The cruelty: Cruelty Series, Book 1
The Cruelty is an action-packed young adult thriller (optioned for film by Jerry Bruckheimer) about a girl who must train as an assassin to deal with the gangsters who have kidnapped her father.
Gwendolyn's father kept his life a secret from her. When he goes missing, she's plunged into a world of assassins, spies, and criminal masterminds.
When Gwendolyn Bloom's father vanishes, she sets off on a journey she never bargained for. Traveling under a new identity, she uncovers a disturbing truth: to bring her father back alive, she must become every bit as cruel as the men holding him captive.
This suspensful debut from Scott Bergstrom features a strong female character and nonstop, cinematic action.
Praise for The Cruelty :
"Liam Neeson's 2008 film Taken concerned a spy who engages in mass mayhem while attempting to recover his kidnapped daughter. Bergstrom reverses this plot in his violent, well-crafted first novel. Seventeen-year-old gymnast Gwendolyn Bloom doesn't learn that her father is a genuine spy?and not merely an overworked State Department employee?until after he is kidnapped by international gangsters, and the CIA makes little attempt to recover him . . . A grim, fast- paced tale." -- Publishers Weekly
"[T]his debut novel is relentlessly paced, full of global sets, slick action...with a grim, ass-kicking antihero." -- Booklist The Cruelty is a nominee for the 2018 Edgar Award for best Young Adult book.
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|subject_facet||Action and adventure fiction, Adventure stories, Criminals -- Fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Human trafficking -- Fiction, Identity -- Fiction, Missing persons -- Fiction, Spy fiction, Spy stories|
|title_full||The Cruelty Cruelty Series, Book 1, The cruelty / Scott Bergstrom|
|title_sub||Cruelty Series, Book 1|
|topic_facet||Adventure stories, Criminals, Human trafficking, Identity, Missing persons, Spy stories, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature|