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Keeper (Atticus Kodiak)

(Book #1 in the Atticus Kodiak Series)

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In a heartbeat, a crowded auditorium or a city street can become a kill zone, where life and death are separated by a split second. For Atticus Kodiak, professional bodyguard, the object is to keep... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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5 ratings


Greg Rucka is a great writer. I loved this book. The characters are perfectly developed, the plot is engrossing and the pace is perfect. For the first time ever, I read past my bus stop, and I've been reading on the bus for ten years. A wonderful fast read.

I Have Discovered A New Favorite!

I am usually extremely picky about the fiction I read, as I am often disappointed by derivative works that just lack any kind of emotional bite. Not true here.I came across this series by chance and it looked interesting, so I purchased this, the first in the series. Two days later I finished it and immediately ordered the rest. This is great stuff! The characters are highly believable (and likeable). Mr. Rucka does not pander to petty preaching (as the plot revolves around a controversial issue), but rather paints a vivid and disturbing picture of the often brutal reality that surrounds his topic.This is one of my favorite books and I can't wait to read more from this author!

If there was an option for infinite stars....

You may have heard of Greg Rucka through comics. You may have read and enjoyed Detective Comics, Queen and Country, Whiteout, or Elecktra.It's time to put the comics away, and read his Atticus Kodiak series.These books are the best I've read in a long time. You hate and love the characters as if they were real people. Because he writes them as real people. Reading these books are almost like reading non-fiction. It has been years since I've been so engrossed with a series. I am dreading finishing the last one, because I know that will be it until he writes a new one.What are you waiting for? Order them.You'll thank me for it.

Great start to a fine series

Given that the author was only 25 when he wrote this book, it's impressive for many reasons--not the least of which is his control of the characters (they're all highly original, particularly Bridgett, a PI unlike any other) and of the narrative. I've truly enjoyed the Atticus Kodiak series and recommend the books wholeheartedly.

realistic, gut-wrenching, tight story with plenty of action

I picked up Keeper out of curiosity and was hooked from the first chapter. It read quickly, but not for lack of substance. The plot was put together well, leaving you guessing right up to the end. The characters, especially Kodiak, were not unbelievable supermen, and were susceptable to pain and anguish. Rucka's story of a young man doing an ugly job was a great one, and a great debut. It wasn't just a mystery/suspense story. It also handled an extremely sensitive issue with the professionalism of a seasoned author. I applaude him for that and rank him right up there with Robert Parker and Ross Macdonald. I am anxiously awaiting his next book, Finder, and hope for many more Atticus Kodiak novels
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