Kim Oh 1: Real Dangerous Girl - a thriller novel by K. W. Jeter


No easy answers. No big international spy secret bank accounts. No superheroes or magic.
Just her wits, guts…

And a very large gun.

All Kim wants is the job she's worked hard for. But when her boss McIntyre throws her out on her ear, she begins dreaming of revenge. She hires Cole, a psychotic hitman who's also been dispensed with by the same boss. Left crippled by McIntyre's security guards, Cole tells Kim that the only way they'll be able to pull off this hit is if she's there with a gun in her hand as well. Before she knows what's happening, Kim is training to be a professional assassin, with everything – including her own life – at stake. Because she's only going to get one chance to pull it off...

Young orphan Korean-American Kim is a veteran of the Child Protective Services system and a cool female protagonist. We watch her grow from "Little Nerd Accountant Girl" in a mundane job to an independent, confident, competent, professional killer (with a heart of gold, naturally). Small and unthreatening, she works against type, yet her mental toughness and determination makes her authentic and convincing.

Noted sf and fantasy author K. W. Jeter takes a new turn in the thriller genre, building on the dark, gritty moods of his previous science fiction and horror novels. Fans of mystery and suspense novels with smart, tough females taking the lead, from A Is for Alibi to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, will find a lot to like in the new Kim Oh Thriller series.

"Real Dangerous Girl grabs you from the first sentence and leaves you wanting more about this wonderful character. Thankfully Kim Oh is giving all of us more . . ."  – Dean Wesley Smith, USA Today Bestselling author

"From her physical description, you'd never think little Kimmie could be interesting, let alone dangerous. But once inside her head, you are treated to one thrill after another. I want to buy her a bottle of aspirin and some Epsom salts! K.W. Jeter has created a unique format...a movie inside of a book. Fabulous! I'm usually conservative, but I think I'd like to have Kim as a friend. I'm starting Kim Oh 2 immediately! Dangerous job? She's up to it." – Nancy Baldock, author of Murder, The Perfect Gift (The McKenzie Sparks Mystery Series)

"Kim Oh hardly seems dangerous – a one-hundred-pound orphan, barely out of her teens, caregiver for her disabled brother – but the people who assume she won't fight back when they get in her way learn a tough lesson in survival. And some of them don't survive. Real Dangerous Girl is smart, funny, and cool . . . Kimmie Oh is a heroine to identify with, and to root for."  – Louise Marley, author of The Brahms Deception and Mozart's Blood

"With nods to Mack Bolan, Jonathan Quinn, and Mike Hammer, Kim Oh takes you on a non-stop thrill ride to Hell with no guarantees she'll ever get back. How far would you go if your life – and the lives of those you love – were at stake?"  – Nathan Lowell, author of Half Share and Full Share (Solar Clipper Trader Tales)

"Kim Oh's Real Dangerous Girl should come with a warning label – may cause addiction. It's fast and fun, and I devoured it like a tub of kettlecorn. More, please."  – Sean Ellis, author of Dark Trinity: Ascendant

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