Down in the Fifth: A Kira Brightwell Collection
Publisher: WaywardScribe Press
Kira Brightwell never backs down from a challenge. But her abduction and the man responsible still haunt her. Even her closest friendships suffer from the strain of her ongoing quest for justice. Kira finds herself isolated and alone. How much more must she sacrifice to take down the Procurer? The stakes get raised in this fifth collection of cases from the Kira Brightwell mystery series by award-winning author, Jacquelyn Smith: In the Clinch: A Kira Brightwell Novel (Kira Brightwell Book 5) Tale of the Tape: A Kira Brightwell Short Novel Ground Work: A Kira Brightwell Short Story In the Clinch: A Kira Brightwell Novel (Kira Brightwell Book 5) Kira Brightwell never thought it would come to this. So close! With the origins of the serial abductor known as the Procurer finally unraveled, her nemesis finally seemed within reach... Until he pulled the rug out from under her. Her ties to family and friends sacrificed in her obsessive quest for vengeance, Kira finds herself isolated and alone. An easy target for someone like the Procurer—if she chooses to continue to pursue him. A single question remains. How much more does she want to lose? Kira’s search for the Procurer takes an unexpected turn in this gripping fifth novel from the Kira Brightwell mystery series. Tale of the Tape: A Kira Brightwell Short Novel A bootleg Nine Inch Nails cassette tape. Weird thing for Kira to find abandoned by a sewer grate on her way to school. The hand-drawn NIN logo in marker catches Kira’s eye. Who tossed the tape? And why? Kira pockets it, of course. Seems a shame to leave it in the gutter. Who knows what kind of extra tracks she might find on it? ...Now she only needs to figure out a way to play the thing. A twisting, short novel of Kira’s high school past from the Kira Brightwell mystery series. Ground Work: A Kira Brightwell Short Story Kira Brightwell thinks she knows her best friend and roommate pretty well—better than anyone else, at least. Rob’s life seems straightforward from the outside. He stays in the apartment and keeps to himself, preferring the company of his laptop to most other people (Trevor Wright in particular). He gathers information from behind the scenes, while Kira takes the lead out in the real world in her ongoing search for the serial abductor known as Procurer. But Rob has a secret. Something he keeps even from Kira. ...And an unexpected case threatens to expose everything. A fun, stand-alone story from the Kira Brightwell mystery series.