Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #70 - Canary by Duane Swierczynski

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. 

This week the book I am waiting on is Canary by Duane Swierczynski. It's due out February 24, 2015 from Mulholland  Books.

I like that it has a strong female as the main character and from the synopsis it sounds like she gets her own over crooked cops and gangsters alike. 

The synopsis from
It's dangerous enough when an ordinary college girl turns confidential informant. Even more dangerous when she's smarter than the killer, kingpins, and cops who control her. 

Honors student Sarie Holland is busted by the local police while doing a favor for her boyfriend. Unwilling to betray him but desperate to avoid destroying her future, Sarie has no choice but to become a "CI"--a confidential informant.

Philly narcotics cop Ben Wildey is hungry for a career-making bust. The detective thinks he's found the key in Sarie: her boyfriend scores from a mid-level dealer with alleged ties to the major drug gangs.

Sarie turns out to be the perfect CI: a quick study with a shockingly keen understanding of the criminal mind. But Wildey, desperate for results, pushes too hard and inadvertently sends the nineteen-year-old into a death trap, leaving Sarie hunted by crooked cops and killers alike with nothing to save her--except what she's learned during her harrowing weeks as an informant.

Which is bad news for the police and the underworld. Because when it comes to payback, CI #1373 turns out to be a quick study.

So, what book are you waiting on this week? Share it or a link in the comments so we can check it out. Happy reading!


  1. This looks like an interesting book to read, I guess I should add it to my to-be-read list then. Great choice by the way.
    My Waiting On Wednesday!

    1. Your WoW sounds interesting. I haven't really read a science fiction book in a while. Maybe I should change that starting with this one. =0) Thanks for coming by!

  2. What a cool synopsis! Thanks for sharing :) I hope to see you around my blog


    1. Love your pick for this Wednesday. I can only imagine how life changing it would be to travel the world volunteering. Hope you enjoy the book!

  3. Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by my blog!