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<p><b>Brooklyn's toughest female detective takes on Dallas in this 'violent, sexy, and completely absorbing' Edgar Award nominee, the final novel in the acclaimed Betty Rhyzyk series (<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>).</b></p><p>Things are looking up for Detective Betty Rhyzyk. She's settled into a happy marriage and been promoted to Sergeant in the Dallas Police Department. But when a hostage stand-off puts her on the phone with legendary cartel leader The Knife, things take a turn. The Knife has heard a rival is making a play for the streets of Dallas – none other than Evangeline Roy. The matriarch of a ruthless cult, Evangeline also happens to hold a personal vendetta against Betty. So who better to draw Evangeline out of hiding? Betty's got two weeks to catch her. Or else.</p><p>With Betty's young charge Mary Grace already missing – having left her seven-month-old baby behind in Betty's care – and the drug dealers of Dallas donning strange red wigs and delivering cryptic messages, Betty's in a race for answers. With the clock ticking down, it will take everything she's got to finally put an end to Evangeline's reign of terror, and to keep her beloved Dallas – and her own family – safe at last.</p><p>'<i>The Pledge</i> is the terrific adrenaline punch you'd expect for the grand finale of Kathleen Kent's Edgar-nominated trilogy starring Betty Rhyzyk, who is as iconic a crime fighter as Kent is a crime writer' - Julia Heaberlin</p><p>'A police procedural like none you've ever read' - Hank Phillippi Ryan</p><p>'A thrilling last dance with the formidable Betty Rhyzyk' - Steph Cha​</p><p>'Detective Betty is one of my favorite queer characters in crime fiction. <i>The Pledge</i> is fiery and propulsive' - Kristen Lepionka</p>

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9781803284248
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Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book
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Fiction
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Pages
352
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<p>Detective Betty has only two weeks to take down her deadliest rival: Evangeline Roy, the matriarch of a ruthless cult. With the clock ticking down, it will take everything Betty's got to finally put an end to Evangeline's reign of terror, and to keep her beloved Dallas – and her own family – safe at last.</p>

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'I read this book in a compulsive binge because it felt physically painful to be away from the story until it was over. Betty Rhyzyk won't soon be forgotten by crime readers, but after a trilogy's worth of trauma and violence, she deserves to rest and heal from the hardships her creator put her through'

New York Times Book Review

<b>PRAISE FOR KATHLEEN KENT</b>: <br />
'One of the most breathless, inventive, and be forewarned, violent suspense plots I've read in a long time' <i>NPR</i>. <br />
'Exciting [and] moving ... Grisly but likeable' <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. <br />
'Terrific ... Kent's own ability to avoid predictable outcomes and keep the reader on edge bodes well for future installments in this series' <i>Chicago Tribune</i>. <br />
'Kent is an effective storyteller and an acute social observer, with a sharp eye for Texas-sized absurdities' <i>Los Angeles Review of Books</i>. <br />
'The plot revolves around the Asian sex- and drug-trafficking trade run by the cutest little old lady you ever did see, but the broader appeal is Kent's offbeat humor, which pulls up reins just before it takes the story over a cliff'

New York Times Book Review

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ISBN
9781803284217
Format
eBook
Title
The Pledge
ISBN
9781803284231
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Hardback
Title
The Pledge
ISBN
9781803284248
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Trade Paperback
Title
The Pledge
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Betty Rhyzyk
Number within Series
3
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FF
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<p>Procedural crime with an evocative setting – Dallas, Texas – and a kick-ass female protagonist.</p>

<p><i>New York Times</i> bestselling author.</p>

<p>Final book in a critically acclaimed series.</p>

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234
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