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DANGEROUS WOMEN & DESPERATE MEN is a collection of four gripping stories of people on the brink; a broken-hearted woman in Las Vegas plots to take what she is owed; a haunted street cop finds his life on the line in a way he never expected; a desperate agent in California makes a life-changing choice; a hard-working middle-aged woman whose world is coming apart fights back with shocking vengeance.

This collection includes “Lightning Rider,” the winner of Canada’s top literary prize for crime fiction, the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story, presented by the Crime Writers of Canada.


“Mofina is incredible.” –J.A. Konrath on DANGEROUS WOMEN & DESPERATE MEN.

“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 20 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.

To learn more about Rick, please visit his website.

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