Death & The City : Book Two: Tales Of The Deathrunners
Following on directly from Book One, 'Death And The City: Book Two' continues the ongoing bloody, moral, psychological and fashion dilemmas of professional hit-man's nemesis and single working female Lara Leatherstone (her 'Porn Star Name Generator' alias of choice), as she catches up with paid contract killers on the To Do List. Which she fits in between the sometimes mundane requirements of her regular nightclub job, and the irrational fear of dating, all under constant self-scrutiny for ulterior motives. It's been a while since the last Firearms Amnesty, meaning the collection scavenged from her targets is taking up more room in her kitchen cupboards than there is left for teabags. And threats of new technology mean that upgrades are now necessary all of the time - and not the kind she wants to park in her driveway or answer her mobile phone to any time soon. In the meantime, her targets and associates seem to have a lot of time on their hands for alternative escapist lifestyles and online fantasy worlds, blissfully unaware of as crossing over into her own quite real one. And her new wingman, Connor, has another agenda of his own. Rather than the one she's concerned about, which is that head office are trying to gain more blackmail leverage. When they're not trying to get her to recruit more 'Deathrunners' or to send them photographs of herself dressed as Catwoman trying on shoes, neither of which she is keen to do. Death & The City, released here in two parts as Books One and Two, comprises the first instalment in the Tales Of The Deathrunners series.
- Paperback | 422 pages
- 140 x 216 x 24mm | 531g
- 19 May 2011
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- North Charleston SC, United States
About Lisa Scullard
Lisa Scullard has been writing since it was possible to make marks with a pen, although not always on the page itself - sometimes even on street-furniture - and more recently since it was possible to balance both a keyboard on one knee and cup of tea in the other hand. Her first novel-length work was written at the age of only 18 followed by experiments in writing screenplays, articles and also reviews, before returning to novel-writing, attempting literary fiction for adults but finding it impossible to keep the humour at bay. She has no plans to attempt cookery on the television. The wok keeps slipping off.