"If you're a fan of Tess Gerritsen, James Patterson, or Kathy Reichs, don't
even hesitate. Filled with nail-gnawing suspense, dark mystery, and even a
dash of sexy romance, PUSHED TOO FAR qualifies for Thriller of the Year." - J.A. Konrath, author of SHAKEN
"I finished Ann Voss Peterson's PUSHED TOO FAR in a machine-gun clatter of next-page clicks. It jumps out of the gate at full gallop and picks up speed from there. I couldn't go back to working on my own book till I'd finished hers."
- F. Paul Wilson, New York Times Bestselling Author
"This book is written by someone who understands the art and craft of
thriller writing. It's got three-dimensional characters, a mystery with lots
of twists and turns, an interesting setting, and the research always flows
smoothly into the story. It's not just about murder and revenge, it's also
about a woman police chief weighed down by problems in her job and in her
personal life. And I didn't see the final twist coming! All in all-a
great job by a writer to watch." - Rebecca York, New York Times Bestselling Author
From the Author
Sometimes the imagination can't be neatly contained. When I first wrote PUSHED TOO FAR, I envisioned it as a standalone novel. But as I neared its completion, the stories of Val, Lund, and Val's niece clamored at the back of my mind and refused to fade away.
These voices became more adamant when the book was published and reviews and fan mail poured in, a regular chorus asking for the continuation of Val's tale. Val and Lund popped up in the novel SPREE, part of the Codename: Chandler spy thriller series that I write with J.A. Konrath, but instead of silencing my desire to write more about them, it only served to turn up the volume.
As a result, I've given up and given in. I'm now working on the second book in the Val Ryker series, BURNED TOO HOT, and plan to follow it with DEAD TOO SOON. I'm also having the time of my life writing them.
So thanks to all the readers who have asked about the future of Val and Lund. Because of you, they will live through more tragedy, danger, fear, and passion, and I have a feeling they'll be better for it in the end.
Ann Voss Peterson