Strangers in Paradise, vol. 9: Child of Rage

Writer(s): Terry Moore
Artist(s): Terry Moore
Publisher: Abstract Studio
ISBN: 978-1892597137
Price: $15.95
Page count: 154
Year Released: 2001
Status: out of print
Original Source: Strangers in Paradise (vol. 3) 31-32, 34-38
Other Collected Edition(s): Strangers in Paradise Pocket Book, vol. 3
Genres: mystery/crime; romance/relationships; suspense/thriller
Recommended for Fans Of:
Possible Objectionable Material: graphic violence
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Also in This Series: preceded by Strangers in Paradise, vol. 8: My Other Life; followed by Strangers in Paradise, vol. 10: Tropic of Desire

Plot Summary
Child of Rage concludes the plotline that began in the previous volume. One year after the events in volume 8, David is living with Francine and her mom in Tennessee while he recuperates from his injuries. Francine is engaged to Brad, whom she met the day Katchoo disappeared from their lives. But now that David has finally received his inheritance he decides it's time for him to travel to New York and track down Katchoo. What neither he nor Francine knows is that Katchoo has started her own company and plans to take down the Big Six crime syndicate, with the help of Mrs. Parker's old right hand, Tambi. Unfortunately, Mrs. Parker's cousin--and former chauffeur--Veronica (a.k.a. Rachel) has her own plans for taking over the syndicate, and isn't above sacrificing David and Francine to get what she wants.

My Own 2 Cents
Of the "Mrs. Parker" volumes, this is perhaps the most satisfying in that it ties up many of the loose ends that were left dangling after volumes 2 and 5. This volume also features the first meeting between Katchoo and Francine's fiancé, Brad, which--if you've read this far into the series--you know is going to be an electrifying scene.