Barry Eisler
Livia Lone

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Livia Lone

Lone #1

Seattle PD sex crimes detective Livia Lone knows the monsters she hunts. Sold by her Thai parents along with her little sister Nason, marooned in America, abused by the men who trafficked them. . . the only thing that kept Livia alive as a teenager was her determination to find Nason.

Livia has never stopped looking. And she copes with her failure to protect her missing sister by doing everything she can to put predators in prison.

Or, when that fails, by putting them in the ground.

But when a fresh lead offers new hope of finding Nason and the men who trafficked them, Livia will have to go beyond just being a cop. Beyond even being a vigilante. She’ll have to relive the horrors of the past. Take on one of the most powerful men in the US government. And uncover a conspiracy of almost unimaginable evil.

In every way, it’s an unfair fight. But Livia has two advantages. Her unending love for Nason—

And a lifelong lust for vengeance.


“an absolutely first-rate thriller… emotionally true at each beat…”
New York Times Book Review
“An explosive thriller that plunges into the sewer of human smuggling…Filled with raw power, [Livia Lone] may be the darkest thriller of the year.”
Kirkus, Starred Review

“An exciting thriller…Eisler keeps a firm hand on the throttle of what could be the first of a rewarding series.”
Publishers Weekly

“Livia is a complex and sympathetic character… Readers of hard-boiled fiction, heavily tinted toward noir, may see in Livia something of Carol O’Connell’s Kathy Mallory, also a cop with an abuse-filled past and an appetite for revenge.”

“You won’t be able to tear yourself away as the story accelerates into a Tarantino-worthy climax and when you’re left gasping in the wake of its gut-wrenching vigilante justice… Livia Lone is a harrowing tale with a conscience.”
—Chicago Review of Books

“…a literary home run in every respect… Livia Lone [reaches] a whole new level…”
—Providence Journal

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