Buying Options

Unlimited reading. Over 1 million titles. Learn more
Read and Listen for Free
OR
Digital List Price: $4.99
Kindle Price: $0.99

Save $14.96 (94%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group.Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others


Select quantity
Buy and send eBooks
Recipients can read on any device

Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time.  Learn more


These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

Quantity: 
This item has a maximum order quantity limit.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

<Embed>
Kindle App Ad
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Ruthless by [John Rector]
Audible Sample
Playing...
Loading...
Paused

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Ruthless Kindle Edition

3.6 out of 5 stars 456 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$0.99

Length: 281 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Audible book:
Audible book
Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible book with Whispersync for Voice. Add the Audible book for a reduced price of $1.99 when you buy the Kindle book.
Available
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton
Amazon Business : For business-only pricing, quantity discounts and FREE Shipping. Register a free business account

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

Ever meet a stranger who’s just sure you’re someone you’re not? Or is convinced you possess knowledge you really don’t? Alfred Hitchcock saw the sinister possibilities in such contretemps, and so does author Rector. Fired reporter and dumped husband Nick White is nose down in his whiskey when a knockout blonde walks into the bar and tells him, “You’re early.” Before he can ask whom she might be, she hands him an envelope and vanishes. There’s a pile of money inside, plus a photo of a young girl with a name and address on the back. Has the blonde mistaken him for a professional assassin? Is he going to keep the money and blow town? Or play hero and warn the victim? Rector works some startling changes on this delicious theme, making the predictable the unpredictable in a deceptively prosey, unadorned style. Recommend this to readers who admire the work of Cornell Woolrich, where a macho PI or great detective rarely turned up to untangle the mess—and even if he did, it didn’t make much difference.

Review

"Ruthless is aptly named. It will ruthlessly steal your time, your sleep, your other priorities, and you won't know what hit you until you come crashing and gasping into the last brilliant page. Rector’s gorgeous, streamlined prose goes down like a fine single malt. A breathless, ruthlessly-efficient thriller that is not to be missed." —Blake Crouch, International bestselling author of The Wayward Pines Series

“Rector pulls some nice surprises.” —Publishers Weekly

Praise for the International Thriller Award Winning and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author John Rector:

"John Rector is quickly becoming a master of suspense and drama…Just when you think the story can’t get any more complicated, it does. It has more twists than a pretzel, but is much more satisfying" —New York Journal of Books

“Its time to get on board, before Rector stops being ‘the next big thing’ and becomes the phenomenon he deserves to be.” —Los Angeles Review of Books

"Swift and savage and smart, Rector [writes]…superior pulp in the grand James M. Cain tradition." —Max Allan Collins, author of Road to Perdition

"[John Rector is] a novelist who I consider to be one of the very best new writers to enter the scene in a very long time…John Rector is a game changer." —Spinetingler Magazine

“John Rector piques our curiosity at every page turn and leaves us hanging at each chapter ending.” —New York Journal of Books

“A bestselling author who doesn’t make us embarrassed to have his books on our shelves.” —The Nerd of Noir

“Rector brings some really impressive writing and strong characters into a genre that is often teeming with contrived, cringe-worthy dialogue and flat, unoriginal characters.” —Baltimore Reads

“[Rector’s] consistent excellence in storytelling is already proving his calling card.” —Books and Writer’s

“John Rector writes a lean, mean mystery.” —Lincoln Journal Star

“Rector’s style has never been so assured or polished as in Ruthless. To borrow the title of director Sergio Martino’s 1972 giallo, Tutti i colori del buio, Rector writes with all the colors of the dark: the dimly lit atmosphere, the ugly edge of violence, and the sadness of human betrayal. Equally bleak and exhilarating, Rector’s rollercoaster is the ideal ride for hardcore fans of noir. With nary a wasted word, Rector’s streamlined prose reads so quickly that my only complaint is waiting another year for his next book.” —The Life Sentence


Product details

  • Publication Date : June 1, 2015
  • File Size : 940 KB
  • Print Length : 281 pages
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Publisher : Thomas & Mercer (June 1, 2015)
  • ASIN : B00PJ9M852
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.6 out of 5 stars 456 ratings