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Save me from dangerous men
2019
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"An outstanding debut...If you're a fan of Jack Reacher or Lisbeth Salander, you are gonna love Nikki Griffin." -- New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston

"Action packed and razor sharp - Jack Reacher would love Nikki Griffin." --Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Past Tense

Nikki Griffin isn't your typical private investigator. In her office above her bookstore's shelves and stacks, where she luxuriates in books and the comfort they provide, she also tracks certain men. Dangerous men. Men who have hurt the women they claim to love. And Nikki likes to teach those men a lesson, to teach them what it feels like to be hurt and helpless, so she can be sure that their victims are safe from them forever.

When a regular PI job tailing Karen, a tech company's disgruntled employee who might be selling secrets, turns ugly and Karen's life is threatened, Nikki has to break cover and intervene. Karen tells Nikki that there are people after her. Dangerous men. She says she'll tell Nikki what's really going on. But then something goes wrong, and suddenly Nikki is no longer just solving a case--she's trying hard to stay alive.

Part Lisbeth Salander, part Jack Reacher, part Jessica Jones, Nikki Griffin is a kickass character who readers will root for as she seeks to right the world's wrongs. S.A. Lelchuk's Save Me From Dangerous Men marks the beginning of a gripping new series and the launch of a fabulous new character.

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First-novelist Lelchuk's main character, Nikki Griffin, is cut somewhat from the same cloth as Thackeray's Becky Sharp. She is a young woman who knows what she wants out of life and thinks she knows how to get it. Except that instead of money and favor, she seeks revenge. Nikki was adopted by a librarian after her parents were murdered, and found solace between the covers of an extraordinary range of books. After college, she opened a bookstore, and her exchanges with her customers are the stuff that superb readers' advisory is made of. She genuinely enjoys this part of her life, even though it exists as a front for her private-investigation work, which consists mainly of tracking down men who hurt women and showing them what it feels like to be hurt and helpless. Dangerous men. It gets nasty. Nikki is a dangerous woman, sort of a Lisbeth Salander, but with a lot more heart. When she takes a legitimate (paying) case to maintain her cover, she finds there is more involved than a tech company's disgruntled employee selling off top-secret code. Soon enough, the case turns deadly, and Lelchuk takes readers on a rock-'em-sock-'em motorcycle ride to a surprising conclusion. Along with the action, this outstanding series debut boasts a well-developed supporting cast whose interactions with Nikki make her bookstore as inviting as Louise Penny's Three Pines bistro.--Jane Murphy Copyright 2019 Booklist
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