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Black Swan Rising

(2018)
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Sarah Price wants a career in politics. But she has a secret past that won't stay past, threatening her job on a San Diego congressman's reelection campaign.

Casey Cheng wants a story. An ambitious local television reporter, Casey needs to get her career back on track after being seriously injured in a mass shooting. When she investigates the man who nearly killed her, she finds a connection to a group of online harassers called #TrueMen--and realizes her shooter may not be the only killer they have inspired.

Casey's investigation and Sarah's secret put them both in the crosshairs of a hate group that targets anyone they've deemed to be against their cause, including Sarah's boss, the congressman. Now Sarah and Casey have a choice to make--do they hide? Or do they fight back?

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Lisa Brackmann's Black Swan Rising is a savvy, riveting thriller that's also deeply human, with characters who are as authentic as they are compelling." - Lou Berney

"Black Swan Rising is a terrifying novel that focuses on a political campaign plagued by gun violence and misogyny. It cuts deep in a way that is all too distressingly believable, but Brackmann's smart prose and winning female protagonists go a long way towards fighting the darkness." - Steph Cha

"Reading Black Swan Rising is like peering into a dark mirror that perfectly captures the societal turmoil and fractures of our time. Thrilling and provocative, this is Lisa Brackmann at the top of her game." - Hilary Davidson

"A smart thriller that captures the heat of our country's moral and civic battles." - Kim Fay

"Black Swan Rising is more than the sum of its parts . . . In this gripping novel, Lisa Brackmann tells not just the harrowing story of two women impacted by a mass shooting but the story of America's deadly love affair with guns." - Bryn Greenwood

"Black Swan Rising is a must-read for everyone who cares about what's happening in our country." - Libby Fischer Hellmann

"Lisa Brackmann writes with passion, guts, and heart. Black Swan Rising is more than just a thrilling read—it's also an unflinching examination of the corrosive effects of racism and misogyny on American culture." - Chris Holm

"Fierce, fearsome, and distressingly relevant, with three compelling female leads and a storyline straight out of your very worst Twitter mentions, Black Swan Rising is a showcase for Brackmann's sharp prose and dry, trademark wit." - Elizabeth Little

"A raw and masterful mystery thriller that explores the real darkness of the human soul." - Jonathan Maberry

"An important book that looks at where our currently divided political climate could take us, and where it already has." - Catherine McKenzie

"At the intersection of current issues and events, Black Swan Rising is a gripping story that rockets forward with action and suspense." - Jamie Mason


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Used availability for Lisa Brackmann's Black Swan Rising

Hardback Editions

September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Black Swan Rising
Author(s): Lisa Brackmann
ISBN: 0-7387-5947-3 / 978-0-7387-5947-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Black Swan Rising
Author(s): Lisa Brackmann
ISBN: 1-68441-608-6 / 978-1-68441-608-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Black Swan Rising
Author(s): Lisa Brackmann
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


September 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Black Swan Rising
Author(s): Lisa Brackmann
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Black Swan Rising
Author(s): Lisa Brackmann
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Black Swan Rising
Author(s): Lisa Brackmann
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK