Rush Author:Kim Wozencraft Rush is a novel about a woman police officer as only a woman could have lived it.Raw,frighteningly realistic, it offers a unparalleld glimpse of a woman's heart-and a cop's head-in crisis. — Meet Kristen Cates,fresh out of Catholic high school,a star athlete,clueless about what to do next.When she joins the Pasadena,Texas,police department,all sh... more »e knows is that it beats waiting tables and going to night school. At least it has risk; at least it's exciting. At least it's real-very real.
Within days of getting her badge, Kristen is put undercover, a narc.Texas's finest teach her the tricks of the trade-maybe a bit too well. Soon, she and her love- partner are "splitting down" taking drugs - with the dealers they are supposed to bust. Kristen is desperately trying to do the right thing, to simply do good, but she gets hooked, becomes an addict. And the only way she can save herself is by betraying her conscience, her aspirations, and, perhaps, the man she loves.
From the high of crystalline chemicals hitting the brain to the spacey patios of junkies and the roar of a shotgun going off in a secluded trailer, Kim Wozencraft has written a spectacular novel: as tough as Joseph Wambaugh, as gritty as broken glass, as shockingly real as it gets.« less