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Brutality

(2015)
(The third book in the Fina Ludlow series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Shamus Awards Best Hardcover Novel
Winner of the 2016 Shamus Award for Best Hardcover P.I Novel.

Gutsy, relentless, wisecracking Boston P.I. Fina Ludlow is back with her most hard-hitting case yet in the critically acclaimed series by Ingrid Thoft.

When soccer mom Liz Barone is attacked in her kitchen and left with a life-threatening injury, Fina Ludlow is hired by Liz's mother to identify her attacker. It's unusual for Fina to take a case that isn't connected to the family firm, Ludlow and Associates, but Liz was in the process of suing her alma mater, New England University--a suit that could be a legal gold mine.

Twenty years earlier, Liz was an NEU soccer star known for her physical toughness; however, a serious cognitive decline has soured her soccer memories. She's convinced that her aggressive style of play--and the university's willingness to ignore head injuries in favor of a win--has put her health and her future in jeopardy, and someone needs to be held responsible.

Was Liz attacked to stop her lawsuit, or were there other secrets in the seemingly innocent woman's life? Fina convinces her father and boss, Carl, to take the case, and discovers that wading into the financially lucrative and emotionally charged world of collegiate sports requires nerves of steel. As the list of suspects grows and hidden agendas are revealed, Fina wonders if any game is worth the price.

From the Hardcover edition.

Genre: Mystery
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Hardback Editions

June 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Brutality (A Fina Ludlow Novel)
Author(s): Ingrid Thoft
ISBN: 0-399-17118-5 / 978-0-399-17118-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

December 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Brutality (A Fina Ludlow Novel)
Author(s): Ingrid Thoft
ISBN: 1-101-98250-0 / 978-1-101-98250-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Brutality
Author(s): Ingrid Thoft
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


June 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Brutality
Author(s): Ingrid Thoft
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Brutality (A Fina Ludlow Book 3)
Author(s): Ingrid Thoft
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU