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Try the Morgue opens with Maria, the 25-year-old protagonist, being lured by the promise of a "better salary and more 'intelligent' work" into taking a position as assistant to Jimmy Liu, a gay international arms dealer mogul. Before long, she shows a talent for the cutthroat negotiating necessary in this field. Jimmy's charisma keeps Maria enthralled with her work, even when her assignments end with her dumping her long-term boyfriend, hiding in a bunker in Chechnya, getting carjacked in China, and escaping from a hospital in Pakistan. Maria has the instincts to deal with the job's physical dangers, but it's harder to guard against its moral and emotional ones. Eventually, Maria has a falling out with Jimmy and goes to work for his competitor. When she discovers that her first new assignment involves child-trafficking in the United Arab Emirates, she quits the business for good, settling down with the old boyfriend she dumped to raise a daughter. Still, traces of her old life linger.
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From a real-life female gunrunner comes this international bestseller and unforgettable literary debut. Ten years ago, “Eva Maria Staal” kept a gun in her purse. It was a present from her boss, Jimmy Liu, the international arms dealer extraordinaire with a taste for high-class male escorts. Together, Jimmy and his devoted assistant traveled the world’s most dangerous hotspots, closing deals with ruthless warlords and corrupt generals, and trading Stinger missiles in Karachi, AK-47s in Chechnya, and hollow-point bullets in Islamabad. But burdened by her conscience, Eva Maria finally got out, married an optometrist, and had a baby. Now, assailed with memories of her secret life, she must reconcile her suburban present with a repressed but ineradicable past, one that blasts a hole so deep she doesn’t know how to love her own daughter. Writing with a knowing intelligence only an insider could provide, this pseudonymous author has created a debut with remarkable intensity that examines the razor-thin line separating those who are drowned from those who are saved.