Saturday, April 9, 2011

BEAT to a PULP #119: Fatal Flaw by Cathi Stoler

I’m a fan of those fabulous Women of Mystery and am happy to say over the next two weeks at BTAP we will feature two of the gifted ladies. First up is Cathi Stoler with a tale of intrigue that finds her gambling protagonist Nick Donahue caught up in seductive Marina’s plight. A sample:
A few fates are worse than death. I should know. I'm living one right now. In a secluded villa high in the hills somewhere in the Czech Republic. A place where no one will ever find me should anyone care to look.

So far my captors have gone easy—a black eye, split lip, sore ribs—no hanging from the ceiling or electrodes below the belt. But that could change at any moment. The leader is too calm, too patient. And that scares me. I know it's just a matter of time then the real work will begin. He'll expect me to fold. And why shouldn't I?
To read the rest, here is Ms. Stoler at BEAT to a PULP with “Fatal Flaw.”