"We've been down Hannibal Lecter Avenue many times, and these two books shouldn't work...but they do. Chalk it up to excellent writing and Cain's ferocious sense of humor."
--Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly | Top 10 Books of 2008
(HEARTSICK & SWEETHEART)

"There are echoes of Lisbeth Salander, Stieg Larsson’s steely heroine, in Kick Lannigan…but she’s a far more human and likable protagonist than Lisbeth Salander could ever be."

--The New York Times Book Review on ONE KICK

ONE KICK love from Oprah.com

What do the Boy Scouts and the female detective Kit "Kick" Lannigan have in common? Their motto: Be prepared. When only 6 years old, Kick was kidnapped—not to be rescued until age 11. Though she never goes into details about her ordeal, as an adult she has pursued survival and self-defense skills with a diligence and single-mindedness of a Navy SEAL. She's an excellent markswoman and lock picker who knows how to escape from handcuffs, extricate herself from a locked car truck, and, if need be, "take out someone's eye using her finger as a fishhook." When two nearby children go missing, Kick is asked to help investigate by a mysterious man named John Bishop. The two manage to save each other's lives more than once, all the while trading witticisms straight out of a 1940s movie. In One Kick, Cain has created a wholly original heroine: gritty and determined to ensure her own survival, perfectly willing to put her elbow through someone's trachea, but loving with her adopted brother and elderly dog. Happily, readers will see plenty more of her; One Kick serves to launch a new series.

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Inquiries related to Mockingbird and comics, contact:

Chris D'Lando Junior Sales & Communications Admin, Marvel Entertainment LLC 135 West 50th Street, 7th Floor, NY, NY 10020 p: (212) 576-4000 x4061 e: [email protected]

Inquiries related to the Kick Lannigan series, contact:

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