Jackal: A Jessica James Mystery


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Kaos Press
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.82 inches | 1.03 pounds

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About the Author

Kelly Oliver is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of thirteen scholarly books, ten anthologies, and over 100 articles, including work on campus rape, reproductive technologies, women and the media, film noir, and Alfred Hitchcock. Her work has been translated into seven languages, and she has been published in The New York Times.


Grab the reins and hang on tight for another wild and crazy ride with cowgirl philosopher Jessica James as she makes her way through the sleazy glitz of Las Vegas where everybody's packing heat and corruption is business-as-usual. Nobody tops Kelly Oliver for delivering fast-paced narrative, quirky characters, and a plot as twisty as a bucking bronco--all of this leavened with Oliver's trademark wry humor.
--Caroline Taylor, author of Loose Ends and The Typist

Vegas is the perfect setting for this intriguing and entertaining thriller where every character is a master of illusion. The novel begins with Oliver's dogged and witty protagonist, Jessica James, on a quest to find her birth father, a magician that has performed a seemingly permanent disappearing act. She enlists the help of an old friend, whose Facebook profile proves a cover for a dangerous job that soon threatens everyone around her. Oliver knows how to keep ratcheting up the stakes until the reader feels like they have their own mortgage riding on the roulette wheel.

--Cate Holahan, USA Today best selling author of The Widower's Wife.

Great cast of characters. A smart and sexy high stakes trip to Las Vegas.
---Tracee de Hahn, author of Swiss Vendetta

Crackles with energy... Jessica remains an instantly likable...A fast-paced and engaging Jessica James outing.

---Kirkus Reviews