When a convenience store robbery goes horribly wrong the three young men who perpetrated the crime make a run for it. Hotly pursued by the police they crash into the suburban home of an accountant and take the family hostage, and before they know it, an armed siege ensues. This is the last thing... show more
When a convenience store robbery goes horribly wrong the three young men who perpetrated the crime make a run for it. Hotly pursued by the police they crash into the suburban home of an accountant and take the family hostage, and before they know it, an armed siege ensues. This is the last thing the local sheriff wanted - after all, he left the force in L.A. because of the stress, and this is about as stressful as it gets. To make matters worse, the gang have chosen the wrong accountant to hold hostage. He works for the Mafia and he holds all the local family's financial records. Soon the mob are on the scene and a nightmarish, high-tension three way stand off develops.
Publish date: September 5th 2002
Publisher: Orion Paperbacks
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
It was very 'meh' for me. If I were stuck in someones home indefinitely and all they had were Robert Crais' books to read, I wouldn't cut off my hand or anything before reading them. That's pretty much how I feel about this book.
When a convenience store robbery takes an ugly turn, the three perpetrators take a family hostage, leaving small town police chief Jeff Talley to sort the mess out. Is Talley, whose life fell apart after a failed hostage situation years earlier, up to the task? Much like with Demolition Angel, I h...
Dennis Rooney and his brother, Kevin, decide at the spur of the moment to rob a convenience store in Bristo Camino, California, with a new friend who was recently released from prison. What was supposed to be a simple robbery goes terribly wrong and is compounded when they take refuge in a suburban ...
Very good book...although I like/love everything I've ever read by Crais. I'm a fan and glad he continues writing. Got a few more books to go before I catch up and looking forward to reading them.Crais moves from his comfort zone with Elvis Cole and has new character with new challenges. Really l...
Good basic thriller, new characters from his other titles.