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CD - unabridged
(10 CDs)
Product Number: CU160
Released: 01 Jul, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781845054588
Narrator(s): Richard Ferrone
Publisher: W F Howes
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An ex-con with delusions of grandeur and his tagalong brother unwittingly team up with a psychopath one wrong word away from meltdown. When their late afternoon joyride turns into a random act of violence, they take a family hostage in the affluent bedroom community of Bristo Camino. Enter Chief of Police Jeff Talley, a stressed-out former LAPD SWAT negotiator who is hiding from his past. Plunged back into the high-pressure world that he desperately wants to forget, Talley soon learns that his nightmare has only begun. The hostages are not who they seem, and the home contains secrets that even L A's most lethal and volatile crime lord, Sonny Benza, fears. As Talley tries to hold himself together and save the people inside, the full weight of Benza's wrath descends on him, putting the police chief and his own family at risk. Soon, all involved are held hostage by the exigencies of fate and the only one capable of diffusing the standoff is the least stable of them all.

Author(s): Robert Crais
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Awards:Winner of the Edgar Allen Poe Grand Master 2014
Original Publish Date: 01 Jul, 2005

Professional reviews

"'Given the novel's mounting tension, memorable characters, and skilfully drawn plot, it is no surprise that MGM and Bruce Willis have bought the film rights.' LIBRARY JOURNAL 'Robert Crais is the real thing... Crais belongs in that tier of writers whose novelistic gifts transcend the thriller category... Hostage is a breakout.' JANE ADAMS"

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