Strings of Glass,
A Sydney Rye Novel, #4
by Emily Kimelman
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STRINGS OF GLASS is the fourth novel in Emily Kimelman’s Sydney Rye Series of dark murder mystery novels. This series features a strong female protagonist and her rescue dog, Blue. It is recommended for the 18+ who enjoy some violence, don’t mind dirty language, and are up for a dash of sex. Not to mention an awesome, rollicking good mystery!
Sydney Rye is hanging out in India with her boyfriend, Dan, reading paperbacks and sipping beer. No violence and no reminders of her past. But when she and Blue, are attacked by a pact of wild dogs, Sydney starts to feel that old itch again; to do good by being bad.
Trouble finds Rye when she stops the attempted rape and murder of Anita, a reporter working on a story of corruption and human trafficking. The atrocities Anita describes send Sydney, Blue and Dan on a quest that takes them across India after a dangerous and, up until now, untouchable, figure. While Sydney struggles to accept her true nature she realizes that it is the only way to end decades of abuse and exploitation. But Rye fears that she will lose herself, becoming no better than the monster she fights against.
Through the rural village out into the open space of the fields, I rode past neatly lined crops lit by a big moon that hung like a gaping smile in the dark sky. A fire blazed on the side of the road and I flew through its smoke breathing in the acrid scent of burning plastic. Three men watched me pass, their only movement the swivel of their heads as I flew by.
I hit the highway picking up speed, maneuvering around trucks, tall and off- balance looking. “Please” “Horn” “OK” written across their wide rears encouraging other drivers to announce their presence with a toot. Which they did in a constant chorus, like the croaking of frogs on a summer night. Two men on a scooter, both chatting on their cell phones, smiled at me as we sped by each other, only inches separating our bikes. A taxi with only one headlight blinded me, swerving into my lane around a truck holding cases filled with live chickens that squawked their fright into the night. I honked my horn, skidding around the cab, its driver, hunched, old, and unworried.
The town of Mopsa slowed me down, congestion clogging its tiny roads, unprepared for the mighty nation it now supported. Giant buses idled in a row blocking traffic. The drivers yelled, waving their arms, and shaking their heads at each other and the customers who lined up to board. Pedestrians, thin men, languid in their movements walked in groups, their arms slung around each other. Women, wearing the colors of tropical birds, their heads down, slipped through the congestion. I pushed through easing my way between the tight spaces that the city left me. Fitting myself in.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Emily Kimelman lives on a boat in the Hudson Valley with her husband, Sean and their dog Kinsey (named after Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone). Kimelman has a passion for traveling and spends as much time as possible in the pursuit of adventure.
Her “Sydney Rye Series” are dark murder mystery novels which features a strong female protagonist and her rescue dog, Blue. This series is recommended for the 18+ who enjoy some violence, don’t mind dirty language, and are up for a dash of sex. Not to mention an awesome, rollicking good mystery!
The first three books in Kimelman’s series, UNLEASHED, DEATH IN THE DARK, and INSATIABLE are available in the Kindle store individually and in a box set. The fourth book in the Sydney Rye series STRINGS OF GLASS is due out Mid-Summer 2013.
If you’ve read Emily’s work, and enjoyed it, please let Emily know. You can reach her via email firstname.lastname@example.org