The Nadia Stafford Series

Exit Strategy

Publisher: Vintage Canada

Law enforcement is in Nadia Stafford’s blood. She comes from a long line of police officers, and was one herself until the wrong case sent her over the line from cop to killer. Now, to keep her beloved wilderness lodge afloat, she’s a contract killer for a small Mafia family.
When a serial killer with all the earmarks of a hit-man begins murdering innocent people, the police investigation threatens to unmask Nadia and others, and she bands together with a small group of hitmen, including her mentor–the mysterious Jack. But once the killer realizes who’s on his trail, his simple plan twists into a complex game as both sides fight to prove who is the hunter…and who the prey.

Book 1 in the Nadia Stafford series.


I twisted my fork through the blueberry pie and wished it was apple. I’ve never been fond of blueberry, not even when the berries were wild and fresh from the forest. These were fresh from a can.
Barry’s Diner advertised itself as “home of the best blueberry pie in New York City.” That...
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“The hugely talented Armstrong delves into a truly shadowy world where honor and morals are set to a different frequency. In Nadia Stafford, she’s created an anti-heroine whose motivations are convoluted, yet utterly gripping. Take a walk on the dark side—where contract killers become both the bait and the hunter of a vicious serial killer.” Romantic Times Book Reviews
“This one is a real hoot, and I hope Nadia returns soon.” Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail