficult choice of her life: family or freedom"--
The only child of a murderous gun runner and meth cooker is targeted by a rival family and resolves to survive and protect the people she loves by taking down her father and their enemies by blowing up their meth labs, one by one. By the co-editors of Toil & Trouble. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York :, Grand Central Publishing,, 2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781538744093
Branch Call Number: FIC SHA
Characteristics: 407 pages ;,24 cm.

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