An 11-year-old boy finds his dad’s gun and rushes to a deadly stand off at the mall. “Backup” by Rick Mofina is the gut-wrenching short story that was nominated for Canada’s top literary prize for crime fiction, the Arthur Ellis Award, in the category of Best Short Story, presented by the Crime Writers of Canada. “Backup” received further acclaim when it was named a finalist for a Best Short Story Award by The International Thriller Writers.
In “A Lifetime Burning in a Moment,” we meet John Devlin, a mild-mannered actuary and lifelong weakling who has been bullied much of his life, until one day he is forced to search for courage when his family is threatened while vacationing in a remote region far from help
In “The Last Pursuit,” a cop, desperate to redeem himself for the mistake that destroyed his life, works alone to track the murderer he was escorting to trial after their plane crashes in the Rocky Mountains.
Over the years, Rick Mofina’s short stories have been selected for various anthologies including those edited by Michael Connelly, Peter Robinson, Ed Gorman, and those produced for the International Crime Writers and the United Kingdom’s, Crime Writers Association.
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“One of the leading thriller writers of the day.” — Penthouse.
“Everything we need from a great thriller.” –Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author on SIX SECONDS.
“The shadow of James M. Cain hangs over every page . . . fierce, taut and exceptionally dark, it’s proof Mofina is getting better with every book.” – Geoffrey Wansell in the (London) Daily Mail on VENGEANCE ROAD.
Rick Mofina is a former crime reporter and the author of several acclaimed thrillers.
He is a three-time nominee for The International Thriller Writers, thriller award. The Private Eye Writers of America and The Crime Writers of Canada have listed Rick Mofina’s titles as being among the best in the genre.His books have been published in some 21 countries and have been praised by James Patterson, Dean Koontz, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Tess Gerritsen, Jeffery Deaver, Sandra Brown, James Rollins, Brad Thor, Nick Stone, David Morrell, Allison Brennan, Heather Graham, Linwood Barclay, Peter Robinson, Håkan Nesser and Kay Hooper.
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