Winner of the Alex Award, the Washington State Book Award, and a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award, and a finalist for the John Campbell Award
“A science-fiction Catcher in the Rye… Highly entertaining. It moves fast and keeps surprising you.”
“Enough paranoia, double-dealing plot twists, and mortal thrills to fuel a dozen Le Carré novels.”
“Rarely is a book that flirts with both the nature of reality and theories of good and evil so absolutely entertaining in a ‘do-not-talk-to-me-until-I-am-done-reading’ way.”
“Ruff… displays so much imaginative flair and relays it all with such exuberance that readers will have a hard time tearing themselves away from the book… The fiendishly clever plot twists… only add to the mind-bending experience.”
“Ruff constructs an elegant and inventive series of Chinese boxes, double-bluffs and deliberate misdirections, that unlock with satisfying precision… It is a fantastic, unputdownable thriller.”
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Jane Charlotte has been arrested for murder.
She tells police that she is a member of a secret organization devoted to fighting evil; her division is called the Department for the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons—”Bad Monkeys” for short.
This confession earns Jane a trip to the jail’s psychiatric wing, where a doctor attempts to determine whether she is lying, crazy—or playing a different game altogether.