Walking Dead (Atticus Kodiak #7)
Atticus Kodiak knows where people go to hide. That’s why he and Alena Cizkova have come to a secluded Georgian town in the former U.S.S.R. What he doesn’t know is what his friend and neighbor Bakhar Lagidze was hiding from. Bakhar and his entire family have been viciously murdered—all except for Lagidze’s fourteen-year-old daughter, whose nightmare is just beginning. To re...more
Since Rucka killed off 90% of the cast and Kodiak became Jason Bourne, they're not so relatable. Atticus has turned from an indecisive amateur who cry-fucks his dead best friend's woman into a globe-trotting ace assassin who can take down a room full of armed Russkies without working up a sweat. Oh yeah, he also turns down hot-ass escorts looking to h ...more
Two people, one American and one Russian are living deep undercover in Georgia near a Black Sea resort. One of their neighbors and his family are brutally murdered and their 14 y/o daughter is raped and kidnapped. The hero is compelled to find and save her. Lots of bad gu ...more
Protagonist Atticus Kodiak is an ex-bodyguard with a past. When his next door neighbors are slaughtered, except for their daughter, and the crime is classified as a murder/suicide, the plot evolves into a page-turning, cat and mouse crime story with scheming and vile characters, a crooked detective, secrets and lies, and shocking revelations. What makes the story so intriguing is that the setting begins in a little town, in Eastern Europe, where characters go to remain ...more
Atticus Kodiak is living with Elena under assumed names in ex-Soviet Georgia. When neighbor Bakhar Lagidze is slaughtered, with ...more
You know how I don't like my violence novels? Fucking safe.
Like, okay, look, we know you live in Portland. We know. You have a Tumblr? Really? We know. Human traffickers are sucky people. Whores have hearts of gold. The UAE: morally problematic? We know all this. Please, kill somebody already...
This series and author is new to me, I realize starting with the 7th instalment is not ideal but with "Walking Dead" I was quickly hooked. Although it may have been most helpful to have read the previous books, I immediately felt comfortable in the story and found it could easily stand by its own.
Written in the first person in a clear and concise prose the story grabs the attention from the start with its action, timely plot and stone cold protagonists that have ...more
One night, his neighbor Bahkar Lagidze, wife and son are murdered. The killers take Bakhar's 14 year old daughter.
Atticus, using the alias, David Mercer, tells the police chief that he's going to find Bakhar's daughter. The chief of police tell him that they are classifying the case as if Bakhar killed his own family and won't be investigating.
being the seventh in the Atticus Kodiak series, i can only recommend this to those familiar with the character and the world--frighteningly similar to ours--that he lives in [BUT if you enjoy thrillers that are well-paced and character driven, i highly recommend trying the first book in the series, 'Keeper']. even ...more
***Potential spoiler alert***
This boo ...more
Well, it had nothing to do with zombies but was an interesting read.
A história tem tanto de inquietante como de excitante, com personagens muito bem desenvolvidos. Uma nota especial para as descriç ...more
It's a really good book, as is this entire series (though the f ...more
Greg Rucka said the research for this book was painful; it was painful to read about too. The trafficing in young girls, girls of any age,sold into sexual slavery is a shameful thing, and while very hard to read about, needs to be exposed and stopped. Atticus and Alena may be the kind of people who can kill when needed with impunity, but their moral core is intact and the lengths they will go to stay safe and to protect others are long indeed.
I've read all the Kodiak novels and enjoyed the earlier premise of the bodyguard more. This is more like a comic book or action movie. I like that too. Now I've gone on to read several otter e-books and am getting used to the medium.
There's only one first time. Thanks Mr. Rucka
Good pace of the book, great characters, I really liked David Mercer, or Atticus, or whatever his name is these days. The story was troubling, but very much possible these days, unfortunately. A good "read".
Greg Rucka does a great job writing fluff, but he also sneaks in worldly issues (in this case, sex-slave trading) in a way that I can both understand and not mind in the middle of my escape reading.
A disturbing read at times, the main character's reaction to what's going on made me continue wanting to read. Not a fun book, but a good read. I couldn't put it down...