Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
A Rush to Violence (Fifth Avenue) Paperback – June 3, 2012
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
"Another smash by Christopher Smith! He is definitely becoming the next "Can't Wait For the Next One!" storyteller. You never know what you're going to get hit with next. After you hit that final page, your mind will be reeling and you'll be begging for the next book by Smith. --Jim Ashley
From the Author
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $1.99 (Save 50%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
Top Customer Reviews
Camille and her daughter, Emma, are living in Paris when they hear that Camille's father has died in a tragic accident. Camille and Emma discover that they are the sole heirs to the father's large fortune as he has left his 6 other children and his mistress out of the will unless Camille and Emma are dead. Did I mention that Camille had been an assassin? Marty Spellman is a PI on his second marriage to an investigative journalist, Jennifer, with two children living with his previous wife, Gloria. His newest client kills those you love unless you are successful. And that is just the beginning.
Smith's writing and timing are so good that you don't even know you are holding your breath until it is time to hold it again. This is so much more than a page turner - this is a stop everything because nothing is going to happen until I can finish this book. Smith's characters are easy to like and well developed enough that you feel as if they are your friends - that is a writing gift. Even the characters who aren't very likable are written well enough to be understandable in their actions.
This is an exciting and fun thriller that doesn't stop until the very end with a lead character, Marty, who you will wonder about until the next book is published. It doesn't get much better than that.
- Marty Spellman's world is sooooo dangerous that his children, ex-wife, her new husband, and their friends are all trained and ready for danger at any moment. Secret signals, diversionary tactics, oooo aaaa... yet he's married to a TV reporter. Talk about not keeping a low profile.
- Marty's ex-wife Gloria is continually referred to as Gloria Spellman, yet she's remarried and her husband is in the story. This is just poor editing.
What's with all the killer teenage girls?
- Camille goes to Europe, meets a guy, and becomes trained as an international assassin at 18 years old. She gets pregnant and just walks away from it all at 23 to become a mom. That's normal.
- Camille's daughter Emma goes from a regular 16-year old one day to a cold-blooded killer the next. In one day she learns how to handle a gun by watching You Tube videos, then concocts a master plan to take out her whole family. Raging hormones?
- When everyone is kidnapped and thrown in the basement, all the adults stand around wringing their hands while only 15 year old Beth Spellman has an action plan which includes beating a guy to death with a hammer and grabbing a gun to defend them all. When it's all over, she's last seen laughing at a party looking all grown up. Killing people in cold blood and watching family friends die apparently had no impact on her.
The formatting on the Kindle edition is also poor, even in the updated version.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved the entire series, couldn't read them fast enough. Can't find the two continuing of Marty and the reclusive billionaire returning to Paris. Where can I find them?Published 3 months ago by Judy Hodge
The book was a great read that I didn't want to put it down. Lots of unexpected twists and turns. If you enjoy thrillers this is a book for youPublished 6 months ago by tdwilliams
The story line was a bit far fetched, but it was still a good read with a lot of suspense and twists and turns.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Who did it? The family patriarch is murdered right after changing his will to exclude all but Camille. Is one of her siblings guilty or does it go deeper than that? Read morePublished 13 months ago by Susan J. Gainoutdinov
I love Christopher Smiths books. A good read that is a page turner. I'll keep reading until I have read them all.Published 14 months ago by Brenda O