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Headshot Paperback – May 19, 2012
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Supposedly falls under YA (Young Adult), but has a lot of violence and description of physical body parts (I will shoot your tits off; "and placedkicked his nuts all the way up around his earlobes"). Not the language I usually see in with a first person female protagonist. On the other hand, does have some teenage longing, wanting to have friendship and family, and exceptional kicking of back body parts used in sitting which are YA Urban Fantasy staples. So under our cultures rules where violence and gore is okay but love is not, this is an acceptable book.
Marked down a star for poor proofreading - more than one misplaced quote (a common issue in Hartness books), at least two occasions where Tamara's name was replaced with Tina, etc.
However, while the story is excellent, and the characters I like a lot - so much so that I'm hoping he continues to document Cindy's trials and tribulations - I was disappointed in the mechanics. In the Kindle edition, the editing needs work, enough that it took me out of the story one star's worth, and I hope John can correct it in a new edition. In fairness, in my brief exposure to John's work, this was unexpected.
I still recommend Headshot because of the characters, the multi-threaded story lines, the surprises and the detail. It's an excellent work that deserves somewhat better presentation.