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Hostage - Robert Crais
Hostage
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The bestselling author of Demolition Angel and L.A. Requiem returns with his most intense and intricate thriller yet. As the Los Angeles Times said, Robert Crais is “a crime writer operating at the top of his game.” His complex heroes and heroines, his mastery of noir atmosphere, and his... show more
The bestselling author of Demolition Angel and L.A. Requiem returns with his most intense and intricate thriller yet. As the Los Angeles Times said, Robert Crais is “a crime writer operating at the top of his game.” His complex heroes and heroines, his mastery of noir atmosphere, and his brilliant, taut plots have catapulted him into the front rank of a new breed of thriller writers. Hostage proves his earlier success was no fluke. It’s an unstoppable read.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.Hostage is a blistering stand-alone thriller with superb characters in crisis, multistranded plotting, and pitch-perfect Southern California sensibility.From the Hardcover edition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345434494 (0345434498)
ASIN: 345434498
Publisher: Fawcett
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it
4.0
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...
Blue Mood Cafe
Blue Mood Cafe rated it
4.0 Hostage
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 ...
Cathy67
Cathy67 rated it
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...
"Check Six"
"Check Six" rated it
3.0
Good basic thriller, new characters from his other titles.
"Check Six"
"Check Six" rated it
3.0
Good basic thriller, new characters from his other titles.
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