Hailey's War

Hailey's War

A Novel

Book - 2010
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Hailey Cain has a history of testing the limits of her fate: as a fearless bike messenger on the twisted, competitive streets of San Francisco; as a young female cadet in a sea of men at West Point. But Hailey also has secrets--the biggest of which led her to leave the academy just two months short of graduation, two months away from becoming a lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Now, scraping and fighting her way through life, Hailey finds focus only when she's in motion. When an old friend from her former life in Los Angeles calls in a favor, Hailey doesn't have to think too long before she accepts the mission. She will escort a young Mexican woman across the border to a remote mountain town in Sierra Madre. But what happens there will alter Hailey's life irrevocably.

From the dustiest Mexican roads to the meanest streets of East L.A., Hailey finds herself ensnared in a war more deviant and ugly than any she trained for as a cadet. Deep in the gang underworld, pusued by mobsters and authorities alike, Hailey must use her instincts to stay alive--and to protect the innocent from a past that still haunts her.

Awash in sharp gangland details and unrelenting in its pace, Hailey's War introduces one of the most memorable heroines in recent crime fiction. Hailey Cain is complicated, tough, and unnerving--and her journey into the depths of despair and desperation is as harrowing as it is impossible to put down.
Publisher: New York : Shaye Areheart Books, c2010.
ISBN: 9780307588050
030758805X
Characteristics: 287 p. ;,25 cm.

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loudem
Aug 12, 2014

A very bizarre book. The premise is good and it all starts promising. But at some point the whole thing just crumbles away. The thing with the girl gang, the all engulfing baby episode, and the old guy trashing everything to get possession of it. And she killing a kingpin kid and in the end giving the dead mother's new baby to the guy...It's all just too much. Very soon it all becomes very amateurish. The second half of the book is just unbearable to read. You can almost see the pieces of this puzzle fall into place. You can sense that there will be a sequel to this semi dud. I sincerely hope not. I couldn't stand another 300 pages of Hailey Cain.

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seanodea
Dec 14, 2012

This is a good crime novel. I found it a little slow at the beginning, but after that it was a good "page turner" that get me engaged.

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