Five Fact Thursday - A Measure of Madness by @KimMcMahill
1. The story is set in Wyoming. It starts out at ex-FBI Agent, Devyn Nash, and her new husband, Wyoming Sheriff, Gage Harris’s twenty-acre horse property bordering a scenic river. The action also takes the reader to a remote mountain ranch where the series began with the first novel in the Risky Research series, A Dose of Danger.
2. A Measure of Madness is the fourth novel in the Risky Research Series and a 2021 N.N. Light Book Award winner. A Dose of Danger is Book 1, A Taste of Tragedy is book 2, and A Foundation of Fear is book 3. There are also two free ebook series prequel short stories, A Formidable Foe and Midnight in Montana.
3. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s statue of Christ the Redeemer is featured in A Measure of Madness. It was completed in 1931 and stands 98 feet tall, its horizontally outstretched arms spanning 92 feet. The statue has become emblematic of both the city of Rio de Janeiro and the whole nation of Brazil.
4. A few scenes in the novel take place in a favela in Rio de Janeiro. In Rio, favelas are shantytowns located on the outskirts of the city, often on steep slopes. A favela typically comes into being when squatters occupy vacant land at the edge of a city and construct shanties of salvaged materials.
5. Apoclada is a genus of Brazilian bamboo. The only known species is found in the forests of southeastern Brazil. What does this have to do with the story? Find out in A Measure of Madness.
FBI agent Devyn Nash’s pursuit of a deadly organization heats up in this fourth installment of the Risky Research series.
The FBI locates the mastermind behind Coterie in Puerto Rico, but attempts to bring him in result in a shootout that sends Coterie’s members scrambling for cover, When Devyn’s partner is left fighting for his life in a Puerto Rican hospital, she becomes more determined than ever to bring them to justice.
Devyn’s decision to ignore her orders puts her job and her relationship with Sheriff Gage Harris in jeopardy, but she is unwilling to allow the syndicate responsible for so much death to live out their lives in paradise.
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Kim McMahill grew up in Wyoming which is where she developed her sense of adventure and love of the outdoors. She started out writing non-fiction, but her passion for exotic world travel, outrageous adventures, stories of survival, and happily-ever-after endings soon drew her into a world of romantic suspense and adventure fiction. Along with writing novels Kim has also published over eighty travel and human-interest articles to date, and contributed to a travel story anthology. She has had the opportunity to live in Hawaii, New Mexico, South Dakota, Iowa, and Colorado, but has finally returned home to Wyoming.