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Kick-Ass Women

J.A. Jance, Thomas Perry and Lisa Preston excel at creating heroes who are a little bit country ... and a little bit kick-ass. Oh yes. These characters just happen to be women!

J. A. Jance

Inspired by Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz series, J. A. Jance knew that she wanted to be a writer since she was in the second grade. J. A. Jance is the New York Times best-selling author of the J. P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series, and five interrelated thrillers about the Walker family, as well as a volume of poetry....

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Thomas Perry

Thomas Perry is the best-selling author of more than 20 novels, including the critically-acclaimed Jane Whitefield series, "Forty Thieves" and "The Butcher’s Boy," which won the Edgar Award. His latest book is "The Burglar....

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Lisa Preston

Lisa Preston as worked as a fire department paramedic and a city police officer. In the latter career, she was a detective in Vice , and then in CACU (the Crimes Against Children Unit) with a specialty assignment as a Hostage Negotiator....

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